Montrose Environmental Group, Inc.

  • Technical Director (Environmental Laboratory)

    Job Locations US-CA-Berkeley
    Posted Date 1 week ago(2/11/2019 2:40 PM)
    # of Openings
    Environmental Laboratory
  • Responsibilities

    Montrose Environmental Group, Inc. is a high-growth Environmental Services company offering (i) Measurement and Analytical services and (ii) Environmental Resiliency and Sustainability services to a diverse range of clients in industry and government throughout the United States and abroad.  Our qualified engineers, scientists, technicians, associates and policy experts are proud of our ability to objectively help industry, the public and regulators work constructively together on environmental opportunities.


    Enthalpy Analytical, is part of the larger organization, Montrose Environmental Group, is comprised of over 8 laboratories servicing air, water, soil and tobacco testing.  Regulations drive the need for our services, but our unique capabilities allow us to add value to clients beyond environmental compliance.  For our families and communities, we strive to protect the air they breathe, the water they drink, and the soil on which they live.  


    We are looking for an expereicne Technical Director for our Environmental Lab in Berkeley, CA.


    Essential Job Functions:


    • The Technical Director is responsible for production groups related to generating data and handling samples. They ensure the timely & profitable production of chemical measurement services.
    • The Technical director provides staff development services, career path evaluations and ensures the lab staff is developing necessary skills and abilities for the work today and in the future.
    • The Technical Director is the laboratory’s lead test & measurements technical resource, responsible for improving procedures and implementation of new technologies to reduce costs, and maximize operating efficiencies by effectively managing and developing available technology solutions.
    • The Technical Director improves efficiencies by minimizing down-time and maximizing instrument through-put and assisting the Group Leaders in training staff to operate new & existing test and measurement equipment.
    • There may be two technical directors within the same business unit as long as their responsibilities are separate and well defined.


    Role and Responsibilities:


    • Coordinate work scheduling and laboratory resource allocation
    • Meet TAT, financial, and quality objectives
    • Supervise and manage adherence to QA/QC, hold time and turnaround requirements
    • Assesses production capacity, and provides solutions for human resources, technical, and quality issues
    • Assign and clearly communicating operational priorities
    • Allocate lab resources to meet client schedule & requirements
    • Supervise Group Leaders, supervisors, and staff
    • Assist with and conducting employee performance reviews and audits
    • Projecting staffing needs: hiring and firing staff
    • QA: Corrective actions related to staff training and performance


    • Bachelor's degree or equivalent and relevant formal academic / vocational qualifications.
    • The Technical Director will meet all of the requirements of a Group Leader plus have technical expertise for most of the assays performed throughout their areas of responsibility. 
    • The Technical Director must meet the requirements of the accrediting body(ies) of the laboratory. 

    Preferred Skills


    • Understands methodology and instrumentation
    • Strong scientific and chemistry expertise
    • Analytical thinking to solve technical problems
    • Strong Research and Development Skills
    • Effective communication skills
    • Superior time management abilities
    • Strong personal skills


    Montrose Environmental Group is an equal opportunity employer committed to creating a diverse workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age (40 and over), ancestry, color, religious creed (including religious dress and grooming practices), denial of Family and Medical Care Leave, disability (mental and physical) including HIV and AIDS, marital status, medical condition (cancer and genetic characteristics), genetic information, military and veteran status, national origin (including language use restrictions), race, sex (which includes pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and medical conditions related to pregnancy, childbirth or breastfeeding), gender, gender identity, gender expression, and sexual orientation.


    As permitted by applicable law, employment with Montrose is at-will.


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