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Asbestos Lab Bulk Analyst

Job Introduction

Due to an exciting period of growth, we have an exciting opportunity to join the operational support team of the leading national provider of trusted risk management, as an Asbestos Lab Bulk Analyst. This is a full-time, permanent role where you will be based in our Lab in Gateshead. We are offering a basic salary of between £23,000  - £25,000 depending on skills and experience. 

Role Responsibility

The duties of the Asbestos Bulk Analyst consist of:

  • Analysis of bulk samples
  • Analysis of soil samples for identification and quantification (where appropriate training and experience is held)
  • Responsibility for reporting bulk sample analyses that are subsequently authorised by authorised signatory
  • Referral of any potential work to management team members and ensuring that any upcoming major projects are provided for
  • Data entry onto a bespoke laboratory reporting and analysis system
  • Providing specialist advice and interpretation to Managers and colleagues
  • Maintaining your individual QHSE documentation
  • Participate in devising methods to improve efficiency or quality and to raise any issues that may be detrimental to, or pose a risk to the environment or OH&S.
  • Communication and co-operation with clients; management; and fellow team members
  • Completion of mandatory quality control checks at predetermined intervals, including internal Bulk QC, colleague cross checks, AIMS, AISS, RICE as appropriate
  • Responsible for supervision of trainee analysts or technicians allocated to specific projects
  • Assisting with Operational Support admin tasks such as survey plan production and data entry on an ad hoc basis in line with departmental needs
  • Any other reasonable duties as requested by members of the Operational Support management team

The Ideal Candidate

What knowledge and skills you possess:

  • BOHS Proficiency Certificate in Analysis of Asbestos in Bulk Materials (P401)or equivalent is essential
  • Educated to GCSE level or equivalent.
  • Knowledge of laboratory procedures
  • The ability to identify the 6 regulated forms of asbestos, including reference QC samples and working samples (the range of samples tested must reflect those in which you have been trained. All matrices encountered must be covered to include: textured coating, composite materials, insulants, boards, debris, soil samples)
  • Authorisation as per UKAS document Lab 30 and shown in SOP01.03
  • Working knowledge of HSG248 Asbestos The Analysts’ Guide
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Hands on experience of using technical equipment (including IT)

What behaviours you demonstrate:

  • Using your own initiative if working alone
  • Strong work ethic, and the ability to work effectively and intuitively
  • Flexible and adaptable approach (including to out-of-hours working and travelling away)
  • Proactive approach to learning
  • Attention to detail for accurate data
  • Able to offer constructive suggestions for improvement
  • Well organised and works well under pressure
  • Customer focused

Package Description

We know that people are at their best when they are in a positive working environment, where they are encouraged to use their skills and where they have the opportunity to progress and become fulfilled. We want to attract and retain quality people so we have put together the following package of benefits: 

Lifestyle & Family 

  • 25 Days annual leave in addition to bank holidays  
  • Employer matched pension contribution scheme  
  • Life assurance
  • Employee Assistance Programme – when you need support, we make sure it’s readily available for you from an independent provider 24/7 365 days a year  
  • Wellbeing centre – access to healthy eating ideas, work outs and mediation guides 
  • Discounts & cashback platform – exclusive access to deals from over 800 retailers where you can both spend money and earn cashback on every day expenses 
  • Referral bonus – as a growing company, we are always looking to bring in talented individuals that fit our community. If you recommend someone that joins us, you’ll be rewarded every time. 
  • Healthcare cashback scheme - claim back the cost of every day healthcare bills - from fillings and acupuncture to a new pair of specs. Our scheme also provides access to GP services 24/7 and expert health information. 
  • Supportive family policies - whatever your parenting journey is, we will offer support when you need it.  
  • Enhanced parental leave - we stand above other companies in our field, offering a significantly enhanced scheme for maternity and paternity leave. 


  • Electric car salary sacrifice scheme – lease a fully electric car through salary sacrifice, paying for it out of your gross salary before tax and national insurance is calculated. 
  • Cycle to work scheme - whether you want a new bike, equipment or both, Cycle to Work will save you from 32% to 47% on the total cost. 
  • Environmental initiatives - each year we take part in World Environment Day initiatives to continue in our mission to protect people and planet, such as planting trees and seagrass as part of biodiversity regeneration projects. 

Working Culture 

  • Our Social Value Fund gives our people the chance to make a positive difference. Our employees can request financial support for sponsorship or donations and volunteering leave for causes that matter to them. 
  • Social events – held at regular intervals allowing you to spend some down time with your colleagues. 
  • Charity sports events – fancy taking part in a half marathon or a sponsored bike ride? We’re always looking at ways we can offer our services or sponsorship to give something back to our people and local communities. 
  • Connected communication systems - online chat, working groups for things you’re passionate about, blogs, employee representative groups and more.  
  • Team meetings - we love to get together (in person or online) whenever we can, to discuss what we’re up to within our team and the wider Lucion community. 
  • Long term career development – we have a nationwide presence with more than 500 employees operating across 12 specialist sectors including energy, healthcare, offshore, infrastructure, agriculture and land development. This means we can offer a wide range of career opportunities to those who share our commitment to making a positive difference to the environment.  

About the Company

Lucion is a purpose-driven, beyond net-zero company, dedicated to protecting people from hazardous environments and protecting the environment from the impacts of people. Our name, Luc (to illuminate) / ion (to take action), reflects our purpose, to shed light on challenges and take action.

We facilitate the sustainable development of clients across 12 key sectors worldwide providing risk mitigation services through inspection, assessment and advisory services. Our commitment to quality across those areas is reflected in our ISO 9001, ISO 14001, and ISO 45001 accreditations. We are the first choice for a safer and more sustainable future.

When you join Lucion you join more than just another set of work colleagues; we are a like-minded community with a shared vision. That vision is simple: we are committed to protecting people and the planet.

When you come to work with us you soon realise how important our role is in keeping people safe and the environment protected. In return you will have the backing and support of colleagues who will always help each other, not just some days, but every day.

We have a clear purpose and a shared set of values, embedded into everything that we do. We would love you to help shape them in the future!

Lucion is proud to be an equal opportunities employer. We are committed to treating all individuals in a fair and equal manner by creating an inclusive and open environment. 


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