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Quarry and Recycling Manager

Job Reference tarmac/TP/117/5691

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Contract Type:
Fixed Term
Competitive Salary + Benefits Package
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Job Functions:
Operations, Quarrying and Production
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Operations A&A
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Job Introduction

Are you an experienced Quarry Supervisor or Quarry Manager looking for your next role?  Then please read on as we may have a role of interest to you.

At Tarmac, ‘who you are’ matters.  We want to get to know you.  If you share our values and are proud of a job well done, collaborative in working well with others and ambitious to make things better, then have a read of what we have on offer. 

We are currently recruiting for a Quarry and Recycling Manager to lead our fantastic team at our Lockington Quarry, which is located close to Derby in Derbyshire.  The Quarry and Recycling Manager role here at Lockington is slightly different in the aspect that the quarry is currently mothballed and so the role is focused on the 2 main aspects - quarry earth moving activities and running the on-site recycling operations. The site was mothballed in 2020 with some restoration earth works still ongoing. The recycling operation aspect is that of road planings for recycling and distribution throughout the midlands via contract crush.

The site is easily accessible from Derby, Nottingham, Loughborough, Burton-upon-Trent, Newark-on-Trent, Tamworth, Lichfield, Melton Mowbray and surrounding areas. 

Here at Tarmac, we are working hard to create a dynamic and inclusive environment and it’s important that our people come from a variety of different backgrounds.

Main Responsibilities

The Quarry and Recycling Manager role here at Lockington will manage the environmental, safety and operational standards which are key in the fundamentals of the role of Quarry and Recycling Manager with cost control, contractor management and performance improvement being high. Managing site compliance with business policies and procedures and ensuring that legislative compliance is also a strong aspect of the role.

Key Tasks and Responsibilities of the role, not exhaustive:

  • Leading and active management of the contract crush and earth works contractors
  • Delivery of toolbox talks
  • Manage all aspects of daily environmental, sustainability and operational requirements of the quarry and recycling area
  • Ensure the permitted recycling area is operating compliantly in-line with its environmental permit/waste management license
  • Drive operational performance through KPI’s
  • Timely resolution of queries assigned to the sector
  • Take responsibility for their own safety and that of colleagues and business partners
  • Maintain site housekeeping to a high standard
  • Responsible for the budget in relation to the plant you are responsible for, these being both fixed and variable costs

Key Stakeholders you will liaise with in the responsibilities of this role:

  • Area Operations teams - Health & Safety team - Procurement and support teams - National Logistics team - - Area Commercial teams - Area HR Manager - Industry Bodies – Customers – RAP Manager

Please note - This role is a Maternity Cover Fixed Term Contract

The Ideal Candidate

To be successful in this role the ideal candidate for the position of Quarry and Recycling Manager you will have experience and knowledge of:

ESSENTIAL Experience

  • Experience in Quarry operations
  • Experience in environmental, sustainability and recycling programmes – would prove highly beneficial
  • Previous experience of a Sand and Gravel Quarry environment – would prove highly beneficial
  • Previous experience of a recycling environment – would prove highly beneficial
  • Full knowledge of Risk Assessments and Safe System of Work Systems
  • Working knowledge of H&S and Environmental policies

DESIRABLE Qualifications

  • A role associated Degree in Environmental or Sustainability would prove highly beneficial
  • IOSH Managing Safely
  • NVQ in fixed and mobile plant operations
  • WAMITAB or equivalent qualification


  • Able to actively identify and implement site and process improvements
  • Able to effectively communicate and look for opportunities to identify customer needs

Why Us

In addition to the role of Quarry and Recycling Manager we offer an extensive range of career development opportunities and industry-leading rewards, incentives, and benefits:

  • Contributory pension scheme 
  • Access to the Tarmac Reward website with discounts on retailers, holidays, etc. 
  • Access to our Employee Assistance helpline for free and confidential advice 
  • Access to join our Employee Communities (employee networks) we currently have nine communities inc. (REACH) Religious, Ethnic, Cultural Heritage, LGBTQ+, Parents & Carers, Ability, Wellbeing, Female Voice, and Menopause
  • Training and development opportunities 

Interested? Why not click here to find out more?  Go on… are you ready to build your future? 

Tarmac is an equal-opportunity employer. We are committed to creating an inclusive work environment for all employees and actively encourage applications from all sectors of the community.

Please click on the apply button to complete your application. Occasionally we receive a large volume of applications for our roles and when this happens we sometimes bring the published closing date forward, so please apply promptly to avoid disappointment

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