Contracts Manager

A.Purkiss Building and Decorating Contractors Limited
Portsmouth, South East England, England
Full time
£55,000 - £60,000
17 days ago

We have a fantastic opportunity for a skilled Contracts Manager to join our growing team in Portsmouth. If you have experience in construction management, look no further – we’d love to hear from you.

Contracts Manager
Portsmouth, PO3 5JS

  • Full time (minimum 40 hours per week), permanent
  • Starting salary of £60,000 per annum

Please Note: Applicants must be authorised to work in the UK

A.Purkiss Buildings & Decorating Contractors Limited provide professional and high-quality construction, refurbishment and building maintenance projects.

We are a family-operated company working within Hampshire for local authorities (Portsmouth, Fareham, Gosport, Eastleigh), Hampshire CC, West Sussex Council, with chartered surveyors and private clients on a variety of projects delivering high quality construction, refurbishment, & maintenance projects. We generally remain local to Portsmouth.

Due to continued expansion, we are looking for a Contracts Manager to lead on a variety of construction projects.

About the Contracts Manager role:

As part of the Building Projects team, you will be responsible for leading and directing the delivery of appointed construction projects with values ranging from £5k to £3.5 million across various sectors. You will ensure the achievement of business plan objectives, with a particular focus on quality and high standards of Health and Safety.

Key responsibilities:

  • Oversee external flat and internal void refurbishment works for Portsmouth City Council.
  • Utilise your expertise in project planning to ensure effective execution.
  • Estimate project costs and provide necessary variations as required.
  • Coordinate and manage sub-contractors for seamless project delivery.
  • Collaborate closely with site managers and supervisors to ensure projects are completed within designated timelines.
  • Uphold a high standard of workmanship and prioritise safety standards at all times.
  • Demonstrate experience in working within social housing and school environments.
  • Provide valuable support to the Company Director.
  • Exhibit strong problem-solving skills and familiarity with the JCT suite of construction contracts.
  • Attend weekly site meetings and actively contribute to project discussions.
  • Efficiently manage monthly valuations and final accounts.
  • Motivate and inspire team members to drive projects forward.
  • Adapt to work independently or as part of a cohesive team to deliver exceptional results.
  • Display excellent organisation and time management skills.
  • Possess a strong awareness of Health and Safety regulations to maintain industry standards.
  • Demonstrate exceptional professionalism and courteousness when interacting with clients, including residents within occupied properties.

About you:

If you are passionate about construction, dedicated to delivering excellence, and thrive in a fast-paced environment, this exciting opportunity could be just what you’re looking for.

The perfect candidate will meet the following:

  • Minimum of 5 years' experience in construction management.
  • Proficiency in IT and experience using programming software, ideally MS Projects.
  • Possession of a professional qualification (MCIOB) or a degree/HNC qualification.
  • SMSTS certification or equivalent.


  • Fuel card
  • Mobile phone
  • Laptop
  • 20 days’ holiday leave + bank holidays

How to apply for the role:

If you have the skills and experience required for this position, click “apply” today and check your inbox for an email providing more information on how to tailor your application and provide a cover letter or any supporting documents.

You must be authorised to work in the UK. No agencies please.

Other suitable skills and experience include Construction, Manager, Contract Manager, Contracts Manager, Project Manager, Construction Manager, Site Manager

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