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Contracts Manager – Construction

The CHAP Group (Aberdeen) Ltd is one of Scotland’s leading privately owned construction groups. We have an inspiring heritage dating back to 1976 when the Company was founded, and a reputation for valuing our employees. Today the Company comprises 4 Divisions – Construction, Civils, Homes & Quarries and has developed into a diverse, dynamic and highly successful group which predominantly focuses on providing quality services within the North East of Scotland.

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 Duties & Responsibilities include:

  • Working at a senior level with internal management team and supporting departments.
  • Overall project management including programme progress, cost control, direct labour management and management of sub-contractors.
  • Supervising site managers, site agents and foremen.
  • Liaising with project design teams.
  • Develop systems and establish plan for managing health, safety and welfare.
  • 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.
  • Determine labour and material requirements for each site.
  • Confer with supervisory personnel, subcontractors and designers to discuss and resolve potential construction problems.
  • Monitor and manage sub-contractors from appointment through contract progress and after project conclusion including safety, quality and performance, manage and attend sub-contractor meetings as required.
  • Investigate damage, accidents or delays at construction sites, to ensure that proper procedures are being carried out.
  • Develop and implement quality control programmes, proactively managing inspection work flow.



  • CSCS Card
  • Drivers licence


  • 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, 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.

The closing date for applications for this role is 10 January 2020.

Apply via website with a current CV and also include a cover letter/email providing the following information:

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

job type:

Full Time Permanent


Competitive Remuneration & Benefits Package


This position is based in the CHAP Group offices in Westhill. This position requires regular travel.

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