Surfacing Manager


Job purpose

Leading the successful biding and delivery of surfacing projects and contracts for our client for their projects based on The North Island in New Zealand. This includes overseeing Surfacing branch functions, projects and contracts including all aspects such as commercial performance, client liaison and work programming, budget control, procurement and site management; in a profitable and efficient manner whilst complying with all appropriate legislation, company policies and procedures and industry best practice.

Win business and deliver bids to a high standard that leverages our experience not just price.

  • Seek and capture work opportunities within current client list and new clients when required, current projects and also within the private market
  • Build successful long-term relationships with the client and propose and provide innovative
  • Ensure competitive and accurate pricing is undertaking through review of methodologies and price build ups as requested from Managers and Bid team
  • Understand complex tender requirements
  • Understand contract obligations and deliver on all aspects
  • Provide accurate Monthly reporting on project’s with regards to all aspects including but not limited to Financials, EHS, Environmental and all CQP deliverables as well as Cost to complete reports. These reports must be reflecting budget vs actual expenditure, programed completion vs. actual and identifying risk areas within the budgeted deliverables with regards to the spend forecast –i.e. Managing front and back loading of projects to reflect actual revenue.
  • reflect actual revenue.
  • Proactively undertake risk management of projects which includes tender reviews of rates and build ups with a string focus on the delivery team managing the works to mitigate extra work that is not recoverable and rework and any other inappropriate unrecoverable expenses.
  • Manage all aspects of Quality Assurance for your respective projects and ensure delivery of the QA is accurate and legible and traceable by clients to manage contract risks.


Manage Day to Day Project Delivery, deliver to or beat the plan, meet all contract specifications and use all resources efficiently.

  • Manage Clients and Head Contractors needs to deliver all work requirements in an amicable manner.
  • Engage Clients and Head contractors in budgets to completion and provide certainty on delivery through good financial management.
  • Secure and manage Sub-Contractors to deliver works programs on time and too budget.
  • Maintain a good working relationship with Clients/ Head Contractors/ Sub- Contractors.
  • Challenge contract methodologies, operations and productivities in a constructive manner to increase opportunities.
  • Work with supervisors, foreman to organise and manage day to day project execution, including the efficient use of labour and resources and performance of subcontractors and suppliers.
  • Ensure all Health and Safety and environmental and regulatory requirements are achieved
  • Ensure all technical elements of the activities are fit for purpose
  • All project administration is completed, RFI’s and variations are managed, and invoices issued on time