Job Vacancy

Contracts Manager

Location: Leeds

About the role

- Provide leadership, motivation and direction to the contract unit delivery team

- Efficient management and utilisation of all business unit / company resource through planning and effective dialogue with peers / clients

- Develop and update regular activity programmes for all contract responsibilities in accordance with client requirement

- Maintain professional approach positively reflecting the image of the company

- Ensure the safe and efficient running of all contracts to budget with full responsibility for the financial performance of contracts

- Management and coordination of all financial account adjustment ensuring effective management of contract Work In Progress (WIP) / Work In Hand (WIH)

- Collation and analysis of monthly trading accounts resulting in required reporting in accordance with accounting timetable

- Preparation, explanation and accountability of annual budget forecasts in partnership with business accountant

- Maintain / develop good relations with all key and potential clients incorporating regular meeting and site visits

- Provide regular point of contact for all personnel

- Be responsible for site safety by ensuring compliance to method statements and risk assessments using induction / tool box talks / appropriate use of PPE. Ensuring constant compliance to all applicable CDM regulations

- Responsible for the safety and welfare of all staff and operatives

- Ensure all personnel comply with company procedures

- Promote and enhance safety awareness in the business, encouraging a zero tolerance to unsafe acts and a zero target for LTIs

- Undertake safety audits [12per annum] and toolbox talks [12per annum] as designated

- Demonstrate and deploy strong contractual and commercial awareness

- Hold a high level of experience in highway construction and maintenance

- Interaction with subcontractors ensuring all appropriate information is made available, review and approval of accounts prior to release of payment

- Arrange / convene pre start, progress and review meetings ensuring discussion of variances, contractual arrangements and any required corrective actions

- Investigate and instigate appropriate actions over all insurance claims, completing necessary documentation and reporting within company procedure

- Support, encourage and develop all staff / operatives within your control identifying all appropriate training needs

- To ensure that all operations carried out within your area of responsibility are undertaken with full regard for safety of visitors, other members of staff and yourself.

- Assure compliance with companies safety & quality procedures

- Maintain compliance with agreed policy on procurement of goods and services

- Control overtime payments as directed or in accordance with contract requirement

- Attend all commercial and management meetings as directed

- Provide technical support to Senior Estimator during tender periods and receive and ensure compliance with Tender handover packs

- Assist Commercial estimating where required over the procurement of new works assisting with client development

- Undertake all other appropriate duties as assigned by your line manager


About you

The successful candidate will have a minimum of 5 years’ experience working in a similar discipline, on local authority highways term maintenance contracts, fast track motorways and trunk road MAC / ASC contracts. You will have a proven record of resource / personnel management along with working knowledge of health and safety legislation and requirements.

You will also have:

- Appropriate ONC/HNC/HND qualification in Construction / Civil Engineering

- CSCS Black Card or Equivalent

- GCSE Maths / English or equivalent – A to C

- Suitable construction qualification and training course attendance

- Knowledge of business management systems

- Strong leadership and planning / organisational qualities

- A demonstrable strong Business acumen

- Motivation and people management skills

- A keen passion for the Development of others

- Good communication skills

- A strong desire for business growth

- Detailed knowledge of the industry

- Good written and oral skills


Colas is an equal opportunities employer. We encourage applicants from all minority groups.

Recruitment agencies

Colas UK currently works with a number of approved recruitment suppliers. We will therefore not consider CVs or speculative proposals from any other agencies. Recruitment agencies not currently approved as preferred suppliers are kindly requested not to submit speculative CVs to any part of Colas UK.


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