Contracts Manager

Job Title: Contracts Manager
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Manchester, Greater Manchester
Salary: £50000.00 - £70000 per annum + Additional Benefits
Reference: BBBH66130_1524058736
Contact Name: Adam Wright
Contact Email:
Job Published: April 18, 2018 14:38

Job Description

Contracts Manager Opportunity Outline/Requirements

Responsibility to oversee all aspects of multiple projects, from start to completion, ensuring they are undertaken on programme, on budget, to a high standard of quality and safety in line with company procedures

Ideally based in the north-west of England, within commuting distance of the head office in Greater Manchester.

Responsible for projects throughout mainland UK, with requirement to visit sites on a regular basis, with occasional overnight stays if necessary.

Full driving licence (preferably clean, but not essential)

Able to efficiently source, organise, plan and allocate resources (site management, labour, plant, materials & specialist sub-contractors)

Planning is a key activity and use of MS Project for programming is essential.
Highly literate, numerate and with good IT skills (spreadsheets, etc.)


Self-motivated, focussed, confident, enthusiastic, versatile, organised, resourceful, natural leadership skills

Well-presented, articulate, able to liaise directly with clients & present a good company image, good meetings skills, diplomatic, customer-focussed, trust worthy

Ideally degree-qualified (preferably in Civil Engineering), min. 5 years site experience, with previous experience in this type of management role

Conversant with current Health, Safety and Environmental procedures / systems of work

Other Expectations:

  • Financially aware, detailed financial monitoring and reporting
  • Able to keep accurate records of project costs.
  • Able to prepare Payment Applications & evaluate works undertaken.
  • Understanding of contract conditions (NEC 3, etc.)
  • Assess and recover additional / extra works. Resolve any disputes
  • Combine costs / valuation information to monitor profit margins

Experience in utilities sector beneficial, but not essential ------alternative experience in drainage, road construction/maintenance, groundworks / civils

HV cable installation experience would be a significant benefit.

Working knowledge of New Roads & Streetworks, experience in trench excavations (in fields and highways) and backfill / reinstatement.