Senior Geotechnical Laboratory Engineer

Confidential Company - Katameya, Cairo

Applicants for
1 open position
Experience Needed:
More than 5 years
Career Level:
Experienced (Non-Manager)
Job Type:
Full Time
700 to 770 USD per month
Education Level:
Bachelor's Degree at least
1 open position
About the Job
  • Provide on-the-job supervision and advice to Chemists / Technicians as instructed by the Laboratory Manager.
  • Oversee sample collection, registration, storage, and disposal duties in accordance with standard laboratory quality procedures and carry out checks and corrections as and when required.
  • Perform an independent technical check of test data worksheets completed by other technicians and sign the worksheet as checked.
  • Perform test data calculations, plot results and prepare test reports, including opinions and interpretations, to be authorised by the Laboratory Manager.
  • Ensure equipment is maintained in good working order and check that calibrations are up to date before each test.
  • Carry out routine internal calibrations and maintenance as per schedule, and conduct performance checks of any testing equipment which is going to be used based on own judgment for the need or when asked to do so by the Laboratory Manager.
  • Conduct specific training sessions for Technicians, Assistant Technicians and Chemists when authorised by the Laboratory Manager.
  • Keep self-updated and familiar with the company’s Quality Manual.
  • Ensure proper upkeep and general housekeeping in the laboratory in accordance with HSE and Quality standards.
  • Escalate unusual findings or difficulty in testing new or varied material or problems that cannot be solved at own level, to superiors well in time.
Job Requirements
  • Bachelor in Chemistry or Civil Engineering or Geology or related field
  • At least 5 years of working in a similar laboratory, including at least 1 year of supervisory experience before FME.
  • Should have independently tested a variety of soils, rocks, aggregates, concrete and other building materials and be familiar with the usual tests, viz. Sieve analysis, Fineness Modulus, Proctor test(MDD & OMC), Liquid limit, Plastic limit, Plasticity Index, CBR, Field Density Test(Sand replacement method), Core cutting method; Compaction test by sand replacement method, Clay, silt & Dust content of sand; Elongation index, Flakiness index, Specific Gravity, Abrasion Value, Water absorption, Impact value, Crushing strength; Concrete sampling, slump test, Compressive strength, Extracting cores from concrete Structure, Rapid chloride permeability Test, Initial surface absorption Test, Water Permeability Test, Water absorption Test; Cement Consistency, Setting time(Initial & Final), Soundness, Fineness.
  • Must also be well acquainted with Industry Standards against which they are tested, e.g. ASTM, ACI, BS, DIN, etc. and have calibrated different equipment/tools over the years.
  • Fill in for the Laboratory Manager in his absence for routine supervision, with authorizations for invoicing and contracts being escalated to superiors.
Industry: Oil and Gas