What is contracts (construction) management?
Different roles and skills are required to deliver a successful build project; one that is constructed safely, on time, in budget and meets the project brief.
Although job titles are not always used consistently, the key aspects of any role will be:
- Scope of responsibility
- Level of authority
- Focus of activities
Broadly, we can divide construction and site management roles into three categories, project management roles, safety, health, environment and quality and site and construction management.
Contracts managers roles can be quite varied, but essentially, they focus on facilitating, negotiating, developing and evaluating contracts for commercial construction services. They look to improve the contract process, ensuring value for money and legal and industry compliance.
They may act as the main point of contact for clients, site and project managers, meeting with clients, developing proposals agreeing budgets and timescales and problem solving.