​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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​Oxford is a city in Oxfordshire England and home to the University of Oxford, which is the oldest university in the English-speaking world. With an estimated population of 152,450 this city lies 56 miles northwest of London and covers an area of 17 square miles. Oxford has seen numerous large scale construction projects over the past couple of years and has multiple large constructions projects in the pipeline, such as:

A40 improvements

Two of the schemes within the A40 improvements work (A40 Oxford North and Eynsham park and ride) have already progressed past consultation. The initial proposals are now complete for the A40 HIF2 Smart Corridor (Duke’s Cut, integrated bus lanes and the extension of the dual carriageway) and Access to Witney.

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