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Orchard Recruitment 15/02/2019
Location: Wakefield First Floor Woodhead House, 8-10 Providence Street West Yorkshire WF1 3BG
GBP Salary: £70,000-£80,000
Sector: Build
Type: Permanent

Role: Contracts Manager
Location: Yorkshire
Salary: £70,000-80,000 plus comprehensive package

You will be working for one of the UK’s leading contractors, synonymous across the UK in the delivery of key projects in the education, healthcare and commercial sectors.

With an increased order book in Yorkshire and a steadily growing regional team, there is now the requirement for an additional Contracts Manager to join the business, responsible for a number of projects ranging from £5- £50million.

With a consistent track record on the region’s various frameworks, you will enjoy a steady pipeline of projects across the numerous sectors and will be tasked with further developing these client relationships to strengthen the business’ position in the region.
To be applicable for this role, you must be a proven Senior Project Manager and ideally have prior Contracts Management experience, able to demonstrate your success in the delivery of simultaneous projects, ideally in the above sectors.


Roles & Responsibilities:


The Contracts Manager reports directly to the Operations Director but will also be expected to interact with the wider board and senior management team.

Taking responsibility for multiple projects, working closely with the project and commercial teams and supply chain to deliver a quality product and service to clients in line with project goals and company ethos.

Fundamental to the business is ensuring quality, safety, environmental, programme and financial targets are achieved. Just as important is the production of reports and the effective communication with all those involved in the project.


Main Duties and Responsibilities:


  • To provide technical support at tender stage and throughout the negotiation and conversion stages, including attendance at tender interviews and client presentations as required.
  • To take responsibility for the successful completion of assigned projects, advising on all aspects of construction works, including conducting the works, methods of construction, build and design and identification and resolution of potential issues etc.
  • To take the lead in the design management and review on design and build projects.
  • To manage the construction team on assigned projects, including their recruitment, performance management, training and development.
  • To manage the allocation of trades and labour, employed and sub-contracted – ensuring efficient and cost-effective use of resources on assigned projects.
  • To ensure adherence to the Health Safety and Environmental policies and ensure safe systems of work are planned and implemented on assigned projects.
  • To ensure the adherence to the companies quality procedures including production of the project quality plan and completion of the necessary project documentation.
  • To ensure detailed project programmes are drawn up and adhered to on all assigned projects and to regularly report progress against these.
  • To attend sub-contractor and client meetings as required, ensuring a positive working relationship is established and maintained, acting as an ambassador for the Company at all times.
  • To follow up/manage unacceptable sub-contract/supplier performance and keeping the project team informed of poor performance.
  • To Support and ensure that CCS objectives are planned and implemented on site, attending audit meetings.


Key Competencies:


  • Proven management experience at a senior level with another Tier 1 contractor or large regional contractor.
  • Demonstrable experience of successful delivery of projects in the public sector ie. education, healthcare, local authority.
  • A team player with proven leadership, motivation and negotiation skills.
  • Solid technical building and contractual knowledge.
  • Effective communicator at all levels, both verbal and in writing – with ability to develop positive relationships and present well.
  • Ability to plan, programme, monitor progress and achieve targets.
  • Positive attitude to health and safety and willingness to strive for improvement throughout the business.
  • Demonstrate commercial awareness.
  • Significant and demonstrable experience in a similar position in a main contractor.
  • Able to prepare professional correspondence and reports as required.
  • Self-motivated and proactive with a willingness to take responsibility, resolve issues and take decisions, a competent problem solver.