Contracts Manager : Retail Fit Out

Contracts Manager : Retail Fit Out

Contracts Manager: Retail Fit Out

Office Location: York

Project Locations: UK wide

SIMPSON is looking to recruit a Contracts Manager. The successful candidate will report to our Contracts Director, and be responsible for managing fit out projects up to the value of £20 million. They will be responsible for planning and coordinating the activities of the site(s) management contract in relation to clients, design’s, sub-contractors, labour, materials, transport, plant and contracted services to meet the programme of work and contracted/statutory obligations.

SIMPSON is a privately owned construction & fit out company with a turnover in 2016 of £69 million on projects both locally and throughout the UK. Predominant work sectors include Education, Healthcare, Retail, Finance, Leisure and Commercial in both new build and refurbishment.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Manage and monitor site activities and physical progress of work for site safety, quality and environmental responsibilities
  • Liaison with project and site managers to ensure all conditions of the contract are being met and there is efficient and effective utilisation of labour, materials, plant and equipment within the allocated budgets
  • Ensure that a highly skilled and disciplined workforce is maintained within a safe system of work
  • Engage, monitor and manage the deployment of appropriate and suitably qualified contractors
  • Ensure the competencies for each member of their team.
  • Prioritise the use of resources both direct and indirect
  • Produce operational reports & attend monthly/quarterly meetings to present contract performance overview
  • Ensure compliance with all KPI’s
  • Formal reporting, which includes; monthly cost meetings; client liaison & reports and meetings, formal site meetings (weekly/monthly) with client and weekly site team briefing meetings with site teams as required
  • Provide advice, guidance and support on contract matters
  • Working with designers/engineers and specialist sub-contractors to progress design detailing through to installation

Key Skills and Qualifications:

  • Hold of a full UK drivers licence and able to drive
  • Degree or equivalent qualification in a related subject
  • Commercially aware
  • Fully conversant with current Health & Safety, CDM and statutory building regulations
  • Management experience of leading a team and understanding of working with contractual requirements and KPI’s
  • Possess excellent team leader skills and a professional nature
  • Strong communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Proficient IT skills
  • Hold a CSCS card appropriate to this level


  • Proven experience in a similar role including:
    • High value, fast turnaround fit out projects
    • Managing projects in ‘live store’ new build and ‘grey’ shell environments


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