Contracts Manager leading to Associate Director

  • Full Time
  • Preston

Our clients, est. 1972, are national Site Investigation Specialists, Geotechnical and Environmental Consultants with offices in the North West (HQ), North East, Midlands and South East. Thye are experiencing substantial growth and their North East office are looking for an experienced, knowledgeable and charismatic Contracts Manager, leading to Associate Director, to run, manage and develop, all contracting works in the south east of England.

This prestigious position as Contracts Manager leading to Associate Director of an established company with an excellent reputation within the industry comes with an attractive salary (£35,000 – £45,000) plus substantial profit sharing (20%) with no limits on your earnings, a company vehicle and phone.

The role will suit a self-motivated, ambitious, confident, commercially aware person with the drive and knowledge to take the company forward from its current healthy position. The position will be based at their Preston office, where you will be working on your own initially building up to lead a team of Engineers in the future.

Ideally the person would have the following:-

•A degree in Civil Engineering, Engineering Geology, Geology or related subjects.
•Have Chartered status or be close to Chartered status.
•A minimum of 7 years experience within the Ground Investigation industry.
•A minimum of 3 years experience in the senior overall management of ground investigation contracts including: liaison with clients, design of investigations, tendering (including frameworks), organisation of sub contractors, drilling crews, plant, machinery, equipment etc., ICC and NEC Contracts and final bill measurement.
•Extensive knowledge and experience on all aspects of Geotechnical and Geo-Environmental report writing.
•Fully conversant with BS5930/Eurocode 7 and be fully competent at supervising drilling crews on site, trial pitting, logging soils, rock and chalk strata, installation and monitoring of gas/ groundwater standpipes and other instrumentation, in-situ testing (CBRs, plate bearing tests, BRE Digest 365 soakaway tests, etc.), contaminated land, removal of soil waste, etc.
•Full UK drivers licence

The position involves the day to day organisation, co-ordination, supervision and undertaking of the company’s workload. This includes all aspects; marketing, liaison with and advising clients, design of investigations, tendering, contract documentation, organisation/supervision of sub contractors and technical staff, site works, production of laboratory testing schedules, final bill measurement, etc

The salary for this role is £35,000 to £45,000 per annum dependant on experience with excellent benefit programmes available.

This position is commutable from Blackpool, Southport and Blackburn.