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Dr. James Brooks

President / CEO

Email: jimbrooks@tdi-bi.com
Email: drjmbrooks@aol.com

Phone (Cell): 979-220-3798
Phone (Office): 979-693-3446

Dr. Bernie Bernard

Vice President / Technology Director

Email: berniebernard@tdi-bi.com
Phone (Office): 979-693-3446

Mr. Daniel Brooks

Geologist, CPT Specialist, Project Manager

Email: danielbrooks@tdi-bi.com
Phone: 979-220-3799

Mrs. Melissa Wood

Director of Sales and Marketing

Email: melissawood@tdi-bi.com
Phone ( Houston Office): 713-208-1734

Mr. Nick Clark

Geotechnical Services Manager

Email: nickclark@tdi-bi.com
Phone: 512-923-7200

Mrs. Jayme Mcbee

Geochemical Services Manager

Email: jaymemcbee@tdi-bi.com
Phone: 713-775-6768

 Mr. Brandt Broussard

Geophysical Services Manager

Email: brandtbroussard@tdi-bi.com
Phone: 337-581-9503

Dr. Les Bender

Environmental Services Manager

Email: lesbender@tdi-bi.com
Phone: 979-693-3446

Mr. Richard Byno

Director of  Marine Operations

Email: richardbyno@tdi-bi.com
Phone: 979-219-6740

Mr. mike kullman

GIS Data / Project Manager

Email: mk@tdi-bi.com
Phone: 979-220-3811

dR. James Howell

HSE Manager

Email: jameshowell@tdi-bi.com
Phone: 979-220-3799

Mrs. Gail Mills

Controller

Email: gailmills@tdi-bi.com
Phone: 979-693-3446

Mr. Mike Gaskins

Environmental / Geochemical Laboratory Manager

Email: mikegaskins@tdi-bi.com
Phone: 979-739-5123

Mrs. Amanda Brewster

Laboratory Client Account Manager

Email: amandabrewster@tdi-bi.com
Phone: 979-693-3446

Mr. Juan Ramirez

Data Manager

Email: juanramirez@tdi-bi.com
Phone: 979-777-0793

Mr. CHRIS KING

IT Director

Email: chrisking@tdi-bi.com
Phone: 979-693-3446

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Corporate Offices

Office building: 14391A S. Dowling Rd
Lab building: 14391B  S. Dowling Rd
Technical building: 14391C  S. Dowling Rd
College Station, TX 77845

Directions from Downtown Houston to TDI-Brooks Campus HERE

Directions from IAH Airport Houston to TDI-Brooks Campus HERE

Directions from College Station Airport to TDI-Brooks Campus HERE

Directions from Dallas DFW Airport to TDI-Brooks Campus HERE

Directions from San Antonio SAT Airport to TDI-Brooks Campus HERE

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Geotechnical Laboratory Manager

Geotechnical Laboratory Manager

SUMMARY:

TDI-Brooks has an opening for an experienced Geotechnical Laboratory Manager to manage their marine soil geotechnical testing laboratory and associated projects. This position will be based in our College Station, Texas corporate headquarters just North of Houston. This position will report to, and work closely with, the Geotechnical Services Director, and will manage a team of Laboratory Technicians and relevant staff. Depending upon the qualifications of the individual hired for this position, the management reporting structure may be reconfigured to meet the experience of the hired individual. TDI-Brooks is looking for an experienced mid-level to senior individual with significant marine geotechnical engineering and standard and advanced laboratory testing and management experience.

COMPANY INFORMATION:

TDI-Brooks is a research and service company specializing in high-end environmental chemistry; multi-disciplinary oceanographic and environmental projects; seabed geochemical seep-hunting surveys; geotechnical surveys, and offshore survey projects for federal and state agencies. TDI-Brooks has a staff of nearly eighty (80) individuals not including our international marine crews. TDI-Brooks owns and operates two research vessels — R/V PROTEUS and R/V GYRE. We have a third (3rd) vessel on long-term charter, R/V BROOKS McCALL in the Gulf of Mexico, and other vessels periodically under charter for specific projects. Our vessels are primarily engaged in geotechnical and geochemical coring, hazard surveys, environmental, physical oceanography, heat flow, and site surveys for both private and federal clients. These are 150 to 180-ft vessels outfitted as multi-use oceanographic research vessels. All are specifically optimized for shallow to deepwater operations with high speed winches, A-frames, multiple heavy coring rigs, sub-bottom profilers, USBLs, and multibeam systems. The GYRE and PROTEUS are outfitted additionally for analog and HR site surveys along with multibeam acquisition.

GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES:
The Geotechnical Laboratory Manager is responsible for the day-to-day laboratory management, costing / invoicing, and assignment of job duties to meet the testing schedules for each project. The Laboratory Manager will also be responsible for the continuing upkeep, maintenance, and calibration of the laboratory and field geotechnical equipment, as well as helping TDI-Brooks expand its testing capabilities offered to clients.

The job will include a growing responsibility for the management of our Geotechnical lab and assets, including:

• Applying concepts of Company’s values, mission and Quality System.
• Applying resources, training, experience, judgment, and initiative to meet primary responsibilities.
• Ensuring adherence to relevant ASTM testing methodologies.
• Acting to ensure work is conducted safely, efficiently, and with high quality.
• Leading teamwork to meet primary responsibility.
• Maintaining effective project, assets, and process management systems to meet primary responsibility.
• Maintaining vigilance and acts to ensure cost-effective performance of team.
• Reporting project progress and issues to project managers and executive staff.
• Interacting with Quality Assurance Manager on issues of quality.
• Establishing work schedules.
• Supporting offshore geotechnical acquisition campaigns with trained laboratory staff and maintained equipment.
• Assisting in the analysis of geotechnical samples.
• Assisting in the generation of geotechnical data reports.
• Maintaining personnel training records.
• Developing new analytical methods to expand laboratory capabilities.
• Maintaining all geotechnical laboratory records and files, including electronic.
• Maintaining impartiality as well as the ability to evaluate the significance of deviations.

These responsibilities will evolve as we jointly discover what the new hire most enjoys and where they best add value. Part of the job will be to maintain a valid passport and credit card which allows domestic and international travel. Various other company policies are detailed in our Employee Manual. Our corporate values are posted on our web site.

QUALIFICATIONS: Minimum qualifications for this position include: (1) a degree from a qualified tertiary institution in a relevant field of engineering, geology, or physical science, or (2) other formal education combined with seven (7) years practical mid- to senior level experience in geotechnical testing and laboratory management. At least 10 years of demonstrated increasing responsibility in geotechnical laboratory testing and management may substitute for a degree.

EXPERIENCE:
• 5 – 10 years of experience with demonstrated increases of supervisory responsibility within the disciplines of Geotechnical Testing and Laboratory Management.
• BS/BA relative to industry supplemented by advanced vocational training preferred or 7+ years of experience in the marine geotechnical sediment testing industry in a management capacity supervising direct reports.
• Experience developing professional proposals for geotechnical testing services.
• Demonstrated knowledge and familiarity with both Standard / Index and Advanced soil testing methods
• Experience with ISO 9001 QMS preferred
• Ability to communicate well with all levels of management and subordinates in order to effectively accomplish general goals of the geotechnical acquisition and testing programs.
• Good written and verbal communication skills are required including negotiation, persuasive leadership and supervision skills, and the ability to work independently, and as a team member.
• Must be willing to travel, work on location and extended hours to meet client and operational demands.

Interested applicants submit your resume to the following email:info@tdi-bi.com

Marine Position: Master

Please email all required documents to applications@tdi-bi.com

For TDI-Brooks to determine if you are fully qualified for a position on one of our international ships, please provide color scans of the following (NO faxes, photographs, or Xerox copies please):

1) Passport
2) IMO seafarer’s medical fitness report
3) Inoculation record (primarily yellow fever)
4) STCW II/2 – Master license endorsement (Officer in Charge of a Navigational Watch)
5) STCW IV/2 – GMDSS
6) STCW VI/1 – Basic Safety Training Endorsement -or-
STCW VI/1-1 – Personal Survival Techniques
STCW VI/1-2 – Basic Fire Fighting
STCW VI/1-3 – Basic First Aid
STCW VI/1-4 – Personal Safety & Social Responsibility
7) STCW VI/2-1 – Lifeboatman
8) STCW VI/3 – Advanced Fire Fighting
9) STCW VI/6 – ISPS Security Training
10) Merchant Mariner Credential / National Mariner Credential

Incomplete application packages (lacking any of the above required documents) will not be reviewed. Do not send in an incomplete application. Wait until you have all information and certificates in the required form before submitting.

