Contracts Managers help to secure construction projects and to manage projects through to completion, on time and on budget. Construction contracts could include commercial office developments, public-sector housing regeneration or road and rail engineering works.
As a contracts manager, you may be responsible for a single large contract or a number of smaller ones. You would also be the main point of contact for clients, site managers and building contractors throughout the life of a project.
Your main responsibilities would include:
- Meeting with clients to get a full picture of their needs
- Putting together estimates, including budgets and timescales
- Preparing and presenting documents for tenders
- Contribute to work planning, briefing project teams, contractors and suppliers on requirements.
- Agreeing any additional work to be done within set timescales
- Gathering all information together for invoicing at the end of the project
- Supplying information to resolve disputes should they arise
- Identifying areas for improvement in existing contracting processes.
You would work closely with other construction professionals including construction managers, quantity surveyors and planning engineers.