Contracts Manager

Contracts Manager

West Yorkshire


Candidate Profile

This role is suited to an individual driven by high standards and has a proven record in delivering multi projects, achieving high levels of customer satisfaction, and proven effective leadership skills. In addition, the candidate will be able to show understanding and capability of resolving complex construction issues, proactively managing risk and have good negotiating and people skills. The successful candidate will be able to present and have experience of developing and leading skilled teams who are delivery and client motivated/ they will have the skills to create and maintain customer relationships.

Job Purpose

Manage, direct and support production teams (+ designers on D&B) in all construction activities through from tender strategy to contract completions. Ultimately to ensure successful and safe delivery to Client, stakeholder and the business satisfaction.

Key Deliverables

Develop and action strategies, project structures and risk management to allow safe and successful delivery by the project teams through to the issue of MGD certificate
Create team spirit, identify development needs in staff and regularly inform staff of business updates
Maximise profit margins and returns on projects
Ensure regular auditing of SHEQ takes place and to remedy issues
Champion Continuous Improvement and Target 0 on all projects
Understand Client needs and deliver to set objectives
Develop and maintain key account customer relationships including further work winning opportunities
Interface directly with Clients on project issues
Keep line manager constantly updated on key construction issues and solutions

Key Tasks

Ensure the highest level of safety and quality management and set the standard for project teams including completion of SHEQ inspections
To contribute to strategy reviews and forward planning of the projects
Attendance at key subcontractor appointment meetings and to ensure operations are represented at all other subcontractor appointment meetings
Develop tender programme into construction programme
Regular programme and progress monitoring and compiling programming strategies with project teams during the contract period
Proactive involvement and testing/monitoring of the quality of all works carried out on each project
Deal with supply chain performance problems in conjunction with project team
Provide proactive technical support to project teams to overcome project problems but also enhance and develop individuals skill sets
Prepare and present or lead monthly internal project reviews
Present to the line manager on a monthly basis achievements against KPIs, budget, programme, Health and safety and reports against exceptional items (+or-) and risk issues
Convene and chair project debrief meetings at end of each project
Ensure works to achieve MGD certificate are recoded and completed in the correct timescales
Ensure Project Profile is completed for each scheme including photographs within 2 months of project completion
Attend interviews (pre and post) and aid in bid writing (pre and post) as and when required
Identify training needs for staff and operatives
Carry out PDP session with project staff
Discipline staff in accordance with Company policy
Prepare and present monthly Client reports
Convene/attend/chair Client review meetings
Encourage and promote the message of fairness, inclusion and respect with colleagues, clients and suppliers

Essential skills and qualifications

Successful and profitable delivery of multi projects in new build and/or refurbishment contracts
Experience of a similar leadership role as a Contracts Manager or Project Manager
Experience in most forms of construction including Design and Build
Experience in relationship management with customers/consultants and suppliers which has led to new opportunities and work wins.
Commercial awareness, understanding and ability to make profit whilst retaining relationships and company values

Personal attributes

Proven skill in providing clarity of direction and focus for a number of teams/projects at any one time including recruitment (where necessary) and development of staff.
Evidence of strong interpersonal and people management skills are essential
Strong technical knowledge, including building services
Extensive knowledge and awareness of health, safety, and environmental procedures, practices and legislation
Good customer relationship skills
Ability to multi task
Ability to understand the wider picture whilst devoting attention to detail
Attitude: characterised by enthusiasm, commitment to personal and project success
Proactive, diligent, able and willing to think ahead
Values: the person must understand the vision and values of the company and respond positively
Ability to communicate positively and effectively
Approach; structured, focused, thorough, high level of attention to detail. Must have the ability to be firm and demanding in order to maintain high standards, but also able to encourage and motivate

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