Area Technical Manager (Ref: 9994)

We have a rare opportunity for an Area Technical Manager who will manage the technical and quality control of 4 asphalt plants and 8 quarries across the Southwest area. This role will provide you with the scope to utilise your technical and quality experience, dealing directly with customers and providing links between the commercial and operational teams, as well as navigate into product design and development as you look to build out more sustainable and environmental solutions. 

About the role

You will provide leadership and technical support to the area technical team in support of the Regional Technical Manager and Technical Department. To ensure effective interaction with the Area management team in maintaining support for Company’s Health, Safety, Quality and financial objectives.

Other elements to the role include:

  • Monitoring and managing the output quality of all asphalt and aggregate materials within the defined area of responsibility to ensure that the Companies aggregate and asphalt products comply with all relevant Customer, National and/or European standards.
  • Provide the technical management of the Asphalt and Aggregates Quality Plans ensuring technical compliance with the requirements and on-going development of the system.
  • To propose and maintain a schedule of sampling, testing and inspection by ensuring that the technical service he provides in accordance with Company quality standards, procedures and systems.
  • Plan, establish and maintain the most cost and resource efficient asphalt and aggregate mix recipe’s and designs.
  • Ensure that all the immediate technical team are trained to maintain a tidy, safe and healthy working environment by providing regular and relevant updates to training and toolbox talks, and completing regular interactive safety tours.
  • Operate an area technical contract review process to ensure that the Company are not exposed to unacceptable technical risk and that customer product and specification requirements can be satisfied and delivered in a timely manner.
  • To perform to agreed standards and objectives, meeting quality reporting and time deadlines through effective management.
  • Provide technical expertise to Asphalt, Aggregate & Commercial departments
  • Be flexible in promoting and adapting to changing business needs.
  • Assist/support in maintaining external and internal customer requirements and needs in a timely, quality and cost-effective manner.
  • Ability to advise potential clients on laying methods for material produced via development of laying guidelines etc.
  • Product design – Establish and maintain most efficient designs for all finished products with consideration of quality, production and economic factors including maintaining correct Type test data.
  • Work in conjunction with Operational Managers & Commercial department to ensure joined-up approach. Upkeep of trial mixes, BOMs, and design data base material files etc. (if applicable).

What will you bring?

  • In depth knowledge and practical application of asphalt and aggregate specifications, materials testing and production methods.
  • Hold relevant membership to a professional body, (IAT or IoQ.)
  • Good literacy skills in order to read, understand and interpret specifications and to write reports.
  • Strong numeric skills to provide statistical information and work with spread sheets
  • A firm understanding of ISO 9001 and other construction standards and specifications A firm understanding of company policies and procedures.
  • Possess a good depth of knowledge and understanding of both asphalt and aggregate business from production to final use.
  • Srong interperson skills with previous management experience.
  • Full driving licence.


What’s on offer?

  • Competitive Salary, bonus and benefits recognizing the contribution you bring
  • Opportunities for Career Progression both at home and abroad
  • An inclusive and safety focused culture with people at the heart of the business

We are committed to building a diverse environment and are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. You will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, disability or age.

Why join Aggregate Industries?

To be at the heart of construction, we see our people at the forefront of the construction industry, transforming it into a more sustainable future. We employ highly talented, experienced and motivated people from diverse backgrounds. We have industry-leading capability in innovation, enabling us to anticipate and meet the changing needs of our customers. We are committed to developing strong and positive relationships with the communities we live and work in. LafargeHolcim has a global footprint with leadership positions in the vast majority of its markets and a diversified portfolio with a good balance between mature and developing markets positioned in highly populated areas. 

About Aggregate Industries

We’re at the front line of the construction and infrastructure industries, producing and supplying an array of construction materials. With over 270 sites and more than 3,900 dedicated employees, we’re home to everything from aggregates, asphalt, ready-mixed concrete and precast concrete products. On top of that, we produce, import and supply construction materials, export aggregates and offer national road surfacing and contracting services. 

We’re also a proud member of LafargeHolcim, which is the leading global building materials and solutions company with around 90,000 employees in over 80 countries. It holds leading positions in all regions with a balanced portfolio of developing and mature markets.


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About Aggregate Industries

We’re at the frontline of the construction and infrastructure industries, producing and supplying an array of construction materials. With over 330 sites and more than 4100 dedicated employees, we’re home to everything from aggregates, asphalt, ready-mixed concrete and precast concrete products. On top of that, we produce, import and export supply materials for cement and offer national road surfacing and contracting services.