Contracts Manager – Civils



The Brief

As a leader in highways development and maintenance, my client continually push the boundaries and develop their teams. Following continuous success as part of their growth and expansion plan they are looking to add a Contracts Manager to their business. The successful Contracts Manager will benefit from a solid team, an unrivalled remuneration package along with the autonomy to manage your own operation with minimal input.

The right Contracts Manager will successfully:

Oversee the operational solution for bidding key projects. Support the pre-construction team during the tender process with operational leadership
Oversee the successful mobilisation period and delivery of projects to scope, target cost, quality, programme and completion encompassing design, engineering, construction, handover and commercial aspects
Support the business development manager to develop activity in South West area.
Expand on existing business quarrying and asphalt production assets to develop a contracting surfacing business
Implement a full risk and value engineering management process where all risks and cost savings opportunities are identified and actioned
Ensure that project imperatives are clearly communicated and understood throughout the project to others, as appropriate
Provide direction, motivation and leadership to internal and Joint Venture staff and external consultants or contractors engaged in providing technical support activities to the project
Responsible for all safety, health, environment and quality matters including driving excellence and championing continuous improvement.

The Contracts Manager's key competencies

Strong experience in highway sector
Demonstrate and deploy good contractual and commercial awareness
Demonstrate experience in supporting bidding/tendering
Has capability to develop client relationship to achieve business growth
Client focused with regular dialogue and interaction
Knowledge of business management systems
Strong leadership and planning / organisational qualities
Business acumen
Motivator and people manager
Development of others
Good communication
Achievement / Results driven
Detailed knowledge of the industry
Problem Solving
Attend and chair resource allocation meetings
Carry out appraisals of all reporting staff
Ensure compliance to procurement procedures
Performance management of all staff
Good written and oral skills
Analytical thinker
Demonstration of flexibility and adaptability
Project Planning – familiar with planning software such as Primavera/MS Project

For additional information on this Contracts Manager role or to confidentially discuss your next career move then please contact Jamie Andrews @ PSR Solutions

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