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2020-01-08 15:55:421970-01-01 300North Recruit
Job Type Permanent Full Time
Location Leeds
Area Yorkshire, England Leeds
Sector Construction
Salary £70k - 72k per year + package
Start Date
Advertiser Catherine Adams
Job Ref 1395
Job Views 184

300North are looking to recruit a Residential Contracts manager.

Our client is a large blue chip house builder who have a requirement for an experienced Contracts Manager to join their South Yorkshire office

The company are an established builder who operate across the UK specialising in new build properties ranging from homes for first time buyers to family homes. Owing to planned growth they have a requirement for an experienced Contracts Manager to join their production team. 

The Role - Contracts Manager 

Reporting to the Construction Director you will be responsible for managing multiple new build housing developments in a safe and cost effective way to maximise profit. Duties to include:

" Build, develop and motivate the site construction team 
" Monitor trainees/apprentices development 
" Assist in staff appraisals 
" Manage staff performance in line with company policies 
" Ensure site set up is safe, timely and effective 
" Participate in pre-start meetings and produce work programmes 
" Liaise with consultant engineers to ensure all information is available to progress works 
" Ensure consultant engineers provide all inspections and certification to comply with planning/building regulation requirements 
" Manage and liaise with all specialised sub-contractors to ensure works are carried out on time and to acceptable standards 
" Be responsible for Site Health and Safety 
" Ensure completion dates are met and that developments are adequately resourced 
" Ensure accurate processing of information between Regional Office and Site 
" Monitor response time to customer Final Inspection lists and complaints 
" Ensure all sites are working to achieve the NHBC 'Pride in the Job' award 
" Take joint responsibility with the Commercial Manager to achieve or better the budgeted costs 
" Monitor labour performance and costs and costs of Suppliers and Sub-contractors 
" Adopt 'Right First Time' principle 
" Control hired plant and the amount of material on site 
" Ensure developments are presented to the best possible standard during construction and that all materials are stacked and protected 
" Ensure show houses and Sales Area are in pristine condition 

Skills and Experience 

The successful Contracts Manager must have experience managing multiple housing developments. This position will also suit someone who has previously been a Contracts Manager and is looking to get back to this level. Skills required:

" Excellent communication skills 
" Financial and commercial awareness 
" Communicate effectively with all departments, external bodies and subcontractors 
" Effectively manage time in order to meet deadlines 
" Ability to negotiate and influence others 
" Mentor and support others and the ability to manage a team 
" Up to date relevant knowledge of Building and Health and Safety legislation 
" Experience of Partnership arrangements and local government 
" Good understanding of NHBC requirements 

The company offer an excellent remuneration package including a competitive basic salary, company car or car allowance.  

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