​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

How can we help with your Contracts Manager job search?

For over 15 years we have specialised in securing contract and permanent opportunities for Contracts Manager professionals across the Construction, Civils, Rail, Power and Telecoms sectors.

Working globally with the largest contractors, consultancies, along with many infrastructure owners and operators, we are ideally positioned to work with talented Contracts Managers and secure the market's leading Contracts Manager opportunities.

With a reputation for being experts in the sectors that we operate, we are also renowned for consistently delivering the right opportunities to our candidates, working proactively in order to give our candidates the edge in a competitive marketplace.

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​Derby is a city situated in the county of Derbyshire. Derby was granted city status in 1977 and as of the 2011 census had an estimated population of 248,700. Derby has seen numerous large scale construction projects over the past couple of years and has multiple large constructions projects in the pipeline, such as:

Infinity Park - Manufacturing Research Centre

Costing in the region of £15million this project will see a world-beating advanced manufacturing research centre built in Derby, which will help companies develop new techniques and processes to win work within the nuclear sector.

Future High Streets Fund

This regeneration scheme will see improvements to Derby city centre, including refurbishment of the Market Hall and better and more visual use of signage, ornamentation and street furniture, which will help offer visitors a better experience. The scheme is estimated to cost £15million.

Improving travel and connectivity in and outside of Derby

This £161 project, which will be divided between Derby and Nottingham will see an improvement to travel in and out of Derby and the creation of hundreds of additional jobs.

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