Operations Manager – Roads Maintenance and Construction

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Job Description

The Role
Our client is a leading construction company operating in Oman. To maintain their enviable reputation and to help ensure the efficient delivery of these contracts, they are looking to appoint a Roads Operations Manager. The Role: • Accountable for the safe operational management and delivery of all contracted road operations and maintenance (Opex) and projects (Capex) work, whilst operating with strict budgetary control and delivering in accordance with the client’s and industry best practise standards. • This includes the management of customer interface in relation to the estate; ensuring a high profile in the day-to-day running of the sites, and high levels of stakeholder engagement, including internal and client senior management, guaranteeing appropriate and responsive reaction to address all client concerns. • This is an active and visible role requiring excellent technical knowledge, customer relationship and supplier management skills. • Working as part of a local senior management team within a business, the post holder will be expected to positively contribute to performance, growth and profitability whilst always acting as a champion for customer care. • It should be recognised that the asset base is spread country wide, often in remote locations, so the role holder will be required to travel widely, staying away from their home base (Muscat), frequently visiting site locations and supporting local camp management and their teams. • The role requires significant leadership experience and people management skills, which has been developed in the road operations and maintenance services sector, with particular emphasis on health, safety, quality, and operational delivery.

Requirements
Requirements: • Minimum 15 years’ leadership experience in the roads operations and maintenance industry • Ideally educated to degree level, in a relevant discipline (e.g., civils engineering, road maintenance, etc) • Completion, or current enrolment, of a relative leadership programme will be an advantage • Possesses knowledge of complex functional or business area associated with road maintenance and operation (e.g., graded road maintenance, black top rehabilitation, scheme development, asset management, etc) • Experience in managing remote road assets, ideally in a hot and arid environment • Understands road designs and can constructively challenge existing standards to support continuous improvement • Track record of success in supporting a major business contract, Business Unit or region and/or providing support to a professional function. • Experience and knowhow of implementing and managing technology solutions associated with asset management, projects, and work orders. • Membership of a professional body with Intermediate Level qualifications as a minimum (preferred) • Middle East experience an advantage The package on offer is up to OMR 4,000 per month + discretionary bonus.