Contracts Manager

Footprint Recruitment
17 Jun 2017
17 Jul 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Contracts Manager

West Yorkshire


Candidate Profile

This role is suited to an individual driven by high standards and has a proven record in delivering multi projects, achieving high levels of customer satisfaction, and proven effective leadership skills. In addition, the candidate will be able to show understanding and capability of resolving complex construction issues, proactively managing risk and have good negotiating and people skills. The successful candidate will be able to present and have experience of developing and leading skilled teams who are delivery and client motivated/ they will have the skills to create and maintain customer relationships.

Job Purpose

Manage, direct and support production teams (+ designers on D&B) in all construction activities through from tender strategy to contract completions. Ultimately to ensure successful and safe delivery to Client, stakeholder and the business satisfaction.

Key Deliverables

• Develop and action strategies, project structures and risk management to allow safe and successful delivery by the project teams through to the issue of MGD certificate
• Create team spirit, identify development needs in staff and regularly inform staff of business updates
• Maximise profit margins and returns on projects
• Ensure regular auditing of SHEQ takes place and to remedy issues
• Champion Continuous Improvement and Target 0 on all projects
• Understand Client needs and deliver to set objectives
• Develop and maintain key account customer relationships including further work winning opportunities
• Interface directly with Clients on project issues
• Keep line manager constantly updated on key construction issues and solutions

Key Tasks

• Ensure the highest level of safety and quality management and set the standard for project teams including completion of SHEQ inspections
• To contribute to strategy reviews and forward planning of the projects
• Attendance at key subcontractor appointment meetings and to ensure operations are represented at all other subcontractor appointment meetings
• Develop tender programme into construction programme
• Regular programme and progress monitoring and compiling programming strategies with project teams during the contract period
• Proactive involvement and testing/monitoring of the quality of all works carried out on each project
• Deal with supply chain performance problems in conjunction with project team
• Provide proactive technical support to project teams to overcome project problems but also enhance and develop individuals skill sets
• Prepare and present or lead monthly internal project reviews
• Present to the line manager on a monthly basis achievements against KPIs, budget, programme, Health and safety and reports against exceptional items (+or-) and risk issues
• Convene and chair project debrief meetings at end of each project
• Ensure works to achieve MGD certificate are recoded and completed in the correct timescales
• Ensure Project Profile is completed for each scheme including photographs within 2 months of project completion
• Attend interviews (pre and post) and aid in bid writing (pre and post) as and when required
• Identify training needs for staff and operatives
• Carry out PDP session with project staff
• Discipline staff in accordance with Company policy
• Prepare and present monthly Client reports
• Convene/attend/chair Client review meetings
• Encourage and promote the message of fairness, inclusion and respect with colleagues, clients and suppliers

Essential skills and qualifications

• Successful and profitable delivery of multi projects in new build and/or refurbishment contracts
• Experience of a similar leadership role as a Contracts Manager or Project Manager
• Experience in most forms of construction including Design and Build
• Experience in relationship management with customers/consultants and suppliers which has led to new opportunities and work wins.
• Commercial awareness, understanding and ability to make profit whilst retaining relationships and company values

Personal attributes

• Proven skill in providing clarity of direction and focus for a number of teams/projects at any one time including recruitment (where necessary) and development of staff.
• Evidence of strong interpersonal and people management skills are essential
• Strong technical knowledge, including building services
• Extensive knowledge and awareness of health, safety, and environmental procedures, practices and legislation
• Good customer relationship skills
• Ability to multi task
• Ability to understand the wider picture whilst devoting attention to detail
• Attitude: characterised by enthusiasm, commitment to personal and project success
• Proactive, diligent, able and willing to think ahead
• Values: the person must understand the vision and values of the company and respond positively
• Ability to communicate positively and effectively
• Approach; structured, focused, thorough, high level of attention to detail. Must have the ability to be firm and demanding in order to maintain high standards, but also able to encourage and motivate