Contracts Manager Vacancy


We are recruiting for a new Contracts Manager for our various Construction projects throughout the Northwest, mainly covering the Manchester and Cheshire areas.

The successful application will have a proven track record in Construction Contract Management and be able to deliver our projects to the required quality standard within the agreed timescale.

Key Responsibilities will include:

Deliver of projects to a high quality within timescale and to client satisfaction 
Develop excellent relationships with client representatives and consultants
Preparation and interrogation of project programmes
Develop, motivate and retain high quality operative 
Understand budget, control cost and deliver projects within the forecast cost
Ensure compliance with all internal and external policies including Health, Safety and Environmental, CDM and statutory regulations
Carry out site quality audits and take appropriate action
Provide technical support and advice to the client, project supervisor and operatives
Identify, manage and advice the Managing Director of any commercial risk
Liaise with supply chain
Achieve the highest standards of customer care service and service delivery
Ensure accurate reporting 
Plan cost effective use of resources
Ensure all pre-construction requirements for the successful delivery of projects are met
Maintain high level of control of all assets including vehicles, tools, hired and owned plant, ect


Extensive management experience, gained in a similar environment including cost control
Experience of construction management of multiple projects of circa £500,000 to £4m
Experience of delivering projects with a mixture of directly employed tradesmen and subcontractors
Good interpersonal skills
Proven ability to work to and develop operating procedures
Man management and team development skills with particular experience of leading a team of managers
Strong understanding of the building industry and related sectors 
Full working knowledge of CDM and Building Regulations 
Full understanding of Health & Safety legislation and statutory requirements including COSHH and IEE regulations
Proven ability to create, monitor and interrogate construction programmes 
Ability to read and interrogate construction drawings 
Relevant professional qualifications 
5 days CITB Site Safety Management training scheme 
ONC/HNC in Construction
Can do proactive attitude
IT literate
Strong client liaison skills

If you wish to apply for this position, please forward your CV and covering letter along with your salary expectation for the attention of Andrea Armitage at

** Due to the high number of applications we are receiving at present, we are unable to respond to each application individually. If you do not hear from us within 4 weeks, please assume that your application has not been successful. We may contact you in future for other suitable positions. **

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