Technical Officer - National Laboratory

Somerton, Australia
Apr 08, 2021
Apr 11, 2021
Work Term
Work Load
Full Time
Technical Officer - National Laboratory
Job ID: 574528
Job type: Full Time - Permanent
Location: Somerton
Categories: Sciences

Who we are
Downer is the leading provider of integrated services in Australia and New Zealand. Through trusted relationships and world leading insight we work closely with our customers to design, build and sustain assets, infrastructure and facilities.
Position summary

The Technical Officer's role operates within the National Research and Development Laboratory (NRDL) for Downer's Infrastructure Services - Road Services Division. You will support the R&D Sector Lead in Asphalt and the National R&D Laboratory Manager to deliver research projects plus asphalt mix designs (for specialised engineering applications, e.g. airports) and perform general QA work for our national business.

The NRDL is Downer's flagship laboratory, supporting R&D and consulting to a business that builds and maintains over 40,000km of roads nationally. We pride ourselves as leaders in the industry for innovation, technology and sustainability evidenced by initiatives such as the use of recyclates in our road materials, namely Reconophalt.

This will be an excellent opportunity for an experienced Technical Officer to contribute to furthering innovation and fostering change in the industry that we operate in.

  • Tertiary Qualification in Science, Engineering or Materials (Background in Pavement Materials or Asphalt favourable)
  • Knowledge and experience in one of the following technology areas is desirable; Bituminous Binders, Asphalt Design, Pavement Engineering
  • Demonstrable and successful experience working in a Civil Engineering Technology Laboratory environment and quality system, preferably a NATA accredited facility is required
  • Experience in researching and understanding complex information to develop and implement technical solutions
  • A flair for problem-solving and formulating solutions
  • Strong safety focus - actively participate in and support Downer Zero Harm initiatives and strategies
  • Laboratory duties including sampling, sample preparation, testing, training, research, equipment checks, report preparation and maintenance in line with the laboratory quality system
  • Strong IT skills and medium to high-level user of MS Excel would be highly advantageous


  • Highly supportive, team-orientated organisation
  • A strong commitment to Zero Harm environment for all our employees and visitors
  • Competitive remuneration with on-going training and support
  • A long-term career opportunity for working with an ASX listed company

For more information please email: - please note applications will not be received via this email

Downer does not accept any unsolicited resume referrals from Recruitment Agencies. Please do not submit any resumes or associated profiles to the Downer careers portal or to any Downer employees. Downer will not pay any placement fees relating to unsolicited resume referrals.

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