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Contracts Manager – RC Frames & Groundworks

  • £110,000 - £130,000
  • Civil Engineering
  • Hertfordshire


RC Frame & Groundwork Subcontractor – £60 million turnover

£110,000 – £130,000 + Bonuses + Benefits

Head office in Hertfordshire, with projects in and around North and West London


About the Opportunity:

I have been asked to find a Contracts Manager for this business to add additional support to the management structure due to increased work levels.

Currently, this business is operating with circa 20 live sites with the bulk of the work being in and around North, West and Central London.

It is crucial that suitable applicants have experience of working for rival concrete frame and groundwork subcontractors to be considered.

I would like to add that this business is still growing year on year, and their reputation is good. I personally get on very well with the directors and am constantly hearing positive feedback from the people I place with the business.


About the Employer:

Based in Hertfordshire this company is a growing name in the RC frame and groundwork sector with a reputation for quality and a modern edge to how they operate. Current annual turnover stands at around £60 million across circa 20 sites (with further work secured for 2023 already). They are growing year on year due to increased client numbers and more and more repeat work from existing partnerships. They have a diverse way of working with clients in the commercial, residential, educational and leisure sectors and plan to keep it this way to protect the business. Usual packages range from £5m up to £15m each and include a variety of basement works, groundworks and concrete frames.

This business has a close-knit senior management and who ever joins in this role will join that management team. You’ll report to the construction director but will also have a close working relationship with the commercial director and MD so really will help towards the business’s future. As a Contracts Manager your role will involve both pre-contract and post-contract management.


About the Requirements & Experience Needed:

I am looking for an individual who is degree qualified in civil engineering and has already progressed through the ranks up through project management to an existing contracts management level. You may be recently stepped up to this level or doing it for a number of years, but it is crucial you have come from this background and having gained this technical management experience while working in the subcontract concrete frame and groundwork sector.

In addition to the above I am looking for someone who is keen to be involved with the bigger picture. Due to the size of this company you’ll have a direct working relationship with all the business unit heads and you’ll all be working together towards a bigger picture. I can see this company doubling in size over the next 5 years so future progression is available for people showing capability and drive.


Salary / Benefits Available:

Packages are always based on individual’s backgrounds and experience but as a rough guide I have been told to target people earning anywhere from £110,000 to £130,000 per annum. This can be broken down in a number of ways and this business is open to people of a PAYE or self-employed basis. Bonuses are paid and are based on performance targets.


About Me, Your Consultant:

My name is Andrew Jackson and I am one of the founding directors of Cityscape Recruitment Ltd. I have over 17 years of experience in civil engineering & construction recruitment, during which time, I have specialised in the niche sectors of concrete frames, groundworks, basement construction and demolition.

So, what does that mean for you? It means, I work with the vast majority of the groundwork & concrete frame businesses in the UK and I can help not only introduce you, but I can give you up to date information on each of them, helping you make an informed decision so you can take your career forward.

I’ve been doing this for a while now and I’ve maintained a positive reputation doing what I do because I don’t tell people false truths, I tell them everything I know and then let them choose. My job is simply to get you the options, give you the information and then let you decide what feels right for you.


How to Apply:

I am more than happy to discuss these opportunities with you over the phone or face to face in a fully confidential manner (you can get to know me while I get to know you). And I know this is an incestuous sector and I fully understand the importance of keeping things discrete.

It would be ideal to see a copy of your CV to understand your previous experience and employment. In line with GDPR laws, nothing will be done with your CV / details until we have discussed the role in detail anyway, but having gained an understanding of your formal past, this may help when we come to discuss options.

My contact details are listed below:


Tel: 01923 750095