Surfacing and Industries Manager

North Island
$140k-155k p.a

Our client, a well know contractor in New Zealand, are seeking a Surfacing & Industries Manager to work on a permanant basis on the North Island.

This is an exciting role where you will lead our surfacing department and asphalt plant to ensure successful running of both these departments in a developing and growing market.


  • You will be involved in pricing work, overseeing the daily management of both operations, and the development and delivery of business for Regional growth.
  • Manage an operational asphalting crew with support from foremen, including sub-contractors
  • Manage a production asphalt plant with support from the asphalt plant operator
  • Working effectively with and alongside a diverse range of internal and external clients
  • Secure forward workload to maintain the business goals and financial targets for both departments
  • Manage key stakeholder engagement
  • Renew contracts, pricing and review forward work programmes
  • Develop and coach your team to grow their skillset and careers
  • Oversee department financials including job pricing, project costs and labour budgets
  • Ensure jobs and projects are carried out to specifications and standards, in line with regulations and industry best practice


Skills and experience:

  • 5+ years experience with Asphalt and Industries related operations
  • Extensive people leadership and management experience, with a focus on mentoring and development
  • Financial and business acumen
  • Strong planning and organisational capabilities
  • Excellent communication and relationship building skills
  • Previous experience managing road maintenance contracts
  • Experience handling reactive tasks associated with a dynamic roading network
  • Commercial cost and control experience