Contracts Manager - Kent

20 Sep | 2022

Job Ref: Build | Residential

Contracts Manager – Residential Developer – Up to £99,000 + Bonus + Benefits


Potensis Selection are currently working for a leading residential developer, who are looking to expand their team in the Sussex area by bringing a Contracts Manager onboard.

The role will be managing the delivery of multiple sites across the Surrey and Sussex area. These will be housing-led developments, with some low-rise apartment elements. You will be required to drive and deliver across multiple sites, with the backing of the construction team.

You will be expected to:

  • Help to compile a suitable list of sub-contractors for tender, monitor performance and liaise with the Commercial department to ensure sites start on the agreed dates.
  • Support and provide dates for build and sales meetings to ensure the programmes are developed accurately in accordance to legal completions and are achieved within the planned time frame
  • Monitor site performance in line with the build programme and address any issues causing delays
  • Effectively manage the site management team and ensure they are fully resourced with clear guidelines of their own responsibilities whilst providing full support to achieve their deadlines as well as providing effective communication, training and development
  • Ensure that NHBC and Building Regulation standards and guidelines and ensure plots achieve the highest standard of quality

To be successful in the role, we are looking for:

  • Comprehensive knowledge across all aspects of construction and housebuilding and knowledge of current legislative requirements in regards to NHBC requirements, Building Regulations and Health and Safety
  • Experience in managing Site Managers across multiple sites simultaneously, preferably with the majority being residential developments
  • Experience in collating information from multiple departments to build construction programmes
  • Excellent supervision in regards to ensuring build targets and budgets are met by the site management team, management of contractors and tradesmen in order to forecast and effective delivery of plots

The candidate should possess excellent written and verbal communications skills, alongside being well organised, skilled in planning for both themselves and others, and have strong attention to detail across all aspects of work.

The candidate should be a strong team player, and an assertive individual. They should be capable of influencing others and building strong relationships and networks – both internally and externally.

Our client is committed to encouraging equality, diversity and inclusion among its workforce and eliminating unlawful discrimination. Hybrid working is available for a range of roles and flexible benefits and procedures are in place to support this commitment.

If you are interested in this role or would like to find out more please send a copy of your CV or a brief statement of interest.

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