National Technical Manager

New Zealand
$180-200k NZD + package

Our client, a well known contractor in New Zealand are currently seeking a National Technical Manager to join the team and work across a number of road and land development contracts.

Job details:

New Technology Development

  • Research and identify new technology that will improve the performance and competitive advantage of the company. 
  • Manage the successful implementation of the opportunities identified.           

Technical Training and Advice

  • Provide technical advice, problem solving and training for Managers and Project Managers.  This will include contractual and technical issues.
  • On occasions, will include organising and presenting at internal seminars and forums that encourage teamwork and the development of teamwork and individual capability.          
  • Work as a Team

Product Development Planning and Strategy Development

  • Manage the Technical development and assist implementation of the Group’s Product Development Plan. 
  • Liaise closely with the company’s Testing Laboratory’s.           
  • Promoting Group’s Products and capability
  • Develop marketing plan and prepare technical presentation material, and technical procedures that will promote the products and capability of the Company. 
  • Provide advice and direction on the correct design and use of materials and construction techniques.
  • Represent Company at Technical Forums
  • Promote the Group’s interests at technical forums as and when required        

Special Projects

  • Assist various branches (Managers or Project Managers) with tender proposals for major or technically challenging contracts including offshore and Design and Build projects. 
  • Provide review of these proposals or projects if required.
  • Technical analysis of pavement failures and QA non-compliance.
  • Address project quality issues and pavement performance.
  • Provide analysis and review data.
  • Write reports to support company position on defects

Team and Peer Support

  • Technical support for the business.
  • To incorporate peer support especially in managing new technology and project development.
  • Motivates and encourages others to work across the group, prevents silos from appearing and contributes to developing strong team approach.
  • Identifies talent and mentors and coaches individuals and teams.  Can get the best performance out of their team members.
  • Assists and leads in the management of suppliers in a way that works in partnership and trust so that we can both achieve our goals and profit.  Holds suppliers to account where necessary.
  • Maintain Health & Safety standards to the highest level


  • Degree or HND level qualification in civil engineering or related field
  • An enquiring mind and desire to understand issues  
  • Strong Client relationship skills          
  • Experience leading teams and managing in difficult circumstances     
  • Excellent supplier relationship skills 
  • Full understanding of the business and the Road Technology capabilities