Job title: Contracts Manager
Start date: ASAP
Salary: £60,000-70,000 per annum
We are currently looking for Contracts Manager to join a specialist engineering company based in Heathrow.
The client is a national contractor that specialise in Civils, Highways and Frameworks Schemes.
They have a requirement for a Civils & Highways Contracts Manager to join their team, based out of their office in Heathrow covering works across South east, Kent, Essex, Surrey.
This role would potentially suit a Project Manager that's looking to move into a Contracts Manager role.
You'll be accountable for leading their team to deliver operational projects, safely, efficiently, effectively and profitably.
It will involve working to company and client procedures while working to improve them.
The Responsibilities for the Contracts Manager
To fulfil the Framework Manager Role on the Areas local authority framework schemes
To operate as Contracts manager for other projects in the operational area.
Liaise and develop the relationship with the customers and the customer representatives
Ensure the provision and most effective / efficient use of resources on the contracts
Lead the cost / value / forecasting / reporting process.
Sponsoring projects through the tender process
Liaise with support functions to ensure they are supporting Operational delivery
Ensure monitoring progress and programmes throughout the contracts and report accordingly
Ensure compliance with health, safety and environmental policy and procedures and support the delivery of policy and standards
Monitor quality, safety and environmental systems and promote a safety culture in full support of our values
Promote and present a professional image to the customer in all dealings to become the main point of contact
Understand the customer’s needs.
Improve and develop customer relationships and ensure a working environment exists where customer satisfaction is at the forefront of every team members mind
Interact with customers or users around specific work efforts and deliverables and ensure the customer feedback and comments are acknowledged, prioritised and actioned
Be responsible for production of regular reports to customer and company management (CVR reports)
Ensure subcontract and material orders are placed in line with the contract programme
Ensure subcontract agreements adequately cover the provision of main contractor attendances
Attend pre-order meetings with major subcontractors
Chair regular project review meetings, and also as required project design meetings
Ensure appropriate construction teams are in place for the duration of the contracts and manage the people resources associated to the contract, optimising performance with responsibility for recruitment, retention, training and developing the employees
Manage the activities of others to meet deadlines and quality standards taking account of impact outside area of responsibility
Undertake performance reviews and provides training and reward recommendations
Coach and motivate the site teams and lead by example
Ensure own management and skill base is developed and ensure the team does likewise
The Requirements for the Contracts Manager
Technical skill, Qualifications and Experience
SMSTS (5 day course)
Relevant CSCS card
A track record of working in the Highways Sector
Civils & Highways experience
Ideally with Tier 1 contractor experience
Personal Skills Required
An interesting personal development
An ability to prioritise Important vs Urgent
Ability to deliver major projects and posses the organisational skills required to do so to demanding deadlines
Ability to develop friendly and professional customer focused relations with others
Good management skills, with the ability to motivate employees to achieve
Excellent communications skills, with the ability to simplify complex concepts both orally and in written form
Excellent negotiation and diplomacy skills and the ability to convince senior colleagues of the need to develop solutions to the benefit of the business
Ability to clearly demonstrate high competence in areas of challenging, influencing and coaching
Ability to use judgement and make decisions in ambiguous situations
Proficient in the use of Microsoft Word, Excel, Project and PowerPoint
The Rewards for the Contracts Manager
£60,000-70,000 per annum
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