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Eves Corner, Danbury, CM3 4QB 01245 225876

Contracts Manager

VACANCY: Contracts Manager

Location: Based in Danbury but working across Essex, London & Southeast.
Job Type: Full time, Permanent
Salary: Negotiable (dependent upon experience)

About the Contracts Manager role.

The role is based at our offices in Danbury, Essex, working on mainly churches, historic buildings and ancient monuments in London & Southeast, the role as Contracts Manager will include tendering, quantity surveying, general management and organisation of an in house multi-skilled labour force and trade subcontractors.

A proven track record of management, experience, and technical knowledge of working on mainly historic buildings is essential.

Experience of working with lime mortars, pointing, and repairs would be beneficial.

The successful applicants will require a current driving license.

Main responsibilities:

Reporting directly to the Head of the Church Works Division & ultimately responsible to the Company Board of Directors, you will be expected to work under your own initiative and to tight deadlines.

To prepare & submit tenders, quotations prepared from drawings, bills of quantities, schedules of works and site surveys as required, values ranging from £5,000 to £1 million.

To obtain quotes from material suppliers and sub-contractors for subcontracted elements of the works.

Personally responsible for controlling and supervising all aspects of several contracts at any one time, from pre-contract stage through to final completion.

Preparation of method statements, risk assessments, health and safety site plans, bar chart programmes and general compliance with safe working practices & company procedures.

Liaison with client’s representatives & establishment of good working relationships.

Solving problems as they arise.

Ensuring directly employed multi skilled labour are organised, fully productive and motivated on the projects.

Ensuring quality control and high standards of workmanship.

Ensuring the smooth running of contract operations including the supervision of site managers, the protection of company assets/hired equipment, issue of safety equipment & recording thereof, overseeing regular inspection & monitoring, submission of statutory paperwork.

Preparation of valuations/final accounts.

Person description & Experience required:

Good experience in general heritage building repairs is essential.

Good interpersonal skill and a key team player.

Excellent communication skills, both written and oral.

Excellent computer skills with proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel.

Ability to manage multiple projects and workload.

Be able to work unsupervised and within a small team environment.

Be able to read and understand construction schedules, quantity surveying.

Candidate will be possibly a graduate, HND or NVQ qualified in a relevant construction-related discipline.

Clean driving licence essential.

Other benefits

We are committed to the professional and personal development of all our staff by providing regular opportunities to undertake further training and personal development. All staff are invited to biannual staff social events at summer and Christmas. Bakers of Danbury is a member of the Building Mental Health Charter and provide all staff with access to a mental health first aider.

About Bakers of Danbury Ltd

Established over 140 years, we are a well established construction company renowned for our high quality craftsmanship and commitment to our employees and the communities in which we work. Based at our head office in Danbury, Essex, we operate as a principal contractor on projects throughout East Anglia, London and parts of Kent and Hertfordshire.

We benefit from having a directly employed team of experienced carpenters, bricklayers, joiners, stonemasons and other tradesmen. The longest serving having worked up through an apprenticeship scheme with Bakers of Danbury has been with us over 35 years.

How to apply

If you would like to register your interest, please email or apply in writing to: Managing Director, Bakers of Danbury Ltd, Eves Corner, Danbury, Essex CM3 4QB.