Contracts Manager Southwest England

April 16, 2024

Contracts Manager

Southwest England

About us…


We are an Off-site manufacturer, at the forefront of the sector. We have a range of sustainable build systems, that utilise Modern Methods of Construction (MMC) that allows us to construct homes which are Greener, Faster and Better.


We supply the nation’s House Builders with state of the art, third party certified wall panel systems, large floor cassettes and roof systems. Nationwide, from Exeter to Aberdeen and everything in between we have a network of skilled Installers and regional Construction Managers and Supervisors installing timber superstructures on our client’s developments.


With a capacity to manufacture 10k houses a year, we supply and install for the UK’s leading private house builders. We do the same in the affordable sector working for national and regional contractors. We also enjoy strong relationships with more regionally focussed house builders. So, our portfolio of projects is diverse from small developments to large schemes and a variety of designs. We have a range of Build Systems and services to suit our client’s needs; it’s what we call tailored customisation. We differentiate ourselves through great client service, even going so far as offer training modules to our clients on MMC.


We are always pushing for better ways to make Off-Site Manufacturing more efficient, better quality, more cost effective and make net carbon homes a reality. That’s why our business is growing.


What a great time to join the Off-Site sector and Donaldson Timber Systems: building in volume and faster to overcome the housing shortage crisis; building leaner with Off-Site Manufacturing techniques to overcome skills shortages; building with the world’s truly sustainable material: timber – to help the country get to net zero carbon by 2050.


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The Role


You will thrive in an enterprising, dynamic, and client focused team. Reporting to the Construction Manager, through the development and strong leadership of your team of Contract Supervisors, you will have the responsibility to develop and deliver build programme with emphasis on pre agreed standards of health & safety; quality; customer satisfaction; bringing in each site within agreed delivery and budget targets.


This role requires regular attendance on site and home office working with occasional attendance at head office.


This role is to assist and cover sites across Southwest England.


My Responsibilities


  • Working closely with Design and Technical departments, develop build programme, taking full account of current and future pipeline, for each site within your arear of responsilbility to ensure successful delivery to the customer within pre-agreed time and budget standards, including but not limited to:
    • RAMS
    • Resource plan
    • Requisition of plant
  • Ensure all paperwork during the build programme is passed within agreed timelines to relelvant internal departments, particularly approval of invoices and dayworks.
  • Report progress against plan, pre and post-handover, variance and mitigation of risk of all sections within your area of responsibility to Construction Manager.
  • Attend internal project meetings and work closely with relevant internal teams to address and close out any issues.
  • Ensure, through stong leadership skills, that your team have full knowledge of the build programme deadlines and have the competence to ensure successful delivery.
  • Sustain a strong culture within your team and sub-contractors in relation to our standards of health & safety; quality; customer centricity; programme delivery within budget and on time.
  • Ensure Construction Manager and your team are aware of outcome(s) from attendance at customer meetings both pre-start and during build programme.
  • Build close relationships with internal and external project teams across the Division and wider Group to ensure successful delivery of all projects within your arear of responsibility.
  • Maintain strong and positive lines of communication with Customer(s) to ensure we are aware of and deal with any potential issue and are managing Customer expectations, thus maximising the potential of future business generation.


How will I be supported?


  • You manager will guide and support you, especially during your induction period.
  • We have a great team: including Construction supervisors and administrators.
  • We will train you on our business processes and management systems but provide other skills and competency training.


My Skills


  • CSCS accreditation.
  • Previous experience as Site Manager housebuilding/main contractor.
  • Demonstrate ability to assess scaffolding design and build to current legislative standards.
  • Demonstrate ability to prepare and present good quality management information using Microsoft Office.
  • Demonstrate ability to design build programmes using Microsoft Office.
  • Demonstrate ability to recruit, lead and develop a team.


Salary and Benefits


Donaldson Timber Systems is proud to develop our employees, offering career development and promotion opportunities across the Group.

  • Competitive Salary
  • Bonus Scheme
  • Generous Holiday Entitlement
  • Life Assurance
  • Company Car / Allowance
  • Pension Scheme
  • Private Medical Insurance
  • Flexible Benefits Package, including – Cycle scheme, Dental insurance and Taste/Gourmet card.
  • Employee Assistance Programme.

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