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Contracts Manager

Permanent position
Dublin, Ireland
Closing date
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JJ Rhatigan & Company is currently recruiting for a Contracts Manager to join our team in our Dublin office & on site in central / South County Dublin areas.


  1. General Duties
    • Continue to develop the quality of the JJR Brand.
    • Assist in any tendering requirements in relation to the following PQQ – Methodologies and reports.
    • Have an awareness of repeat work with clients as well and be consciously aware of business development opportunities.
    • Ensure to conduct and review Performance Reviews in line with HR.
    • Deal with any team disciplinaries and poor performance, led by HR.
    • Monitor and report on Departmental Objectives and target in line with the organised strategy.
    • Assist in any report or opportunity requirement as requested by Line Management.
    • Train staff on site. Identify and implement.
    • Set up and chair all pre-contract JJR meetings (JJR internal)
    • Set up and chair all Close Out meetings. Go through lessons learnt.
    • Ensure all BCAR is managed by each PM on site.
    • Ensure all design is managed by the PM early to allow the best procurement.
    • Ensure Tech sub-contractors are managed by the PM early to allow the best procurement.
    • Continuously review the logistics and operations on site with the PM.
    • Ensure the M&E Coordinator is managed on site.
    • Ensure full co-ordination is taking place on each site.
    • Promote early co-ordination of all trades.
  1. Programme
    • Must Identify programme risks early.
    • Must implement a plan to avoid programme slippage at risk stage.
    • The programme needs to be a major part of the Sub-contractor appointment.
    • Necessary skills for monitoring full administration of a proper programme with updated reports, mitigate any delays and highlight risk. Ensure to status it. Administer under the contracts:
      •  Subcontractors
      • Clients
      • Target
    • Any other works deemed necessary
    • Procurement as built
    • Procurement design
    • Must have knowledge of the programme requirements under the different form of contracts.
    • Must be aware of the progress on site and any issues which may affect the timely completion of the project.
    • Must not rely on the Project Manager’s reports alone, they must verify and monitor the actual progress on site.
    • Must be fully aware of the delay mechanisms of the contract and must ensure all notices and relevant documentation is submitted in accordance with the contracts.
    • Any issues need to be reported to Senior Management.
  1. Commercial
    • Must ensure all works are packaged by the QS and discussed.
    • Eliminate the risk of package gaps and avoid the need for labour on site.
    • Have a full understanding of the budgets for the projects.
    • Be responsible for the procurement of packages and materials, (labour) preliminaries on site, in conjunction with the Project Manager and Quantity Surveyor.
    • Responsible for the subcontractor package and build them with the project Team (Project Manager & QS).
    • Responsible for the cost and control of the project ensuring that budgets are not exceeded. Responsible for identifying budget risks and plans to avoid same.
    • Ensure that all contract associated documentation is in place and administered correctly.
    • Responsible for mitigating all disputes and ensure to make the Regional Director aware early.
    • Manage all disputes and claims to a successful resolution.
    • Manage all claims to a successful resolution.
  1. Health & Safety
    • Ensure all sites are set up operating in a safe working manner, ensuring that all JJR Health & Safety procedures are being monitored and controlled.
    • Promote health, safety and wellbeing culture in their respective projects.
    • Ensure all accidents and incidents and the like are investigated to a high level of detail and closure of some.
    • Ensure all reports internal and external are reviewed, actioned and closed out.
    • Attend regular H&S meetings and set example.
  2. Quality
    • Ensure all staff are trained in the JJR QA system.
    • Ensure the PM delegates the QA tasks across the team.
    • Review weekly meeting minutes of QA status.
    • Ensure the proper staff are on site to close out Quality and set examples.
    • Ensure there is a Sample Room, Sample Apartment etc. completed even if it isn’t a contractual requirement
    • Ensure the QA reports are reviewed and assessed.
    • Implement the full JJR QA system.
    • Ensure ongoing expectations of all works to ensure the correct inspectional test plans are being implemented, monitored and closed out.
    • Ensure all records are uploaded on our BIM platform.
    • Ensure that all projects are completed to the JJR zero snag target.
  1. Relationships/Communications
    • Maintain and foster collaborative relationships, with Clients, Subcontractors, Consultants and any other relevant Stakeholders.
    • Ensure that all meetings and reports are completed in accordance with the JJR procedures and conducted in a professional manner.
    • Build and maintain strong working relationships with the Project Teams and departments within JJR.
    • Be conscious of all verbal and written correspondence.


Experience in the Construction Industry is essential for this role.
A relevant third level qualification is required.

If you feel you have the required skills and experience and are interested in joining a highly respected company with the opportunity to progress your career, we would be interested in hearing from you so please complete our online application for consideration. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Attractive terms of employment will be offered to suitable applicants.

We’re an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, colour, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or disability status.

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