Thank you for your interest in a mariner position at TDI-Brooks International.

Marine Position: Mate

Please email all required documents to applications@tdi-bi.com

For TDI-Brooks to determine if you are fully qualified for a position on one of our international ships, please provide color scans of the following (NO faxes, photographs, or Xerox copies please):

1) Passport
2) IMO seafarer’s medical fitness report
3) Inoculation record (primarily yellow fever)
4) STCW II/2 – Mate license endorsement (Officer in Charge of a Navigational Watch)
5) STCW IV/2 – GMDSS
6) STCW VI/1 – Basic Safety Training Endorsement -or-
STCW VI/1-1 – Personal Survival Techniques
STCW VI/1-2 – Basic Fire Fighting
STCW VI/1-3 – Basic First Aid
STCW VI/1-4 – Personal Safety & Social Responsibility
7) STCW VI/2-1 – Lifeboatman
8) STCW VI/3 – Advanced Fire Fighting
9) STCW VI/6 – ISPS Security Training
10) Merchant Mariner Credential / National Mariner Credential

Incomplete application packages (lacking any of the above required documents) will not be reviewed. Do not send in an incomplete application. Wait until you have all information and certificates in the required form before submitting.

Thank you for your interest in a mariner position at TDI-Brooks International.

Marine Position: Chief Engineer

Please email all required documents to applications@tdi-bi.com

For TDI-Brooks to determine if you are fully qualified for a position on one of our international ships, please provide color scans of the following (NO faxes, photographs, or Xerox copies please):

1) Passport
2) IMO seafarer’s medical fitness report
3) Inoculation record (primarily yellow fever)
4) STCW III/2 or III/3 – Chief Engineer license endorsement (Officer in Charge of an Engineering watch)
5) STCW VI/1 – Basic Safety Training Endorsement -or-
STCW VI/1-1 – Personal Survival Techniques
STCW VI/1-2 – Basic Fire Fighting
STCW VI/1-3 – Basic First Aid
STCW VI/1-4 – Personal Safety & Social Responsibility
6) STCW VI/2-1 – Lifeboatman
7) STCW VI/3 – Advanced Fire Fighting
8) STCW VI/6 – ISPS Security Training
9) Merchant Mariner Credential / National Mariner Credential

Incomplete application packages (lacking any of the above required documents) will not be reviewed. Do not send in an incomplete application. Wait until you have all information and certificates in the required form before submitting.

Thank you for your interest in a mariner position at TDI-Brooks International.

Marine Position: Assistant Engineer

Please email all required documents to applications@tdi-bi.com

For TDI-Brooks to determine if you are fully qualified for a position on one of our international ships, please provide color scans of the following (NO faxes, photographs, or Xerox copies please):

1) Passport
2) IMO seafarer’s medical fitness report
3) Inoculation record (primarily yellow fever)
4) STCW III/1, III/2 or III/3 – Assistant Engineer license endorsement (Officer in Charge of an Engineering watch)
5) STCW VI/1 – Basic Safety Training Endorsement -or-
STCW VI/1-1 – Personal Survival Techniques
STCW VI/1-2 – Basic Fire Fighting
STCW VI/1-3 – Basic First Aid
STCW VI/1-4 – Personal Safety & Social Responsibility
6) STCW VI/2-1 – Lifeboatman
7) STCW VI/3 – Advanced Fire Fighting
8) STCW VI/6 – ISPS Security Training
9) Merchant Mariner Credential / National Mariner Credential

Incomplete application packages (lacking any of the above required documents) will not be reviewed. Do not send in an incomplete application. Wait until you have all information and certificates in the required form before submitting.

Thank you for your interest in a mariner position at TDI-Brooks International.

