Contract Manager

Contracts Manager - Permanent

 Bristol - Medium sized growing company

Our client is a leading house builder/developer. The company has a high bank of land, with several large developments planned and ready to start.  Typical projects are medium - high volume houses, with social housing elements. The business is expanding and is able to offer career progression for ambitious, hard-working professionals. 


The role - Contracts Manager

As Contracts Manager you will be responsible for the ultimate delivery of between 2-4 developments at any one time including client interaction, and overseeing site based teams, from an office base with regular site visits. The role will be reporting to a Regional Director.  You will be able to work in a fast paced environment where attention to detail is of utmost importance and the quality of the build is of an exceptional standard, and willing to travel to projects (working around your own diary) projects generally are within 1 hour of central Bristol but may occasionally be further afield. 

Key accountabilities:

  • Achieve production targets and carry out programming and monitoring to ensure that deadlines are met
  • Manage around 2-4 live projects at once 
  • Read and understand specifications, drawings, preliminaries, preambles and contract documentation
  • Produce H&S and O&M on completion of projects
  • Requisition and management of materials/delivery
  • Issue subcontractors with regular short term programmes to ensure planned progress is achieved
  • Hold progress meetings
  • Display on site an up to date copy of the construction programme indicating the progress to date
  • Give full consideration to the tender allowances when establishing the site compound
  • Liaise with the design team, clients, subcontractors and suppliers to and maintain good working relationships
  • Attend monthly cost meetings and agree contribution forecast
  • Ensure full compliance with all Health & Safety aspects
  • Obtain risk assessments and method statements from contractors prior to work commencement
  • Handle all customer care issues in a timely and professional manor
  • Manage Project Managers performance 


The candidate

The successful candidate will likely have: 

  • Significant experience a working for a large high volume house builder in the UK 
  • Track record of delivering a range of houses and apartments 
  • Experience delivering projects of at least 150 units 
  • Commutable to Bristol office based and willing to travel to projects 
  • HND/Degree qualifications beneficial, or trade qualified background

To apply for this position please click on the link. For more information please call Sarah Ferrari Wallace on 01172033444 for a confidential discussion.