​What is a Contracts Manager?

The role of a Contracts Manager is to manage contracts that relate to building projects. As part of this a Contracts Manager will study the legalities of the contract and negotiate the contracts with clients and suppliers. After the successful negotiation of a contract a Contracts Manager will draw up legal documents, which outlines terms of the service and the deliverables.

Key skills to be successful as a Contracts Manager will include:

 

  • Understanding legal documentation

  • Strong maths and IT

  • Business management 

  • Good verbal communication

What are the typical daily duties for a Contracts Manager?

From employer to employer the job description of a Contracts Manager can vary, however typical duties and activities undertaken include:

  • Agreeing budgets and timescales with the clients

  • Preparing tenders and commercial bids to help bring in new business

  • Meet with clients to discuss requirements

  • Produce plans and estimate budgets and timescales

  • Discussing, drafting, reviewing and negotiating the terms of business contracts

  • Manage schedules and budgets for projects

  • Develop and present project proposals

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​Brighton situated on the southern coast and is one of the two main areas of the city Brighton and Hove. Brighton is 47 miles south of London and as of 2017 has an estimated population of 290,885. Brighton has seen numerous large scale construction projects over the past couple of years and has multiple large constructions projects in the pipeline, such as:

Lewes Road (Preston Barracks and University of Brighton)

Redevelopment of the council owned 2.2 hectare brownfield site to create a mixed use development that will encourage regeneration in this part of the city.

Edward Street Quarter, Brighton

A development of the land to the north of Amex House to build the new headquarters building for American Express. The current development forms the first phase of a masterplan that will in the future take in new development on the site of the old Amex House.

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