Contracts Manager (Construction)

Job Description

  • Job Reference: RACM210524
  • Job Title: Contracts Manager (Construction)
  • Salary: £Competitive DOE + vehicle / fuel / package
  • Location: Newry, Northern Ireland

Contracts Manager

Are you looking for a Contracts Manager role? Interested in working for a leading Building & Civil Engineering contractor?

VANRATH are recruiting a Contracts Manager to work for a dynamic Main Contractor that work on a range of Building & Civil Engineering projects.


£Competitive DOE + vehicle / fuel / package


Our client is a leading, dynamic, reputable Main Contractor that work on a diverse range of projects across the Construction and Civil Engineering sectors.

The business work on large new build projects across various sectors including Housing, Education, Healthcare, Commercial Offices, Pharmaceutical & Civil Engineering projects.

They are going through a period of significant growth and as a result have an excellent opportunity for a Contracts Manager to join them on a permanent basis, based out of their offices in Newry. A lot of their work is in and around Dublin so the successful person will need to be happy to commute during the week.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Plan projects and ensure they are programmed to a level of detail necessary for the site team to deliver the scheme without delays
  • Ensure procurement and reconciliation of materials is carried out in accordance with Company procedures, to best value and to prevent delays
  • Ensure site team compliance with Company commercial policies and procedures
  • Attend tender handover meetings and deliver pre-start meetings to the site team
  • Ensure a commercial plan and end of life forecast is in place and monitored monthly for the successful commercial delivery of the project
  • Produce and analyse progress reports, updated costs, and forecasts
  • Ensure correct commercial engagement of subcontractors
  • Implement the risk management process, review risk registers and check risk controls
  • Review the CVRs monthly with the project teams, implementing necessary actions
  • Complete and distribute the Contract Initiation / Completion form for each project Ensure weekly review of progress, budget resources and forward planning are carried out, and lookahead programmes are in place
  • Chair and attend internal and external meetings and ensure the production of accurate records of any discussions and actions
  • Ensure timely management of both temporary and permanent design to meet the requirements of each project
  • By example, set the highest possible standards of leadership in promotion of Health Safety & Environment procedures and best practice, ensuring compliance with Company procedures and legal obligations
  • Allocate HS&E responsibilities and duties for site personnel, check understanding and provide training as necessary
  • Maintain and manage construction sites and subcontractors, ensuring all subcontractors follow group procedures and processes
  • Oversee and ensure that HSE-related documents are kept up to date and undertake senior manager site inspections, ensuring that audits and reports are produced, liaising with the necessary parties
  • Liaise with third parties to ensure compliance with HAUC, NRSWA and Chapter 8 and other required regulatory standards
  • Ensure that inspection and test plan are produced
  • Ensure that the QA File is produced and maintained
  • Establish and promote best practice
  • Build and maintain relationships with both the client and external customers
  • Ensure that works are carried out in a manner which minimises community impact

The Ideal Person:

  • Educated as a minimum to HNC/HND/Degree level (or equivalent)
  • Extensive experience of managing multiple projects across various sectors
  • Good working knowledge of contract conditions, CDM regulations, design management, programme and risk management and cost control including forecasting, actual cost and value reporting
  • Experience of MS project
  • Knowledge of the NEC contract including the Early Warning and Compensation Event mechanisms
  • SMSTS / CSCS card
  • Experience of Pre-Qualification and Tendering process for a number of multi-discipline projects
  • Excellent people management skills with the ability to influence and mentor
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, with both customers and all levels of staff
  • Problem solving skills and analytical thinking

For further information on this vacancy, or any other Built Environment job in Belfast or wider Northern Ireland, please apply via the link below or contact Robert Apps for a confidential discussion