Contracts Manager


Atkins Search are recruiting for a Contracts Manager role to join an established, leading construction main contractor in Nottingham. For the right candidate, there is a succession plan in place to progress to Operations Manager in the future.


Our client is one of the most established and successful main contractors in the East Midlands, delivering varied projects from commercial, education, leisure and healthcare with values of up to circa £20m. Due to an increase in workload, there is an opportunity for an experienced Contracts Manager to join the team.

  • Privately owned, successful and local main contractor
  • Exciting growth plans for the future coupled with progression plans for employees
  • Local, dynamic and varied projects
  • Collaborative, team-oriented culture


Operating as the Contracts Manager, you will be responsible for large-scale projects in the business with values of circa £20m. As the Contracts Manager, you will be supported by site delivery team to ensure quality and progress is maintained throughout delivery.

As the Contracts Manager, you will manage anywhere between 1-2 larger scale projects across the Midlands, which will be a mix of new build and refurbishment schemes. You will also be involved in the Planning aspects of the projects.


  • Managing the efficient and economical execution of contracts under the main contract conditions, producing the maximum return to the company to promote on-going and future work with clients and consultants
  • Working in conjunction with the Project Manager and delivery team, ensuring accurate construction whilst maintaining quality and progress
  • Provide sound advice, guidance and support to the project team throughout pre-construction and construction phases.
  • Promote the well-being
    of your teams and ensure that an inclusive workplace where diversity of thought, backgrounds and experience is actively encouraged and achieved.
  • Manage multiple Projects concurrently with a hands-on and positive approach


The ideal candidate for the Contracts Manager job will have a proven track record as a Contracts Manager in a construction main contracting environment, delivering similar projects. You will also need to be proactive, positive and confident communicating at all levels and able to work as part of a team.

  • Strong Communication skills.
  • Person management/Delegation skills.
  • Experience delivering a mixture of projects including refurbishment, fit-out and new build with values of circa £10m to £20m
  • A good understanding of the building regulations, local authority agreements
  • A methodical, professional, and collaborative approach
  • Ability to organise your workload
  • Ability to create a positive and organised site
  • SMSTS, CSCS, First Aid, Temporary works
  • Knowledge of contract conditions and law within the industry
  • Sound commercial awareness with a commitment to health & safety and risk management
  • Understanding of the planning process and Asta software


As the Contracts Manager you will be joining an established main contractor with excellent growth plans and opportunities to progress into an Operations Manager position, if this is something you desire for your career.

You will have a forum to build an established career, surrounded by like-minded individuals.

  • Competitive salary and Package
  • Company
    Car, van or allowance
  • Excellent working environment
  • Variety of projects and reputable regional business
  • Opportunities to join shared-ownership scheme
  • Career progression to Senior role in the business available, for the right person

Atkins Search act as an employment agency for permanent recruitment and an employment business for the supply of temporary workers. We specialise in Construction, Consultancy, Residential and Infrastructure recruitment, and service
in the East and West Midlands, South Yorkshire, Staffordshire, Lincolnshire, Peterborough, and Northern Home Counties regions.

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