Mechanical Contracts Manager


Atkins Search are currently working with an industry leading M&E sub-contractor to recruit an experienced Mechanical Contracts Manager to join the existing team in delivering a wide range of successful projects across the construction industry.


Based in Derbyshire, but operating on a national basis, our client holds over 100 years’ experience supplying heating, plumbing, ventilation, and air conditioning services to major construction main contractors across a wide array of sectors to include Healthcare, Education, Leisure, Residential, Food, Retail, and Blue Light.


To deliver a quality service and product to major clients in line with the project goals by working with the project team. You will be responsible for managing the building services design/installation process and to minimise risks associated with this to the project and to the company.


  • Oversee the full lifecycle of contracts, from negotiation and drafting to execution and closeout.
  • Collaborate with internal stakeholders, including project managers, engineers to ensure contracts align with company objectives and client expectations.
  • Conduct thorough risk assessments for each contract, identifying potential issues and developing strategies for risk mitigation.
  • Implement and enforce contract compliance measures to minimise risks and ensure adherence to contractual obligations.
  • Negotiate terms and conditions with clients, subcontractors, and suppliers to achieve mutually beneficial agreements.
  • Maintain open lines of communication with all parties involved, addressing concerns, and resolving issues promptly to ensure positive working relationships.
  • Provide leadership and guidance to site operatives, ensuring they understand and comply with contractual obligations and project requirements.
  • Collaborate with site supervisors to optimise resource allocation, manage work schedules, and address any operational challenges.
  • Create and maintain accurate and organised contract documentation, including contract summaries, amendments, and correspondence.
  • Provide regular reports to senior management on contract performance, risks, and opportunities.


  • Proven experience as a Contracts Manager in the mechanical plumbing and heating industry.
  • Ideally, a recognised qualification in Building Services Engineering or a similar engineering subject, but it could be that you have the equivalent level of knowledge gained through practical experience
  • Experience in the Construction industry
  • A willingness to be accountable for your own responsibilities, actions, judgements and decisions, and the ability motivate and communicate with the wider team
  • Understands the pre-construction process
  • Able to organise and manage the design phase of a project
  • Understanding of how to comply with a Health & Safety policy and Health & Safety management system.
  • Strong negotiation and communication skills.
  • Exceptional organisational and project management abilities.
  • Detail-oriented with a focus on accuracy and thorough documentation.
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a team environment.


  • Excellent package and salary
  • Company vehicle or car allowance
  • Private healthcare
  • Discretionary bonus
  • Company events
  • Pension scheme

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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