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Contracts Manager

Due to recent new contract awards, we have an opportunity for an experienced Contracts Manager, or someone ready to progress into a Contracts Manager role, to join our Construction Management team.

Job Purpose

Responsible for day-to-day planning, directing, coordinating and budgeting activities concerned with the construction and maintenance of structures, facilities and systems at various locations.

Main Responsibilities & Duties

  • Overall project management including programme progress, cost control, direct labour management and management of sub-contractors.
  • Supervising site managers, site agents and foremen.
  • Design project programme by studying job specifications to determine appropriate construction methods; schedule the project in logical steps and budget time required to meet deadlines.
  • Undertake site inspections and visits on a regular basis to ensure the project is carried out in a safe and organised manner; inspect and review projects to monitor compliance with building and safety codes and other regulations.
  • Liaise with public utilities, local authorities and NHBC (where applicable) to ensure relevant orders are placed and consultation takes place to meet the project programme.
  • Monitor the statutory notices, warning notices and advisory notices, fire escape signs and relevant posters that are displayed in workplace.
  • Determine labour and material requirements for each site.
  • Develop and implement quality control programmes, proactively managing inspection workflow.
  • Manage project conclusion including completion of operation and maintenance information addressing defects, archive records and performance reviews.



  • CSCS Card
  • UK Driving licence
  • Right to Live and Work in the UK


  • CSCS Manager’s card
  • Bachelor degree related to construction or engineering, or equivalent industry experience.
  • Management qualification NVQ/SVQ level 5, or above, is desirable (holds or currently undertaking or willing to achieve in a timely manner).
  • First Aid at Work, 3-day course or equivalent.
  • Risk Assessment & Method Statement qualification.



Essential Criteria:

  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to influence, persuade, guide, manage and motivate others.
  • In-depth previous experience within the construction industry.
  • In-depth experience within a Contracts Manager, Project Manager, Senior Site Manager, or similar role within the construction sector.
  • Excellent time management and prioritisation skills.
  • Computer Literacy – including proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office.
  • Minimum 2 years’ management experience including strategic planning and directing of projects.

Desirable Criteria:

  • Maintain up-to-date knowledge of best practice.
  • Proven experience of developing innovative ideas to develop and retain employees.
  • A strategic thinker able to deal with operational issues, opportunities and obstacles.


To Apply

Apply to   Send your CV along with a cover email/letter within which the following information is included:

  • why the role is of interest to you and why you think you are a suitable candidate
  • your salary expectations
  • what your current notice period/availability to start would be.

job type:

Full Time, Permanent position


Competitive remuneration and benefits package


Home base Westhill, Aberdeenshire. Position will involve travel within Aberdeen and North East Scotland.

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