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Contracts Manager

The Role:
Responsibilities of the Contracts manager include the financial monitoring and control of the
contracts, ensuring Health, Safety, Environmental and Quality compliance is maintained and the Company’s procedures and objectives are achieved.

Key Responsibilities:
Programme planning
Plan projects and ensure they are programmed to a level of detail necessary for the site team to deliver the scheme without delays
Ensure procurement and reconciliation of materials is carried out in accordance with Company procedures to best value and to prevent delays
Ensure site team compliance with Company commercial policies and procedures Attend tender handover meetings and deliver pre-start meetings to the site team
Ensure a commercial plan and end of life forecast is in place and monitored monthly for the successful commercial delivery of the project
Produce and analyse progress reports, updated costs and forecasts Ensure correct commercial engagement of subcontractors
Implement the risk management process, review risk register and check risk controls Review the CVRs monthly with the project teams, implementing necessary actions
Ensure weekly review of progress, budget resources and forward planning are carried out, and lookahead programmes are in place
Chair and attend internal and external meetings and ensure the production of accurate records of any discussions and actions
Ensure timely management of both temporary and permanent design to meet the requirements of each project

Health, safety and environmental
By example, set the highest possible standards of leadership in promotion of HS&E procedures and best practice, ensuring compliance with Company procedures and legal obligations
Allocate HS&E responsibilities and duties for site personnel, check understanding and provide training as necessary
Maintain and manage construction sites and subcontractors, ensuring all subcontractors follow Kent Structures procedures and processes
Oversee and ensure that HSE-related documents are kept up to date and undertake senior manager site inspections, ensuring that audits and reports are produced, liaising with the necessary parties

Quality
Ensure that ITPs are produced with site QA team
Ensure that the QA File is produced and maintained Establish and promote best practice

Customer relations
Build and maintain relationships with both the client and external customers Chair and lead meetings with the customer and report on progress to date
Ensure that works are carried out in a manner which minimises community impact

Key measures & targets:
Adherence to all deadlines set and Business Unit objectives
Ensure final accounts are completed within three months of construction completion Monthly and weekly reporting timescales are met
Deliver projects without safety incidents, within time and to budget

Key relationships:
Managing Director
Site teams
Subcontractors and suppliers Clients and stakeholders

Person Specification:
The successful candidate is likely to meet all of the following criteria:

Essential
Extensive experience of managing projects within a commercial construction environment
Good working knowledge of contract conditions, CDM regulations, design management, programme and risk management and cost control including forecasting, actual cost and value reporting
Experience of MS project
Knowledge of the NEC contract including the Early Warning and Compensation Event mechanisms
Knowledge of JCT forms of contract, Primarily D&B
Educated as a minimum to HNC/HND/Degree level (or equivalent) SMSTS
CSCS card
Experience of Pre-Qualification and Tendering process for a number of multi-discipline projects
Excellent people management skills with the ability to influence and mentor
Excellent verbal and written communication skills, with both customers and all levels of staff Problem solving skills and analytical thinking

Desirable
NEBOSH construction certificate Experience of using BC software

Benefits:
As well as offering a competitive salary, remuneration for this role includes flexible benefits,
which provides a range of guaranteed benefits including but not limited to:

• Company car/car allowance
• Company pension contribution
• Single persons private medical cover

How to apply:
Please send your current CV and covering email outlining your suitability for the role and
quoting the reference number to info@kentstructures.co.uk

We are an equal opportunities employer. We are determined that no job applicant or employee receives less favourable treatment on the grounds of sex, pregnancy or maternity, gender re-assignment, sexual orientation, religion or belief, marriage or civil partnership, age, race or disability. All information will remain confidential to Kent Structures Ltd and will be handled in accordance with the requirements of the General Data Protection Regulations.