Contracts Manager

Client Name
JPT Carpentry and Builders
Job Type
Permanent, Full Time
Royal Wootton Bassett Head Office (with regular travel to site)
Salary & Benefits
£50K - £60K (plus car allowance)
Closing Date
Friday 13th September 2019

JPT Carpentry and Builders are embarking on a new phase of growth, and as part of that growth, we’re looking for an experienced Contracts Manager to oversee the on-site operations of high end, high value residential building projects. 

Who are we?

At JPT Carpentry we take the dreams and aspirations of homeowners and make them a reality, by creating a truly stunning living environment for them, using both traditional and modern building techniques.

We’re proud of the quality of our projects which range from complete refurbishments and listed building works, to new builds and large extensions, but beyond that - we are growing and it’s because of our reputation for excellence, testament to the unrivalled levels of service and exceptional quality we offer.

Based in Royal Wootton Bassett, we’re a family-run business, and our aim is that each of our projects reflect our core values of transparency, honesty, quality and excellent workmanship.

 The role

This is a core role, integral to the growth of the business, and maintaining the excellent reputation we have developed over several years.  Acting as a key liaison on site between our site managers’, customers and the directors of the business, we’ll be looking to you to take responsibility for ensuring that projects are delivered on time and on-budget, by understanding the programme of works, foreseeing any issues and proactively developing plans to overcome those issues.

You’ll be dealing with residential projects with a collective value of £5million – so understanding that you will be working with our valued high net worth customers is essential.

You’ll have responsibility for directly managing the site managers for each project – and subsequently hold responsibility for delivery from their team, leading by example and providing outstanding levels of customer service and exceeding customer expectations in every way.

The role will also take responsibility for tendering and liaising with QS and estimation team to keep control of project finances.

Who you’ll be?

You’ll have a background in managing construction sites and be comfortable managing the on-site management team whilst reporting directly into the managing director – acting as their ears and eyes on-site.

You’ll be well versed in construction project management systems (such as Aster), but also more generic systems (like Trello).  You’ll also hold up to date construction site tickets and certifications (SMSTS, CSCS for example) or be willing to refresh these prior to starting with us.

Your experience will be varied, and ideally, you’ll have worked on both domestic and commercial projects in the region of £250,000 - £3Mil as a minimum, at a contracts or senior site management level.

Finally – you’ll be a first-class communicator, able to communicate with the on-site team, our high net worth residential customers and senior leaders within the business with ease and finesse.

What’s in it for you?

JPT are a high end, fast growing residential building firm with ambitious plans and we’d love you to join us on that journey of growth.  You’ll be working closely with the entrepreneurial founder of the business to ensure that the sites run to the firm’s high standards, leading a team of close-knit trade professionals. 

This is a full-time position, working from 7:30am until 4:30pm, but we hope you’d show us some flexibility if needed.

If you like what you’ve heard and you’ve got a passion for high-end residential projects, please apply with a copy of your CV and a covering letter explaining why you could be the right person for the role.