Contracts Manager

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Job Title:                                Contracts Manager (Horbury Property Services)

Reporting to:                         Richard Sutton

Normal Place of Work:        South Grove House, Rotherham

Normal Hours of Work:       35 Hours per week

Flexibility Required:             Yes


Lead and manage a number of key contracts ensuring they are successfully executed inline with the contractual, Health and Safety, legislative, technical and commercial requirements. Secure repeat business from existing contracts and support the general growth of the business.

Main Duties and 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 projects are completed to original or updated design criteria, liaising with the appropriate technical resources where required.
  • Plan labour and sub-contract resource effectively so that commercial targets are achieved, and contracts are delivered on time.
  • Ensure procurement and reconciliation of materials is carried out in accordance with Company procedures to best value and to prevent delays
  • Produce and analyse progress reports, performance reports, updated costs and forecasts utilising a number of data sources (e.g. IT systems, site reports etc)
  • Implement appropriate risk management processes, review risk registers and check risk controls
  • Chair and attend internal and external meetings and ensure the production of accurate records of any discussions and actions
  • Set the highest possible standards of leadership in promotion of HS&E 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, places of work and subcontractors, ensuring all subcontractors follow Group and Horbury Property Services procedures and processes.
  • Build and maintain relationships with both the client and external customers
  • To undertake such other duties and responsibilities as would be deemed reasonably commensurate with the level of the post.

Qualifications Required:

  • GCSE’s (Grade A-C) in Maths, English plus other relevant subjects (Science, Law, Technology etc.)
  • HNC/HND/Degree Construction Management (or Equivalent)
  • IOSH / NEBOSH - Desirable
  • SMST / SSST - Desirable

Skills Required:

  • Ability to analyse large volumes of data - Desirable
  • Microsoft Office intermediate user
  • Ability to read and accurately interpret drawings and technical specifications.
  • Excellent verbal and written skills
  • Effective communication and interpersonal skills with clients and all levels of staff
  • Ability to meet project objectives within designated constraints

Competencies / Experience Required:

  • Experience delivering FM, Repairs and Maintenance contracts
  • Experience of delivering passive fire installation and repair contracts - Desirable
  • Good working knowledge of contract conditions, CDM regulations, design management, programme and risk management and cost control including forecasting, actual cost and value reporting
  • Member of BIFM or equivalent trade association - Desirable
  • Experience of controlling costs, timing and quality in line with targets
  • Experience of using a field management, asset management or similar IT system - Desirable

Personal Attributes / Behaviours Required:

  • Evidence of relevant and continual updating of skills and knowledge
  • Finds practical ways to overcome barriers, good problem-solving skills.
  • Sets demanding but achievable objectives for yourself
  • Can work flexibly managing the supply and demand of the contract management process
  • Displays a positive attitude in all aspects for work
  • Punctual and always presents the company image positively

References Required:

Two references from last two employers (preferably line manager)





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