Contracts Manager

February 1, 2024

Contracts Manager

South-East England / South Midlands area

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.


Want to know more? You’ll find us here:


And…We are part of the Donaldson Group.


We are a part of a group of 11 businesses operating from 48 locations throughout the UK. Established in 1860, Donaldson Group is one of UK’s largest, privately owned timber companies supporting the construction industry. Family owned, our offer includes: B2B, retail, ecommerce, all with shared values and a common vision, driven by the desire to always do good. We are focused on always providing a number one customer experience, embracing innovation, and doing things in a sustainable way, not just for our business but also for the communities we operate in. But most of all, our People are at the heart of everything we do, which is why we are committed to nurturing and empowering our 1,500+ colleagues across the UK.


We are ambitious about diversity and inclusion. We specifically encourage female candidates and those from minoritised ethnic groups to apply for this post as they are currently underrepresented in the manufacturing and construction sectors of our organisation.


Our success has been built from our ability to build long-term relationships with clients, becoming an integral part of their business process with our complete service solution.  Our services cover concept design information and technical guidance, full design service, manufacturing, delivery and construction on site.



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 South-East England/ South Midlands area.


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
    • Haulage
  • 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.
  • SMSTS.
  • 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.