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Highways Operations Manager

Elvet Recruitment
70000.00 - 80000.00 GBP Annual + plus bonus + package
Closing date
25 Apr 2024

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Construction / Built Environment
Contract Type
Full Time
Job Function

Elvet Recruitment are recruiting for an Operations Manager on behalf of one of the largest civil engineering & construction companies in the UK. This role is based in Lincolnshire, delivering a key long-standing highways framework for their civils arm.

The contractor are a reputable Tier 1 business, with a strong reputation for long staff tenures & growth of people being a success. This role is ensuring the smooth delivery of 70m+ highways workload annually. This annual revenue is made up of: Capital, Reactive & Cyclical operations and covers a large highways & roads network throughout Lincolnshire. Projects will involve: streetworks, surfacing, drainage, kerbing, street furniture, road maintenance, utilities and much more general highways maintenance.

Working closley with an Operations Director with many direct reports including: Contracts Managers, Project Managers, Site Agents etc. This role is also working in tandem with a commercial department - managed by similar Commercial counterparts. The framework itself is currently running to 2035 with a further 15+ of similar frameworks operation across the United Kingdom - showing a strong reputation & successful track record with this highways type of work. The promise of future projects is strong and progression on offer still despite the seniority of the role. Clear development paths are structured for all staff - senior management included!


  • Creation of various programmes, annual to monthly etc.
  • Tracking client expenditure & work scheduling
  • Resourcing accordingly for workload demand - sub-contractors, staff, materials, plant etc.
  • Contribute to budgets & forecasts to ensure work is deliverable
  • Develop staff talent, people development and performance management
  • Assigning staff & labour resources accordingly
  • Monitor & report daily performance
  • Leading progress meetings with client & staff
  • Coordination of teams within all workstreams - Capital, Reactive & Cyclical

Experience Required:

  • Must have proven experience working as Contracts Manager / Operations Manager in a similar highways role
  • Must be fully capable of running wide batches of work with annual revenue values
  • Must have strong commercial knowledge
  • Must have capability of managing projects at all stages


On offer is a salary up to 80,000 (DOE) plus generous package.

Package includes: 10% bonus, company vehicle or allowance, 7% pension, family healthcare, holidays, travel and more.

This role is flexible working so where roles allow - possibility of staggered start & finish times and up to 30% remote working.

For more info contact Andy Gray at Elvet Recruitment.

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