Contracts Manager

Contracts Manager

A Contracts Manager is the senior team member responsible for each project from tender stage through to handover and post-completion.

They work alongside the Client and Design Teams to ensure the project is delivered to agreed timescales, budget, quality standards and in a safe manner.  The Contracts Manager leads and motivates the in-house project team comprising the Site Manager, Quantity Surveyor, Design Co-ordinator and Buyer. While not site-based, they regularly undertake visits to carry out reviews and inspections and participate in Client meetings. It is common for a Contracts Manager to oversee multiple projects at any one time.

Career Progression

Contracts Manager - Baxall Construction

Key Skills

  • Problem solver
  • Good technical understanding
  • Ability to prioritise


  • New technology
  • Teamwork
  • Planning and programming
Steve Turner

“I have managed projects at art galleries, schools, prisons, police stations, libraries, science research facilities, exclusive penthouses (for the rich and famous!) and even a planetarium in London. No two days have been the same in my 40 years in construction”

Steve Turner FCIOB – Contracts Director

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