Senior Construction Materials Testing Technician - #9835294

Timmons Group


Date: 3 days ago
City: Richmond, VA
Contract type: Full time

Timmons Group is seeking a Senior Construction Materials Testing Technician for our Geotechnical and Construction Services Group located in our Richmond, VA office location. Under the direction of the Construction Materials Testing (CMT) Manager, Senior Construction Materials Testing Technician applies learned skills and technical ability to observe and test various materials associated with site, road and building construction by performing assigned duties.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Under the direction of senior engineering staff, performs field materials testing of soil, asphalt and concrete
  • Prepares detailed and complete field reports with all relevant test results, observations and recommendations provided
  • Reviews project plans and specifications prior to construction to ensure knowledge of project details and requirements
  • Performs basic laboratory tests on soil and concrete and prepares reports of results
  • Ensures field and laboratory testing equipment is in proper operating condition
  • Maintains all certifications as determined by senior engineering staff
  • Assists senior engineering personnel with conducting geotechnical investigations
  • Evaluates site conditions on construction projects and provides recommendations with input from senior engineering staff
  • Communicates with clients, contractors and senior engineering and technician staff regarding construction issues

Skills & Qualifications include, but are not limited to:

  • Minimum education of a high school diploma or GED  
  • Ideal candidates will have 3-5 years of related experience or training
  • Current ACI certification for concrete is a plus, but not required
  • Current VDOT certifications for soils, concrete and asphalt pavement are a plus, but not required
  • Must have received training on the field equipment used to perform tests and the office equipment used to generate data, results and reports
  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as plans, specifications, safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals  
  • Ability to write routine reports and correspondence  
  • Ability to apply basic mathematical formulas and concepts to calculate quantities, estimate volumes, inspect constructed work, make recommendations in the field and to perform calculations for field and laboratory tests and equipment
  • Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios and proportions to practical situations
  • Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists  
  • Ability to learn and interpret documents such as plans, specifications, safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions and procedure manuals


The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skills and/or abilities required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

We are looking for high energy, creative, flexible, patient, self-starters who are willing to work at a dynamic pace. Candidates must share a commitment to our company’s Vision, Mission and Shared Values.

Timmons Group is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.

Timmons Group is a full-service engineering and technology firm recognized nationally as a “Best Firm to Work For” by CE News. With over 15 offices throughout the Mid-Atlantic and Southeast, we provide civil engineering, environmental, economic development, GIS/geospatial technology, landscape architecture, and surveying services to a diverse client base. As one of Engineering News Record’s (ENR) Top 500 Design Firms for over 30 years, we are dedicated to being an employer of choice and providing our people with the best resources, technology, and culture to help them thrive in an engaging career development setting. For more information, visit www.timmons.com.

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