Graduate Contracts Manager

Posted: 9th March 2022

Role Overview

We are looking for 2 x Graduate Contract Managers: one based locally in Luton, one on the M4 corridor.

The postholder will work closely with other Contract Managers managing pre-construction set up, programming, delivery, and commercial performance of a variety of construction contracts simultaneously in line with the required H&S and quality standards.



Starting £23,000 pa. 


Duties & Responsibilities

The postholder will work closely with other Contract Managers and will learn to deliver the below:

  • 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


  • Ability to use your initiative.
  • Very organised with the ability to multi-task and prioritise workload.
  • Ability to improvise and work effectively in changing environments.
  • Engineering degree.
  • Level 3 NVQ in Construction Management.
  • Good awareness of Health and Safety.
  • Construction experience related to the geotechnical industry desirable.
  • Strong knowledge of construction.
  • Commercially astute.
  • Robust in character to be able to address the requirements of this demanding role.
Core Values
  • Honesty – Be trustworthy within the confines of confidentiality.
  • Accountability – Take ownership and responsibility for my own actions and decisions.
  • Respect – Treat others the way you would like to be treated.
  • Positivity – Act and speak with a positive intention to achieve a successful outcome.


If you are interested in applying for this role please send your CV and cover letter to


The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of the work being performed by the employee assigned to this work. This is not an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities. The management reserves the right to amend and change responsibilities to meet business and organisational needs as necessary. The responsibilities, tasks, and duties of the jobholder might differ from those outlined and that other duties, as assigned, might be part of the job.

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