Job Description

The Role

The Contracts Manager will be responsible for the management of the construction site in order to achieve required project delivery to the customers’ objectives, while maintaining standards of health and safety, quality, environmental impact and cost control. They will deliver multiple on-going projects, to the specified quality, the required programme and to the maximum commercial performance. The post-holder will work closely with the senior management, health and safety and estimating teams to ensure that projects are appropriately managed on site to meet and exceed customer expectations.

You will need to understand all aspects of the contracting process, and technical building requirements — plus good commercial sense is a must. Contracts managers need to be able to establish strong working relationships with a wide range of people. The individual will be a good team player – but you also need to be able to use your own initiative to make competent and sensible decisions on site.

The individual will also be a competent trades operative themselves to assist in the delivery of the project in a hands-on capacity and have good leadership qualities to manage construction team and a problem-solving approach to dealing with site and contract issues.


The contracts manager will have a good, broad understanding construction activities and possibly a former trades background. They will also possess higher level technical qualifications such BTEC, HNC or HND or degree in a building-related subject and perhaps Chartered Site Management, IOSH/NEBOSH qualifications alongside. The individual will be capable of delivering to a good sound level of workmanship in their respective trade with good established experience in general building construction and refurbishment.

Key Deliverables:

Ensure the commercial performance of the contract is maximized.

Assume site level responsibility and ownership for the successful delivery of the project.

Deliver the work safely and without environmental incidents.

Deliver the work to the specified quality in accordance with client’s specifications without defects.

Ensure production and implementation of Project Plans, Risk Assessment & Method Statement (RAMS), Construction Phase Plans (CPP) line with Company operational procedures.

Ensure labour activity on site is suitably coordinated, programmed and managed for project success.

Ensure material, plant and equipment resources are suitably procured, coordinated and implemented for each project.

Ensure robust monitoring of performance of sub-contractors where appointed to site and ensure they comply with all health and safety procedures and company policy.

Undertake site induction, toolbox talks to operational team in absence of HSE Advisor.

Ensure operatives are working safely and in accordance with RAMS and CPP and have suitable PPE and company attire.

Assess and manage any construction hazards and report to HSE Advisor for further advice.

Ensure site rules and company policies and procedures are complied with on site, at all times.

Report any personnel matters that warrant escalation or disciplinary matters.

Provide technical advice to the trades team when dealing with site complexities.

Understand the implications and complexities on contractual matters in order to safeguard commercial position.

Monitor personnel performance and escalate any matters of personnel performance in accordance with grievance and performance policy.

Monitor the performance of supply chain partners such as sub-contractors etc.

Client interface

Ensure Hi-Tech Property Services conveys a professional image on site to the client at all times.

Undertake and implement a positive client and public interface as an ambassador to the company.

Ensure customer satisfaction is a priority on all projects.

Attend and represent company at formal meetings with the client e.g. pre-start and progress meetings.

Cost control

Maximize project value through work site management and monitoring activities.

Ensure detailed site diaries/records are completed.

Maintain commercial tension to drive out cost and liaise with contracts managers on identifying mechanisms for promoting efficiency and improving profitability.

Ensuring that variations to schedules of works or specifications are captured, measured, recorded and reported for final account purposes.

The Contracts Manager role is expected to meet most if not all of the following criteria as a person specification:

Considerable experience in the Construction Industry across a diverse range of projects.

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