​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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​Ottawa is the capital city of Canada. In 2016 Ottawa had a city population of 934,243 and a metropolitan population of 1,476,008, making Ottawa the fourth largest city and fifth largest CMA in Canada. Ottawa has seen numerous large scale construction projects over the past couple of years and has multiple large constructions projects in the pipeline, such as:

O-Train Confederation Line

The O-Train Confederation Line is a state-of-the-art LRT system and Ottawa’s largest transportation infrastructure project since the building of the Rideau Canal. Together with a 2.5km downtown tunnel, this light rail system will move Ottawa faster and in more comfort than ever before.

LeBreton Flats Redevelopment

The NCC is embarking on a process to create a renewed vision for a dynamic Capital destination and a complete community where people can live, work and play. A Master Concept Plan for LeBreton Flats will be developed to guide development and will include:

• signature public spaces and parks

• mixed-use areas, including places for homes, employment, education and more

• mobility networks and transportation infrastructure

• spaces for possible major attractions

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