Contracts Manager - Ref 5224

  • Closing Date: 30 January 2019
  • Location: Chiltern

CALA Homes (Chiltern) Ltd are recruiting for a Contracts Manager to join their team based in Wooburn Green.

CALA Group Ltd is the UK’s most upmarket major homebuilder operating in Scotland, the Midlands and the South East of England. The company focuses on high quality, well-designed homes in prime locations. Strongly customer-orientated in our approach, CALAs high standards of design, build quality and service are regularly recognised in coveted industry awards. In 2016, CALA won ‘Large Housebuilder of The Year’ at the Scottish Home Awards for the second consecutive year, was crowned ‘Medium Housebuilder of the Year’ at the Housebuilder Awards as well as collecting a silver award for ‘Best Large Housebuilder’ at the What House? Awards.

Working closely with the Construction Director, as well as the technical and commercial teams based in the office, you will ensure the Company’s aims and objectives are delivered across a number of sites and projects within budget and set timescales.

You will be responsible for proactively controlling site costs through identifying overspend, cost efficient use of resources and managing sub-contractor relationships. You will continually discuss all of these with the Construction Director, and work with the Surveyors to plan the preliminary costs of a site. It is essential that you can effectively plan for different sites and developments at the same time, and be actively involved in pre-tender and pre-start stages.

You will monitor site activity against quality standards and provide direction for Site Managers and their teams to ensure they know what is expected of them and delegate work appropriately. As part of your management requirements you will need to conduct effective annual staff appraisals and motivate your team to achieve goals and targets, ensuring compliance with The Company’s procedures, policies and goals. Effective communication skills are key as you will be negotiating with sub-contractors, consultants, suppliers and clients. You must be able to deal with site and development issues with logic, reason and decisiveness when required. 

The role will be varied and deadline driven so you should have excellent organisational and time management skills with the ability to adapt to change and prioritise accordingly whilst still maintaining attention to detail. You will have proven experience in a similar role in the house building sector and be qualified to HNC level in Construction or Building studies. You will hold a valid SMSTS Level 4 and have excellent written, verbal and listening skills. You must have a high level of proficiency in various computer packages, including Microsoft Office products. 

You will contribute to a strong culture which strives to achieve 100% customer satisfaction and design excellence. We are committed to investing in and developing our people, delivering business excellence and adding value for our customers. In exchange for your commitment to our fundamental values of Passion, Quality, Respect and Delivery, we offer a competitive package including a car or cash allowance, company bonus scheme, medical cover, professional development opportunities and more.

To apply, please click the button below and attach your CV and covering letter detailing your current or expected remuneration package.  Please note if these are two separate documents you will need to attach them as a zip file.  For more information you can contact the HR team by emailing using the subject heading ‘Contracts Manager – Ref 5224’.

Closing date is 30 January 2019