FRA Contract Manager

FRA Contract Manager

  • Location


  • Sector:

    Housing Maintenance Trades

  • Job type:


  • Salary:

    £45k - 55k per year

  • Contact:

    Holly Lewis

  • Contact email:


  • Contact phone:

    020 3176 4790

  • Job ref:


  • Published:

    4 months ago

  • Expiry date:


FRA Contract Manager

Location: Airdrie

Salary: Up to £55,000 per annum + car allowance

I currently have an exciting opportunity for an FRA Contract Manager to work for a leading main contractor in Airdrie and the surrounding areas.  

Reporting to: Regional Operations Manager /Operations Director

Responsible for all branch employees’ including the following:

Admin Manager, Operations Managers, Project Managers, Surveyors, Trainees, Community Engagement, RLO’s, Business Development Managers, Operations Supervisors, Front Line Managers, Operatives, Apprentices and all others reporting to the branch

Specific duties and responsibilities of the role

  • Ensure a safe working environment for employees and safe systems are adhered to
  • Maintaining close liaison with our H&SE team on performance and audit results
  • Understand local customers’ needs to maximise relationships and develop further works
  • Take the lead on multi branch contracts where the geography or skill set of the branch is best placed to meet the client’s needs
  • Maintain capability/capacity to deliver to meet customers’ needs
  • Lead and motivate operational, commercial and support staff
  • Review resources and ensure they are effectively allocated to meet programmes
  • Lead recruitment, induction, performance management and development of: Operations management/supervision staff, Commercial staff, Office management and administration staff
  • Guidance and assistance with day-to-day management of CEC’s and Sales staff
  • Ensure effective and efficient mobilisation of new contracts takes place including targets at detail and summary levels, from operative to contract manager
  • Develop a subcontract supply chain to support contract delivery
  • Ensure effective site reporting takes place and constructive Branch meetings are held
  • Ensure work is delivered to achieve budgeted gross margin
  • Complete a monthly contract portfolio report for review
  • Report financial and non-financial performance of Branches monthly
  • Monitor cost allocations within the Branch to ensure correct control measures are in place and cost are allocated correctly and in a timely fashion
  • Manage invoicing disciplines within the Branch to achieve company debtor day targets
  • Regularly check and audit purchases, timesheets to deter fraudulent practices and control valuation of WIP to avoid over valuation
  • Propose and deliver annual forecast in conjunction with the Business Development Team
  • Work with Business Development Manager to identify and develop new business opportunities, contribute to pre-tender submissions, review tender pricing levels and deliver supporting documents and presentations
  • Make resource available to assist commercial team with compilation of tenders, contribute to pre-tender submissions and deliver supporting documents & presentations as required
  • Attend and contribute at Regional Management Meetings & National Meetings
  • Share good working practice amongst fellow Branch Managers
  • Proactively ensure that employees remain motivated and engaged with the business

Job knowledge, skills and abilities required to undertake the role

  • Leadership
  • A full understanding of Passive Fire Protection and preferably holding ASFP Level 3 training
  • Customer focus
  • Experience working with Third party accreditors
  • Judgement and decision making
  • Employee development
  • Full UK driving licence
  • Previous experience managing a variety of previous contracts successfully and having knowledge of the requirements for Operational and Commercial management roles within a Branch.

Specialist Behaviours

  • Commercial and financial understanding
  • Strong operational delivery knowledge
  • Productivity Management
  • Consistent Delivering through a team
  • Maintains strong relationships with customers to ensure repeat business and satisfactory enquiry flow

Personal attributes and other requirements

  • Leading teams
  • Planning and organising
  • Managing operational delivery
  • Understanding finance
  • Problem solving
  • Nurturing teams
  • Identify talent and developing people to their full potential
  • Managing People


  • Good communication is a fundamental element of the role to ensure the efficient transfer of information. Good communication will ensure that information is shared timely which will result

Build Recruitment Limited acts as an Employment Business for the supply of temporary workers and an Employment Agency in relation to permanent vacancies. Build Recruitment is an equal opportunities employer.