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OLG Recruitment are currently looking for a Contracts Manager for our client located in Newark. This is a contract position for 16 weeks which may be extended to work on other projects within the business. 

Job Purpose:

  • To quote, plan and execute projects according to strict deadlines and within budget. This includes resourcing and co-ordinating the efforts of team members and any third-party contractors in order to  deliver projects according to plan
  • To define the project’s objectives and oversee quality control throughout

Key Responsibilities and Accountabilities:

  • Direct and manage project development beginning to end
  • Liaise with clients on an ongoing basis 
  • Estimate the resources needed to achieve project goals 
  • Monitor and manage project budgets and accounts 
  • Where required, negotiate with other departments for the acquisition of required personnel from within the group 
  • Delegate tasks and responsibilities to appropriate personnel 
  • Identify and resolve issues and conflicts within the project team 
  • Define project success criteria and present to client and management 
  • Mentor motivate and supervise project team members, and influence them to take positive action and accountability for their assigned work
  • Identify, build, develop and grow any client relationships vital to the success of the Business
  • Develop own relevant knowledge and skills 
  • Responsible for the heath and Safety of personnel, conductions Risk Assessment and producing Safe Systems of work 


  • 10 years' experience in site operations 
  • 5 years' experience of managing a team 

Formal Education Requirements 

  • NHC/HND in Construction or Engineering minimum 
  • Honours degree in Civil Engineering or Similar preferred 

Functional Competencies

  • Statutory requirements for civil engineering / construction Demonstrates understanding and adherence to statutory requirements for engineering / construction standards and processes including lifting, work at height, use of plant, transport, etc
  • Health, Safety and Environment standards Demonstrates awareness, understanding and application of relevant legislation
  • Project management Demonstrates knowledge and understanding of project management techniques and IT software applications
  • Financial Decision Making Taking action based on accurate analysis of financial information, developing alternate courses of action based on logical assumption, facts and available resources
  • Materials Purchasing Demonstrates knowledge and experience of purchasing concepts and techniques, purchasing processes methods and tools
  • Contract management Knowledge and experience related to contract types, legal requirements, financial terms and conditions related to contracts
  • Quantitative Analysis Understanding numerical data, charts, tables, graphs, performing calculations, making comparisons and combining quantitative information
  • Personal Safety To demonstrate responsibility for your own safety and the safety of others around you
  • Reporting To demonstrate the reporting of any issues, incidents, near misses and good practices through safety management

Personal Competencies

  • IT Literate and able to competently navigate Microsoft Office & Project Applications
  • Good communication skills essential
  • A team player
  • Excellent customer service to always promote the Business brand and reputation