Contracts manager

Taunton Fabrications is the leading supplier of architectural and secondary metalwork in the south west. We now have a vacancy for a Contracts Manager with a minimum of 3 years experience in managing metalwork contracts.

A senior member of the Taunton Fabrications Contracts Department with overall responsibility of managing allocated projects. With specific responsibility to liaise between the company and it’s clients, to ensure contracts are fulfilled in-line with the contract requirements as to design, budget, and to the agreed programme. To ensure clients expectations are managed and all other departments are working to that common goal. Other general roles and responsibilities include:

  • To set a professional example both internally and externally that reflect our values as a considerate contractor.
  • A good communicator who will promote collaborative working with all other departments.
  • Promoting and encouraging a culture of good working practices for Health, Safety and Quality.
  • To promote encourage suggestions for improvements and to communicate with senior managers.
  • You will be based at our main office in Taunton and travel to sites throughout the South West of England.
Commercial Roles and Responsibilities
  • Handover meeting from Estimator / commercial manager, highlighting key points for the subsequent departmenrs and recording minutes for distribution.
  • Attend initial Pre-let meetings with clients to agree the contract specifics details to ensure the company can achieve the requirements.
  • Main point of contact for client.
  • Raising EWO’s to the estimating office as variations occur and working with estimators to quote variations.
  • Liaising with finance manager to monitor costs and producing monthly valuations in line with application programming on Asta.
  • Issuing Contract Records advising client of anything that could be deemed contractual.
  • Ensuring variations are highlighted early and instructions received.
  • Ensuring any variations and costs are added to accounts applications.
  • Producing and agreeing final accounts.
  • Agreeing costs with sub-contractors and suppliers to meet the contract budgets.
  • Raising purchase orders for sub-contractors through the purchasing office.
  • Agreeing final accounts.
Planning Roles and Responsibilities
  • Updating ASTA power project planning on all current projects. Making changes as they occur and advising other departments of changes that might affect production and resources.
  • Jointly agreeing the weekly allocation of labour and resources.
  • Regular site visits to update the programme in line with changing site dates.
  • Managing and arranging specific internal team meetings to ensure design logistics manufacturing and finishing are considered at the relevant time to ensure efficiency.
  • Attending & reporting at weekly planning meeting.
  • Liaising with Site Operatives Manager to plan site labour allocation.
  • Writing method statements risk assessments and possibly lift plans.
  • Arranging handover meetings to brief site teams.
  • Attend site visits as required.
Surveys / Design Roles and Responsibilities
  • Arranging Site surveys in conjunction with design department.
  • Passing survey information to design department.
  • Liaising with design manager/coordinator regarding details/method of installation.
Health and Safety
  • Liasing with the main contractor to ensure works are planned in a safe manner to meet all requirements of the current regulations.
  • Reviewing all site H&S reports at the weekly (Wed) contracts meeting and actioning as necessary.
  • Communicating with site Operations Manager & supervisors of any shortfalls and actions.
  • Ensuring RAMS are completed in advance of site operations and signed off with main contractors before work commences.
  • Adhering to all PPE requirements both internally and externally to promote good safety culture.
Full time position

40 - 45 hours per week

  • 28 days holiday including bank holidays.
  • Company pension
  • Use of a company vehicle

£40,000 - £45,000,
(Depending on experience)

Interested? Email CV to: