Element Materials Technology

Deputy Analytical Lab Manager

Job Locations UK-Flintshire-Deeside


Element have an excellent opportunity for a Deputy Analytical Laboratory Manager to support the Analytical Lab Manager in the management of the Organic and Inorganic department from extraction to analysis. The Deputy Analytical Lab manager is a key member of the senior leadership team. Working closely with the ALM to manage and support the various labs within the Analytical Lab remit (GC, VOC, ICP etc.)


Element Deeside is the largest analytical chemistry laboratory within the Element Group and the market leading UK laboratory undertaking the testing of soils, waters, wastes, oils, NAPLs, ambient air, soil vapours and gases from all over the world.  The laboratory undertakes high volume routine analysis as well as offering bespoke method development, technical support and hydrocarbon forensic interpretations to enhance the support we can deliver.  The laboratory has an international reputation for service excellence and supports clients that require a higher level of technical expertise, reliability in data quality and seamless project management from sample collection to timely delivery of data in the format of choice.




  • Directly manage smaller and specialty labs spaces as designated by ALM
  • Work to UKAS standard (ISO 17025 and MCERTS) to ensure that the agreed quality standards and requirements e.g. calibrations, AQC charts etc. are continually adhered to by all members of the department
  • Support ALM to ensure that all work carried in out the department complies with documented procedures and samples are handled correctly and to a high standard
  • Efficiently organise team ensuring samples are analysed to a high standard by suitably trained staff members within the scheduled time as delegated by ALM
  • Organise workflow and ensuring that employees understand their duties or delegated tasks
  • Assist ALM in the leadership of the analytical team, people management, development and mentoring. Oversee the progression and development of analytical lab colleagues.
  • Monitoring employee productivity and providing constructive feedback and coaching
  • Project manage new methods/equipment
  • Receive queries/complaints and resolve problems
  • Ensure compliance with company health and safety requirements, promoting a proactive safety attitude to ensure the safety of self and others
  • Administrative tasks – completion of all necessary documentation/records e.g. training, maintenance
  • Support ALM in determining requisite staffing levels to deliver against production requirements.
  • Ordering and monitoring of laboratory equipment - liaising between engineers and suppliers to resolve problems
  • Use LIMS/Web manager to process samples and ensure tractability
  • Supporting a LEAN and 5S culture within the laboratory.
  • Maintain a high standard of personal knowledge and skills relevant to role through self-directed learning

Skills / Qualifications

  • Strong and broad technical experience
  • Proven people manager with experience in managing busy is lab essential
  • Excellent people skills, a strong collaborative spirit and can-do problem solving mentality
  • Scientific Degree or equivalent
  • 5+ years relevant experience


Company Overview

Element is one of the fastest growing testing, inspection and certification businesses in the world. Globally we have more than 7,500 brilliant minds operating from 200 sites across 30 countries. Together we share an ambitious purpose to ‘Make tomorrow safer than today’.


When failure in use is not an option, we help customers make certain that their products, materials, processes and services are safe, compliant and fit for purpose. From early R&D, through complex regulatory approvals and into production, our global laboratory network of scientists, engineers, and technologists support customers to achieve assurance over product quality, sustainable outcomes, and market access.


While we are proud of our global reach, working at Element feels like being part of a smaller company. We empower you to take charge of your career, and reward excellence and integrity with growth and development.


Industries across the world depend on our care, attention to detail and the absolute accuracy of our work. The role we have to play in creating a safer world is much bigger than our organization.

Diversity Statement

At Element, we always take pride in putting our people first. We are an equal opportunity employer that recognizes diversity and inclusion as fundamental to our Vision of becoming “the world’s most trusted testing partner”.


All suitably qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment on the basis of objective work related criteria and without regard for the following: age, disability, ethnic origin, gender, marital status, race, religion, responsibility of dependents, sexual orientation, or gender identity or other characteristics in accordance with the applicable governing laws or other characteristics in accordance with the applicable governing laws.


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