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  • Ref: CM/CF_1567766404

  • Permanent

  • Glasgow

  • ££336 - £55000 per annum

  • End: 1st Nov 2019

The Company

First People Solutions are looking to recruit a Contract Manager with private and social new build housing experience for one of our valued clients. Our client has many facets to their growing business and can provide an opportunity to work for a market leading residential builder with a strong pipeline of secured developments within thecentral belt. You can be Glasgow or Eedin

You will have good Leadership, strong interpersonal credibility and the ability to interact with and be mindful of clients’ needs, both of the internal and external varieties, all figure highly in the profile for this role.

The Job

This role will support the Operations Manager in the management of all operational issues; including the management and development of other operational managers (where applicable). The role of Contracts Manager will assume overall responsibility for the management of a number of contracts; therefore, it is critical that the successful candidate can demonstrate significant experience in managing multiple projects at any one time, with core time management, technical, planning and communication skills required, whilst ensuring all needs of the project are delivered.

You will be working with the Commercial team, the Contacts Manager will be responsible for managing contracts’ finances and budgets as well as the procurement and management of sub-contractors and materials (in conjunction with procurement department) in order to produce relevant procurement schedules.

The individual is also likely to have 5 years’ experience with evidence of solid career progression. It is also desirable that candidates have experience in running large housing contracts within the social and private sector.

The ability to programme works – at tender stage or outset of project- is crucial; therefore, Asta Power Project or MS Project programming skills is essential.

Successful candidates will be expected to consistently behave and interact in line with the values of the business, while leading their team, setting objectives and developing people in order to provide a service of quality to customers and clients, both internal and external.

Ensuring compliance with all aspects of both Health & Safety Legislation and internal H&S Management System will be crucial. Successful candidates will also be skilled in delivering project programme and phasing presentations to clients, managing client, sub-contractor and team meetings effectively and managing their time and delegating effectively.

The Candidate

The successful individual will be a dedicated and results-driven construction manager with a successful background in the achievement of profitable and quality-led contracts. Strong leadership and team management skills, coupled with a decisive problem solving ability and excellent time management skills are imperative to the role. You should have excellent communications skills as you will be required to express your opinions both in writing and verbally at internal and external meetings. In addition, you should be able to demonstrate a good track record of working with clients to meet their expectations as well as to deliver for the business.

You will:

  • Have current experience as Contracts Manager or Senior Project Manager managing multiple contracts.
  • Have experience working within house building for a leading and National Affordable Housing/House Builder.
  • Have excellent customer and business communication skills.
  • Have experience in managing Project Managers and Site Managers.
  • Have at least 5 years’ minimum experience of managing medium to large development, along with experience in the management of Health & Safety, and the design and procurement processes.
  • Have strong experience of working closely with Clients offering excellent customer care.
  • Have a background in Building and Construction.
  • hold a valid driving licence
  • be fully IT literate in word and excel (at advanced level)
  • hold previous line management experience (able to demonstrate all aspects of senior management experience)
  • hold a valid CSCS card and have relevant H&S qualifications for the position (SMSTS, First Aid etc)

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