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Contracts Manager

  • Location: Coventry
  • Salary: Market related per annum
  • Job Type:Contract

Posted about 1 month ago

  • Function: Maintenance and facilities
  • Contact: Jordyn Disspain
  • Contact Email:
  • Contact Phone: 01384 446130
  • Duration: 6 months
  • Start Date: ASAP
  • Expiry Date: 21 July 2022
  • Job Ref: 61783

Job title: Estates Contracts Manager

Role: 6-month contract (permanent opportunity available)

Hours: 36.5-hour week Mon-Fri

Location: Coventry (CV4)

We require an Estates Contracts Manager of Operational Services for one of the world's leading research and education groups, with function in industrial, design, R&D, residential, public/retail, food & drink and more. This is an amazing opportunity to join an excellent business who; provide employee discounts, value your work/life balance, and your health & wellbeing plus more.

As the Estates Contracts Manager, you will:

  • Lead the direction of all contracts including services and material procurement for the Estates Operations. The role will ensure that there is a consistent hight performing approach across all disciplines for the design, tendering, management and control of contracts and contractors.
  • The role will provide the governance of all contracts, always ensuring compliance with internal, external regulations, legislation, and best practice.
  • The position will develop and refine processes and procedures. The role will ensure safe, timely, value for money and effective services for all contracted out services.
  • The role will work closely with the Estates Procurement and Finance sections, to ensure delivery of the contract services, benefits, and costs, contributing to the development of tenders and influencing budget planning.
  • To establish a continuous improvement plan, identifying areas of improvement - project manage improvement projects, identify, and measure key success factors. Provide contract performance reports as well as monitor improvement progress.
  • To provide consistent management of 3rd parties employed in the delivery of operational services across Estates. To ensure we are applying a consistent contract format. That the contracts are in line with best practices in the estates management sector (public or private). To aid in all aspects of contract management from inception but specifically in dealing with contract variations, disputes, and claims. Ensure all areas where there is poor contractor performance are addressed.

As the Estates Contracts Manager of Operational Services, you should have the following skills and competencies:

  • HND /HNC in a Facilities Management related discipline or IWFM Level 4 Qualifications and above in FM or equivalent. MBIFM, MCIBSE or equivalent.
    Certificate in Contract Management (CIPFA) and/or NEBOSH General Certificate is advantageous.
  • Experience in managing NEC, JCT standard forms of contract, including forms such as term, professional services, construction, and supply. Can demonstrate proven skills in contract negotiation.
  • Has setup and utilised frameworks, for services and supply. Has a proven track record in operating contracts with in the private and public sectors and can demonstrate experience in working in complex procurement and finance rules.
  • Experience of managing reactive and planned preventative maintenance using software systems. Proven ability to analyse and resolve operational problems and emergencies.
  • A good understanding/knowledge of Health and Safety and operational practices, for example confined spaces, working at height, asbestos awareness, working with electricity and pressurised gases and liquids.
  • Have a proven track record of managing multiple contracts in multiple locations and operating at a senior level with the ability to report succinct factual reports for analysis.

This is an exceptional opportunity for an Estates Contracts Manager, with experience within estates, facilities or building services, to join and support a business with diverse function

Demand for this role will undoubtedly be high and interviews will be arranged very soon. Apply now if you have a background in Contracts Management. If you have any questions about the Estates Contracts Manager role, please contact Jordyn Disspain at Jonathan Lee Recruitment using

Your CV will be forwarded to Jonathan Lee Recruitment, a leading engineering and manufacturing recruitment consultancy established in 1978. The services advertised by Jonathan Lee Contracts are those of an Employment Business.