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MEICA Contracts Manager

  • Location: England
  • Salary: £75k - 85k per year
  • Job Type:Permanent

Posted 14 days ago

  • Sector: Water, Civil Engineering
  • Contact: Fiona McCluskey
  • Contact Email:
  • Contact Phone: 020 7743 7558
  • Expiry Date: 08 July 2024
  • Job Ref: 407591FMC

Our client are recruiting for a MEICA Contracts Manager based at St Albans.

The Role:

As a MEICA Contracts Manager, you will be responsible for allocated projects and site activities. You will be responsible for the successful delivery of multiple projects and all project-related design, construction, commissioning, and handover activities as well as programme, budget, and commercial accountabilities.

Provide leadership and guidance to allocated projects and project teams contributing to project time, cost, programme and safety while understanding and in agreement with the client’s project requirements.

Act as a key link in the project team with a prime focus on project success and performance to the highest standard. You will be part of an integral team bringing skills and experience, working closely with the Civils & MEICA teams, to meet the project requirements in a safe, time and cost-effective manner.

The MEICA Contracts Manager will lead and manage members of the MEICA team, this will involve understanding project outcomes to drive value and contribution at all levels as well as supporting the Project Managers, Project Engineers, and the commercial team by carrying out duties to ensure the success of the project, business, and client deadlines.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Excellent Technical skills in field and sector, a proven leader of staff and operatives.
  • Experience in managing and reporting operational and financial targets, programme management and supply chain management including procurement and performance.
  • Leadership in Safety, Wellbeing and Inclusion and a team player, interfacing with the design team, construction team and all stakeholders.
  • The ability to select and manage innovative methods, use of materials and safe systems of work.
  • Effective communication and engagement with senior management, designers, consultants, clients, architects, and project teams on technical matters whilst also developing and maintaining key relationships and working in partnership to resolve problems to benefit operation policing.
  • Provide quality outputs to time, quality, and cost, that enable programmes to achieve their outcomes.
  • Ensure that all staff on their projects develop their expertise to a world-class standard. • Management of our selected contractors ensuring quality of delivery and their committed resource requirements across the projects, ensuring quality of output and value for money.
  • Identify and manage project-level resources and undertake related activities to ensure project outputs are delivered on time, cost and quality.
  • Work with local project/change teams to ensure consistency of project delivery approach.
  • Build and sustain capacity and capability within the project team to deliver the programme workstream effectively and efficiently.
  • Be the key point of contact between the project and the programme.
  • Lead multi-level and complex projects, including set-up, management, and delivery, ensuring that the project delivers on time, cost and quality and meets all technical delivery processes, standards and reporting requirements.
  • Coordinate the project and its interdependencies, working closely with the project leads for the other projects within the programme.
  • Identify, manage, and resolve risks, track, and manage costs and benefits, provide reports as required, and ensure all outputs meet programme requirements.
  • Manage project related dependencies.
  • Manage stakeholder communications and key messages for the project.
  • Attending and contributing to monthly CVR & progress meetings collating reports and controlling forecasts.

Responsibilities and Accountabilities:

  • Overall management of MEICA Projects and the Project team, with responsibilities for the management and execution of all project-related activities.
  • Management, control, and relationship fostering of the supply chain and subcontractors.
  • Management of all related health and safety standards, reporting and escalation.
  • Liaising collaboratively with the end-to-end delivery teams within the Group business.
  • Reporting site progress and activities to line management.
  • Contributing to the delivery of all work packages planned and scheduled by the project delivery team in line with programme constraints, quality standards and budgets.
  • Meeting and exceeding client expectations at every step of the project lifecycle.
  • Contributing to and achieving all business unit KPIs.
  • Chairing project-related and project-specific regular safety, production, and quality meetings.
  • Promoting within the team the efficient maintenance of high-quality records.
  • Overseeing operations daily to ensure work is done safely, on time and within the project's allocated budget.
  • Ensuring client specifications and requirements are met by reviewing progress and liaising with the project team.
  • Promoting and maintaining health & safety on all projects with the Project Manager and their teams whilst dealing with any day-to-day unexpected problems during the project.

Person Specification:

The successful candidate is likely to meet all the following criteria:

  • Excellent communication skills harnessing the ability to effectively manage the MEICA team, 3rd parties and MEICA & Civil clients.
  • A team player with the ability to co-ordinate project-related activities with clients’ consultants and 3rd parties with the ability to work individually.
  • Methodical approach with a clear focus on client, customer, and quality.
  • Strong leadership qualities and a natural problem solver.
  • Able to prioritise a varied workload and demonstrate good time management to comply with deadlines.
  • Able to work in a busy environment under pressure.
  • Possess a “can do” attitude and can provide support to other members of the team as required.
  • Methodical, and organised, with excellent attention to detail.

• Degree/HND/HNC or equivalent
• SMSTS/SSSTS qualification
• CSCS card qualification
• First Aid qualification (optional)

As well as offering a competitive salary, remuneration for this role includes flexible benefits, which provide a range of guaranteed benefits including but not limited to:
▪ 5% Company pension contribution
▪ Life Assurance at 2 x notional salary
▪ Single person’s private medical cover
▪ Permanent Health Cover

If interested / to find out more information please apply or send your CV to