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Contracts Manager

Job Description

Our client is a construction company who have over the years built a very reputable reputation throughout the South of England supplying building services and tenders.


The company are continually expanding and because of this they are recruiting for a highly experienced Contracts Manager to oversee and lead up to six projects or tenders depending on their size at one given time with each tender withholding anywhere up to the value of £20million, ensuring the satisfaction expectations of clients are met.


  •          Negotiable Salary up to £45k-£65k (DOE)
  •          28 Days Holiday
  •          Additional holiday accrued through service
  •          Full time, Monday-Friday
  •          Mileage allowance
  •          Workplace pension scheme
  •          Bonus/reward scheme based on profit share and personal performance


We will try to respond to reply to all applications. 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

Main Duties

  • Report to Construction Director
  • Line management of Site Managers
  • Provide leadership to team and ensure training needs are met
  • Produce good quality results via scheduling, safety and profitability, ensuring clients satisfaction at all times
  • Provide project performance reports
  • Work to achieve net profit per project previously agreed
  • Work to scheduled timeframes set on works as well as agreed cash flows and budgets
  • Process information for tender submissions
  • Attend tender adjudications
  • Understand and deliver contracts within the agreed timescales and budgets
  • Sustain company reputation with new and existing clients
  • Identify and develop business growth opportunities
  • Manage communications and knowledge been site staff and core office teams
  • Ensure sites are run in compliance to company policies and procedures
  • Conduct and carry out thorough pre-contract planning
  • Ensure all the correct resources are available. Such as materials, sub-contractors and labour/trade teams
  • Prepare full progress reports for internal and external use
  • Direct resources as required and liaise with the site team
  • Ensure safe working practices
  • Represent the company to a high standard at all times, interpreting company ethos
  • Organise the planning of work schedules with the site team
  • Lead teams and resources effectively, including sib contracted labour
  • Ensure of safe workplace practices
  • Target and progress monitoring to ensure projects are completed on time

Qualifications, Skills and Knowledge

  • 5 years’ solid experience in a similar role
  • Construction related Higher National Certificate, Degree or equivalent
  • CIOB
  • Experience working on projects within housing, education, healthcare and commercial
  • Excellent communication skills, written and verbal
  • Strong team leadership and management skills
  • Organised and forward thinker, always planning ahead and for all scenarios
  • Strong IT skills, must be good with working on a computer processing admin and emails (Outlook and most Microsoft packages including Word and Excel)
  • Driver, Full license with own car
  • Motivated and pro-active
  • Confident with resolving problems and issues calmly and effectively
  • Strong knowledge of building materials and components
  • Strong knowledge of building regulations and health and safety
  • Knowledge of contractual procedures and responsibilities
  • Good people skills
  • Ability to maintain a far yet professional approach to daily tasks
  • Self-motivated and committed 


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