Senior Contracts Manager Civil Engineering

Clarke Bridges Resourcing Ltd
Bellshill, Lanarkshire, Scotland
Jan 11, 2022
Feb 22, 2022
Position Type
Manager / Leader
Organization Type
Our client is a major Building and Civil Engineering Contractor operating throughout the UK

Due to an increasing workload, they now have a requirement for an experienced Senior Contracts Manager Civil Engineering to join the team.

The role will be based out of their Glasgow office and the successful individual will be happy to travel and work throughout the UK.

If working away from home a very competitive accommodation and subsistence package is on offer.


The Senior Contracts Manager has overall responsibility for all aspects of project delivery and leadership of the operational team. They will ensure all staff for which they are responsible are aware of their duties and are working in line with company policies and procedures. The Senior 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 Senior 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, 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.

  • Lead the development of the tender programme to produce the project programme and issue to the team, supply chain and client prior to works commencing.
  • 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.
  • Issue contractual notices in relation to the programme in accordance with the contract documents.

  • 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 building contract and company 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 contractors proposals, participate in interviews and presentations.

Client & third-party communication
  • Maintain and foster professional and positive relationships with clients, designers and subcontractors.
  • Represent company at client meetings.
  • Promote the company brand and report any prospective business leads.
  • Develop strategic partnerships with third parties and attend business networking opportunities.

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

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