Posted April 29, 2024

Contracts Manager – Civils

  • Employer McLaughlin & Harvey
  • Location Dover
  • Salary Competitive plus benefits

McLaughlin & Harvey are one of the leading Civil Engineering and Building Contractors operating throughout the UK and Ireland.

We are seeking to recruit an experienced Contracts Manager - Civils to join our civils team.

Responsibilities

The Contracts Manager has responsibility for all aspects of the project delivery and leadership of an operational team. They will ensure all staff for which they are responsible are aware of their duties and are working in line with McLaughlin & Harvey’s policies and procedures. The Contracts Manager may be responsible for delivery of numerous projects or resident on one major project depending on complexity and value. In addition to the main duties below, and depending on the size and type of project, the Contracts Manager may undertake other duties as required by the Director.

Safety, Health, Environmental & Quality (SHEQ)

  • Ensure projects are delivered in full compliance with current legislation, McLaughlin & Harvey’s policy and SHEQ operating procedures
  • Prepare and approve the Project SHEQ Plan prior to works commencing
  • Establish project specific document control procedures and communication protocols

Programme

  • Assist the development and updating of the programme to produce the project programme
  • Ensure approved design, procurement and construction requirements are in line with the programme, monitor progress and update accordingly
  • Undertake monthly contract reviews with the site and commercial teams, report programme, commercial and contractual risks to the director
  • Ensure contractual notices are issued in relation to the programme in accordance with the contract documents

Resources

  • Manage project resources and notify external recruitment needs to the Director
  • Lead project teams and ensure appropriate training is provided
  • Ensure accurate site records are maintained
  • Undertake regular staff and sub-contractor performance reviews

Commercial / Contractual

  • Manage the project in line with the contract and McLaughlin & Harvey’s pricing information
  • Collaborate with the QS / Commercial Manager and communicate to the Director any matters with potential commercial or contractual implications
  • Chair sub-contractor pre-let meetings, prepare sub-contract orders in conjunction with the PM & QS
  • Ensure the client and QS are kept appraised of variations to the works and any matter likely to have commercial or contractual implications
  • Participate in, and contribute to commercial reviews and legal matters
  • Notify the Director of any potential risk to the business
  • Provide input for tenders, including contractor’s proposals, participate in interviews and presentations

Client & third-party communication

  • Maintain and foster professional and positive relationships with clients, designers and subcontractors
  • Represent McLaughlin & Harvey at client meetings where necessary
  • Promote the McLaughlin & Harvey brand and report any prospective business leads
  • Develop strategic partnerships with third parties and attend business networking opportunities

Experience

  • Previous experience in a similar role
  • Must be prepared to travel throughout the UK

What's in it for you?

At McLaughlin and Harvey we offer a fantastic benefits package including the following:

  • Competitive salary
  • 33 days annual leave entitlement
  • Generous pension contributions
  • Life Assurance

If this sounds like the role for you, please apply by clicking the apply button here!

McLaughlin & Harvey are an Equal Opportunities Employer

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