Contract Manager

Permanent Balfour Beatty in Management Email Job
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About the role

Our work matters to millions. Itll matter to you too. Join our Living Places team as a Contract Manager and you’ll be a big part of fascinating, complex, varied and meaningful work.

The contract operations manager will assume day to day responsibility for the operational delivery of the Herefordshire Public Realm Contract. The role also supports the wider Business Unit with strategic objectives, with a particular focus on the health, safety, environment & sustainability (HSES). You will work closely with the Contract Director and the Senior Management Team (SMT) to ensure contract objectives are achieved through exceptional leadership.

What you’ll be doing

As a Contract Manager, your responsibilities include:

  • Proactively support the Contract Director in delivering the service, identifying and maximising opportunities to grow and expand the business
  • Provide leadership to the Contract team and manage the supply chain to deliver all the contract deliverables to time, cost and quality targets and standards
  • Deliver Zero Harm and all ensure safety standards are understood & achieved
  • Ensure operational performance indicators (OPIs) are achieved
  • Lead monthly Operations Board meeting with Herefordshire Council
  • Lead and deliver monthly staff updates
  • Manage commercial and business risk to achieve targets and deliver stretch objectives.

Who we’re looking for

You will have the following:

  • Significant previous experience leading large, diverse teams in a fast paced and fluid environment.
  • Exceptional time management skills and the ability to balance multiple priorities, programmes and outcomes
  • Demonstrable experience of building & leading a collaborative team
  • The ability to communicate effectively in order to manage customer relationships, in addition to strong planning and organisation skills to deliver operational excellence and efficiency
  • Strong leadership skills, including experience of leading teams and confidence in the ability to lead, influence and communicate with others to deliver targets are required
  • Financial awareness is required to deliver targets, with a desire to continuously improve safety and sustainability performance
  • An appropriate membership of professional body would be preferred CIHT, MICE.

Why work for us

Day in, day out, our teams deliver some of the UKs most ambitious, exciting and meaningful projects; developing, building and maintaining the vital infrastructure that supports national economies and strengthens communities.

Why join us?

As if contributing to and supporting work that makes life better for millions wasnt rewarding enough, we offer a full range of benefits too. You’ll have the freedom to shape the package thats right for you and your life. Here are some of our key benefits:

– Smart working, giving you more flexibility such as staggered start and finish times, with up to 40% remote working, where roles allow.
– 25 days paid annual leave (pro rata)
– Family friendly policies which include 28 weeks full pay for maternity/adoption leave and four weeks full pay for paternity/partners leave
– Pension, share incentive plan, volunteering leave, recognition schemes and much more

About us

Balfour Beatty Living Places works in long-term partnerships with local authorities to create great places to live, work and play. We actively engage with local people to understand the needs of the communities we work in and shape the places where local economies can thrive and grow. As a leader in sustainable working, diversity, and social value, we use our expertise to bring real, positive change for our customers.

Diversity and inclusion

At Balfour Beatty we believe that diversity and inclusion are essential components of any successful, happy workplace. Through our Value Everyone Diversity and Inclusion Strategy and Action Plan, we are growing our diverse workforce and developing our inclusive culture where everyone is able to thrive and reach their full potential, regardless of their identity or background. To find out how we are making this a reality, visit

We are a Gold Award holder in the Ministry of Defence ‘Employer Recognition Scheme’ and actively encourage applications from Armed Forces personnel, veterans and reservists.

As a Disability Confident Employer, we are committed to working with people who have disabilities and long-term health conditions to remove barriers for them in obtaining employment. We are also committed to offering applicants with a disability an interview if they meet the minimum requirements for the role. For more info, visit:

We are looking to continually improve our resourcing process and ensure that it is fair and inclusive for all. If you have any feedback on the process, please share this with us at:


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