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Contracts Manager - Highways & Civil Engineering

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Contracts Manager - Highways & Civil Engineering

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  • Sector:

    Highways, Transport & Infrastructure

  • Job type:

    Permanent - Full Time

  • Salary:

    £35k - 40k per year + Car + cmpany benefits

  • Contact:

    Jason Fogaty

  • Contact email:

  • Contact phone:

    02393 876063

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  • Published:

    about 1 month ago

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Contract Manager - Highways/Civils - Merseyside

Would you be interested in working for one of the largest independent Public Works companies in the North West?

Are you an experienced Contract Manager or Engineer within the Highways & Civils sector, now looking for a fresh challenge with a privately owned family run organisation?

If the answer if YES - please read on.  

My client are a significant force within the North West construction industry, who offer a wide range of highway infrastructure and civil engineering specialities predominantly for Local Authority.

Through a combination of skills and experience, they undertake complex, intricate and technically demanding projects with a dedicated customer liaison team who can manage expectations and communication.

The role:

I am now looking to appoint a Contracts Manager to oversee highways and civil engineering projects, in what is an exciting time to become a part of an ambitious and forward thinking company.

The ideal candidate will be existing Contracts Manager with relevant experience of initial design and inception, right through to completion - although up and coming engineers who can demonstrate relevant experience and knowledge who would like to flourish with a desire to be contract managers in the future will also be considered.

This is an exciting opportunity to join a company offering progression in a technically challenging role, with the chance to manage high-profile clients and projects in the region of £50k through to £1.5m.



  • Responsible for setting & achieving performance and productivity targets
  • Proven track record in a leadership role
  • Good interpersonal skills for both internal and external relationships
  • Running projects, managing and developing teams
  • Create reports and track the performance across all delegated contracts
  • Review operational delivery and undertake site and performance audits
  • On-site management of people and other resources
  • Ensure high standards of health & safety are maintained
  • Manage and deliver variations of contract
  • Key Client relationship building
  • Manage contract finances & control costs of contract ensuring they are on target
  • Prepare & update Contract Review documents
  • Sub-contract management

The Candidate:

To achieve responsibilities of the role, you will have a minimum of five years' experience of managing individuals and teams of people, with the skill set to motivate gangs of operatives on site to achieve set targets.

You will have a strong background in the highways, civils and surfacing industry predominantly within Local Authority projects, who can demonstrate proven experience of management within an established civils/highways organisation..

The Contracts Manager will be responsible for delivering contracted highways projects ensuring high quality, targeted productivity and customer/client satisfaction.

Qualifications / Experience required:

  • NEC 3/4
  • IOSH
  • HNC / HND or degree in Civil Engineering
  • C.Eng/I.Eng (desirable)

Salary on offer is in the region of £35,000 - £40,000 per annum with a company vehicle, as well as other company benefits.

If you feel that you are right for this role technically, but the rate, location or seniority does not suit you specifically then please still feel free to send us your CV. We constantly recruit for roles very similar to this one at all levels UK Wide. We are always keen to chat with you discreetly about your employment situation.
Even if you are happy in your current role for now, we always welcome calls from Highways, Infrastructure & Transportation professionals keen to make their introductions for future months or years. Our specialist team has a combined 70+ years' experience in this market. Please call Jason Fogaty at Carrington West on 07745 530959 for more information.
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