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ASPHALT DESIGN SUPPORT TECHNOLOGIST

JO0000013650

ASPHALT DESIGN SUPPORT TECHNOLOGIST

“Civil Engineering/Engineering & Materials Science Graduate with Asphalt Technical Experience Required for fantastic career development role within UK market leader.”

Location: National Field Based Role (Flexible Home & Office Base)

C£30,000 Car Excellent Benefits

Our client is a market leader within the Aggregates and Asphalt sector with many innovative and sustainable products and solutions for infrastructure and the built environment.

As a result of promotion, our client is now seeking a degree educated Civil Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Engineering or Materials Science graduate to join their national technical team as an Asphalt Design Support Technologist. You will be responsible for delivering product and pavement design support initially internally and then to external customers.

You will be confident and professional in outlook, exhibiting the potential to interface and collaborate with internal technical specialists and externally with designers and asset owners to understand how best their needs can be met through the application of our client’s outstanding product range and expertise.

This is a national field-based role and therefore your office base can be flexible, either working from one of our client regional offices or from home. It is essential that you possess a UK driving licence as you will be travelling regularly throughout the week to meet National and Regional Technical colleagues at aggregate and asphalt production facilities. To succeed in this role, you must have at least eighteen months asphalt technical experience gained in a technician, quality or similar role.

You must have a demonstrable interest in pursuing a long-term career in highways construction industry and the associated highways materials and specifications covering aggregates, asphalt, HBM, RCC and Airfields. In return our client will invest in your training and development to help you to achieve your career ambitions.

The Role:

·Develop a comprehensive knowledge of asphalt technical operations for aggregate and asphalt production and supply.
·Provide specialist technical support nationally to National and Regional Technical Managers, Area Technical Managers and their teams, in relation to asphalt material specifications, standards and regulatory requirements.
·Undertake result analysis and reporting of physical and mechanical testing of asphalt materials.
·Ensuring that Construction Products Regulations (CPR) are applied.
·Management of aggregate and asphalt design databases and mix design approval and validation.
·Identify and support suitable asphalt product development activities.
·Provide briefings for National and Regional Technical Managers, Area Technical Managers and their teams on new aggregate and asphalt product developments.
·Evaluate new aggregate and asphalt materials and advise on their potential for material cost reduction and production efficiency
·Advise on the production of new products and where appropriate, more suitable, sustainable or economically beneficial alternatives
·Provide support to National and Regional Technical Managers, Area Technical Managers and their teams in respect of the introduction of new, improved or modified aggregate and asphalt products including advice on process efficiency, costs and planning.
·Support internal sales teams and external customers with asphalt related enquiries, suggesting more suitable, sustainable and economically beneficial alternatives.

Person Specification:

·University degree educated in Civil Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Engineering, Materials Sciences or similar.
·At least eighteen months asphalt technical experience gained in a technician, quality or similar role.
·Currently working within construction materials sector and specifically with Asphalt/Bitumen products.
·Experienced in the sampling and testing of asphalt and bituminous materials.
·Interested in further developing your knowledge and appreciation of technical operations within the aggregates and asphalt industry
·Familiarity with British and European standards such as BS-EN 12697.
·This role would suit a proactive and enthusiastic individual who has the ability to work on their own initiative but is also equally comfortable working within a team environment.
·This is a role based on ensuring that our materials are at a high quality so attention to detail is crucial as is a desire for continuous improvement.
·Ability to perform and understand asphalt volumetric mix design and quality control processes, specifications ideal.
·Working familiarity with asphalt plant operation, controls, automation and mechanisms.
·Able to communicate effectively with asphalt production, operation and construction crews and colleagues.
·Ability to perform under pressure to troubleshoot and problem solve.
·Confident personality and drive to build long term sustainable B2B relationships
·Experience of different types of bitumen and additives and polymers would be advantageous.
·Demonstrate strong commercial acumen and a personal hunger and drive to succeed.
·Planning, organising and time management skills.
·Good ability to communicate with customers and colleagues. Collaborative and consultative style.
·Computer literate especially Excel and PowerPoint.
·Excellent longer-term career development opportunities with our multinational client into broader sales roles or into research and development, pavement design or QC.