Marine Position: Oiler

Please email all required documents to applications@tdi-bi.com

For TDI-Brooks to determine if you are fully qualified for a position on one of our international ships, please provide color scans of the following (NO faxes, photographs, or Xerox copies please):

1) Passport
2) IMO seafarer’s medical fitness report
3) Inoculation record (primarily yellow fever)
4) STCW III/5 (or III/4 Ratings Forming Part of an Engineering Watch) – Oiler Endorsement
5) STCW VI/1 – Basic Safety Training Endorsement -or-
STCW VI/1-1 – Personal Survival Techniques
STCW VI/1-2 – Basic Fire Fighting
STCW VI/1-3 – Basic First Aid
STCW VI/1-4 – Personal Safety & Social Responsibility
6) STCW VI/2-1 – Lifeboatman
7) STCW VI/6 – ISPS Security Training
8) Merchant Mariner Credential / National Mariner Credential

Incomplete application packages (lacking any of the above required documents) will not be reviewed. Do not send in an incomplete application. Wait until you have all information and certificates in the required form before submitting.

Thank you for your interest in a mariner position at TDI-Brooks International.

Marine Position: AB

Please email all required documents to applications@tdi-bi.com

For TDI-Brooks to determine if you are fully qualified for a position on one of our international ships, please provide color scans of the following (NO faxes, photographs, or Xerox copies please):

1) Passport
2) IMO seafarer’s medical fitness report
3) Inoculation record (primarily yellow fever)
4) STCW II/4 or II/5 – AB Endorsement
5) STCW VI/1 – Basic Safety Training Endorsement -or-
STCW VI/1-1 – Personal Survival Techniques
STCW VI/1-2 – Basic Fire Fighting
STCW VI/1-3 – Basic First Aid
STCW VI/1-4 – Personal Safety & Social Responsibility
6) STCW VI/6 – ISPS Security Training
7) Merchant Mariner Credential / National Mariner Credential

Incomplete application packages (lacking any of the above required documents) will not be reviewed. Do not send in an incomplete application. Wait until you have all information and certificates in the required form before submitting.

Thank you for your interest in a mariner position at TDI-Brooks International.

Marine Position: Cook

Please email all required documents to applications@tdi-bi.com

For TDI-Brooks to determine if you are fully qualified for a position on one of our international ships, please provide color scans of the following (NO faxes, photographs, or Xerox copies please):

1) Passport
2) IMO seafarer’s medical fitness report
3) Inoculation record (primarily yellow fever)
4) ILO MLC Cook Training Certification
5) STCW VI/1 – Basic Safety Training Endorsement -or-
STCW VI/1-1 – Personal Survival Techniques
STCW VI/1-2 – Basic Fire Fighting
STCW VI/1-3 – Basic First Aid
STCW VI/1-4 – Personal Safety & Social Responsibility
6) STCW VI/6 – ISPS Security Training
7) Merchant Mariner Credential / National Mariner Credential

Incomplete application packages (lacking any of the above required documents) will not be reviewed. Do not send in an incomplete application. Wait until you have all information and certificates in the required form before submitting.

Thank you for your interest in a mariner position at TDI-Brooks International.

Marine Position: OS

Please email all required documents to applications@tdi-bi.com

For TDI-Brooks to determine if you are fully qualified for a position on one of our international ships, please provide color scans of the following (NO faxes, photographs, or Xerox copies please):

1) Passport
2) IMO seafarer’s medical fitness report
3) Inoculation record (primarily yellow fever)
4) STCW VI/1 – Basic Safety Training Endorsement -or-
STCW VI/1-1 – Personal Survival Techniques
STCW VI/1-2 – Basic Fire Fighting
STCW VI/1-3 – Basic First Aid
STCW VI/1-4 – Personal Safety & Social Responsibility
5) STCW VI/6 – ISPS Security Training
6) Merchant Mariner Credential / National Mariner Credential

Incomplete application packages (lacking any of the above required documents) will not be reviewed. Do not send in an incomplete application. Wait until you have all information and certificates in the required form before submitting.

Thank you for your interest in a mariner position at TDI-Brooks International.

Contact Us

TDI-Brooks International, Inc.
14391 S. Dowling RD
College Station, TX 77845

Email: info@tdi-bi.com
Phone: +1 (979) 693-3446