Contracts Manager


Competitive Full-Time

Contracts Manager needed to join Signature Groups team in Liverpool.

The Company Signature Group is a Property & Development company as well as a successful Hospitality group delivering multimillion pound award winning projects from its head office in Liverpool City Centre. Signature Group has an exciting pipeline to expand its flourishing and unique aesthetic outside of Liverpool in 2017 to vibrant locations including Cardiff, Manchester, Belfast & Preston. Unlike other companies, Signature Group develop properties with our in-house skilled multidisciplinary construction, design and property team.


The Role:

Responsibilities of the Contracts manager include the financial monitoring and control of the contracts, ensuring Health, Safety, Environmental and Quality compliance is maintained and the Company’s procedures and objectives are achieved.


Key Responsibilities:

Programme planning Plan projects and ensure they are programmed to a level of detail necessary for the site team to deliver the scheme without delays. Ensure procurement and reconciliation of materials is carried out in accordance with Company procedures to best value and to prevent delays. Ensure site team compliance with company commercial policies and procedures. Attend tender handover meetings and deliver pre-start meetings to the site team ensure a commercial plan and end of life forecast is in place and monitored monthly for the successful commercial delivery of the project. Produce and analyse progress reports, updated costs and forecasts. Ensure correct commercial engagement of subcontractors Implement the risk management process, review risk register and check risk controls. Review the Cost Value Reconciliations monthly with the project teams, implementing necessary actions Complete and distribute the Contract Initiation/Completion form for each project. Ensure weekly review of progress, budget resources and forward planning are carried out, and look ahead programmes are in place. Chair and attend internal and external meetings and ensure the production of accurate records of any discussions and actions. Ensure timely management of both temporary and permanent design to meet the requirements of each project.


Health, safety and environmental By example, set the highest possible standards of leadership in promotion of HS&E procedures and best practice, ensuring compliance with Company procedures and legal obligations. Allocate HS&E responsibilities and duties for site personnel, check understanding and provide training as necessary maintain and manage construction sites and subcontractors, ensuring all subcontractors follow Signatures living procedures and processes. Oversee and ensure that HSE-related documents are kept up to date and undertake senior manager site inspections, ensuring that audits and reports are produced, liaising with the necessary parties Liaise with third parties to ensure compliance.


Quality Ensure that Inspection and Test Plans are produced. Ensure that the QA File is produced and maintained. Establish and promote best practice


Customer relations build and maintain relationships with both the client and external customers. Chair and lead meetings with the customer and report on progress to date. Ensure that works are carried out in a manner which minimises community impact


Key measures & targets:

Adherence to all deadlines set and Business Unit objectives. Ensure final accounts are completed within three months of construction completion monthly and weekly reporting timescales are met. Ensure 4 Pillar KPI measures are met Deliver projects without safety incidents, within time and to budget



Key relationships:

Managing Director

Construction Director

Safety Manager

Site teams

Subcontractors and suppliers

Clients and stakeholders


Ability to deliver warranties/contracts packages rolled out across the sites.


Person Specification:

The successful candidate is likely to meet all of the following criteria:



Extensive experience of managing projects within a city centre environment, working within tight time scales on heritage projects.

Good working knowledge of contract conditions, CDM regulations, design management, programme and risk management and cost control including forecasting, actual cost and value reporting. Educated as a minimum to HNC/HND/Degree level (or equivalent) SMSTS, CSCS card.

Experience of Pre-Qualification and Tendering process for a number of multi-discipline projects.

Excellent people management skills with the ability to influence and mentor.

Excellent verbal and written communication skills, with both customers and all levels of staff Problem solving skills and analytical thinking



CEng MICE or equivalent

NEBOSH construction certificate