Contracts Manager

Contracts Manager

Novus Property Solutions are a dynamic, award winning  property maintenance, refurbishment and new build specialist with more than 1,000 staff in 26 Locations across the UK providing a combination of local knowledge and national strength. We are a Social and Environmentally responsible family run business with a rich 121-year heritage, delivering a range of bespoke services and solutions to a wide variety of clients.  

As a result of our success we are seeking an enthusiastic Contracts Manager to work from our Warrington office.


  • Competitive Salary
  • Company car
  • Discounted healthcare scheme
  • Pension 

Summary – Contracts Manager

With responsibility for the control and management of a number of Site Managers the Contracts Manager will ensure contracts are completed to programme, with zero defects, within budget and with no risk to Health & Safety of their operation team, the client or the general public.

The successful candidate will be client facing and have strong experience in Refurbishment, Planned works and Cyclical Painting Contracts, in particular within the public sector.  Estimating experience would be beneficial.

Must be commercially aware, fully conversant with construction contracts with good Health & Safety knowledge.

Key Responsibilities – Contracts Manager


  • Assist in the preparation, processing and selection of estimates, bids and tenders.
  • Assist in the development of the procurement programme.
  • Assist in the presentation of the contract brief to the client.


  • Manage the selection and formation of site personnel teams (inc. sub contractors) as determined by individual contracts.
  • Manage site personnel, work activities and resources to meet the requirements of individual contracts.
  • Control individual contract progress towards completion.
  • Control individual contract budgets.
  • Ensure all necessary contract documentation / reports are accurate and produced on time.

Key skills

  • Holds the relevant qualifications.
  • Must hold a current SMSTS.
  • Ideally have experience of Planned Works Contracts.
  • Must be an enthusiastic self-starter with confident communications skills.
  • Confident IT skills, proficient in the use of MS Office and MS Projects.
  • Must be flexible in hours of work and travel and hold a Full UK Driving Licence.

Successful candidates can look forward to a varied and rewarding career with a company that holds the Investors in People accreditation and was the Construction News Awards Winner of Employer of the Year.

Applications are welcomed from all as we are a registered Equal Opportunities Employer. We are a socially and environmentally responsible national building and maintenance.