Contracts Manager (VN2834)


Contracts Manager (VN2834)

Business Area: Operational Management

Vacancy Base: Rockbeare

County: Devon

Contract Type: Permanent

Hours: 39

Ringway is a market leader in the Highways Term Maintenance Industry, responsible for looking after over 50,000 kms of the UK’s highways network. We take pride in offering a dedicated, flexible approach which supports our clients, underpinned by the recruitment, development and retention of a locally based workforce. We want you to grow your career in a way that suits you, whether that is making the best of your skills in a role you enjoy, or developing new skills as you progress with our company.
 We are currently recruiting for the role of Contracts Manager responsible for managing the maintenance of highways and associated works for the A30 and A35 Trunk Road from Exeter to Poole. This includes managing the core activities of 24/7 emergency response, winter and routine maintenance and the delivery of significant life cycle works including resurfacing over 400,000m2 of the trunk road.

The successful candidate will be responsible for the following duties:

Managing the team to deliver the service plan as defined with the agreed contract 
Personal safety and safety of all personnel under your authority including others who maybe affected by the company's activities. By example, set the highest possible standards of leadership in promotion of health and safety procedures and best practice, ensuring compliance with Company procedures and legal obligations 
Oversee and ensure that health and safety documents are kept up to date, encourage a “Near Miss” learning culture and undertake senior manager site inspections, ensuring that audits and reports are produced, liaising with the necessary parties 
Preparation and modification of Risk Assessments, Method Statements and COSHH assessments in association with the local safety advisor
Ensure compliance with HAUC, NRSWA and Chapter 8 and other required regulatory standards
Front line responsibility for service delivery of winter maintenance and emergency response activities including standby duties as required
To direct resources of people, vehicle, plant, materials, sub-contractors and premises, in order to achieve the aims and objectives of the local business plan
Plan projects and ensure they are programmed to a level of detail necessary for  team to deliver the work without delays
Overseeing Traffic Management to make sure it is compliant and delivered 
Ensuring plant and materials are available and managed cost effectives making sure procurement and reconciliation of materials is carried out in accordance with Company procedures to best value and to prevent delays
Financial control including annual and periodic budgets and forecasting is maintained and reporting on the operational and financial aspects of the contract at periodic management reviews
Progressing weekly reviews, budget resources and forward planning are carried out and lookahead programmes are in place 
Supporting the commercial plan and end of life forecast is in place and monitored monthly for the successful commercial delivery of the joint venture (2026) 
Checking and updating the risk management process, review risk register and check risk controls 
Ensuring the competency and certification of the operatives to carry out the works instructed
Contributing to divisional planning meetings, audits, and external accreditations
Supporting the Operations Manager in the annual Occupational Health screening outcomes and annual training plan
Participating in internal and external meetings and ensure the production of accurate taking forward decision and action logs as required. 
Be responsible and accountable for the operational budgets, ensuring that budgets are regularly reviewed, updated, and challenged to optimise commercialisation, and flagging any risks to the Divisional Manager at point of identification
Working in collaboration with the Commercial Team to ensure effective service delivery and the Profit and Loss of the joint venture
Build and maintain relationships with both the client and external customers
To actively foster a positive staff morale
To accept and carry out any reasonable task as requested by a member of management
Continually review processes and procedures to drive continuous improvement
Ensure that works are carried out in a manner which minimises community impact

The successful candidate will have the following experience:

Experience in operational delivery within the TMC/Civils’ sector
Experience and proficiency in cost management and system utilisation
Experience in delivery of objectives through the management of resources within budgetary constraints

The successful candidate will have the following skills / knowledge: 

Applied understanding of safety, quality, environmental issues
Proactive with a high degree of self-motivation and independence
Able to deliver under pressure and against tight deadlines
Effective oral communicator including training/ presentation experience
Good written skills including report writing
Accuracy/attention to detail
Ability to work with minimal supervision whilst maintaining collaborate team working
Demonstrated initiative
Ability to work to deadlines
Knowledge of statutory obligations affecting the service
Awarded Investors in People Silver, a member of the 5% Club and recognised as an Investor in Diversity. Providing opportunity and growth for all our employees is the bedrock of our business, ensuring a safe, happy and productive workforce.
Read more about working for Ringway on our careers website
We have a dedicated recruitment team and politely request that agencies refrain from contacting anyone across our businesses with regards to speculative CV’s or offering to assist with our vacancies, thank you.
Ringway recognises the importance of helping our employees balance their work and home life by offering flexible working arrangements across many of our roles.

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