Date posted



Gillingham, England


£50,000 plus car, pension, laptop, phone and 25 days holiday.

Job Description

Ref: VR/04561

Contracts Manager

£50,000 plus car, pension, laptop, phone and 25 days holiday.


Our client are an award winning Specialist international HVAC manufacturing company and they are looking for an Contracts Manager to join their team.

Job Purpose

To manage the Project Management Department and be responsible for the successful execution of Projects from Purchase Order stage through to final delivery, invoicing and payment.

Key duties and responsibilities

  • Working with Sales (either UK or other Sites) / Proposals Department on previously identified major projects to give support and obtain understanding of project costs, design and specification.
  • Initial involvement with sales / proposal on client discussion during bid / quote clarification phase.
  • Involvement with sales / proposal on creation and understanding of job handover / costing upon receipt of order.
  • Overseeing the workload / resources of:
    • Senior Project Engineers
    • Project Engineer(s) (qty. agreed based on project size)
    • Project Co-Ordinator
    • Document controller / technical document controller
    • Autocad Engineers
    • 3D Designers
    • Design Engineers
    • Specialist Subcontract Engineers
  • Ensure adequate resource and structure to progress contracts to completion by means of creation of all necessary documentation, drawings, designs, schedules, purchased parts (i.e. MTOs parts schedules / matrices), work instructions, cost amendments, manufacturing record books, VDRL requirements, shipping documents and invoicing.
  • Overseeing overall management of the packages / projects – as a formal point-of-contact for the client and dealing with client queries, issues, complaints, changes, problems; including ability to progress job through company and highlight (and deal with) any potential issues that could cause delay or affect project profit / margins.
  • Liaising with Commercial Director as necessary to feedback progress of contracts on a regular basis.
  • Ensuring projects / packages stay within budget and all financial changes are tracked and highlighted back to company and sales forecast is achieved, or risks identified and dealt with / actioned in appropriate time.
  • Dealing with management / HR / personnel issue of Projects team.
  • Mentoring / knowledge sharing / meeting with team on a regular basis.
  • Involvement in company schemes / meetings to deal with business improvement, development and growth.
  • Working closely with Operations Manager to ensure adequate manufacturing resource is available to execute Projects and deliver finished products on time.

Skills Required / Education & Experience / Other Requirements

  • Sound understanding of Project Management principles
  • Previous Management experience
  • Ability to use MS Excel and Word to successfully run and manage projects
  • Good communication skills (via telephone, face-to-face and email)
  • Good organisation and interpersonel skill
  • Degree in Mechanical Engineering
  • Proven manufacturing background
  • Experience of working with / dealing with large OEMs
  • Previous experience of work on large projects and product manufacture
  • Conscientious, affable
  • Be willing & able to mentor in an effective manner
  • Organised and able to communicate



TEL: 01322 293 286 


Full Time


Engineering & Construction

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