Contracts Manager

Contracts Manager
Salary: £35,000 - £40,000
Reporting to: Contracts Director.

Full time and permanent, based in Littlehampton, West Sussex.
Job purpose To minimise the risk of a construction project and ensure the smooth running of the installations department by managing the day-to-day planning & running of the projects including; labour, materials, equipment, data collection & processing & preparation of applications, while still achieving the required legal standards, quality, Health and Safety, and company and department objectives.
Principal Duties and Accountabilities for the Contracts Manager:

Manage the day-to-day planning and running of projects including allocating labour, organising materials, assigning equipment and other considerations

Organise and manage handover meetings, pre-start surveys and post site visit appraisals
Attend sites and monitor compliance to company work procedures and safety guidelines
Allocate work to subcontractors and oversee their work at all stages of the construction

Negotiate labour contracts and work schedules
Implement site specific risk assessments, value management and cost control during construction

Analyse outcomes and write detailed progress reports
Identify, analyse, and develop responses to commercial risks
Provide advice on contractual claims and disputes
Maintain awareness of the different building contracts in current use
Maintain awareness of all project status and any potential delays or risks
Understand the implications of health and safety regulation and maintain compliance

Increase general awareness of site and industry requirements
Organise regular meetings to deliver feedback on Team’s performance
Liaise with senior management on all Health and Safety issues
Undertake cost analysis for repair and maintenance project work
Assist in establishing a client's requirements and undertake feasibility studies to ensure their proposals will work
Assist in preparing project costings for tenders, such as materials, quantities, labour and time
Value completed work, oversee bills, and arrange payments when required

Level of Knowledge & Experience for the Contracts Manager: College or university degree (preferably RICS) or equivalent proven working experience
Relevant experience gained in a similar environment
Experience of computerised design and costing software
Experience of team leading and supervision
MS Office experience is essential

Detailed knowledge of past and current building and construction technology, processes, materials, business, and legal matters.
The ability to write clear reports in order to convey complex information in a simple way to a diverse range of people
Excellent interpersonal skills - to develop relationships with customers, colleagues, and external contacts and maintain them
Excellent numerical and data analysis skills
A creative and innovative approach to problem solving
IT skills and the ability to learn design and costing IT software
Demonstrated leadership and teamwork skills and the ability to motivate and lead those on site
Project management skills, including organisational, planning and time management skills
Resilience, determination, and the ability to work well under pressure
Good commercial awareness
A practical, logical, and methodical approach to work
Attention to detail
The ability to work effectively in an office-based environment and also on-site visits
A hands-on approach essential
Aware of personal strength and development needs
Flexible, self-motivated, and confident
Have initiative and focus
A good business sense and a professional attitude and manner
Ability to lead by example and motivate team members
An excellent customer service focus


20 days holiday and additional one day of holiday per year of service up to 5 years

Pension scheme
On-site gym free to use for all members of staff
Corporate gym membership to a local martial arts gym
Discounts at many major retailers
Employee Assistance Program
Staff social events such as our Annual Christmas Party and Summer BBQ
On site parking

Please note: Employ Direct is an advertising service and a subsidiary of Cameo Consultancy (Recruitment) Ltd.

Should you be successful in being shortlisted for this role, your CV will be forwarded directly to our client.

If they would like to progress through to interview stage, our client will contact you directly.

All third party applications will be forwarded to Cameo Consultancy.

  • Location: Littlehampton, England
  • Salary: £35000.00 - £40000.00 per annum + benefits
  • Type: Permanent
  • Recruiter: Cameo Consultancy (Recruitment) Limited
  • Posted: 07-Mar-2022
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