Trainee Contracts Manager

Type: Trainee
Region: West Midlands

A superb new opportunity has arisen, due to continued business growth in the role of Trainee Contracts Manager for a successful SME based in Leamington Spa.


  • Communication internally within the company, externally to contractors/sub-contractors
  • To carry out Surveys, pre contract & post contract
  • Preparation of material take offs, purchasing of materials in readiness for delivery
  • Co-ordination with warehouse and logistics manager in regard to delivery requirements
  • Site visits/meetings. Liaising with the Site Manager/commercial managers on a daily or weekly basis to ensure that the job is running efficiently and to programme.
  • Sub contract labour control
  • Quality control of installation
  • Financial control, assisting with monitoring costs throughout the contract along with assisting with the preparation, submission and agreement of Final Accounts
  • Review on Completion & Handover ensuring that the client is satisfied with the work and that the job is delivered on time

Personal qualities

  • Smart and professional appearance
  • High degree of personal motivation, organisational skills and business acumen
  • Ability to work as part of a close knit team and manage numerous activities simultaneously
  • Ability to work on own initiative and with minimal supervision


  • Building and maintaining relationships, internally as well as externally
  • Enterprising and commercial approach

Key Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • Review all contract documentation, including specifications
  • Carry out detailed surveys of project requirements and level surveys
  • Produce accurate material/equipment take-offs from drawings and or schedules
  • Estimate costs for materials and sub-contractor labour
  • Procure material orders from Supply chain and place sub-contractor orders co-ordination of deliveries just in time
  • Co-ordination with warehouse and logistics manager in regard to delivery requirements
  • Regular site visits to co-ordinate with sub contract labour
  • Attend regular meetings with contractors site management team, site, project and commercial managers
  • Co-ordinate and liaise daily/weekly with subcontract labour and site management
  • Ensure quality of installation is maintained and snag free and delivered on time
  • Health & Safety monitoring and inspection is carried out at regular intervals in line with company procedures
  • Produce work methods and risk assessments for each contract
  • Financial control of projects, continual monitoring of costs
  • Accurately price contract variations giving detailed cost breakdown of each element of work
  • Preparation of final accounts through to agreement and final payment
  • Manage costs within the contract in line with the budget, producing applications/invoicing and overseeing the final accounts
  • Provide direction ensuring effective communication of financial and strategic requirements of the company

Key Technical Skills / competencies:

  • Effective and consistent communication
  • Proven track record of consistently achieving financial and performance targets
  • Experience of managing people and operations
  • Maximise profitable business opportunities
  • Provide direction, communicate goals and agree tactical strategies
  • Overseeing the delivery of the objectives and targets
  • Maintaining effective and long-term relationships with the subcontractors and clients
  • Implementing and maintaining Strategy and Policies for Sustainability, Health and Safety, Quality, Environmental
  • Ensuring deadlines are met
  • Being proactive in the identification and resolution of problems
  • Reviewing methods of working in order to maximise commercial profitability
  • Demonstrate a high level of organisational skills, self-motivation and business acumen

Key Behavioral competencies:

  • Creates and drives forward a culture that achieves results
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent problem solving/decision making skills
  • Strong leadership/influencing skills
  • Clear proactive approach to planning in order to achieve results
  • Encourages and supports others to give their best; understands how different people are motivated and acts accordingly
  • Has proven significant experience of managing staff to maximise productivity, implement change and deal with conflict
  • Clear focus on who our customers are and empathy for their needs
  • Dynamic and able to drive results and actions through others
  • Assumes responsibility and accountability
  • Focuses on collaborating and developing people to achieve personal and business objectives

Industry Knowledge:

  • Experience within the construction industry and preferably from a specialist sub-contractor/interior back ground


  • Recognisable industry qualifications
  • Project Management and/or Financial Qualification
  • Certification & knowledge of Health and Safety Guidelines with either a SMSTS/IOSH certification
  • CSCS Black Card


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