Contracts Manager

£65000.00 per annum + Car, pension plus aditional benefits
09 Feb 2017
09 Mar 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Contracts Manager


Salary £60,000-65,000 per annum plus benefits

The Role:

Responsibilities of the Contracts manager include the financial monitoring and control of the

contracts, ensuring Health, Safety, Environmental and Quality compliance is maintained and

the Company's procedures and objectives are achieved.

The role will be based around my client's civils and water disciplines so experience in this field is essential. The ideal candidate will either be an established Contracts Manager or be someone that is ready for promotion to Contracts Manager.

Key Responsibilities:

Programme planning

  • Plan projects and ensure they are programmed to a level of detail necessary for the site

    team to deliver the scheme without delays.

  • Ensure procurement and reconciliation of materials is carried out in accordance with

Company procedures to best value and to prevent delays.

  • Ensure site team compliance with Company commercial policies and procedures
  • Attend tender handover meetings and deliver pre-start meetings to the site team
  • Ensure a commercial plan and end of life forecast is in place and monitored monthly for the successful commercial delivery of the project
  • Produce and analyse progress reports, updated costs and forecasts
  • Ensure correct commercial engagement of subcontractors
  • Implement the risk management process, review risk register and check risk controls
  • Review the CVRs monthly with the project teams, implementing necessary actions
  • Complete and distribute the Contract Initiation/Completion form for each project
  • Ensure weekly review of progress, budget resources and forward planning are carried out and look ahead programmes are in place
  • Chair and attend internal and external meetings and ensure the production of accurate
  • records of any discussions and actions
  • Ensure timely management of both temporary and permanent design to meet the requirements of each project

Health, safety and environmental

  • By example, set the highest possible standards of leadership in promotion of HS&E

    procedures and best practice, ensuring compliance with Company procedures and legal


  • Allocate HS&E responsibilities and duties for site personnel, check understanding and

    provide training as necessary

  • Maintain and manage construction sites and subcontractors, ensuring all subcontractors

    follow company procedures and processes

  • Oversee and ensure that HSE-related documents are kept up to date and undertake senior
  • manager site inspections, ensuring that audits and reports are produced, liaising with the

    necessary parties

  • Liaise with third parties to ensure compliance with HAUC, NRSWA and Chapter 8 and other
  • required regulatory standards


Ensure that ITPs are produced

Ensure that the QA File is produced and maintained

Establish and promote best practice

Customer relations

Build and maintain relationships with both the client and external customers

Chair and lead meetings with the customer and report on progress to date

Ensure that works are carried out in a manner which minimises community impact

Key measures & targets:

Adherence to all deadlines set and Business Unit objectives

Ensure final accounts are completed within three months of construction completion

Monthly and weekly reporting timescales are met

Ensure 3 Pillar KPI measures are met

Deliver projects without safety incidents, within time and to budget

Key relationships:

Regional Manager

Site teams

Subcontractors and suppliers

Clients and stakeholders

Person Specification:

The successful candidate is likely to meet all of the following criteria:


  • Extensive experience of managing projects within a civils/water environment
  • Good working knowledge of contract conditions, CDM regulations, design management,programme and risk management and cost control including forecasting, actual cost and value reporting
  • Experience of MS project
  • Knowledge of the NEC contract including the Early Warning and Compensation Event mechanisms
  • Educated as a minimum to HNC/HND/Degree level (or equivalent)
  • CSCS card
  • Experience of Pre-Qualification and Tendering process for a number of multi-discipline projects
  • Excellent people management skills with the ability to influence and mentor
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, with both customers and all levels of staff
  • Problem solving skills and analytical thinking


CEng MICE, or equivalent

NEBOSH construction certificate

Experience of using P6 software


As well as offering a competitive salary, remuneration for this role includes flexible benefits,

which provides a range of guaranteed benefits including but not limited to:

_ Company car/car allowance

_ 5% Company pension contribution

_ Life Assurance at 2 x notional salary

_ Single persons private medical cover

_ Permanent Health Cover