Contracts Engineer

Location : Manchester, Greater Manchester, England
Job Ref : JA1291
Consultant : James Alexander
Sector : Engineering, Manufacturing
Salary : £55k - 60k per year + £470/month car allowance


JA1291 – Contracts Engineer
Location – Manchester
Type – Permanent fulltime
Salary – up to £60K DOE + £475/month car allowance


We are currently recruiting for a Contracts Engineer to join our client’s Engineering Services team. The successful candidate will be responsible for delivering projects and small works associated with engineering services including: –

  • Engineering analysis and studies.
  • Construction engineering design.
  • Business development
  • Procurement.
  • Cost control
  • Estimate projects.
  • Price variations.
  • Forecasting end of life contract costs and sales values.
  • Ensuring order numbers and SES numbers are in place.
  • Preparation of invoices and applications to meet the business and contractual obligations.
  • Site management including:- setup, installation, testing, commissioning and handover.

Aims and Objectives:

  • To ensure that projects and small works are carried out safely.
  • To develop effective working relationships with fellow team members and clients, to maximise the opportunities to secure and win new work.
  • To work with Clients to produce a relationship that results in repeat business.
  • To provide technical engineering expertise and advice to fellow members of the team and clients, as and when necessary, to support the successful execution of the work.   
  • To ensure Project Engineering services are delivered to plan, to programme and within budget.
  • To ensure Project Engineering and technical standards are maintained throughout the work, meeting specification requirements and in accordance with Quality Management Systems and Control
  • To provide management reports as required and to agreed schedules.

Key Responsibilities and Accountabilities:

  • To manage and control site-based teams to ensure compliance with company policies and procedures.
  • To ensure understanding of the contract conditions and engineering standards and specifications that apply to each assigned project & area of work and ensure that all considerations are accounted for in the execution of work.
  • To produce or review risk assessments and method statements to comply with Health and Safety requirements/ legislation.
  • To sequence and programme works, establishing work scope, specifications, programmes, and cost control including sub-contracted works.
  • To compare suppliers and subcontractors’ quality and costs against procurement schedules and assists in identifying their suitability for the work and provision of services.
  • To prepare work programmes, ensuring activities are planned in line with available resources, understanding the interfaces and coordination with other disciplines and contractors.
  • To establish the procurement schedules and specifications for engaging suppliers and subcontractors.
  • Procure, co-ordinate and monitor all site activities. 
  • To undertake site and works visits as required, attend engineering/ project/ client progress meetings to provide the necessary input to support the successful execution of the work.
  • To provide tendering facilities for project works and variations to suit the business and client requirements.
  • To work closely with the commercial team to manage variations and changes to the scope of work, with emphasis on receiving payment for all additional activities.
  • To ensure understanding of the financial plans/ set budgets and the methods for monitoring cost, spend, value and recovery for all works, including variations, as executed. 
  • To understand the controls for managing risk throughout all stages of the work, risk analysis, risk scheduling, risk controls and monitoring.        
  • To manage and set firm financial targets to meet established objectives, which will include the reporting of financial status to the General, Commercial and Operations Managers.
  • Other duties as required by Head of Operations and Commercial Manager.
  • To develop customer relationships and provide excellent customer service to gain new opportunities through existing and new customers i.e., additional core contracts, extra works, total facilities opportunities.

Allied Duties:

  • Carry out staff appraisals for employees who are direct reports setting

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