Construction Contracts Manager
One of the most vital roles in the construction sector – helping to win building contracts for companies.
You’ll be involved from the very start of the construction project, identifying, securing and managing contracts; and you’ll see the project right through to completion to ensure work is carried out on time and within budget.
You may be in charge of a large single scheme, or you could be juggling several smaller projects at once.
From new housing developments to major road schemes, you could work across a range of sectors and you’ll be the first point of contact for members of the public, clients, site managers and sub-contractors.
Health and safety matters are a key part of your role and you’ll be the one managing client expectations.
From managing disputes to negotiating contracts, it’s a varied role that is sure to keep you on your toes.
Top 5 Tasks
- Identify, win and manage contracts
- Ensure project is completed on time and in budget
- Negotiate sub-contracts
- Resolve disputes
- Manage health and safety matters.
Newly trained Contracts Managers can earn around £25,000 – £35,000, with those trained and experienced earning up to £45,000.
Senior, chartered or master contracts managers can earn around of £45,000 – £70,000.
Salaries typically depend on location, employer and level of responsibility.
Am I Suited?
- Good with numbers
- Good with computers
- Team player
There are no set qualifications, though employers will usually look for an HNC/HND or a degree in a subject such as project management, construction management or engineering.
You could also be considered from other industries if you have a background in project or contract management.
You would need to carry out continued professional development through seminars and training events.