Contracts Manager – Groundworks

Rose Builders are looking for a Contracts Manager with experience in Civils / Groundworks. Wide experience within the Civils/Groundworks sector is essential. This is a permanent, full time position (Monday to Friday).

The Groundworks department are expanding their operational groundworks team in response to continued growth across our residential and commercial pipeline portfolio, the team consistently delivers as part of the wider Rose Builders team, winning many regional and national accolades in recognition of the pride taken in doing a great job. This role is a great opportunity to join our business and innovate the continued delivery from this versatile team of 80+ groundworks team who are very much part of our success.

The Role

The core responsibilities are to manage and motivate the operational teams across several sites and validate works are completed accurately in line with technical specifications.

  • Meet project deadlines
  • Managing Costs
  • Leading the team
  • Staff Retention
  • Attend regular groundwork senior team meetings
  • Champion and validate adherence to H&S guidelines
  • Meet compliance reporting requirements i.e. record sheets, site instructions etc
  • Troubleshoot issues to provide effective solutions using contractual civils knowledge
  • Measuring/Setting out and validation of technical specifications
  • Timely and effective liaison and handover to the Construction team
  • Manage and resolve homeowner complaints regarding civils and hard landscaping post completion

Your Experience and Skills

  • 5+ yrs experienced Site or Contracts Manager for a groundworks company
  • Contract Management: 2 years (Preferred)
  • Previous career path to include Site Manager responsibility and H&S
  • Strong groundwork specific residential construction experience
  • Technical civils contractual knowledge for groundwork construction
  • Excellent, communication, relationship building and man management skills;
  • Good budget control skills;
  • Someone who thrives working in a fast-paced environment;
  • Excellent time management skills, working to tight deadlines;
  • Good Microsoft Excel and IT skills;
  • Relevant construction qualification (desirable)


  • Great salary package on offer
  • Generous vehicle allowance
  • Working as part of Rose Groundworks Senior team
  • Be part of a growing local business
  • Site locations in and around Essex/Suffolk border
  • Mental Health support

How to Apply

Please send your CV and covering letter by post or email.

To: Careers, Rose Builders, Riverside House, Riverside Avenue East, Lawford, Manningtree, Essex, CO11 1US

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