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Junior Contracts Manager: Groundworks

£30,000-£40,000 per year (dependent on experience) + Company Vehicle + Healthcase + Progression Opportunity


Umberslade’s groundworks division is a specialist sub-contractor that undertakes contracts up to £1.5M in size and carries out all aspects of site clearance, bulk excavation, enabling works, foundations, deep drainage, service installation, surfacing and paving works. It is a preferred supplier to one of the UK’s largest construction companies and prides itself in delivering high-quality, zero-snag work.


This is a wide-ranging and highly responsible role to assist the Groundworks Contracts Manager in overseeing Umberslade’s groundworks operations. The ideal candidate needs experience of groundworks and the knowledge & confidence to coordinate with multiple site managers and work directly with clients and suppliers.

Duties Include:

  • Liaison with client’s project managers and site managers

  • Working closely with Umberslade’s Operations Manager and site teams

  • Produce & update project management plans using software applications

  • Tracking project financials & preparing invoices

  • Preparation of project documentation

  • Preparation of team tool box talks

  • Procurement of construction materials and plant, managing suppliers & subcontractors

  • Management of labour agencies

  • Ensuring health and safety compliance; equipment & procedures


Candidate Requirements:

  • Experience working within a similar role - Contract Management, Project Controlling, Commercial Management etc

  • Groundworks experience - ideally management/supervision on site

  • Client facing experience

  • Experience in procurement

  • Project and resourcing planning experience, involving software applications

  • Passion to drive the growth of the groundworks division

  • Strong communicator (verbal & written)

  • Adaptable self-starter who can operate independently

  • Full driving license

To apply, please e-mail your CV and a covering letter to or use the form below.

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