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Stantec Laboratory Manager in MACKAY, Australia

Laboratory Manager - ( 240002QF )


An exciting management opportunity exists at our specialist NATA laboratory located in Mackay. The successful candidate will receive direct support from our Queensland engineering team including RPEQ engineers, geologists and scientists. Our laboratory team, consisting of 20 technicians, undertake testing an inspection for a wide variety of clients including government, mining and the private sector including international clients in the south Pacific. The role will be based in Mackay and will require occasional travel to fulfil auditing activities for annex laboratories and client meetings. We are offering a fulltime permanent position with flexible working arrangements.

About the role

Our established Mackay geotechnical team is looking for an experienced Laboratory Manager with knowledge within the soil, aggregate and rock testing sector to join us on a permanent basis. This role will see you provide management of laboratory testing services within Stantec Queensland Geosciences team.

Day to day tasks would involve:

  • Coordinate projects from start to finish within budget and on time

  • Collect, prepare & perform sample testing analysis

  • Produce & review clear and concise written test reports

  • Manage, lead and mentor the laboratory team

  • Deliver project outcomes within client specifications & expectations

To be successful for this role you'll need:

  • Min. Diploma level qualifications in the geotechnical field or laboratory management

  • 5 years proven experience with a strong background in the laboratory and people management

  • Ability to multitask and work over a broad spectrum of projects

  • Manual Driving Licence

  • Familiar with relevant Australian Standards and construction materials testing

What we offer

Along with a competitive salary we offer many other benefits to ensure your professional development & wellbeing is ongoing.

  • Genuine Flexible Working Arrangements

  • Option to purchase up to 4 weeks additional leave

  • Learning and Talent Development Programs - Including Global programmes, online learning and on-the-job learning

  • Mentoring for your own development and the opportunity to mentor others

  • A friendly team environment, with dedicated and enthusiastic staff committed to producing high quality service and deliverables

  • Professional Memberships

  • Salary Continuance Insurance (SCI)

  • Mental Health and Wellbeing Programs

  • Service Recognition Awards

  • Employee Assistance Program

About Stantec

The Stantec community unites over 30,000 employees working in over 450 locations across six continents. We collaborate across disciplines and industries to bring buildings, energy, resources, water, environmental, transport and infrastructure projects to life. Our work from initial project concept and planning through design, construction, and commissioning begins at the intersection of community, creativity, and client relationships.

Communities are fundamental. Whether around the corner or across the globe, they provide a foundation, a sense of place and of belonging. That's why at Stantec, we always design with community in mind. We care about the communities we serve—because they're our communities too. We're designers, engineers, scientists, and project managers, innovating together at the intersection of community, creativity, and client relationships. Balancing these priorities results in projects that advance the quality of life in communities across the globe.


Stantec is serious about healthy work-life balance, diversity, inclusion & equity, indigenous relations, innovation, community engagement, corporate sustainability, and social wellbeing. We have employee groups for women, LGBTQI , neurodiversity, and more! Our employees play sport, fundraise, volunteer, learn, and have fun together.

How to apply

If this position is of interest, submit your application online.

Please note that no agency applications will be accepted at this time.


  • Minimum Diploma level qualifications in the geotechnical field or laboratory management

Primary Location : Australia-Queensland-Mackay

Organization : BC-3045 EnvSvcs-AU Australia

Employee Status : Regular

Job Level : Individual Contributor

Travel : No

Schedule : Full-time

Job Posting : Jul 9, 2024, 10:04:37 PM

Req ID: 240002QF

Stantec provides equal employment opportunities to all qualified employees and applicants for future and current employment and prohibit discrimination on the grounds of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, genetic information, disability, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression. We prohibit discrimination in decisions concerning recruitment, hiring, referral, promotion, compensation, fringe benefits, job training, terminations or any other condition of employment. Stantec is in compliance with local, state and federal laws and regulations and ensures equitable opportunities in all aspects of employment. EEO including Disability/Protected Veterans