Date:  Sep 13, 2021

New Westminster, BC, CA

Operating Sector:  Civil West

Position Title:  Sr. Labratory Testing Technician

At Aecon, we’re building the future and our people are at the heart of everything we do. We're always looking for exceptional talent to work on our exciting and ever-expanding project portfolios. We are focused on being the #1 Canadian Infrastructure Company and the first choice employer in our industry.




Position Overview

Safe. Trusted. Respected. Aecon Civil is a market leader with a self-perform competitive advantage and core local strength in key markets. We’re proud of our work helping to expand and improve Canada’s infrastructure and transportation networks, and we’re ready to build the future of our country. With over a century of experience, and the ability to offer diverse, comprehensive services, Aecon is a preferred contractor for our clients. This includes numerous public entities and Public-Private Partnerships in Canada and abroad.


Fraser Crossing Partners, selected by the Province of British Columbia to design, build and partially finance the project, is a 50/50 joint venture between Aecon and Acciona.The new four-lane cable-stayed bridge over the Fraser River will provide network connections to New Westminster and Surrey, feature a centre safety median barrier and wider lanes to accommodate both passenger and commercial vehicles, and have dedicated walking and cycling lanes. The project also includes the construction of connecting roadways on the north and south sides of the bridge, grade separations on Highway 17, and the removal of the existing bridge once the new bridge is complete.


The Project Senior Laboratory Testing Technician is expected to be responsible for the field and laboratory testing of concrete, aggregates and soils, training and mentoring of new technicians and ensuring that all equipment are well maintained and calibrated on time.


Key Responsibilities

  • Conducting concrete compressive strength testing, soils and aggregates (gradation sieves and hydrometer), plasticity tests (Atterberg limits), soil density testing (Proctor), consolidation test, and other tests as may be required.
  • Conducting field concrete tests and soil compaction tests when necessary.
  • Ensuring all testing equipment are well maintained and calibrated as necessary and work area in clean condition at all times.
  • Ensuring appropriate testing protocols and standards are adhered to in the execution of all testing. 
  • Accurate logging of test samples. 
  • Training and mentoring new laboratory technicians and apprentice.

Required Knowledge and Experience

  • Diploma in Civil Engineering or equivalent work experience.
  • Minimum of 10 years related Materials Testing experience.
  • CCIL Certified in concrete, aggregates (Q, R Certification) and Type C aggregate certification.
  • Knowledge of ASTM and CSA testing methods.
  • Experience in concrete testing.
  • Experience in Aggregate, Soil sampling and Laboratory testing.
  • Experience in the use of a nuclear densometer (TDG Certified).
  • Experience in Field Testing (compaction, concrete testing).
  • Excellent communication skills and analytical abilities.
  • Ability to lift and control weights up to 50 lbs.
  • Good understanding of ASTM, CSA, ACI and other specifications or standards for concrete/soil/aggregates/testing. 
  • Good written and oral communication skills in English. 
  • Ability to work independently as well as part of a team.
  • Able to handle multi-tasking and maintain focus in a busy work place.
  • Able to meet tight deadlines and work well under pressure.


Aecon has every intention of fostering diversity within and across our organization. We welcome those who would contribute to the further diversification of our staff including, but not limited to, women, visible minorities, Indigenous people, persons with disabilities, and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity.


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