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Surfacing Contracts Manager

Job Introduction

At J B Riney, our people are our company. The way in which we treat our people – both our employees and the communities in which we live and work.

J B Riney is a long- established Civil Engineering company who have operated in the Greater London area for nearly 40 years. Working alongside many Local Authorities and Councils, our well-earned reputation is built on local knowledge, reliability, quality products and services as well as a customer focused delivery.

We are looking for a Surfacing Contracts Manager to join our team based in London.

The purpose of this role is to provide leadership, guidance and direction to the local team, ensuring that all stated objectives, aims and targets associated with the contracts are achieved whilst building strong and lasting relationships with our Clients.

We’re working hard to create a dynamic and inclusive environment and it’s important that our people come from a variety of different backgrounds.

Role Responsibility

Reporting directly to the Contracts Director you will be responsible for:

  • Driving performance improvement in relations to safety promoting a zero tolerance towards accidents and by instilling a culture of Health and Safety best practice by setting a personal example (ongoing)
  • Ensuring working practices and procedures are followed, to the highest quality and cost control.
  • Leading and ensuring delivery of the forward Programmes of works
  • Developing and maintaining key client relationships
  • Working closely with Tarmac to maximise the use of internal products and services on the contract
  • Driving performance improvements within the contacts and share best practice across the business
  • Effective management, coaching and development of all direct reports and drive full employee engagement
  • Ensuring best practice and continuous improvement across the contract to deliver high quality services to our Client
  • Working closely with the Contract Director and Commercial Team, the Contract Manager will ensure the team maximise financial returns on all aspects of the contract

The Ideal Candidate

To be successful in this role the ideal candidate will possess proven management experience, ideally within Highway Surfacing Schemes and with experience providing leadership to complex contracts. They will also possess:


  • Product / Service Technical Knowledge
  • Health & Safety IOSH or equivalent Certified
  • IT Literate Word Excel, Project and PowerPoint
  • Operational technical Knowledge
  • Estimating / Costing / Financial Management Systems
  • Proven Management experience
  • Ability to work to tight deadlines
  • Effective communication skills
  • Have experience of machine and hand lay surfacing  
  • Be knowledgeable of Highways surfacing 
  • Be a good communicator and have experience of working with stakeholders of various seniority levels 
  • Be able to work independently but also as part of a team 
  • Be motivated 
  • Hold a valid UK driving licence 
  • Have a flexible working approach (in terms of working hours) 

Why Tarmac

We offer an extensive range of career development opportunities and industry-leading rewards, incentives and benefits:

  • Car allowance
  • Bonus
  • Contributory pension scheme
  • Access to the Tarmac Reward website with discounts on retailers, holidays, etc.
  • Access to our Employee Assistance helpline for free and confidential advice
  • Training and development opportunities

Interested? Why not click here to find out more?  Go on… are you ready to build your future?

Tarmac is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to creating an inclusive work environment for all employees and actively encourage applications from all sectors of the community.

Tarmac Trading Limited


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