Operations and Business Development Manager

Full Time - Posted on May 6, 2022

This highly successful, privately owned Northern Territory business is now looking to further support its extremely strong and loyal client base by creating a new company in a parallel market sector to help support its existing business. This is an amazing opportunity to create a business within a business and potentially act as your own business owner in the horizontal directional drilling sector.

The Role

The role is both a management position and a working, hands on operational position. You would be responsible the start-up, identification and purchasing of equipment, building the team and the creation and delivery of services.

Working closely with the Managing Director of the parent company you would help build the company from scratch, including the preparation and implementation of the annual business plan and budget. The business development function is helped by the existence of strong client relationships, but you would create the sales approach and help tender and deliver the services.


This is an amazing opportunity within the niche market sector of Directional Drilling. Therefore, the ideal candidate will have to have specialist experience as an operator on drills above 30,000lbs, plus experience in running dual rod systems drilling with rock motors using both Tri-Cone and PDC drilling bits. It would also mean you would need a solid understanding of the drilling fluid requirements for all different ground types.

We are looking for a technically competent and capable leader who is commercially focused with an entrepreneurial mindset and can create and lead a team whilst undertaking projects for this specific role.

In Return

In return you will receive a generous base salary plus super, company vehicle, fuel and after an agreed period a share of the business and profits. Relocation costs could also be negotiated for this Darwin based role.