Contracts Manager (Construction)

Posted: 28th July 2021

Role Overview

The postholder will be responsible for managing the pre-construction set up, programmingdelivery, and commercial performance of a variety of construction contracts simultaneously in line with the required H&S and quality standards.

Duties & Responsibilities
  • Plan, organise, control construction projects from pre-construction through to project close out while ensuring adherence to design specification, programme, and budgeted allowances.  
  • Attend pre-contract handover meetings with estimating/sales department to review/discuss proposed allowances/outputs & attendances. 
  • Liaise with main contractors to ensure that all facilities and agreed attendances are provided to facilitate the smooth delivery of every contract. 
  • Plan and prepare construction programmes and monitor progress against agreed targets. 
  • Co-ordinate and manage setting out Engineers and subcontractors. 
  • Carry out pre pour checks to ensure accuracy and conformance to specification. 
  • Implement ITP for each Project.
  • Prepare site-specific safety plans and establish safe systems of work incorporating method statements. 
  • Ensure all sites are established in accordance with H&S legislation and internal guidance. 
  • Carry out safety inspections and audits. 
  • Manage commercial change orders (VO’s) and claims related to the contracts under your management. 
  • Coordinate and track material and plant usage and provision.   
  • Ensure robust cost control processes are in place and present progress (WIP) reports in 2 weekly review meetings. 
  • Accurate contract administration including file set up, start up, progress reports, valuations, daily work sheet reviews, guarantees, completion certificates and file completion (contract close out process). 
  • Issuing O & M Manuals.

Qualifications & Experience

  • Degree in Civil Engineering is desirable .
  • HNC or NVQ6.
  • Extensive Health and Safety management experience.  
  • Good levels of experience at both pre and post-contract stage is advantageous. 
  • Construction experience related to the geotechnical industry. 
  • Controlling and managing operational costs and budgets. 
  • Strong Civil Engineering Knowledge.
  • Commercially astute and perform in respect of agreed financial targets.
  • Commercially astute and focused on delivering targeted outputs. 
  • Very organised with the ability to multi-task and prioritise workload. 
  • Ability to improvise and work effectively in changing environments. 
  • Robust in character to be able to address the requirements of this demanding role. 


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