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Contracts Manager – Groundworks Subcontractor

  • £70,000 - £90,000 Per Annum
  • Specialist Sub Contract
  • Berkshire

Contracts Manager – Groundworks Subcontractor


About the company

Our client is a well-established groundwork contractor, who over the past 40 years have grown from their humble beginnings as a plant hire company to specialise in groundworks, infrastructure works, foundations, drainage RC Basement and concrete frames. They have also diversified into house building and residential basements beneath existing properties. All of this company’s projects are run with directly employed labour and supervised daily at director level. This enables them to provide a consistent level of quality, on plan and within budget.

The leaders of this business will frequently get involved at the early stage of a contract to offer design and value engineering advice. This has led to their loyal client base they currently have offering them repeat business and allows the organic growth they have achieved throughout the years.

About the opportunity

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 whilst also 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 client’s 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 benefits and rewards

The basic salary offered for this position is £70,000 – £90,000 per annum depending on the level of exposure in this sector, especially experience with groundwork and reinforced concrete engineering. To add to this, a strong bonus scheme and benefits package will also be included for the successful individual. These package details will be discussed at interview / offer stage.

About the requirements

To be considered for this position, candidates need to have worked in a Contracts Management or Senior Project Management position, whilst working for a rival reinforced concrete frame and groundwork subcontractor. This is a must! This exciting opportunity is to lead a team of project managers to successfully complete schemes for the business. Individuals need to be very experienced in management with our client only looking to consider professionals from a civil engineering background. This is so that a strong technical understanding is there when interacting with direct staff and client contacts.