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Contracts Engineer

Contract engineers develop bids and contracts to make sure that the project meets the customer’s needs.

Average salary*




The role

  • Acting as the key contact point with the customer from initial discussions to delivery of the project
  • Discussing, reviewing and negotiating the terms of the contract
  • Managing schedule and budget
  • Working with 3rd parties to ensure that everyone understands their role and responsibilities
  • Dealing with any unexpected costs that may exceed those agreed in the budget
  • Handling any problems raised by the client
  • Attending site meetings to monitor progress
  • Making sure the project meets agreed technical standards
  • Managing the final invoicing process
  • Liaising with many different parties including technical and financial staff, sub-contractors, legal teams and the client’s own representatives.
  • This role usually involves working standard office hours, Monday-Friday. There may be occasions when it's necessary to work late, especially in more senior roles. 


  • Newly trained contracts engineers can earn in the region of £25,000-£30,000
  • Trained with experience contracts engineers can earn in the region of £30,000-£50,000
  • Senior, chartered or master contracts engineers can earn in the region of £50,000-£60,000

Salaries typically depend on location, employer and level of responsibility. 

* Salaries have been collected from multiple industry sources and have been updated as of 2019

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