Contracts Manager (Field Based)

UK-Highlands & Islands | UK-North East England
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Robertson is one of the largest independently owned construction, infrastructure and support services companies in the UK. We have reached our 50th year of trading in better shape than ever, with a strong confirmed order book, diverse income streams and a dedicated, expert workforce.


Covering the entire built environment life-cycle, we operate throughout the UK, with offices across Scotland and the North and Midlands of England. Robertson comprises 22 businesses, directly employing over 2200 people. A strong entrepreneurial culture – built on the foundations of innovation, productivity and sustainability – permeates the group. Although we encompass a variety of separate businesses and capabilities, we are one group with a common goal: working together to transform communities.


This role will be working for Robertson Timber Engineering Ltd, covering different locations across UK. 

Your new role

  • Review the project specification, start date and build programmes with the client, subsequently agreeing the final specification, scope of work, build programme, and any associated cost or time implications with the client, keeping rigorous records and informing the project QS at all stages.
  • Ensure all relevant Company functions have had input to and are in agreement with programme dates and any changes to standard specification.
  • Provide a master programme indicating the progress of all ongoing projects and identify the construction team assigned to each project.
  • Remain cognisant of the need to minimise costs in all areas whilst maintaining standards and performance, and understand reasons for overspends, feeding this information back to the project team/Quantity Surveyor at all times.
  • To prepare and communicate on site build programmes to all relevant parties (client, RTE, suppliers etc.), advise all parties of any subsequent changes, and monitor progress of same weekly.
  • To schedule and chair Project handover meetings (from estimating) which will be attended by the project team consisting of yourself, your Site Supervisor if required, Designer, Quantity Surveyor, Estimator, and where necessary Business Development Manager and Manufacturing. You will then ensure that actions from the meeting are progressed by the team.
  • To arrange a post project review meeting with the project team and the RTE Management team, involving the client if required, to derive learning points for future projects.
  • Attend site and client meetings as required.
  • Ensure that sufficient resources are in place to ensure all Job Description duties are fulfilled, providing a clear business case for spends.
  • To maintain awareness of any changes to the Building Regulations and Trada specifications and ensure these become incorporated into the RTE standard specifications and communicate these to internal departments and external clients as necessary.
  • Ensure that you, your reports and site teams are always fully trained in all relevant Company procedures, CDM and regulatory requirements, and all Health and Safety requirements.
  • Report contractual and health and safety risk situations to your line manager.
  • Produce regular reports for each site under your control, and issue to the project team and the Management team
  • Produce a monthly contract status report for updating on all aspects of each project in time for inclusion into monthly report to the Board.
  • Provide site input at RTE meetings at the factory and other.
  • Report any job related problems/issues to your line manager.
  • Answer correspondence relative to the project as required, advising the Project QS as necessary.
  • Any other task that it is reasonable for your line manager to ask you to carry out which is within your capability.

What's in it for me

  • Experience in timber frame construction essential.
  • Understanding of Fire Separation within timber frame required. 
  • CPS Appointed Persons
  • CSCS 


Various across UK



The working hours for this role are 38.75 hours per week


Robertson is an Equal Opportunities Employer


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