Construction Contracts Manager

Construction Contracts Manager

Become a Construction Contracts Manager

As a Construction Contracts Manager, you might be responsible for a large contract or several smaller ones. You’ll be the main point of contact for clients, site managers and building contractors. Your day-to-day duties might include putting together plans and estimates, including budgets and timescales, supplying information to resolve any disputes, identifying areas for improvement and overseeing health and safety. You’ll work closely with other professionals, like construction managers, quantity surveyors and planning engineers. 

  • The ability to manage multiple projects
  • Strong maths and IT skills
  • Budgeting
  • Problem solving
  • Excellent communication
  • Presentation and negotiation skills

There are a number of ways you can become a Construction Contracts Manager, as a minimum you will need 4 or more GCSEs grades A-C (9-4) and a minimum of 2 A Levels or BTEC equivalent.

Level 3

You can study a BTEC Subsidiary or Extended Diploma in Construction & the Built Environment or an Advanced Level 3 Apprenticeship in Construction Contracting Operations.

Level 4, 5 & 6

You can study a HNC, HND, Higher Apprenticeship or Degree in Construction and the Built Environment, Civil Engineering, Surveying or other related subjects.

You may be able to move into the construction sector if you’ve project management experience from another industry. You could also start out as a contracts assistant or administrator with a construction company and work your way up.


Newly trained contracts managers can earn £25,000 - £35,000

Trained contracts managers with some experience can earn £35,000 - £45,000

Senior, chartered or master contracts managers can earn £45,000 - £70,000

The job often comes with a car allowance and other additional benefits.

Find the perfect career for you

There are hundreds of job roles in construction, from site work to office work or a combination of the two. Some of the many careers are listed in our careers A-Z, simply click on the letter of the career you are interested in to find out all about it.