Contracts Manager


Key Requirements:

  • A degree in civil engineering

  • A third level qualification in Construction Management

  • Membership of a recognised professional body

  • 5 years post qualification experience in a similar role

  • A proven track record in delivering complex projects on time and within budget

As a member of the project management team, you have the opportunity to influence safety culture onsite by demonstrating personal commitment, setting clear expectations, and effectively communicating safety policies. By consistently modelling safe behaviour, prioritising safety above productivity, and ensuring that all workers receive proper training and resources, you can foster an environment where safety is ingrained in every aspect of the construction process. Encouraging open communication, recognising and rewarding safe behaviour, and conducting regular inspections further reinforce the importance of safety. By taking these steps, you can help create a culture where safety is a shared value and a top priority for all stakeholders involved in the project.

Key Responsibilities:

Reporting to the Project Director and Construction Director, as required your key responsibilities are:

  • Agreeing project objectives

  • Providing advice on the management of projects

  • Attending pre-tender and tender handover meetings

  • Planning projects to ensure they are programmed for successful delivery and the aims of the project are met

  • Delivery of pre-site meetings to the site team

  • Ensuring site team compliance with Company policies and procedures

  • Making sure the project is running in accordance to the programme and on budget

  • Implementing risk management processes, review risk register and check risk controls

  • Ensuring an efficient construction site

  • Delivering projects with the highest quality and ensuring that QA documents are produced and maintained

  • Representing the interests of the client and Collen

  • Producing and analysing progress reports, updated costs and forecasts

  • Budgeting resources and implementing forward planning

  • Reviewing CVRs on a monthly basis with the project team and implementing necessary actions

  • Managing and monitoring sub-contractors to ensure Company processes and procedures are adhered to

  • Overseeing the accounting, costing and billing to ensure the project is on budget

  • Co-ordinating the various professional people working on a project

  • Setting the highest possible standards of leadership in promotion of health and safety procedures and best practice, ensuring compliance with Company procedures and legal obligations for safe construction at all times

  • Allocating health and safety responsibilities in accordance with the Company’s Safety Statement, checking understanding of the roles and providing training as necessary

  • Building and maintaining relationships with both the client and external customers

  • Leading meetings with the customer and report on progress to date

  • Ensuring that works are carried out in a manner which minimises community impact

Strong time management and communication skills are essential to this role, as well as computer literacy and the ability to prepare reports and administer necessary paperwork.

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