Area Manager (Bedford) 75404

  • Permanent
  • Bedford, United Kingdom
  • £50,000 to £55,000 per annum

Area Manager – Tarmac / Surfacing / Highways Maintenance
£50,000 – £55,000, Car or Car Allowance
(Highways National Contractor)

JOB TITLE: Area Manager (Capital Works)

REPORTING TO: Operational Manager


Front line responsibility for all capital works on the HE East contract including pavement schemes, structures, technology, street lighting, soft estate and drainage.


  • To manage the day to day capital works operations on the Highways England East Maintenance and Response Contract. To plan, control, manage and co-ordinate all operational activities in line with company policy including costs Vs value, processes and procedures.
  • Personnel safety and safety of all personnel under your authority including others who may be affected by operational activities
  • To direct resources of people, vehicle, plant, materials, sub-contractors and premises, to achieve the aims and objectives of the contract business plan
  • Ensure that operations are carried out in a commercially astute manner ensuring best value
  • Carry out investigations or report writing as required and as requested by direct line management
  • Produce draft business cases to assist with safety and operational improvements
  • Undertake operational site audits to ensure compliance with safety and quality standards and in line with company policies
  • Ensure that site measurements/valuations are recorded and promptly processed, good commercial and financial processes are followed.
  • Assist management with presentations for briefing sessions and safety stand down days
  • Compliance with the company’s policies and procedures
  • Preparation and modification of Risk Assessments, Method Statements and COSHH assessments in association with the local safety advisor
  • Represent the Company at meetings with client representatives, the general public and representatives of other organisations or authorities as necessary
  • Ensure all work is completed to the highest standard with good productivity levels
  • Front line responsibility for service delivery of winter maintenance and emergency response activities including standby duties as required.
  • Willingly carry out any reasonable task as requested by a member of the management team


  • Financial returns in line with budget, including DSO
  • Financial reporting carried out within the clients timetable
  • Material, Labour and Plant / Vehicle costs management improving in line with business plan and vehicle damage costs reducing to negligible levels.
  • Safety performance measures in line with Safety Objectives and statutory reporting.
  • Monitoring in line with principals of ISO 14001, 9001, 45001, 44001.


  • Hands on and active support for colleagues and especially their direct team
  • A professional approach, commensurate with a management role in a major company.
  • Meeting deadlines and developing operational improvements as a matter of course.
  • Taking an active involvement in the wider industry
  • A personal approach and style of management that ensures they are a role model for others in the team
  • Consistently working at a level consistent with, or higher than, agreed service levels (as agreed as objectives at Appraisals or at other times)
  • Achieving Business Plan Objectives
  • Must be computer literate and identify urgent requests and actions
  • Strictly adhere to all Company Procedures
  • At all times, in-line with the Company Culture, support the Company Visions and

Values and promote to all colleagues

  • Create and Promote Partnership Vision and Values to achieve success

To discuss this opportunity in more detail, please call Josh Moss on 02392 322389, or email your CV to

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