• Billy Wright

Contracts Manager (East Sussex)

Updated: 3 days ago

We are looking for an experienced contracts manager to join a well-established Tier 1 Main contractor who operate across the South East. You will be reporting directly to the construction director, you will be responsible for successfully leading projects (usually between 3-6 depending on size and complexity) in collaboration with all disciplines within the business. The desired result is to produce good quality products on schedule, safely and profitably, resulting in satisfied clients

Main Duties

  • To provide the Board with regular project performance reports

  • To achieve the net profit agreed

  • To work within the timeframes scheduled in order to achieve the agreed cash flow

  • Provide information for inclusion within tender submissions

  • Attend tender adjudications

  • Understand and deliver contracts within the agreed contract conditions

  • To sustain the Company's reputation with its existing client base

  • To recognise and develop business growth opportunities with both existing and new clients

  • Line management of Site Managers. Providing leadership, direction and guidance, ensuring training needs are met

  • To provide a link and share knowledge between office and site staff

  • To ensure that the management of the various processes involved in running the Contracts comply with all Company policies and procedures

  • To ensure diligent pre-contract planning is carried out

  • To liaise with materials and sub-contract procurement teams and labour manager to ensure the correct resources are available

  • To prepare internal and external progress reports

  • Planning of the works in conjunction with the site team

  • Direction of resources including both direct and sub-contract labour

  • Establish and implement safe and proper working practices

  • To interpret and implement company style and ethos

  • Set realistic targets and monitor progress against them to ensure projects are completed on time


  • Construction related Higher National Certificate, Degree or equivalent

  • CIOB

  • Solid contracts management experience

Skills and Experience

  • Results driven

  • Excellent planning, organisational and prioritisation skills

  • Good at problem solving and decision making

  • Excellent Interpersonal Skills

  • Customer Focused

  • Knowledge of building, material components, building regulations and H&S

  • Management skills – programming, planning and multi-tasking

  • Microsoft Office

  • Knowledge of contractual procedures and responsibilities

  • Good negotiation, influencing and communication skills; well-spoken, articulate and personable; able to get on with diverse personalities

  • Strong analytical, numerical, literacy and reasoning abilities

  • Good attention to detail

  • Confident, resourceful and practical

  • Maintains a professional, consistent and fair approach

  • Self-motivated with the ability to work alone or within a team

  • Ability to motivate and manage staff

  • Driving licence holder with own car

  • Personal commitment to equality and diversity


  • £45,000 - £55,000 + Package

We will try to respond to reply to all applicants. If, however you have not heard from us within 7 days you have been unsuccessful with this particular role. You are very welcome to apply to future advertisements advertised by CDH Recruitment Limited

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