​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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​Cambridge is a city in the the Regional Municipality of Waterloo and lies at the confluence of the Grand and Speed rivers. Cambridge, has an estimated population of 129,980 as of the 2016 census and covers an area of 43 square miles. Cambridge has seen numerous large scale construction projects over the past couple of years and has multiple constructions projects in the pipeline, such as:

King Street - Dover Street to Bishop Street

Scheduled to be complete in fall 2021 this project includes completion of underground works – watermain, sanitary and storm sewer – between Montrose Street and Bishop Street, as well as the completion of surface works – curb, sidewalk, asphalt, street scaping – between Lowther Street and Bishop Street.

Avenue Road - Hespeler Road to Franklin Boulevard

The region has identified several projects as part of the Cambridge 1 Pressure Zone changes. One of the projects required to support adjustments to the water pressure zones and boundaries is the construction of a new watermain on Avenue Road between Hespeler Road and Franklin Boulevard.

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