Contracts Manager

Specific Location

BDW Cambridgeshire

Hours of Work
Full time

Barratt David Wilson

Contract Type

Closing Date
28 February 2018

Contracts Manager

Within the Construction environment, think about buying materials, managing big projects, ensuring health and safety and customer service.

At any given time, you’ll find us working on some circa 400 developments in both towns and rural areas across the UK, and every one poses unique challenges. Some are from scratch on brownfield sites; others see us adapting existing buildings, like old factories or disused hospitals. We need people who can bring us fresh ideas and imagination on one hand, and the commercial ability to manage people, budgets and costs on the other.

It is testament to the professionalism of our construction teams that for an unprecedented eleventh year, Site Managers have won more NHBC Pride in the Job Quality Awards than any other housebuilder.


Driving large and complex site contracts from land acquisition and pre-start inspections through to completion, our Contracts Managers' core focus is delivering cost efficiencies for us and high quality outcomes for customers. A professionally qualified contracts specialist with senior management experience within construction, you’ll understand the importance of delegation and leadership in motivating your team to deliver. Find out how we can build a future together.

Responsibilities: Overseeing the development of sites from land acquisition to completion, ensuring that Programme, Quality and Cost targets are achieved within agreed budgets and timescales through the effective management of site managers and subcontractors.

Key skills:

  • Strong team motivator
  • Self-confident, decisive, resilient and able to thrive under pressure in a fast-paced environment.
  • Formal qualifications or a time served tradesman with considerable experience of the full range of construction trades.
  • In depth knowledge of all aspects of the construction trade and relevant legislative requirements, eg health & safety; NHBC requirements; Building Regulations.
  • Good knowledge, understanding and experience of dealing with all issues relating to customer care.

Benefits package:

  • Competitive Salary
  • 25 days holiday
  • Money Purchase pension scheme
  • Private medical insurance
  • Flexible benefits
  • Company car or cash allowance
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