​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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​Ipswich is a large town in the borough of Suffolk in East Anglia. Ipswich’s estimated population as of 2019 is 133,843 and covers an estimated area of 15 square miles. Ipswich has seen numerous large scale construction projects over the past couple of years and has multiple constructions projects in the pipeline, such as:

Suffolk One

This £65m construction project saw a centre for excellence in learning, providing both applied and vocational training for up to 2,000 16-19 year olds built. A three-storey steel framed glazed atrium - around which were built the main curriculum areas, comprising clusters of three-storey concrete frame structures.

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