Contracts Manager

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North West - Cheshire Permanent March 3rd 2021 £55,000 + full package BTC/FP/2021/0303CM Brian Colton

Contracts Manager


£55,000 Plus Benefits Package

Our Client, a North West Regional Contractor, are looking for a Contracts Manager to join their team. Working within Local Authority, Social Housing, Education and Health Sectors, the role of the Contracts Manager will be to simultaneously manage and monitor a number of construction projects with the aim of achieving profitable, prompt and high quality delivery in strict accordance with health, safety and environmental legislation. Projects range in value from £2m-£7m.

Key Responsibilities and Accountabilities of the Contracts Manager –

Line management and leadership of each relevant project team

To be the link between front line project teams and the Directors

Planning of labour required and location of operational employees

Assists with the procurement of new contract work

Production of the initial project plan including setting programme targets

Planning ahead to identify potential challenges and bringing innovative and cost effective solutions

Builds good working relationship with the client, suppliers and localproject management team

To monitor the progress of each project ensuring that the contract programme is on track and taking action where necessary to eliminate delays

Oversee the selection of project sub-contractors

Empower and encourage project management to reach considered and appropriate decisions

Hold regular meetings with project teams to discuss progress, programme, safety, quality and site co-ordination

Close liaison with the QS to ensure project financial targets are met

Ensures that high health, safety and environmental standards are implemented and maintained on each project site

Monitor levels of agency workers on site and associated costs

Cascade Company information to the project teams and ensure two-way communication channels are in place

  • Conduct team appraisals and identify team development needs and ensure their implementation and review.
  • Communication and liaison with service departments to facilitate a teamwork approach to problem solving and operational tasks
  • Participate in the appointment of operational employees within the provisions of the Recruitment Policy
  • Deal with performance management and disciplinary matters

Key Skill and Knowledge Required –

Detailed knowledge of construction methods and technology

People management and leadership skills

Strong commercial acumen

Analytical and time management skills

Ability to plan and programme construction projects

Knowledge of the marketplace in which the Company operates

Drive and determination to deliver

Ability to influence and sell ideas to others

Good communication skills both written and verbal

Effective IT skills

Familiar with current safety and environmental legislation