Contracts Manager

Specific Location


Hours of Work
8am to 5.30pm

Barratt David Wilson

Contract Type

Closing Date
31 January 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 complete site contracts from land acquisition and pre-start inspections through to completion, your 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 will understand the importance of delegation and leadership in motivating your team to deliver.

What will I be responsible for?


  • Ensure adequate and suitable resources are available for effective site start.
  • Monitor performance against construction programme to ensure targets are met and completions are on time.
  • Progress chasing as required, provide dates through Sales/Build meetings to ensure legal completions are as forecast.
  • Monitor Health & Safety performance to ensure compliance with legal obligations and Company requirements.
  • Control additional costs for non-productive and prelim expenditure to ensure Group guidelines and take part in cost control meetings.
  • Liaise with all departments to support the Site Manager’s role and ensure information, materials and contractors are available.
  • Monitor each stage of construction as work proceeds to ensure a quality product.
  • Support the Site Manager in ensuring that on-site construction teams are fully resourced and well directed with clear guidelines to their own job responsibilities and the organisation of the sites workload.
  • Assist the Construction Director in all matters relating to the efficient performance of the Construction department.
  • A strong team motivator with the drive and tenacity to achieve goals of the business.
  • Proven experience of working in a senior role in the Construction industry, including managerial experience.
  • Self-confident, decisive, resilient and able to thrive under pressure in a fast paced environment.
  • In depth knowledge of all aspects of the Construction trade and the relevant legislative requirements eg Health & Safety, NHBC Requirements and Building Regulations.


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