Construction Materials Testing Lab Manager

Reno, NV
West – Construction Services Department /
Full-Time /
As a Laboratory Manager, you will be responsible to supervise and schedule daily laboratory testing of soils, concrete, asphalt, masonry, and steel on public and private projects throughout Northern Nevada. The Laboratory Manager position will be responsible for mentoring and training laboratory staff on the correct testing procedures and use of the laboratory equipment. Management of the AASHTO/AMRL and CCRL accreditation programs is a standard requirement of the employment.

Job Responsibilities:

    • Laboratory management of testing and training of the laboratory personnel.
    • Administrate local laboratory Universal Engineering Sciences accreditation programs including maintaining training documents, equipment inventory/calibrations, proficiency sample documentation and AASHTO and Corps of Engineer communications.
    • Provide assistance and guidance to staff to obtain your project-specific objectives.
    • Ability to operate Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, and Outlook)
    • Willingness to obtain additional ACI or NAQTC certifications to expand our laboratory capabilities.
    • Preparation of laboratory reports and invoices.
    • Have a good attitude, work ethic, and communication skills.
    • Have the ability to integrate the laboratory within the other departments and disciplines.

Required Skills:

    • The ability to balance and prioritize multiple simultaneous activities.
    • Attention to detail.
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
    • Strong problem solving, training, and mentoring skills.
    • Participate and be a member in local technical and business organizations.

Preferred Skills:

    • Previous experience in laboratory/field testing of soils, asphalt, masonry, and concrete.
    • AASHTO/CCRL Accreditation Experience.
    • Knowledge Geosystem software.
    • Participate and be a member in local technical and business organizations.
About UES

UES is a national leader in Geotechnical Engineering, Construction Materials Testing and Inspection, Building Code Compliance, Environmental Consulting, Occupational Health & Safety, Virtual Design Consulting, and Building Envelope. With over 3,400 team members across 70+ branches in the United States, UES provides essential engineering services to some of the most prominent and significant projects in the country. As the #1 fastest growing AEC firm on The Zweig Group’s Hot Firm list in 2021 and 2022, UES is poised to lead our industry into the future.

Our Team Members

Our team members bring unique skill sets, licenses and certifications, and experience to our firm, which diversifies our team and allows us to provide a wide variety of services uniquely grounded in excellence. Our team STRIVES to uphold our core values of safety, teamwork, responsiveness, integrity, value, and excellence to ensure we meet client expectations, support our communities, and build a strong, reliable team. Our UES team members are kind, passionate, and driven, which creates collaborative workspaces and a sense of camaraderie among our team members. At UES, we are eager to hire, teach, and train the next generation of industry leaders and learn from the expertise of each team member who walks through our doors. To learn more about UES, visit

Our Benefits

We understand that our team members are the glue that holds our business together. We value the individual contributions of each person, and we show this by offering comprehensive benefits, including medical insurance options, PTO, paid holidays, tuition reimbursement, and so much more. If you have additional questions about our benefits, please contact our Recruitment team at

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