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Sector: Construction | Job Type: Permanent | Salary: excellent salary and package is on offer for the right candidate

Title: Contracts Manager - High End Residential,
Salary/Rate:  excellent salary and package is on offer for the right candidate,
Location:  Surrey.

My client is a well respected contractor operating in the Surrey region, and responsible for the refurbihsment and new-build of the regions finest homes.  

Due to steady growth, am looking for a contracts manager to join the team:  

Candidates should have:  

  • Main contractor background with minimum 15 years’ experience predominantly in high end residential
  • Managing multiple projects simultaneously (2-3)
  • Energetic, methodical, organised, precise and decisive with excellent problem solving skills
  • Ability to lead, manage and motivate effective project teams and subcontractors
  • Develop, manage and maintain highly effective relationships with client project team
  • Highly numerate with demonstrable financial management and excellent negotiation skills
  • Proven track record of delivery and ability to manage multiple profitable projects
  • Detailed knowledge of all aspects of construction from groundworks to finishing
  • Detailed understanding of temporary works
  • Fully conversant with industry standard programming software packages such as Project Commander and Microsoft Project, including critical path analysis
  • Excellent analytical skills to understand and interpret complex technical specifications, drawings and documents and formulate work programmes from them
  • Full working knowledge of standard construction contracts, HSE and building regulations
  • IT literate and excellent communication skills
  • Highly professional, well presented, reliable, punctual and responsible  
  • ontracts Manager - Key Responsibilities:  
  • Overall responsibility for the management and delivery of the agreed projects specification, programme and budget
  • Overall responsibility for pre-commencement programming and contract negotiations
  • Overall responsibility for site management and project progress
  • Negotiation of sub-contract terms and conditions, ensuring all terms are back-to-back with the main contract 
  • Management, control and mitigation of all risk, both contractual and construction related
  • Control of costs and pro-active management of project profitability
  • Maintenance of accurate and timely project documentation at all times
  • Lead and manage a highly organised, well-motivated and disciplined project team
  • Manage all client, client team and sub-contractor relationships ensuring provision of timely full and final information as required by the information release schedule
  • Responsibility for all site Health & Safety
  • Ensure all personnel on site are operating as a fully co-operative, focused team with one common aim to complete the project to the highest standard, on time and within budget  

Detailed Responsibilities:

  • Ensure all projects are properly organised, budgeted and planned as per site procedure manual
  • Provide a detailed project programme prior to the commencement of the project and ensure site management fully understand logic and basis
  • Source and appoint key subcontractors, agree contract terms, agree project programme prior to commencement and obtain collateral warranties as required
  • In conjunction with No. 1 Site Manager, monitor and manage all works to ensure quality of workmanship is of the highest standards at all times
  • In conjunction with No. 1 Site Manager and subcontractors, identify and resolve construction challenges
  • Monitor and manage all health & safety requirements to ensure full compliance with HSE regulations
  • Manage project budget, control margin delivery and submit monthly valuations in conjunction with QS
  • Manage production and review of project progress reports with No. 1 Site Manager and pro-actively identify, manage and resolve any issues arising
  • Manage and lead relationship with client and client project team to ensure all design information is provided in a timely and efficient manner
  • Hold regular meetings with client team to review progress, identify obstacles to delivery and agree and document solutions
  • In conjunction with Operations Manager, QS and Site Manager, maintain accurate document records including up-to-date drawings register, AI’s, CSI’s, RFI register, RAM’s, labour work sheets and requisition orders
  • Identify, document and manage all extension of time applications in conjunction with QS & Site Manager
  • Provide all relevant information to the QS to facilitate all contractual correspondence under the main contract and sub-contracts
  • Maintain a pro-active Client friendly approach at all times
  • Assist Directors with business development and securing new project opportunities
  • Assist with recruitment for vacant positions or releases from service as necessary
  • Develop further subcontract contacts to ensure adequate resources are available to the company at all times
  • Maintain accurate and concise records regarding the performance of subcontractors and suppliers
  • Prepare specific sub-contractor tender lists
  • Commitment to continuous personal development  


If you feel this is the right career choice for yourself, please forward an updated CV.  An excellent salary and package is on offer for the right candidate

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