Contracts Manager

    Mechanical Building Services
    UK, Gloucestershire
    £50,000 to £55,000 (DoE) + Car Allowance + 25 Days’ Holiday
    JOB-1532 CCA

    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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