Small Projects Contract Manager - Shaftesbury - Wessex Response

Wessex Response are a family run company based in Dorset, with over 50 years’ experience in the industry. Due to our continued expansion, we are seeking an experienced Contracts Manager to join our Electricals division at our head office in Shaftesbury.

Main Duties & responsibilities:

  •  To ensure that the P&L (Profit & Loss) of assigned contracts is delivered in line with budget/target expectations or as reflected in key performance indicators.
  • To manage and motivate employees and associated staff to ensure that all contracts are delivered to a high standard and within agreed timescales.
  • To carry out duties as an NICEIC Qualifying Supervisor, undertaking audits and certification checks.
  • To develop and establish customer relationships with key clients and their representatives, and liaise effectively through both formal and informal meetings.
  • To ensure that all matters relating to health & safety are addressed, including ensuring all works are undertaken in a safe manner, and in compliance with all current legislation and regulations. To ensure method statements and risk assessments are prepared and issued as required.
  • To partake in recruitment, and be responsible for management, motivation, performance, training and support of staff.
  • To ensure that contracts, works orders and variations are processed in accordance with the company’s management procedures.
  • To ensure that any company asset, and resources such as hired plant are used in the most effective and economical manner.
  • To ensure that adequate protection is provided for all company assets that fall within the posts area of responsibility.

This list of responsibilities and duties is not exhaustive and the Company will expect you to perform other duties relevant to the job title.

Essential Competencies:

  • Extensive knowledge of current IEE wiring regulations (BS7671)
  •  Knowledge of health & safety, CDM regulations.
  • Conversant with risk assessment techniques and methods.
  • Knowledge of building construction, including building regulations and guidance notes.
  • Drive and ability to work under pressure to achieve goals and deadlines.
  • Good administrative and time management skills
  • Good level of IT skill to include, Microsoft word, Excel and Outlook
  • Excellent problem solving skills and the ability to use initiative.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • A flexible and positive approach to all aspects of service delivery.

Essential Qualifications

A fully Qualified Electrician accredited with the following:

  • City & Guilds 236 (part 1,2, & 3)
  • City & Guilds NVQ Level 2 & 3 Electrical Installations or equivalent
  • City & Guilds 2382 (17th edition)
  • City & guilds 2391 or 2394 & 2395 Inspection & Testing with the ability to achieve QS status through NICEIC
  • Possession of a full driving licence and be willing to travel to fulfill the requirements of the post.


  • City & Guilds 2400 or 2396 (design erection & verification)
  • SMSTS (Site Managers Safety Training Scheme)
  • Previous experience of managing small to medium contracts for both domestic and commercial clients


  • Pay to be advised dependent on experience
  • Company car or car allowance
  • BUPA medical insurance
  • Accident and Sickness Insurance
  • Life Assurance
  • Pension contributions

All subject to qualifying periods of employment and Conditions of Contract.

For an application form please CLICK HERE. Or for further information please email or call 01747 858039 (no Agencies please).

Due to a high volume of responses we may be unable to feedback to all applicants; therefore if you do not hear from us within 2 weeks please consider your application unsuccessful.

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