Amec Foster Wheeler Construction Material Testing (CMT) Lab Manager in Dallas, Texas

Wood is currently seeking to fill the Construction Material Testing (CMT) Lab Manager position for our Dallas, Texas operations. The CMT Lab Manager will play a key role in the organization, and will be responsible for the overall management of our existing materials testing labs in Dallas. This is a challenging position and will require an individual with a strong technical background combined with strong leadership capabilities, and the business acumen necessary to support strategic initiatives set by upper management.

Our Dallas materials testing group currently offers a wide range of services, specifically tuned to the clients’ needs. We currently provide materials testing services to major clients in the Transportation, Government, Education, Health Care, and Industrial/Commercial sectors. This is an opportunity to work in truly consultative environment, interfacing directly with and advising clients.

Key Responsibilities

  • Management of materials testing services, providing expertise to the office, site work and laboratory operations

  • Supervision of materials testing staff (field and lab work)

  • Preparation of technical proposals and reports

  • Undertaking materials investigations and studies

  • Project management of assignments that may include conducting and coordinating of a wide variety of expertise on concrete, soil and asphalt, materials testing programs, investigations on existing roads, bridges, dams and other structures

  • Manage and/or review projects from the proposal stage through to completion, including allocation of budgets, personnel and resources, billing and client relationships

  • Coordinate with project management teams and other discipline leads to manage project deliverables, ensuring schedule and budget are achieved

  • Lead and actively pursue new business and project opportunities

  • Maintain and develop client relations

  • Maintain technical proficiency, including participation in professional practice groups and organizations

  • Provide excellent customer service and a commitment to technical excellence

  • Lead in the preparation and presentation of training programs

  • Lead in Health, Safety and Environment (HSE) Policies, Procedures, Standards and Guidelines in the execution of all work

  • When required, work collaboratively with other departments and Wood offices on project related work

  • Maintains assigned equipment and related calibration and laboratory certifications

  • Other duties as assigned


  • Diploma or Certified Technician in Civil (Materials) Engineering

  • University graduate (degree in geotechnical, geological or civil (materials) engineering preferred)

  • 10 years industry experience since graduation or 15 years’ experience in providing practical materials engineering services relevant to a variety of projects (transportation, mining, civil, municipal, commercial development, resource industries, utilities, building structures)

  • Demonstrated supervisory/management experience, with a knowledge of the local markets

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills

  • Desire to provide excellent practical client service, and a commitment to technical excellence

  • Ability and desire to build and supervise in a challenging local/regional market consulting practice

  • Must be well organized, have the ability to manage and prioritize several assignments at one time, deliver on time and on budget

  • Basic knowledge of MS Word, Excel and Outlook

  • Valid Driver’s License required

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills

  • Flexibility to work outside normal business hours as required

  • Must pass drug test, physical, background check and must have a satisfactory driving record in accordance with the Company's driving (MVR) policy

Preferred, but not Required

  • Certified in Radiation safety and Nuclear Density Gauge operation

  • ASHTO, NICET, ICC, and TXDOT Certifications related to Material Testing and/or Inspection

Physical Demands

  • Physical examination required to obtain medical clearance to work

  • Clean driving record and capable of being insured for driving company vehicles

  • Able to work in variable outside conditions, including extreme heat or cold

Wood is a global leader in the delivery of project, engineering and technical services to energy and industrial markets. We operate in more than 60 countries, employing around 55,000 people, with revenues of around $10 billion. We provide performance driven solutions throughout the asset life cycle, from concept to decommissioning across a broad range of industrial markets including the upstream, midstream and downstream oil & gas, power & process, environment and infrastructure, clean energy, mining, nuclear and general industrial sectors. We strive to be the best technical services company to work with, work for and invest in.

We are an equal opportunity employer that recognises the value of a diverse workforce. All suitably qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment on the basis of objective criteria and without regard to the following (which is a non-exhaustive list): race, colour, age, religion, gender, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, or other characteristics in accordance with the relevant governing laws.

Requisition ID: 2018-23825

Name: Staff / Permanent

External Company Name: Wood Plc

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Street: 4801 Spring Valley Road