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Contract Manager

Contract Manager

  • Location

    Surrey

  • Sector:

    Housing Maintenance Trades

  • Job type:

    Permanent

  • Salary:

    £70k - 75k per year + car allowance

  • Contact:

    Holly Lewis

  • Contact email:

    holly.lewis@buildrec.com

  • Contact phone:

    07944267229

  • Job ref:

    22101a

  • Published:

    5 months ago

  • Expiry date:

    2022-06-03

Contract Manager – Decent Homes

Location: Surrey 

Up to £70,000 – 75,000 per annum + car allowance + package

I currently have an exciting opportunity for a Contract Manager to join a leading social housing contractor. The role holder will be responsible for delivering a variety of planned maintenance projects across the Surrey.

What you will deliver:

To manage a number of contracts ensuring they are delivered safely on time, to budget and with high levels of client and resident satisfaction.

To run the contract from Pre Commencement handover to final completion (completion of Defects Liability Period), including preparation of the SHEQ Plan. To take control of the site constraints plan,  fire risk assessment plan, traffic management plan and project risk assessments.  To be responsible for ensuring projects are adequately resourced to be managed safely, whilst maximising efficiency.

To understand, implement and adhere to the company SHEQ policy/strategy and ensure all employees reporting to you do the same and being responsible for ensuring that SHEQ requirements are upheld to the highest of standards at all times.

Key Duties:

  • Comply with all company policies and procedures and ensure that they are followed by all personnel involved in the schemes under their control
  • To take ownership of all aspects of each project under their control from estimating handover through to completion of the Defects Liability Period
  • Provide project direction, focus and consistency across a number of schemes
  • Ensure staff has received or are due to receive adequate training to carry out their role on the project.
  • Assess exposure to the business for any claims from clients/consultants and residents and ensure the relevant corrective action is taken
  • Preparation and management of the Construction Phase Health and Safety Plan
  • Preparation and management of the contract programme including Target Programmes
  • Ensure that a Materials and Sub - Contractor Procurement schedule are in place to suit the proposed Target/Construction Programme
  • Register each scheme under their control with the Considerate Constructor Scheme
  • Supervision and responsibility of the Site Manager, including the following areas;
  • Health and safety management including information for the Health and Safety File
  • Quality control
  • Resource allocation and control (in liaison with the Quantity Surveyor)
  • Liaison with the client and contract administrator on both a formal and informal basis
  • Application for all licenses, permits etc and ensuring they are in place prior to work beginning
  • Ensuring that the site is set up to the highest standards
  • Appointment of contractors in line with Procurement Schedule (in conjunction with QS)
  • Co-ordination with sub-contractors
  • Attendance, preparation and reporting for all meetings in relation to the project
  • To have a clear understanding of the way the job is priced to enable us to take full benefit of any opportunities for variations, change is specification or scope of works to maximise profit
  • To make regular site visits (minimum of one per week) to inspect the job. During these visits the following must be checked:-
  • Check and sign the Contracts Managers, Site Managers weekly check list
  • Ensure that all inspections are carried out (scaffold inspection, hoist etc.)
  • Ensure that all necessary permits are completed (hot works, abrasive wheels etc.
  • Walk the work and carry out spot inspections
  • Work being carried out to specification
  • Health and Safety issues (scaffold, fire extinguishers etc.)
  • Quality Control
  • Site Cleanliness
  • Residents comments
  • Clerk of works comments
  • Any other appropriate checks
  • Check correct record keeping and paperwork is in place including but not limited to:
  • Programme status
  • Method Statements
  • Site Diaries
  • Labour Returns
  • Material Requisitions
  • Allocation sheets
  • Be responsible for your safety and others around you
  • Attend all mandatory courses related to your role
  • Comply with all the roles and responsibilities as set out within the SHEQ management system
  • Ensure that all systems are in place to ensure works are completed in accordance with the company’s values
  • Resource planning and team leadership and team development
  • Continually promote the company image and develop new relationships with clients and consultants
  • Any other reasonable management request.

Benefits:

In this role, you would have the opportunity to add real value from the outset and drive the direction of the team. Also, on offer is a competitive salary, car or car allowance, bonus and benefits package, including

  • Pension Scheme
  • 25 days annual leave (+ public holidays)
  • Life Cover equivalent to 2x times annual salary
  • 24/7 Employee Assistance Program and access to mental wellbeing app
  • Employee discount shopping schemes on major brands and retailers
  • Gym membership discounts
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Broad range of learning opportunities, such as professional qualifications, collective/individual training, and personalised support programmes

Requirements:

Skills and abilities

  • Confident oral and written communication skills
  • Financial and commercial awareness
  • Communicate effectively with all those who have a stake in the work
  • Effectively manage time in order to meet deadlines
  • Ability to negotiate and influence
  • Mentor and support others and the ability to manage a team

 Experience

  • 5-10 years’ experience at Site manager level (or similar)
  • Extensive social housing experience
  • Previous experience within contract management
  • Up to date relevant knowledge of building legislation
  • Experience of Partnership arrangements
  • Understanding of local government
  • Up to date relevant knowledge of Health and Safety legislation

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