Element Materials Technology

Asbestos Laboratory Manager

Job Locations UK-Flintshire-Deeside


Element has an opportunity for an Asbestos Laboratory Manager to join our team. 


Element Deeside is a center of excellence for the analysis of soils, waters, oils and air from all over the world.  We have an exciting opportunity within our Deeside laboratory for a manager to head up a team of 8 asbestos analysts and technicians. The department undertakes asbestos identification and quantification in soils and ACMs under ISO 17025 accreditation.


Please note that although we are pausing our hiring activity due to Covid 19, we continue to conduct video and phone interviews to be prepared for a quick return to hiring in the near future.



  • Manage the workload and team to ensure deadlines are met
  • Ensure the quality standard and procedures are maintained
  • Provide training for the asbestos team and for the wider laboratory
  • Analyse soil and bulk materials for the presence of asbestos
  • Keep the senior management team informed of changes in legislation and guidance that will impact the asbestos department
  • Participate in quality assurance audit programme

Skills / Qualifications

  • The successful candidate will possess P401 and P403 qualification
  • P408 qualification would be advantageous but not essential
  • Experience and knowledge of ISO 17025 and Lab 30 practices and procedures
  • A leader with experience of supervising a team
  • Organised and motivated
  • Good attention to detail
  • Ability to work independently and adhere to deadlines


Company Overview

We are Element, one of the fastest growing testing, inspection, certification and calibration businesses in the world.


We deliver critical services in Materials Testing, Product Qualification Testing, Certification, Device Calibration and Advisory Services to the Aerospace, Oil and Gas, Transportation, Industrials, Fire and Building product, Infrastructure and other leading sectors, where failure in service is simply not an option.


Everything we do helps our customers to build better products; get their products to market on time; save them time and money; and minimize the risk associated with product development and production.


Our mission is simple: to be the best testing partner in the world and together we strive towards a common vision of becoming the world’s most trusted testing partner.


We have four values that we strive to live by every single day.

  • Safety - We keep our colleagues and visitors safe
  • Integrity - We act honestly and fairly to do the right thing
  • Excellence - We set new standards of excellence in everything we do
  • Partnership - We work together for the benefit of our customers

When combined with our mission and vision, the ethos this creates, enables Element to deliver one thing. CERTAINTY.  We exist to help make certain that the materials and products we test, inspect, certify and calibrate for our customers are safe, quality, compliant and fit for purpose.

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: race, colour, age, religion, gender, national origin, disability, and/or protected veteran status, or other characteristics in accordance with the applicable governing laws.


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