Director of Operations

Cortland, NY

Posted: 08/15/2019 Industry: Construction - Civil Job Number: 2785

The Morisey-Dart Group has a client in the Asphalt business and the largest in the Northeast that is in need of a Director of Operations for the upper NY area.
This position is a full time perm position.
Experience in Asphalt


The Director of Operations and Logistics is an experienced transportation/construction manager who is capable of managing and leading a vertically integrated structure spanning two states and 15 locations. This position is directly responsible for leading regional operations and construction managers who oversee a work force of more than 400 employees. This position is responsible for long-term strategic planning and coordinates day-to-day activities related to heavy highway road construction and road maintenance applications.



  • Direct and motivate supervisory personnel and staff engaged in planning and executing work procedures.
  • Plan, develop, implement, lead, and evaluate the organization's operations function and performance.
  • Manages scheduling logistics in conjunction with sales and operations.
  • Develop and manage operations budget, as well as provide timely budget updates to the Executive Team.
  • Evaluate the present and future needs of the Corporation’s operations infrastructure, equipment, and personnel. Provide Executive Team with project proposals and capital expenditure requests.
  • Evaluate the operations division structure for continual improvement of the efficiency and effectiveness of the group as well as developing long-term succession planning for all facets of the operations division.
  • Troubleshoot and collaborate with other managers to problem-solve and advance the processes of the business unit and the division as a whole.
  • Manage Regional Operations Managers to accomplish short and long-term goals consistent with the Corporation’s vision and objectives.
  • Identify, recommend, and implement changes to improve productivity, quality of execution, and reduce cost.
  • Train, develop, and assess staff effectively as well as providing individuals with recommendations for professional and personal growth. Takes corrective action as necessary on a timely basis and in accordance with company policy.




They offer competitive wages, paid time off, and a growth-oriented work environment. We extend employer-paid medical and dental benefits, as well as company-paid life insurance to all full-time employees. Personnel are also eligible for participation in our 401(k) plan.

For more information please contact Don Triolo at 239-217-6330.... You can also send your resume to


  • Leadership
  • Safe Work Practices
  • Ethical Conduct
  • Financial Management
  • Operations Excellence
  • Team Development
  • Communication Proficiency
  • Problem Solving/Analysis
  • Business Acumen
  • Project Management



  • Bachelor’s degree in Construction Management or related field or equivalent work experience (MBA or Master’s in related field preferred).
  • 10+ years in leadership role
  • 5+ years of experience in managing/leading transportation/construction employees in a medium or large-size company.
  • Experience in Asphalt

Don Triolo
Exec. Recruiter, Heavy Hwy./Civil, Com. Construction

Don has experience in searching, vetting and representing top professionals in both heavy highway/civil and commercial construction in the following areas:

  • Asphalt Paving and Milling
  • Concrete Paving
  • Director of Construction
  • Earthwork, Drilling, Tunneling, Boring
  • Estimators
  • Foremen
  • Heavy Civil Contracting
  • Heavy Highway/Roads and Bridges Construction
  • Mass Excavation and Grading
  • Operations Managers
  • Pile Driving
  • Pipeline Contractors
  • Project Managers
  • Purchasing
  • Quality Control
  • Superintendents
  • Surveyors
  • Utility and Site Contractors
  • And many more… 

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