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Construction contracts manager

Construction contracts managers manage building contracts and construction costs.

Potential salary
£25,000 to £57,000
Working hours
38 to 40 a week
  • knowledge of building and construction
  • maths knowledge
  • leadership skills
  • knowledge of engineering science and technology
  • business management skills
  • the ability to use your initiative
  • to be thorough and pay attention to detail
  • excellent verbal communication skills
  • customer service skills
  • to be able to use a computer and the main software packages competently

Your day-to-day duties might include:

  • putting together plans and estimates, including budgets and timescales
  • preparing and presenting documents for tender
  • contributing to work planning, and briefing project teams, contractors and suppliers
  • gathering information together for invoicing at the end of the project
  • supplying information to resolve any disputes
  • identifying areas for improvement

You could work at a client's business, on a construction site or in an office.

With experience, you could progress to general construction management, consultancy or become a company director.

You could also move into support services, like health and safety inspection, or you could use your contracting knowledge to move into other sectors.

You'll find more advice about working and training in contract management through Go Construct and The Chartered Institute of Building.

Data from National Careers Service.
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