Contracts Manager

Let's help build your future by finding a home for your talent Vistry Partnerships is a market leader in the high-growth partnerships housing sector. The business works closely with Governmental bodies, housing associations and local authorities across its 10 regional offices. We have established a hard-earned reputation for delivery, quality and sector knowledge across all housing tenures. In a Nutshell: We have a fantastic opportunity for a Contracts Manager to join our team at Vistry Partnerships East Midlands, to oversee sites in the Northampton, Peterborough, and Cambridge areas. The sites will comprise of open market sale plots and HA plots, built for our extensive Client base in the area. Traditional build and timber frame construction methods will be used on 2 and 3 storey housing and apartments. The position would suit an established Contracts Manager, that can demonstrate the ability to deliver development and contracting housing schemes, taking overall responsibility for contract control and monthly reporting into the regional office. In addition, a Senior Site Manager or Project Manager with proven ability within a large mixed tenure housing business, that is looking for career progression would certainly be considered. The Contracts Manager will take full responsibility for overseeing the Production team production functions on contracts allocated by the Construction Director from award through to issue of Maintenance Certificate and to maintain and maximise quality of service and profitability. What we would like from you: Key Responsibilities - Develop, support, and encourage Health & Safety best practice whilst ensuring compliance to Group H&S Policy & regulations. The role will include taking full responsibility for ensuring all production functions on contracts from award through to issue of maintenance certificate are completed. You will be required to report physical and financial progress, on a monthly basis, to our board of Directors. Attend client/key site progress meetings and produce monthly client report. Ensure that all additional work is identified, fully costed and agreed with the client to ensure that positive and ongoing customer relationships are maintained. Plan, co-ordinate, maintain and develop Management staff and operative levels to effectively undertake current and prospective workloads. Provide production input to enhance tender opportunities and develop effective lines of communication with the pre-commencement department to ensure continuing feedback on market intelligence, technical developments, build-ability issues and specific market opportunities. Visit sites on a regular basis, carrying out comprehensive site audits to ensure high standards of management controls are maintained. Clearly maintain and enforce HS&E standards as required and in accordance with the Company's HS&S Policies to ensure the safety & welfare of the general public, staff and supply chain. Control information/drawing registers in conjunction with the Technical Department, ensuring site and all sub-contractors are issued with relevant information in a timely manner. Review SSER reports, quality management i.e. NHBC RIs, and programme implications for all sites. Convene and chair team meetings and ensure an appropriate record of action points are recorded, distributed and monitored to conclusion. Ensure projects are compliant with relevant building regulations, planning conditions & warranty provider standards. Ensure compliance with Vistry Business Management System (BMS). Ensure the whole project team from Pre-con, Design, Procurement, Commercial & Production are fulfilling their duties to ensure projects achieve Programme, Quality, Safety & Commercial goals. Promote the strategic requirement for being a 5 NHBC builder. Ensure team members understand any sustainability practices relevant to their role and encourage continuous improvement. Competencies - Degree/NHC/HND in Construction Experience managing housing contracts in mixed tenure and social housing formats. Good knowledge of traditional and timber frame constructions methods Excellent management and communication skills with the ability to proactively manage production teams on several live construction sites at any one time, including direct labour and sub-contractor resource and the ability to deliver quality construction projects within budget and programme timescales in a safe environment. Desirable - Professionally qualified or working towards a membership of a Professional Body Remediation of brownfield sites Earthworks cut/fill Retaining structures Demolition of existing properties Problem resolution in a timely manner Customer & resident complaints Regular 1:1 personnel review's Performance managing staff The Good Stuff: Vistry Partnerships is a fast paced and exciting place to work. We offer our employees multiple opportunities to learn, develop and nurture successful careers with us. Some of our key benefits include... Competitive salary and package 28 days annual leave plus bank holidays, and the option to buy or sell up to 5 days per annum Private Healthcare Company Contributory Pension Scheme Sharesave scheme Company car, car allowance or travel allowance (role and geographic dependant) Support with a professional membership Let's tell you a bit more about us... The Group came together at the start of 2020, bringing together the energy, talent and deep-rooted experience of Bovis Homes, Linden Homes and Vistry Partnerships. With a wide range of skills, experience and backgrounds - we have come together to live our values of Integrity, Caring and Quality. We are all about people, and it is our people, around 3000 of us, who have created a UK top-five housebuilder, with a five-star rating. We care about the wellbeing of our people and we value diversity and inclusion, seeking to create a supportive, dynamic environment where talented and dedicated people can develop their career. Inclusion and diversity are paramount to us within Vistry Group - we firmly believe that this culture nurtures stronger performances across the wider business. All of our applicants and employees are treated fairly and respectfully, regardless of any protected characteristic/s. If you require assistance with regards to reasonable adjustments during your application process with us, then please do not hesitate to contact us - we will always be happy to help.

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