Contracts Manager

Exciting Career Opportunity at our Finedon depot -

Contracts Manager

As a result of our continued growth, we now have a superb new role to join us as Contracts Manager in our depot, based in Finedon.

Do you have extensive knowledge of the East Midlands Traffic Management industry, being involved and possessing qualifications in both 12d and 12ab works? Are you a natural business-developer, able to find and create new opportunities for our business? Are you competitor-aware and able to lead, set an example and motivate your team? Are you highly motivated and able to adapt quickly and efficiently to ever-changing situations, remaining Safety-critical focused at all times?

If you are up for a challenge and are hungry to carve out a progressive career, then you can play a key role within Britain's leading Traffic Management company. This truly is a great time to join us. In return we will offer you a highly competitive salary package, plus pension, 26 days holiday plus bank holidays (pro-rata equivalent) and additional incentives.

About our company:

Established in 1979, Chevron is the UK's largest independent traffic management company. We provide complete solutions across the nation, operating around the clock - 365 days a year. We specialize in the provision of temporary Traffic Management throughout England and Wales, undertaking works in both high and low speed roads. We emphasize on our performance and ability to not only meet and deliver our clients expectations, but to exceed them. With an industry-leading safety record and numerous awards, we deploy more than 500 operatives and 375 specialist vehicles from 14 locations. We believe in offering our people the best possible opportunities, with extensive support to gain professional qualifications, and we go the extra mile to recognize and reward potential.

About the role:

The Contracts Manager role is a key role within the Chevron business, reporting to the Operations Manager. As Contracts Manager, you will oversee all regional activities for your depot, whilst also supporting the wider Chevron Business. You will assume responsibility for the health and safety of all operations delivered from our Finedon depot and will be the champion of developing new business streams and key relationships for your site. We require somebody who has a passion for success, taking responsibility for growing our business and maintaining great relationships - which in turn will contribute to ensuring repeat business from existing customers both in the East Midlands and further afield. You will be responsible for engaging directly and creating solid relationships with potential new customers, ensuring the timely, safe and quality-led delivery of schemes of work through your local team.

Accountable for driving productivity, you will have profit and loss responsibility for the depot, supporting the Operations Manager. This will include reviewing and managing plant and vehicle expenditure, managing programmes of schemes and ensuring your TM crews are planned and allocated efficiently. An ongoing understanding of the commercial position of each contract is essential. You will ensure excellent delivery and customer service on all works to maximise the opportunity for repeat business.

A great people-manager, you will actively engage with and develop your workforce, ensuring operatives dispatched to undertake work are suitably trained, competent and both physically and mentally capable of delivering the works correctly and safely to Chevrons high standards. Ensuring all depot-based staff are briefed and up-to-date on current safety alerts, campaigns, toolbox talks and contract methodology, will be second-nature to you, ensuring correct delivery and understanding for all your team. You will also conduct site visits to ensure all practices are safe and in accordance with Chevrons safe working procedures. The Contracts Manager will ensure that H&S and HR company procedures are adhered to at all times and will be the standard-setter for our East Midlands operations.

Primarily based at our depot in Finedon in Wellingborough, Northamptonshire. The Contracts Manager will be expected to travel around the operating region of the depot, which is currently Buckinghamshire, Northamptonshire, Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire & Leicestershire. They will also be expected to periodically travel to meetings held at other company operating sites and offices which are located at strategic locations nationwide.

About You:

A highly motivated individual with personality and tenacity, you will have extensive knowledge of the Traffic Management industry in the East Midlands. You will possess knowledge of the regional construction and maintenance market, particularly local authority maintenance and utilities highways works. Able to quickly establish dynamic working relationships with both customers and colleagues, you will forge deep relationships built on trust and delivery. Being a pro-active individual, you will seek out new opportunities within the region and secure new business. You will enjoy networking and creating new business relationships. The successful candidate will be a true leader and will promote and grow our business in the East Midlands region.

Qualifications & Skills:

• Previous demonstrable experience of the traffic management industry either practical TM experience or experience of working in the highway maintenance sector.
• Local knowledge of the East Midlands construction and maintenance market, particularly local authority highway maintenance and utilities highways works.
• Basic commercial understanding.
• Proficient in the use of a PC, the Microsoft Office suite of software and ability to work with other business management systems.
• An open mind to new innovations and their application within the digital world.
• An ability to network and create new business relationships.
• Excellent communicator and confident in presenting to groups of people.
• An ability to work within a high performing, fasting moving team.
• Highly motivated and able to identify and follow your own potential business leads.
• Attended and passed IOSH Managing Safely/SSSTS/SMSTS or equivalent.
• Full UK driving licence.


• Lantra Sector Scheme Qualifications. 12a/b, d, TSCO.

• Competent in the use of TM design CAD Software.
• TTME Course.
• Other formal commercial or business management qualifications.

If you think that you are up for the challenge and would like to work for the UKs leading Traffic Management firm, we would love to hear from you today.

Please send your CV and covering letter by clicking on the apply button now


  • Lantra, 12ab, 12d, IOSH