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Contracts Manager

Posted 19 October by Seismic Limited Ended

Our client, a leading South West construction company specialising in new builds, conversions and refurbishments, has just made available a permanent opportunity for a Contracts Manager to join their team, offering a salary of up to £50,000 per annum (depending on experience).

As the Contracts Manger you will be responsible for overseeing and building relationships with the Site Managers and wider site team, including subcontractors, clients and stakeholders.

Responsibilities of the Contracts Manager include the financial monitoring and control of the contracts; ensuring Health, Safety, Environmental and Quality compliance is maintained and procedures and objectives are achieved.

Key Responsibilities of the Contracts Manager

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
  • Produce and analyse progress reports, updated costs in conjunction with Quantity Surveyors 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
  • 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
  • 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 Planning Conditions, Building Regulations NRSWA and other required regulatory standards

Quality

  • Ensure that Inspection and Test Plans (ITPs0 are produced)
  • Ensure that the QA / H&S 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 objectives
  • Ensure final accounts are completed with the QS within three months of construction completion
  • Monthly and weekly reporting timescales are met
  • Deliver projects without safety incidents, within time and to budget

Education/ Experience required

  • Educated as a minimum to HNC/HND/Degree level (or equivalent)
  • Extensive experience of managing projects within a Residential and commercial 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 Project management / Planning software MS Project / Project Commander / Crest
  • Knowledge of all JCT contract’s
  • SMSTS
  • 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

To apply, please send us a copy of your up to date CV clearly indicating your relevant experience. Candidates must have an existing right to work in the UK and evidence of eligibility will be required. Suitable candidates will be contacted.

Reference: 33587033

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