Contracts Manager - General Building Works

Great Dunmow
£45k per year + Car+Bens
28 Aug 2018
25 Sep 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Contracts Manager, General Building Works

The Company:
A long-established general building and contracting company based near Stanstead Airport. The Company has a busy and varied workload in new build and renovation type projects. This is a great opportunity for the right person to work alongside the Director and grow with the company.

The Job:
This is a fantastic opportunity for someone with at least 3 years’ experience in a similar position and who enjoys a varied role. They are looking for someone who is an experienced contracts manager, able to manage both direct employed tradesmen and sub-contract teams. The successful candidate will be expected to manage their projects to the agreed budget, on programme, in line with Health & Safety standards and meet expectations from both client and company.

Key Experience and Skills:

  • SMSTS, First Aid and CSCS are required.
  • Health & Safety training records
  • Formal qualification in trade background or HND (or equivalent)
  • Computer Skills & Microsoft Office Software - Word, Excel, Outlook etc.
  • A proven comprehensive overall knowledge of construction procedures and techniques
  • Diagnoses of building faults
  • Compiling scope of works
  • Cost estimating and surveying
  • Good at fostering client and supply chain relations
  • Exceptional communication (both verbal and written)
  • Proactive and highly adaptable
  • High attention to detail
  • Holder of a Full UK Drivers Licence

Key Responsibilities:

  • Prepare project details from initial enquiry for estimating and tendering purposes
  • Develop effective client and partner relationships in order to identify and secure profitable work.
  • Preparation of documentation and files for effective control of projects
  • Prepare and place material and sub-contract orders
  • Organise daily workload and timetables for direct trades and sub-contract personnel
  • Compilation of accurate management, financial and performance information
  • Lead effective and positive approach to Health & Safety performance
  • Prepare project valuations and invoices
  • Working with the office team to plan and set up effective use of resources
  • Motivate and guide site staff performance, including setting out clear key work objectives


  • Salary: £45,000 pa
  • 22 days paid annual holiday, plus Bank Holidays
  • Access to Pension scheme
  • Company vehicle or Car allowance scheme
  • Laptop and mobile phone

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