Assistant Civil Engineering Laboratory Manager


Assistant Civil Engineering Laboratory Manager (Senqu Bridge Project – Lesotho)

Zutari: Co-creating an engineered impact.

Zutari is a well-established, management-owned engineering firm with more than 90 years’ experience. As human-centred engineering consultants and advisors, we are trusted by our clients, business partners, communities, and other stakeholders across Africa.

We co-create engineering solutions that have a positive impact and improve people’s lives. Zutari values inclusion and recognises the importance of a diverse, talented workforce, believing that people need other people to succeed.

What kind of talent do we pursue?

We employ people with the right attitude and a positive mindset, who are motivated by doing the right thing, getting things done and share a sense of urgency. People who have an impact in our teams and broader community. People who think differently and connect with those around them to co-create new opportunities and leave a meaningful legacy.

Zutari Lesotho is looking for an Assistant Civil Engineering Laboratory Manager to join our team.


Role responsibilities:

  • The Assistant Civil Engineering Lab Manager will function on site under the accredited laboratory’s Lab Manager.
  • To implement and monitor the requirements for the site laboratory, with respect to the laboratory’s relevant operational guidelines and control procedures.
  • Liaise with the Engineer and other relevant stakeholders.
  • Take care of laboratory administration and general management as required by the Laboratory Manager.
  • Ensure that the laboratory operations conform to necessary safety requirements.
  • Allocate tasks and targets daily to the sections and teams according to priority and as required by the Laboratory Manager.
  • Ensure that section heads and team leaders have all the necessary information and resources to perform delegated tasks and ensure their understanding of the requirements.
  • Ensure that all testing and fieldwork is undertaken in accordance with relevant methods and procedures.
  • Monitor the progress of testing operations and ensure that agreed targets are achieved.
  • Ensure that testing equipment is always in good condition and that calibrations are up to date.
  • Report discrepancies or failure of testing to the Laboratory Manager.
  • Supervise senior technicians and technicians on various project lab-related tasks as required by the Lab Manager.
  • Meet all company work schedule and attendance expectations.
  • Interprets and evaluates testing data.
  • Always ensure professional conduct.

Minimum requirements:

  • Lesotho National.
  • Diploma or Degree in Civil Engineering.
  • Minimum 10 years in civil engineering materials, with at least 5 years fulfilling a Laboratory/Technical management role.
  • Fluent in English and Sesotho.
  • Valid drivers license.
  • MS Suite proficiency.

Preference will be given to candidates that:

  • Reside in the Mokhotlong region.
  • Possess Geotechnical experience.
  • AutoCAD software proficiency.

We believe that a diverse workforce is key to our business success. We seek the best people for our jobs based on their skills, qualifications, and experience. We embrace the principle of equal opportunity in employment, and we work towards eliminating all forms of unlawful discrimination in our employment practices. In support of diversity and the equal opportunity principle.

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