Contracts Manager - Coventry or Altrincham

Full time

Coventry or Altrincham, 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 700 employees and with a healthy forward order book and a projected turnover of £140m this year, it is an exciting time to join the business.

We have an immediate requirement to appoint a Contracts Manager to join our team working on the IPW Framework, based from either Coventry or Altrincham and we are open to receiving applications from individuals seeking permanent employment or from contractors.

We have won £43m of work over 19 sites / 3 years with National Grid, the majority of which are in The Midlands and North of England and the first initial projects are in the Yorkshire/Lincolnshire areas. Work is delivering the infrastructure for the security upgrades at Gas & Electric substations and we are working in a JV with Optilan. Trant is delivering the Civil Engineering works and Optilan is delivering the electrical works.

The Contracts Manager will be based out of either the Coventry office or Altrincham office but will work on various sites throughout the UK (the majority of which are in the Midlands and North West). Reporting into the Framework Manager, duties include but are not limited to;

  • Responsible for overseeing up to 4 live projects at any one 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 Frameworks Manager
  • Taking responsibility for the programmes

Due to the complexity of projects that we work on, it is essential that applicants have a background in managing the successful delivery of civil engineering projects; having some knowledge of M&E would also be beneficial. A background of working on National Grid projects would be a strong advantage and is preferred. It may be that you are currently working as a Contracts Manager or perhaps you are a 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 

Desired Skills / Background

  • HNC/HND/BSc in Civil Engineering or equivalent or by experience
  • A background of delivering civil engineering projects to budget and program
  • National Grid/Cadent project experience preferred but not essential
  • 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

•            The opportunity to buy further holidays

•            Free onsite parking

•            Christmas shutdown

•            Company Pension Scheme

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     


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