Contracts Manager – Mechanical Building Services

  • Permanent
  • South West
  • Salary: £50000 - £55000/annum + Car Allowance + 25 Days’ Holiday


The successful candidate will project manage mechanical services installation contracts from handover of estimate to completion and agreement of final accounts.

The Position:

Based between home, project sites and our client’s offices in Gloucestershire, the appointed Contracts Manager will assume responsibility for:

* Procurement of relevant plant, materials and sub-contractor packages, ensuring the best value

* Managing and forecasting spend using purchasing software and Excel type spreadsheets to ensure that the work is kept to budget

* Analysing the labour resource requirements for each project

* Placement and control of labour and associated costs

* Regular site visits to monitor works progress and ensure the quality of work is to the required standard and on programme

* Managing projects and delivering against contracted targets

* Monitoring of health & safety issues in respect of on-site and off-site staff

* Preparation of work-in-progress reports for submission to the Directors

* Attending a range of project group and technical meetings

* Collating certification and preparation of O&M manuals

* Evaluating customer needs and responding to them

The Candidate:

Applicants for the position of Contracts Manager will be expected to demonstrate:

* Proven experience of managing mechanical engineering installation projects valuing at least £1.5m

* Experience with and/or knowledge of HVAC, sanitary & waste, external fire hydrants and/or plumbing/pipefitting

* A minimum of five years’ experience delivering commercial, industrial and/or public sector projects on time, to budget and in accordance with applicable QHSE standards

* A good balance of technical and commercial acumen

* Experience of assisting in the preparation of tender submissions

* The ability to prepare monthly applications for payment and costing of variations

* Experience of working closely with structural engineers, builders, architects and/or surveyors

* Competence in the preparation of risk assessments and method statements

* A high level of self-motivation and organisational skills, both as part of a team and autonomously

* Excellent written and verbal communication skills

* Analytical and methodical problem-solving abilities

* (Ideally) some CAD experience

The Company:

An established design and build contractor offering a full design, installation and management package, our client’s services include project management, design, procurement, installation, testing, commissioning and maintenance of mechanical, electrical and public health engineering services, with a strong bias towards renewable energy solutions

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