Contract Manager – Piling Company (CFA/RC Experience)

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  • Career LevelEngineer
  • ExperienceExperienced
  • GenderFemale/Male
  • IndustryConstruction
  • QualificationsCertificate

Job Description

This job description outlines the key accountabilities of, and output required from, the post holder. It is not a definitive list and the role may well change and evolve over time.

Job title: Contracts Manager
Reports to: Operations Director
Direct Reports:
Main purpose of the job:
Deliver an agreed number of safe, profitable, quality projects on time to the client’s expectations and specifications so that the client and team will want to employ my client on their projects.


Key tasks and responsibilities:


Understand clients’ expectations/programme.

Understand project, scheme, engineering, buildability, contract, H&S issues, risk etc.

Advise Sales re: time and response required

Agree “Budget” costs with Sales.

Take ownership of Budget.


Receive project from Sales and ensure all required information/documentation is in place.

Ensure all required contract documents are correct and in place – estimate, quote, order, receipt, design, payment terms.

Reassess buildability/design – not just accept that the scheme as proposed is the best way to do the job – the Sales Engineer may have missed a trick – conditions on site may have changed.

Agree scheme/scope of works.

Ensure design is agreed and in place with all relevant parties.

Understand any testing requirements.

Engage with client, engineer, Architect, QS and other professionals.

Re-look at budget, Q’s, time?, resources, programme.

Attend pre-contract meeting.

Ensure/plan/source   correct  resources,   crew,   plant,   rigs,   materials   and permissions are all available and in place to start programme.

Fully understand/plan project from beginning to end and project requirements.

Set up invoices, stage payments.

Complete all necessary H&S documents, MS & RA.

Complete and compile start up information  for  crew,  buying,  plant  and transport.

Meet crew on site on day (sooner if a large or complex project) run through project ensuring the crew understand

–  project requirements/bigger picture

– client expectations/importance

–  what is to be build and what is important

–  scope of works/ground conditions expected

–  restrictions

–  programme

–  budget – Q’s, resources, time

–  testing/tolerance

–  what we are doing

–  what the client is doing

–  H & S

–  how they are to behave/appear

–  paperwork/records

–  site boundaries

–  existing services

–  set targets

Monitor progress daily = programme, resources, Q

Continually   assess   engineering   requirements,   permanent   and   temporary throughout project.

Report weekly re: Q, F, programme, resources

Readjust/assess programme, resource budget etc. weekly to ensure overall budget is met.

Evaluate, agree, documents and variations – daily, weekly, as required – with client whilst maintaining client relationship.

Agree valuation, stage payments and ensure that they are issued in accordance with agreed payment terms/schedule.

Ensure payments are received in accordance with agree terms.

 Organise key inspections with relevant parties.Check that what is being built on site is in accordance with design, drawings,

specifications, scope and meets with clients’ expectations in  all aspects.

Ensure that all H&S requirements are being adhered to.

Ensure that the site is clean and tidy.

Ensure that testing is being completed as agreed

Carry out/organise any re-design required

Complete project

–  final account and including variations

–  final costs

–  as built drawings/surveys

–  records

–  testing

–  site clean and tidy

–  work completed to specification/drawings.

Practical requirements:
At least 5 years of contract management experience in comparable sectors with 3 years in a management position within the foundations sector.

Strong operational and multi-site project management skills. Able to demonstrate team building and leadership skills.

Solid understanding of engineering, technical, financial, sales and marketing issues related to product design and development.

Ability to work collaboratively with colleagues and staff to create a results driven, team oriented environment.

Person Specification:
BS Degree or similar in Civil Engineering
Good working knowledge of Design – Foundations and RC.
The above job description is a guide to the work you may be required to undertake but does not form part of your contract of employment and may change from time to time to reflect changing circumstances.
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