​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.

Interested in looking for a new Contracts Manager job?

If you are looking for a new opportunity, please get in touch with our specialist recruiters to discuss your situation in more detail. Alternatively you can search all of our current live jobs across the Construction, Civils, Rail, Power and Telecoms sectors.

Browse our jobs

Want to find out how we can help you and your job search?

We are always pushing boundaries to improve our services to our clients and candidates. So taking pride in what we do is ranked extremely high. Find out more about the services we can provide for you.

Learn more

​Southampton is a port city in Hampshire, located on the south coast of England. Southampton is approximately 70 miles south west of London and is considered a major port. As of 2018 the estimated population was 269,781 and covers an area of 28 square miles. Southampton has seen numerous large scale construction projects over the past couple of years and has multiple large constructions projects in the pipeline, such as:

Itchen Riverside - Chapel Riverside

  • £100m mixed use development

  • 457 residential properties

  • 4,963 sq m commercial floorspace for marine based employment space

  • 946 sq m flexible retail space

  • Improved public access to the waterfront via a riverside walk

Solent University

  • £28m development

  • Part of £100m campus investment

  • Two sports halls

  • Three fitness studios

  • Health and well-being gym

  • Strength and conditioning gym

  • High quality teaching facilities

Looking for a new construction job?

If you are looking for a new opportunity, please get in touch with our specialist recruiters to discuss your situation in more detail. Alternatively you can search all of our current live jobs across the Construction, Civils, Rail, Power and Telecoms sectors.

Browse our jobs

Want to find out how we can help you and your job search?

We are always pushing boundaries to improve our services to our clients and candidates. So taking pride in what we do is ranked extremely high. Find out more about the services we can provide for you.

Learn more