Contracts Manager
Water (Non - Infrastructure)
£75k - £85k + Benefits

Contracts Manager

Ref: 672| Posted: 8th Jul 2024

Contracts Manager – Water Sector –  Southern Sites / Reading office

Opportunity to join one of the UK's most successful Tier 1 building & civil engineering main contractors, with a very stable and fast growing forward order book.

This employer is delighted to have been selected to work in partnership with Thames Water to deliver fantastic infrastructure, brilliantly and to make things better for current and future generations. 


What makes this Great?

-Long term water framework, good for job security

-Local regional work in the Thames Valley region, Ideal for good work life balance.

-Opportunity to join a stable and fast growing contractor with lots of opportunity for career progression.



As Contracts Manager your role will be based in the Thames Business Unit office with overall responsibility for the management and success of a number of projects, including customer relations, health and safety, quality, environmental, programme and the cost/value of operations under his/her control.


Your responsibilities:  

As Contracts Manager your duties / responsibilities will include:

  • Assist with the establishment and delivery of the objectives and targets contained within the Annual Business Unit Business Plan;
  • Maintaining effective and long-term relationships with internal and external customers and their representatives/advisors;
  • Implementing and maintaining company Strategy and Policies for Sustainability, Health and Safety, Quality, Environmental, Training and Development etc;
  • Ability to prioritise and meet pre-defined deadlines; Ensuring the project teams comply with the Companies Business Management System;
  • Being proactive in the identification and resolution of problems;
  • Reviewing methods of working, alternative materials etc in order to maximise commercial profitability; Managing, monitoring, supporting, mentoring and counselling members of the project teams in their personal development;
  • Undertaking annual appraisal for staff directly reporting to the role; Seeking and developing ongoing continuous improvement; Providing aftercare services to the customers;
  • Directly supervises a number of project teams comprising project and site managers, engineers, quantity surveyors and foremen etc;
  • Any other duties relevant to the job role. To support and be familiar with own role and responsibility in respect of Business Continuity Planning.  Ensuring that team members are also aware of the plans and communicates same.



To be considered for this Contracts Manager role you must meet the following criteria:

  • Previous experience in a role such as Contracts Manager, Senior Project Manager, Construction Manager, Contracts Director or similar.
  • Professional Qualification e.g. CIOB (desirable); CITB Level 3 Safety Course (essential);
  • Appropriate CSCS Card (essential). High level of leadership and management skills;
  • Technical experience and knowledge (desirable);
  • High level of Commercial and Financial ability;
  • Excellent organisational and communication skills;
  • Experience in a similar role (desirable);
  • Ideally previous experience in the Water sector (Water Treatment plants, pumping stations etc), will also potentially consider candidates transferring experience across from other heavy civils industries such as Highways, Power or similar.


The successful Contracts Manager will receive:

-Competitive Basic 
-Car Allowance 

To be considered for this vacancy or to find out more information please apply now.

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