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Contracts Manager – Basements, Groundworks & RC Frames

  • £80,000 - £100,000 + Full Package
  • Civil Engineering
  • London

Contracts Manager

Basements (no fit out), Groundworks & Concrete Frames  

£80,000 – £100,000 + Car Allowance + Benefits + Bonus



About the Company:

Based in Hertfordshire just off the M25 this privately-owned business specialises in the construction of reinforced concrete frames, associated groundwork and basement packages. They currently turnover around £50 million per annum but with sensible plans in place for targeted growth, this is expected to increase by around £5-£10m per annum.

They offer a modern image with a very polished office, excellent in-house capability and great standards for quality in everything they do. They maintain a focus of developing their systems before expanding their workload and this is demonstrated as they own their own building, their own plant, their own formwork and much more. The business directors are constantly focusing on investing back into the business to build in security for everyone that works there plus better working conditions and capabilities for moving forward. This truly is a very exciting business to work for.

On a personal note, I have a huge amount of respect for the directors of this contractor. Having come from different leading contractors in the past they have joined together and are carving out a very successful reputation already with a focus on quality and a professional approach. With projects starting now and a heavy order book for 2019, things are looking good for this business. You will struggle to find a team more loyal and committed to the senior management and I believe this stands as a testament to how the directors engage, treat and reward their people.


About the Role:

We have been asked to recruit a Contracts Manager for this company. The role will include the usual duties associated with managing a selection of live projects (usually between 3-5 schemes at different stages of completion), while reporting to the company directors (primarily the operations director and MD).

Day to day duties will include overseeing individual site teams, which will be headed up with project managers and site managers, making sure they are reporting any potential risks or issues, are staying on time / programme and are maintaining costs. This role will also be client facing as you will be expected to liaise with clients on each project to represent the company, making sure clients specifications are being met and they are happy from the preconstruction phase all the way through to delivery.

The locations of projects this role will oversee will mainly be based inside London, but depending on where the successful applicant is based (i.e. where you live), there may also be the possibility of some projects in the surrounding home counties, so the successful individual will need to manage their time working around this area across a maximum of 5 jobs at any one time.


About the Requirements:

To be considered for this position, candidates need to have worked in a Contracts Management or Senior Project Management position, while working for a rival reinforced concrete frame and groundwork subcontractor and it is crucial that project experience in basement construction can be seen. This is a must!

Our client is only looking to consider applicants from a civil engineering background so that a strong technical understanding is there when interacting with direct staff and client contacts.


About the Salary / Package:

For the right person, our client is offering a strong package, including a starting salary of £80,000 to £100,000 per annum, plus benefits and annual bonuses. This will be discussed at the point of interview and our client is open to self-employed (i.e. limited company) or PAYE members of staff.


To Apply:

Initially, please forward a copy of your application and CV to Andrew Jackson:

Or call Andrew Jackson at Cityscape Recruitment on 01923 750095 / 07900 802173 to discuss further.

I will be in touch to discuss the role once I have your details.


About Me:

My name is Andrew Jackson and I am one of the directors of Cityscape Recruitment Ltd. I have over 13 years’ experience in civil engineering & construction recruitment. During this time I have specialised in the niche sector of concrete frames, groundworks, basement construction and demolition.

Q: What does this mean for you?

A: I have connections with pretty much every company in this field. I can offer you options with a variety of the best employers in this market. In addition to this, I have an in-depth knowledge on each of these employers. I can tell you all about their set ups, projects, future plans and what they can offer you as an individual moving forward.

I am always open to having confidential conversations with individuals interested in expanding their careers. If the right options don’t exist for you right now, we can stay in touch. If however, we have companies that could be ideal for you; I can tell you all about them.