Salary: Competitive Salary + Benefits Package

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.

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

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

Location: Derby, Derbyshire, England

Job Reference: tarmac/TP/117/5691

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