Contract managers identify, secure and manage projects and contracts.
The Role
  • Improving the contract process, deal with any issues that arise throughout a contract and agree to any additional work.
  • Meeting with clients, finding out their requirements
  • Developing and presenting proposals for the project
  • Agreeing budgets and timescales with the clients
  • Acting as the main point of contact for clients, site and project managers.
  • A contracts manager usually works in the office, with site and client visits.
Salary
  • Newly trained contracts managers can earn in the region of £25,000 - £35,000
  • Trained with experience contracts managers can earn in the region of £35,000 - £45,000
  • Senior, chartered or master contracts managers can earn in the region of £45,000 - £70,000
Salaries typically depend on location, employer and level of responsibility. Salaries and career options improve with chartered status.
Qualifications & Training
There are no set qualifications, though employers will usually look for an HNC/HND or a degree in a subject such as project management, construction management or engineering. You could also be considered from other industries if you have a background in project or contract management. You would need to carry out continued professional development through seminars and training events.