Orbit is a fantastic business and one that’s really going places.
With an established track record delivering over 10,000 homes to date and ambition to build a further 8,000 new homes before 2025, Orbit is one of the country’s major housing developers. We also have an exciting strategic partnership with Homes England to deliver, with a funding package of some £129 million.
We are recruiting an interim Contracts Manager to manage the procurement of contracts to deliver development schemes in the South East of England. As the Contracts Manager you will ensure that designs, specification and contracts are in accordance with the groups design brief and standing orders and that developments are delivered on time, within budget and to the highest standard of quality.
As the Contracts Manager you will manage tender processes and negotiate building contracts, manage financial and technical administration relating to schemes under construction and distribute management information to internal teams.
You will regularly monitor quality, cost and progress on site to ensure compliance with the standards set by the group and ensure that completed dwellings are handed over to internal teams with all relevant documentation. You will appraise the performance of consultants and contractors and conduct project reviews on completion of each scheme.
The package includes a competitive basic salary plus car allowance, group bonus, private medical insurance, 27 days holiday plus 9 bank holidays, contributory pension scheme and much more.
You will be an experienced contracts/project manager, surveyor, employer’s agent or site manager with experience of building contracts and their administration on new build housing developments. You will have knowledge and experience of building technologies, quality control procedures and best practice with the ability to hold consultants and contractors to account and resolve issues effectively.
It is hoped that you will be a member of RICS, CIOB or RIBA with knowledge of JCT contracts and development agreements.
We know that great people are central to achieving our ambitions and as such we want everyone to have a voice and make a positive difference.
Orbit being placed as a Sunday Times 100 Best Companies to work for, for the second consecutive year, demonstrates we place people at the heart of everything we do. We continue to create a culture that celebrates diversity and an environment where everyone feels able to contribute towards achieving together.
We have a corporate learning programme, opportunities for professional development, a leading reward and recognition package and our people tell us Orbit is a great place to work for.
At Orbit, our people are enthusiastic and passionate about making a real difference to our customers and communities. We are one team where everyone is connected and encouraged to have the freedom to think differently.
We all contribute to the future of the business and take pride in what we do, the results we achieve and the difference we make. The bedrock of Orbit’s commercial ‘Profit for a Purpose’ approach is our values that under pin the way we work on a daily basis.
We put the safeguarding of our customers, colleagues and contractors at the heart of everything we do and as such, certain roles will be subject to a DBS check.
We are one of the UK’s leading housing groups providing high quality, good value homes to over 100,000 customers across the Midlands, the East and South East. We are a developing housing association that owns and manages 45,000 homes and builds 2,000 new homes every year.
Our customers are at the centre of everything we do. We provide all sorts of homes for all sorts of people and our innovative approach empowers every one of them to grow and flourish. We are commercially driven. The more profit we make, the more we invest into the communities that we work for, improving services and playing a key role in driving UK housing growth.
We offer an excellent benefits package, including private medical insurance, discounted dental insurance and discounted gym membership, 27 days holiday entitlement and pension scheme.
To apply for this role please submit your CV which demonstrates how you meet the key criteria we need