Contracts Manager

  • Permanent
  • Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
  • £50,000 to £55,000 per annum

Contracts Manager – Surfacing / Tarmac
£50,000 – £55,000 + Car or Car Allowance + 12.5% Bonus
Permanent / Salaried

To plan, control, manage and co-ordinate all operational activities in line with company policy, processes and procedures. Ensure that safe systems of work are established, communicated to all concerned and maintained throughout all activities. Provide a safe and environmentally friendly operation, service delivery and customer satisfaction.

Key Tasks and Accountabilities:

  • Personal safety and safety of all personnel under your authority including others who maybe affected by the company’s activities.
  • To direct resources of people, vehicle, plant, materials, sub-contractors and premises, in order to achieve the aims and objectives of the local business plan.
  • To ensure that operations are carried out in a commercially astute manner to ensure best value for the client.
  • Financial control including annual and periodic budgets and forecasting is maintained and reporting on the operational and financial aspects of the contract at periodic management reviews.
  • Ensure that site measurements/valuations are recorded and promptly processed.
  • Formulating and reviewing (where necessary) appropriate recruitment and training strategies.
  • Compliance to the companies’ policies and procedures.
  • Preparation and modification of Risk Assessments, Method Statements and COSHH assessments in association with the local safety advisors.
  • Represent the company at meetings with clients, the general public, the press, the media and representatives of other organisations or authorities as necessary.
  • Ensure all work is completed to the highest standard with good productivity levels.
  • Effective planning & programming to ensure service delivery.
  • To actively foster a positive staff morale.
  • To accept and carry out any reasonable task as requested by a member of management.
  • Attend and participate in Team Briefings.
  • Continually review processes and procedures to drive continuous improvement.
  • Provide operational support to specific tenders as directed by management.
  • Ensure that all staff are aware of and have agreed their roles, responsibilities and accountabilities for any specific project.
  • Ensure that the key staff have bought into and have ownership of the project targets.
  • Undertake and support Health & Safety, Environmental and Quality audits as required.
  • Monitor supply chain appraisals.
  • Conduct post contract reviews and lessons learnt session.
  • Show due regard for the environment and for the sustainable management of natural resources.
  • Develop their professional knowledge, skills and competence on a continuing basis and shall give all reasonable assistance to further the education, training and continuing professional development of others.

Measurements of Success:

  • Appraisal system – Achievement of annual personal business objectives.
  • Feedback from progress meetings with Line Manager and from other colleagues.
  • Deadlines met.
  • Client requirements are dealt with promptly.
  • Customer is satisfied by the standard of the work.
  • Feedback from company & contract Key Performance Indicators.
  • Safety statistics.
  • Operational finance performance matching assumptions.

Service Standards:

  • Fully embrace TWWW (The Way We Work) Eurovia business initiative, “striving towards continually improving the performance of the Group”.
  • Work to and actively support and promote Eurovia’s IMS, to develop, maintain and improve service deliver and customer satisfaction.
  • Hands on and active support for colleagues
  • Professional and tidy appearance
  • Customer care focus
  • Best Value Focus

Person Specification:

  • Batchelors Degree or similar further education e.g. HND in Civil Engineering or Construction related subject
  • Industry recognised qualification(s) in managing Health and Safety
  • Experience leading teams to successfully deliver exemplary highway construction projects
  • Experience delivering construction works in a busy, urban, environment
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience as a construction professional
  • Knowledge and appreciation of self-delivery
  • Experience in self-delivery works
  • Customer/Stakeholder liaison
  • Understanding the challenges and complexities of working in an urban environment
  • Information Management/BIM experience

To discuss this opportunity in more detail, please call Josh Moss on 02392 322389, or email your CV to

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