Contracts Manager - Capital Projects - Southampton

Full time

Southampton, United Kingdom


Trant Engineering Limited is a multi discipline Engineering & Construction company, with offices and projects throughout the UK and Overseas. We have a number of different divisions, including; Energy, Oil & Gas, Water & Process, International and Control & Automation. We have over 800 employees and with a healthy forward order book and a projected turnover of £180m this year, it is an exciting time to join the business.

We are seeking to appoint a Contracts Manager to join our Capital Projects team, based from our Head Office in Southampton. Reporting directly into the Director for Capital Projects, this new role involves managing several projects at any one time varying in value from £5m to £40m and responsibilities include but are not limited to;

  • Responsible for overseeing up to 3 live projects at any one time
  • Ensuring that the highest level of safety on all of your projects every time
  • Managing and supporting the Site Managers on each of your projects
  • Working closely with the commercial team, designers, planners and site teams
  • Subcontract management
  • Liaising with the SHEQ team to ensure the safe delivery of works, updating on environmental issues and ensuring quality
  • Client interface; attending regular meetings with the client and reporting on design and project completion timelines
  • Taking an active part in the tender evaluation team
  • Effective monthly reporting to the Director of Capital Projects
  • Taking responsibility for the programmes

Due to the complexity of projects that we deliver, it is essential that applicants have a background in managing the successful delivery of civil engineering projects; having some knowledge of general construction and M&E would also be beneficial. It may be that you are currently working as a Contracts Manager or perhaps you are a Senior Project Manager who is seeking to take the next step in your career. Either way, you will have an excellent technical ability in civil engineering and be a strong manager of people, possessing the ability to get the most out of your team to deliver projects within program and budget.

Desired Skills / Background

  • HNC/HND/BSc in Civil Engineering or equivalent or by experience
  • A background in delivering civil engineering projects safely, successfully and profitably
  • Excellent communication skills with people of all levels
  • Organised and structures in your approach
  • IT literate 

Company Benefits

At Trant, we offer the opportunity for career development within a professional and friendly safe working environment. We value our employee’s and strongly support and encourage individuals to gain professional qualifications, whilst offering the opportunity to work on projects of differing sizes within a variety of industry sectors.

Our company benefits package includes;

  • A competitive salary
  • Company car or car allowance
  • 24 days holiday (increasing with service) + bank holidays + holiday salary sacrifice option
  • Company pension scheme
  • Free onsite parking
  • Christmas shutdown

Equal Opportunities:

Trant Engineering Limited is committed to equal opportunities for all and we do not discriminate on the grounds of race, religion or belief, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, marital or civil partner status, sex, disability or age

To apply for this position, please e-mail your CV to or call 02380 665544      

Please note, due to the volume of applications we are not always able to contact each applicant individually. If you have not heard from us within 10 working days of application, please assume that you have been unsuccessful on this occasion.

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