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  • Ref: CM-SM1_1575387265

  • Permanent

  • Airdrie, North Lanarkshire

  • ££65000 - £75000 per annum

  • End: 4th Jan 2020

First People Solutions are currently assisting an established and continually growing engineering client in their search for an experienced Contracts Manager to join their Projects/Construction team based in Central Scotland. As Contracts Manager you will be responsible for managing all hands-on operational aspects of the Projects department, with specific responsibility for the planning, co-ordination and execution of Operational activity.

The overall purpose of the role is to ensure the successful growth of the department by meeting the long-term strategic objectives. Through providing effective leadership and management support necessary to ensure that the Projects team has the operational structure, resources, controls, processes and reporting procedures, in the place to effectively grow the business to ensure financial strength and operating efficiency.

What you’ll be doing

  • Assist the Projects Director in setting strategic priorities for Projects, including refining the vision of the organisation after considering changes in risks and opportunities
  • Provide leadership and management to ensure that the mission and core values of the company are put into practice
  • Measure the effectiveness of all internal and external processes; provide timely, and accurate and performance reports on the operating effectiveness of the department
  • Develop and embed a collaborative approach to working with all our Business Units and Support Functions
  • Leads the Projects management team to develop and implement continuous improvement plans for the operations structure and system processes
  • Ensure a strong focus on Health and Safety towards decision making process within role
  • Manage the performance of all people leaders within the department through the formal performance management system
  • Represent the company at forums and meetings ensuring clients understand our vision.
  • Where relevant and appropriate, informing senior management team of specific matters or issues within the department and/or risks which could potentially impact on clients or internal SLA’s
  • Review financial Reports, activity reports, and other performance data to measure productivity and goal achievement and to determine areas needing improvement
  • To identify areas of poor performance and identify effective solutions to resolve issues in the short and long term

What we are looking for

  • Previous experience in a senior management role is essential
  • Previous practical operations management experience in a successful engineering environment
  • Background in either Mechanical, Electrical and Civil Engineering
  • Clear understanding of NEC form of contract is preferable
  • Leadership and human resources management skills
  • Excellent time and project management skills
  • Communication skills across all levels
  • Valid UK driving licence

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