Contracts Manager

Contracts managers are employed by contractors on large building projects where the scope of work to be undertaken involves a highly complex contractual arrangement. A contracts manager needs to be able to demonstrate a solid background in contracts management and an exposure to the construction industry (civil and build).

Contracts managers oversee a team of contract administrators and may be involved in more that one project at a time. Contracts managers assist to ensure that schedules are met, as per contractual arrangements with contractors, subcontractors, engineers and the client.

Contract Managers may perform the following tasks:

  • Set up systems and procedures to ensure best practice
  • Analyse all contract documentation and associated subcontracts
  • Lead the delivery of all aspects of the service in line with contractual and quality requirements
  • Contribute to the senior management team
  • Pro-active engagement with the client for delivery of contractual documentation
  • Track and manage all variations, and centralise communications
  • Report directly to the senior project manager/managing director

Also have a look at the roles of a contracts administrator.