Contracts Manager

Job Title: Contracts Manager
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Lancashire
Salary: £70000 per annum, Benefits: Competitive salary Company car or car allowance Competitive bonus scheme 25 days holiday, plus bank holidays Contributory pension scheme Life assurance
Start Date: 2020-03-12
Contact Name: Simon Ditchfield
Contact Email:
Job Published: 20 days ago

Job Description

Our Client has an enviable reputation within the National New Build Residential Sector and is seeking to strengthen it's presence within the Lancashire Area with the appointment of a Contracts Manager ( Construction Director Designate ).

The Principle accountabilities of the Contracts Manager role include:

Motivate, support and manage Site Managers by providing training, coaching and support as required to improve performance.
Control preliminary costs in accordance with budget.
Plan and programme work methods and build sequence on sites of responsibility.
Regularly visit sites and attend weekly sub-contract meetings with Site Manager and Housing Association representatives ensuring that all necessary resources and information are made available to achieve programme dates or any target dates that may be set from time to time.
Inspect quality of work during the construction process and give advice and support to Site Managers as required.
Inspect record books on site relating to health and safety, NHBC, Customer Plot Files, Building Control records, plant and machinery records and scaffold records.
Ensure that costs are controlled efficiently and that all resources are being used effectively.
Keep up to date with customer care issues on sites to enable discussion with a view getting any issues resolved in a timely manner.

Experience, Qualifications and Skills


Experience of working as a Senior Site Manager, Construction/Contracts Manager within the high volume house builder.
Experience of health and safety obligations, building legislation and NHBC standards.

Qualifications and Training

Relevant CSCS card
SMSTS certificate
Construction Management Level 4+ apprenticeship is desirable
Full UK driving licence

Skills and Aptitude

Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, with the ability to effectively communicate with a wide range of people
Ability to liaise with internal and external personnel
Able to plan and programme work methods and build sequence for sites
Control preliminary costs in accordance with budget
Good administration skills
Able to work to deadlines in a fast paced environment
Ability to work on own initiative, with excellent attention to detail
Proficient IT skills along with a good working knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel and outlook)
Committed to diversity and inclusion

The Role and Working Conditions

Willing to be flexible in respect to day to day duties and hours worked
Daily travel to development sites and Divisional Head Office.