Contracts manager

Taunton Fabrications specialise in designing and manufacturing a range of high quality architectural metalwork features, including feature staircases, helical stairs, stainless steel balustrades, glass canopies, bridges and walkways.

We're looking to recruit a Contracts Manager; a senior member of the Taunton Fabrications Contracts Department with overall responsibility of managing allocated projects. With specific responsibility to liaise between the company and it’s clients, the Contracts Manager will ensure contracts are fulfilled in-line with the contract requirements as to design, budget and to the agreed programme, and to ensure client's expectations are managed and all other departments are working to that common goal. Other general roles and responsibilities include:

  • To set a professional example both internally and externally that reflect our values as a considerate contractor.
  • A good communicator who will promote collaborative working with all other departments.
  • Promoting and encouraging a culture of good working practices for Health, Safety and Quality.
  • To promote encourage suggestions for improvements and to communicate with senior managers.
  • Attending weekly (Wednesdays) Progress meetings to report on site operations and actioning outputs.
  • Directly reporting to the Managing Director.
Commercial Roles and Responsibilities
  • Handover meeting from Estimator/commercial manager.
  • Attend initial Pre-let meetings with clients to agree the contract specifics details to ensure the company can achieve the requirements.
  • Main point of contact for client.
  • Raising EWO’s to the estimating office as variations occur and working with estimators to quote variations.
  • Liaising with finance manager to monitor costs and producing monthly valuations.
  • Issuing Contract Records advising client of anything that could be deemed contractual.
  • Ensuring variations are highlighted early and instructions received.
  • Ensuring any variations and costs are added to accounts applications.
  • Producing and agreeing final accounts.
  • Agreeing costs with sub-contractors and suppliers to meet the contract budgets.
  • Raising purchase orders for sub-contractors through the purchasing office.
Planning Roles and Responsibilities
  • Updating ASTA power project planning on all current projects. Making changes as they occur and advising other departments of changes that might affect production and resources.
  • Forward planning of resources to ensure, sufficient direct and sub-contract labour is available to meet the contract dates.
  • Regular site visits to update the programme in line with changing site dates.
  • Managing and arranging specific internal team meetings to ensure design logistics manufacturing and finishing are considered at the relevant time to ensure efficiency.
Surveys / Design Roles and Responsibilities
  • Arranging Site surveys in conjunction with design department.
  • Passing survey information to design department.
  • Liaising with design manager/coordinator regarding details/method of installation.
  • Writing method statements risk assessments and lift plans.
  • Weekly progress meeting to report on contracts.
  • Liaising with site ops manager to plan site labour allocation.
  • Handover meetings to brief site teams.
  • Attend site visits as required.
  • Attention to quality and snagg free installations.
  • Agreeing lump sum rates for sub-contract installation with estimators.
  • Agreeing plant hire rates and checking purchase invoices.
  • Agreeing final accounts.
Health and Safety
  • Liasing with the main contractor to ensure works are planned in a safe manner to meet all requirements of the current regulations.
  • Reviewing all site H&S reports at the weekly (Wed) contracts meeting and actioning as necessary.
  • Communicating with site Operations Manager & supervisors of any shortfalls and actions.
  • Ensuring RAMS are completed in advance of site operations and signed off with main contractors before work commences.
Full time position

39.5 - 45 hours per week


28 days holiday including bank holidays.


Depending on experience.

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