Contracts Supervisor Northwest England

April 9, 2024

Contracts Supervisor

Northwest 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, 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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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 those from minoritised 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, manufacture, delivery and construction on site.



The Role


You will have responsibility to ensure our sites meet pre-agreed standards of health & safety; customer service and construction, together with delivering the build programme meeting budgets and quality standards.

In keeping with the specific importance given to Health & Safety and the Environment by the Donaldson Group you have specific accountabilities as set out in our Corporate Responsibility for Health & Safety and Environmental Policy.

We will offer you the chance to develop your skills and experience further through our performance management process giving you the opportunity to progress your career within the Donaldson Group.

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

My Responsibilities


  1. Achieve onsite visit to each of the sites under your area of responsibility, allocating ½ to full day to ensure operational targets are being met.
    1. All operatives have been inducted
    2. Sub-contractors are being managed and have clear direction
    3. Attendance at site meetings ensuring progress/variances are put in writing and copied to all relevant parties


  1. Ensure work on site is delivered to agreed HSE standards including, but not limited to, the undernoted:
    1. Scaffold
    2. Slab
    3. Crane lift plans


  1. Maintain quality standards to ensure site client handover meets pre agreed contract specification and all snagging elements have been documented and addressed prior to handover.


How will I be supported?


  • You will have a Contracts Manager, who will guide and support you, especially during your induction period.
  • You will have a supportive team in our Contracts Department.
  • We will train you on our business processes and management systems but provide other skills and competency training.


My Skills


  • Hold valid CSCS card
  • Joinery background with extensive Timber Frame erect experience
  • Demonstrate ability to manage and motivate operatives in site environment
  • Demonstrate effective communication skills with operatives; clients and colleagues
  • Demonstrate ability to write clear and concise reports, identifying requirements for labour, deliveries and plant and any variance in the programme
  • Demonstrate ability to read working drawings
  • Demonstrate ability to operate in a high pressure environment within tight timeframes and deadlines


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 Holiday buy and sell.
  • Employee Assistance Programme

If this sounds like the right step for your career, please apply to