Construction Contracts Manager

Liverpool, Merseyside
16 Jul 2018
13 Aug 2018
Job Type

Construction Contracts Manager

Reports to:                                         Senior Contracts Manager

Downing has been operating for 30 years, across three successful divisions: mixed use development, property management, and construction and an award winning, leading provider of innovative, high quality student accommodation across the UK and Scotland.

The business is currently in a rapid period of expansion and its holistic approach is the key to its sustainability. Maintaining a thriving investment portfolio the business is continuing to grow as a major force in the property industry throughout the UK.

As a result, there is an immediate opportunity to strengthen the in-house Construction Team.

Role Outline:

To provide the overall leadership of the construction team/s at site level in delivering the scope of work within a major work package or project to the defined cost time and quality requirements.

The successful candidate will work from our offices in Liverpool and will support and travel to a number of Downing construction sites as part of the role.

Key Responsibilities:

  • To implement Safety Management Systems and personally set the standard of zero tolerance of unsafe practices and occurrences
  • To be the Principal Contractor Representative across the multiple interfaces within the Project.
  • To provide a single point of contact for the client in relation to project activities and represent Downing’s interests with the client
  • To implement the training required to meet Health and Safety standards in full
  • To establish the team structure, tools and processes that support delivery
  • To actively promote and trial innovation in our methodology, processes and products
  • To deliver the project within the authorised budget, optimising cost and quality parameters
  • To ensure production controls are in place for monitoring, reporting, benchmarking works and improving performance
  • To provide regular feedback of production analysis to the Construction Manager and the Commercial Manager
  • To implement line HR policies and practices
  • To create environment for exceptional team performance
  • To ensure the teams, roles, skills and behaviour are aligned with the Downing objectives and project requirements
  • To optimise resource utilisation and eliminate waste wherever possible
  • Represent Downing outside normal working hours, e.g. council meetings, presentations

Person Specification:

  • To have strong people and leadership skills
  • To be able to work as part of a team
  • Previous Commercial and Contractual Management experience is essential
  • Good communication and delegation skills

To have skills and experience in the following areas:

  • H&S Legislation
  • Quality Control
  • Process Mapping
  • Presentation skills
  • Facilitation skills
  • Planning Management

    For further details on the company please see, or email Ian Orton – Director or Sue Price – Human Resources Manager.

    To apply for this position, please email a copy of your CV with a covering letter to

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