Contracts Manager - Horbury Joinery

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Job Title:                               Contracts Manager

Reporting to:                        Contracts Director

Normal Place of Work:       Site and Office based

Normal Hours of Work:      Monday - Friday; 9:00 – 17:00 (TBC)

Flexibility Required:            Need to be able to travel throughout the UK (TBC)


Purpose of the Role (Overview):

Leading a large production team consisting of several Project Managers and/or Site Managers. 

To lead business operations such that the staff are appointed and motivated and all income, profit, growth, and risk objectives are managed and customer specifications are achieved.  To fully comply with Horbury health & safety and legal requirements.

Main Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Management of production activity;
  • Typical contract value (Gross) 2m to 10m;
  • May be a member of the regional management team;
  • Support directors in winning work and making client presentations;
  • Ensure that strategies and plans developed and implemented to grow the business & client portfolio;
  • Ensure the staff and labour are recruited, trained, and managed such that a motivated work force is achieved;
  • Create and sustain a culture and working environment that drives employee satisfaction;
  • Ensure that all the plans / systems are developed and deployed and the business controlled such that the business financial targets and objectives are met;
  • Quantify all business and project risk such that senior personal are informed and that the business risk is identified and managed within agreed and acceptable boundaries;
  • Ensure that all information is controlled and entered into the appropriate systems such that an accurate view of the financial performance is communicated and maintained;
  • Responsible for the safety and welfare of all staff and subcontractors within their control under the strict observance of the Horbury safety policy;
  • Attends Ops meetings with Contracts Director to discuss labour, workload, commercial issues and management allocation;
  • To input data into resource schedule;
  • Check site operatives weekly wages;
  • Undertake appraisals and discuss outcome with Contracts Director;
  • Attend Pre-Start meetings and assist with value engineering if necessary;
  • Appreciate and understand the commercial implications and drivers within the construction process and incorporate these within decision making;
  • Understand contracted responsibilities and deliver the project to satisfy the contract requirements.


Qualifications Required:

  • CSCS
  • NVQ L6 – Operational Management
  • First Aid
  • IPAF 3A / 3B (desirable)

Skills Required:

  • Able to follow instructions and work as part of a team;
  • Construction related skills;
  • Computer literate and have knowledge using Microsoft packages and Outlook;
  • Produce RAMS in line with work and programme;
  • Overall health & safety for site;
  • To be able to assess what labour is required to programme;
  • Strong commercial awareness;
  • Contractual awareness;
  • Good leadership skills;
  • Good man-management;
  • Have a keen eye for detail / quality;
  • To have a very good understanding of build process and technical details;
  • Keep up to date with new materials within the industry.

Competencies / Experience Required:

  • An interest in or previous experience in construction is required.

Personal Attributes / Behaviours Required:

  • Translates company strategy into individual and team goals, encourages their achievement;
  • Communicates with colleagues and clients in a warm and persuasive way both formally and informally. Alters style and manner to suit audience;
  • Plans ahead, prioritises tasks and monitors progress against plan, making alterations where necessary. Organises material and human resources;
  • Considers potential problems in advance and identifies opportunities and threats through analysing trends;
  • Ensures that all viewpoints are considered and gains agreement on mutually acceptable outcomes, whilst maintaining the interests of the business;
  • Assesses risk and consequences before making a judgment on available evidence and ensures that decision is implemented. Delegates where appropriate;
  • Builds alliances inside and outside the business to meet strategic objectives. Fosters team spirit amongst management and staff;
  • Creates and communicates a shared vision which inspires enthusiasm and commitment to achieve organisational goals;
  •  Encourages innovation and ideas;
  • Provides development opportunities through delegation and enthusiastically supports training and development activities;
  • Recognised by others as having useful skills and knowledge, which are readily shared;
  •  Good understanding of Microsoft packages; 
  • Keeps up to date with new aspects of job role;
  • Proactively builds good relationships with customers and review service levels to meet and exceed expectations;
  • Deep understanding of market in which the company operates including an awareness of competitors and new activities, estimates and forecasts overall costs.
References Required:
Yes – a minimum of 2 references will be required including 1 professional and 1 personal reference.



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