Contracts Manager


Contracts Manager – Salary 60k – 70k per annum

Reporting to the Managing Director, as Contracts Manager you’ll be responsible for all activities and workforce on site to include directing Project Managers, Site Managers and General Foremen, and providing advice when required and if necessary, take responsibility and resolve any problems. As Contracts Manager your responsibilities and duties will include although not be limited to:


  • Prepare programme for submission within tender
  • Prepare written proposals, methodology and other operational documentation to support tender submissions

Pre Start meetings

  • Meetings to be scheduled and led by Contracts Manager
  • Ensure long lead in items are highlighted and actioned
  • Check drawings and raise RFI’s etc to iron out issues before commencement
  • Consider value engineering/amendments

Statutory Authorities

  • Check routes of services etc and sign off
  • Requirements for:  Building Regs, Planning, Section Agreements, Considerate Construction, Robust Design details to be agreed
  • Co-ordination of site services both temporary and permanent

Site Set Up

  • Agree number of cabins, welfare and storage.  Issue list for approval
  • Agree site set up and requisition materials, labour etc
  • In conjunction with Health & Safety Advisor, draw up the CPH & S Plan
  • Ensure all sites are maintained to the company’s standards paying particular attention to site presentation and cleanliness


  • Prepare target programme – target duration to be agreed at the outset.  Duration to be agreed with Construction Manager/MD
  • Highlight key dates and draw up detailed short term programmes
  • Be familiar and proficient with ASTA software


  • In conjunction with the QS, ensure Sub Contract Procurement schedule has dates inserted
  • Arrange meetings with key sub contractors with a view to: Our work load/their workload, our issues, their issues


  • Ensure they are submitted in a timely manner from site giving at least three week’s notice


  • Constant monitoring of progress with minimum of fortnightly meetings on site.  Meetings to be minuted and distributed within 48 hours of meeting.
  • Ensure minutes are completed
  • Attend monthly management meetings


  • Ensure O & M manuals are collated during the project for issue on handover
  • Ensuring efficient running of sites including:
  • Management of trades performance
  • Ensuring site administration is up to date at all times
  • Constant monitoring of programme and achieving targets
  • All contractual notifications and correspondence are up to date at all times
  • Health and Safety / Training
  • Quality Management
  • Ensuring labour plant and material resources are efficiently utilised providing good notice of requirements and ensuring minimal wastage of materials
  • Organising weekly labour allocation

Project Delivery

  • K&C operate Procore Construction Management Software, you will be expected (after training) to ensure all project documentation is uploaded and site are fully compliant in its use.
  • Ensure labour plant and material resources are efficiently utilised providing good notice of requirements and ensuring minimal wastage of materials
  • Ensure all variations/additional works are recorded and liaise with Quantity Surveyor to ensure all contractual notifications and correspondence is up to date at all times.
  • Co-ordinate with clients/architects to ensure all information required is received in a timely manner
  • Ensure comprehensive site records are maintained and are up to date at all times
  • Ensure responses within defect periods are responded to in an efficient and timely manner.
  • Maintain company image at all times
  • Ensure all site staff are properly qualified and adequately trained to carry out their duties by continual assessment.  Liaise with Health & Safety Manager to make arrangements for any necessary training.
  • Check quality and performance of trades of all site works
  • Ensure compliance with the company Quality Management System (QUENSH) for all activities on site
  • Attending and participating at a wide variety of meetings
  • Completing detailed management reports
  • Liaising both internally and externally to provide updates and gather information

To be considered for this Contracts Manager role you should have the following experience, skills, and attributes;

  • Proven experience of at least 5 years as a Contracts Manager within the construction industry
  • Hold a relevant industry qualifications (Degree/ HND/HNC preferred)
  • Strong people management and relationship building skills
  • Excellent communication and organisation skills
  • CSCS black card & full first aid certificate
  • MCIOB preferred
  • Ability to prioritise tasks in order to meet deadlines
  • IT literate with strong administration skills
  • Full UK driving licence


Company Bonus Scheme

30 days holiday per year including bank holidays.

Life assurance equivalent to 3 times annual salary

Private Health Insurance

Company Car or Car allowance

Closing Date: 28th July 2021


North Wales / North West 

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