Contracts Manager (Social Housing New Build) | Permanent | Barnet, Hertfordshire

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Salary: £70,000 - £75,000 + car allowance / package
Region: Hertfordshire

I have a great opportunity for a Contracts Manager to join a well-established main contractor on a permanent basis, working on new build social housing / residential projects within the London Borough of Barnet.


The company are a family run business that have been around for approximately 30 years. They have a wide and varied client base which include Local Authorities, Housing Associations and Private Sector Clients. The business has a young, dynamic and energetic management team with a strong business plan in place; they are further developing their client base and this is great opportunity to join a growing business.


They have recently been awarded a framework with a Local Authority to build 10 x houses spread over 5 sites; one is a 2 storey house and the others are bungalows, built with traditional construction methods and timber frame.


They are looking to bring in a Contracts Manager with a strong track record of overseeing multiple new build schemes within the Social Housing sector, who will be responsible for overseeing each project from pre-construction through to handover. This is a great opportunity to join a growing business and play a key role in ensuring the business continues to thrive and win more new build projects.


Duties include:

  • Set up contract file and H&S documentation such as CPH&SP, Risk assessments, method statements
  • Working closely with the design team and client to ensure all planning conditions are released in line with the programme
  • Running multiple small infill site concurrently under a rolling programme with each site at different stages
  • Working closely with Building Control and NHBC
  • Ensure that all quality control, environmental and H&S requirements are met in line with company procedures
  • Identify high risk activities and ensure the appropriate resources and procedures are implemented to identify and mitigate risk’s
  • Manage project staff and all sub-contractors
  • Monitor site cost with the support of the Quantity surveyor and Project manager
  • Provide weekly progress reports to the Operations manager
  • Carry out site audits / inspections and report findings to the Operations manager



  • Track record overseeing multiple new build social housing / residential projects from inception through to completion
  • Experience working for a reputable main contractor
  • Self-motivated and able to motivate site teams
  • Excellent managerial skills
  • Good communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Strong client facing
  • Strong understanding on UK building regulations
  • Excellent all round social housing / residential / construction knowledge and experience
  • Computer literate
  • Full UK Drivers’ License


If you are a Contracts Manager and you are interested in this role, please apply with an updated CV or call Rob on: 07733 529 573

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