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Job Posting: Geotechnical Lab Supervisor (Sudbury, ON)

Job Id: INF-1535499969
Job Sector: Infrastructure Client Group

Location(s) and Position(s) Available: Ontario, Sudbury - 1 position(s) available

DST Consulting Engineers

Providing expert, innovative environmental and engineering consulting services - without surprises - is what DST Consulting Engineers Inc. does best. We are a multi-disciplinary firm providing comprehensive services to clients across Canada.

DST’s nation-wide team is comprised of exceptional people in various stages of their career. We come together each day to make the unexpected happen. Growing our team means we are in pursuit of brilliant individuals who can rise to the challenge.

At DST, you are not just any employee and we are not looking for just anyone. DST Employees share common traits that enable them to thrive. They are: Results Driven, Inquisitive, Dynamic, Responsive & Zealous. You tell us, are you a good fit at DST?

If you are and you have the skills we need below, send us your CV.

We are currently seeking a full-time Geotechnical Lab Supervisor based out of our Sudbury, ON Office.

About the Job

Key Accountabilities


Supervising team of technicians and subcontractors in daily laboratory operations to provide geotechnical services;

  • Overseeing and setting up laboratory tests including but not limited to compressive strength testing of concrete, soil and aggregate gradation (sieve and hydrometer), plasticity tests (Atterberg limits), soil density testing (Proctor), direct shear test, consolidation test, rock & asphalt, and calibrating concrete air meter as assigned by senior project staff;
  • Monitoring others to ensure appropriate protocol is adhered to in execution of compaction testing using a nuclear moisture density gauge and field concrete testing to CCIL standards;
  • Maintaining open lines of communication in the facilitation of information exchange between external clients and Laboratory Manager;
  • Assisting with scheduling work, monitoring utilization and time sheets for direct reports to meet prescribed turnaround times;
  • Assisting with maintenance of budget and financial records including; invoices, accounts payable and receivable for laboratory and field services;
  • Ensuing maintenance of accurate sample logs for concrete cylinders, aggregate and soil samples;
  • Routinely inspecting area to ensure maintenance of equipment and work area in proper conditions at all time;
  • Recording test data, preparing factual reports, summaries, data sheets or graphs for interpretation of results;
  • Overseeing work quality of laboratory technicians including data verification and work process audits;
  • Assisting with maintenance of data base of records containing calibration certificates, registration certificates, equipment manuals and applicable standards;
  • Participating in laboratory correlation and accreditation assessment programs;
  • Training laboratory technologists and technicians; and
  • Making recommendations to control or eliminate unsafe conditions in the workplace;

About you


  • Completion of provincially recognized 3 year Technician or Technologist program required;
  • Possession of CET or CTech license or eligibility to obtain required;
  • Minimum of 4 years’ experience in laboratory and field testing required;
  • Minimum of 2 years’ experience in laboratory supervision required;
  • Valid driver’s license required;
  • Possession of or eligibility to obtain Security Clearance required;
  • Possession of valid CCIL and CSA Certifications preferred;
  • Understanding of ASTM, MTO, AASHTO and other specifications for soil/aggregate/asphalt testing; and
  • Understanding of civil engineering and construction.


  • Strong organization and planning skills
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills in English;
  • Strong technical writing skills, ability to present information concisely and clearly;
  • Proficient with use of Microsoft Office;
  • Ability to understand and focus on new ideas and concepts to coherently communicate in writing;
  • Strong listening and interpretation skills, ability to retain salient points and synthesize information on complex issues;
  • Ability to work independently as well as part of a team;
  • Ability to establish work priorities and deadlines;
  • Ability to effectively and efficiently problem-solve and tackle new assignments;
  • Able to handle multi-tasking and maintain focus in a busy work place; and
  • Able to meet tight deadlines and work well under pressure.

At DST, you are not just any employee and we are not looking for just anyone. DST Employees share common traits that enable them to thrive. They are: Results Driven, Inquisitive, Dynamic, Responsive & Zealous. You tell us, are you a good fit at DST?

Ignite your Passion, Engineer your Future!

How to apply:

Please forward your resume and cover letter to humanresources@dstgroup.com and quote Job #19-014

DST Consulting Engineers Inc. provides equal employment opportunities to all qualified employees and applicants for employment without regards to race, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, citizenship status, disability or any other legally protected status.  We prohibit discrimination in decisions concerning recruitment, hiring, compensation, benefits, training, termination, promotions, or any other condition of employment or career development.

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