Construction Materials Testing Laboratory Manager

Are you ready to lead cutting-edge research and testing initiatives in the field of construction materials? The Concrete Masonry & Hardscapes Association (CMHA), a leading national trade association, is seeking a dynamic Construction Materials Testing Laboratory Manager to oversee our state-of-the-art laboratory facility.

CMHA represents the producers and suppliers of various manufactured concrete products, advocating for industry standards and innovation. Our ISO/IEC 17025 accredited laboratory specializes in testing manufactured concrete products and systems, including concrete masonry, hardscape products, and manufactured stone veneer.

As the Construction Materials Testing Laboratory Manager, you will be responsible for the overall management of the CMHA Laboratory. This includes budgeting, personnel management, client interactions, quality systems, safety protocols, and more. Reporting to the Vice President of Engineering and Advocacy, Masonry, this role will collaborate closely with engineering department staff to achieve laboratory and association goals.

On-site position at CMHA offices in Herndon, VA.

  • Manage laboratory finances, including budgeting, forecasting, and long-term planning for equipment and upgrades.
  • Develop research and testing proposals to meet client needs.
  • Recruit, hire, train, and manage laboratory staff, ensuring high-quality performance and adherence to safety protocols.
  • Coordinate research programs and effectively communicate results to fulfill project objectives.
  • Oversee the implementation of the Quality System Manual and maintain laboratory safety procedures.
  • Manage projects and contracts, including budgeting, planning, coordination, analysis, and publication of results.
  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant science or engineering-related field (e.g., civil, structural, architectural, building science, or construction management).
  • Registered professional engineer or ability to become registered.
  • Minimum of three years of experience in engineering, construction materials testing, or laboratory management.
  • Experience in masonry testing preferred.
  • Strong leadership, time management, and organizational skills.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Outlook, Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and Adobe Acrobat.
  • Ability to lift and carry up to 50 lbs.

CMHA offers a comprehensive benefits package, competitive pay, professional development opportunities, remote work options, and more!

To join our innovative team and drive advancements in construction materials testing, please send your resume to with the subject line “Laboratory Manager”.

Take the next step in your career and make a lasting impact in the construction industry with CMHA! Apply today.