Contracts Manager

September 5, 2019
Job Type
Ref No
£70 - 85K + benefits


About this Role:
Experienced Contract Manager required to work out of the Reading office and covering the South East area for a main contractor turning over £800 million.

The successful candidate will be working on projects from Framework academies to commercial office blocks, hotels and industrial / leisure projects between £ 20 – 75 million in value on a design and build basis from pre construction through to delivery.

Based in the Reading office on projects across the South East with regular travel to sites you will Report to the Construction Director and work with the project teams to achieve continued success for this established company across approximately 3 projects.

You will need to have experience of:
• Pre-construction early stage site set up
• Produce and issue risk log
• Identify all H&S issues
• Produce detailed Method Statements
• Support pre-contract team
• Participate and actively contribute to the Pre-Start handover
• Review options for construction and challenge solutions
• Provide cost effective solutions for the construction of the works
• Identify and predict resource issues and risks, and analyse options for profitability.
• Take tough decisions to overcome issues
• Be involved along with the QS and Site Management in the selection process for subcontractors, specialist and suppliers
• Attend progress meetings as appropriate and ensure that relevant contractors/progress reports against the programme are issued in accordance with the contract
• Provide high level progress reports to the Directors- weekly or as required
• Deal with al issues including complex issues to the customer and their team
• As part of the project team ensure that works are progressed safely, to the quality, programme, efficiently and cost effectively
• Monitor all regulatory requirements regarding Planning and Building Regulations
• Ensure that all site administration procedures are followed and timesheets are signed-off when not verified by a Site Manager
• Work closely with the Surveyor to ensure all cost related items are reported back and assist in the preparation of the final account
• Assist Surveyor with final account

About the Company/Client/Project:
One of the largest privately-owned construction and engineering group in the UK with an annual turnover of £800M with division including retail, major projects and development with this South East office being established and growing organically over a number of years.

The successful candidate will be Working on projects from Framework academies to commercial office blocks, hotels and industrial / leisure projects between £ 20 – 75 million in value on a design and build basis.

Project examples range from an office fit out for a blue chip client in central London, to an existing theme park attraction using specialist materials such as sound deadening spray and sand filled doors to an education framework programme.

Requirements including certificates and qualifications:
You will have experience of working within the Construction industry for main contractors, specifically on D&B new build and refurbishment projects, more specifically within the Education, Leisure and Commercial sectors.

Candidates must:
• hold or be working toward a construction / design related professional qualification - HNC/HND/Degree
• be a member of a Professional Body
• hold a relevant CSCS card
• have main contractor experience on commercial projects form pre-con to delivery on site / handover
• have experience of working as project Manager on projects of £30M plus

To apply please send your CV to

Candidates must be able to prove their eligibility to work in the UK

Alltek specialise in build vacancies and is a leading Recruitment Consultancy in Southampton.

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