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Contracts Manager -

We have an excellent opportunity for someone to play an integral role in the delivery of the Wales & Western framework. This is focused on the development, design, and commission of enhancements and new stations across the region. You'll be comfortable managing a portfolio of £50m of works and have previous experience on Network Rail infrastructure.   

Our client is a leading civil engineering organization delivering safe, sustainable, and efficient transport solutions across the UK. 


Accountabilities / Responsibilities: 

  • Customers: A delighted customer that prefers the company for the delivery of their projects. The customer is informed, engaged and delighted with project performance and the travelling customer has an improved experience in and around our infrastructure projects.  

  • Brand: Promote the companies culture, and lead by example by demonstrating the agreed values and behaviours in all interactions with the team, including suppliers and customers. Create a culture that is underpinned by professionalism and quality.  

  • Leadership: A fully accountable leader of the package team that leads by example follows the companies vision, developing whilst empowering our people. Promotes a site safety culture that focuses on leadership at all levels with everyone going home safe, every day.  

  • People: Create the environment for our people to grow and develop. Ensuring that our people are fully engaged, meeting their clearly defined responsibilities and delivering maximum performance whilst remaining safe and healthy. Aspire to create a seamless link to our supply chain, ensuring they are fully embraced, so that there is shared learning, risks and rewards.  

  • Process: To help develop and adhere to an efficient set of the companies systems and processes that create a lean delivery model, with continuous improvement and innovation at its heart. Ensure that legislative, Octavius and customers' mandatory policies and procedures are delivered appropriately within a governance framework.  

  • Financial: Accepting accountability for profit and loss for a package of projects, successfully return a profitable outcome, in line with the agreed annual targets. Delivery of volumes within the customer efficiency targets and of a progressive turnover growth with a sustainable profit before tax.  


Our client really values their staff so what you'll get in return -

We offer a competitive rewards package, including a Company Car scheme, Private Healthcare, Pension, Life Assurance cover, 25 days Annual Leave (and a day off for your birthday). You'll also have access to Hybrid working where possible, an enhanced Paternity & Maternity package and the opportunity to develop yourself personally and professionally. 


What we are looking for in the right candidate: 

Personal qualities:  

  • In line with Company Values: Integrity, Caring, Progressive, Openness and Quality. 

  • Inspiring, confident and engaging communicator who sets a high professional standard and leads by example, inspiring people to work for Octavius.  

  • Is visible and approachable, coaches, listens and supports team members.  

  • Gives meaningful feedback. 

  • Personally accountable, intervenes personally in difficult situations when appropriate.  

  • Takes personal responsibility and is happy being held accountable.  

  • Sets a high benchmark for the safety and quality standard expected on projects. 


Experience and knowledge:  

  • Has managed at Project Management or Contracts Management level, with knowledge of broad section of disciplines such as groundworks, RC structures, steelwork, building, etc and can demonstrate a high level of understanding in these areas.  

  • Experienced at working within a Rail environment.   

  • Experience of personal responsibility of running projects or running a portfolio of work in excess of £50 million.  



  • Is Degree or HND qualified or similar in a Civil Engineering, building or related course. Alternatively, has gained similar qualities through work-related training and experience.  


Inclusion and diversity are important to us, we are an equal opportunities employer and value difference. We want and will continue to build an inclusive environment where our people thrive. We firmly believe constantly striving to build a truly diverse workforce is what makes us a strong business and will enable us to continue to solve important problems and deliver unrivalled value to both our customers and clients. If you need any specialist support throughout your application, we will work with you where we can to support your journey with us. 

Rob Enright

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