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The contracts engineer’s role is to develop bids and contracts to make sure that the project meets the customer’s needs. They will also be involved in ensuring that work as carried out as agreed in the contract.
Average salaries are in the region of £30,000.00 to £50,000.00. Salaries will vary depending on location / employer
The contracts engineer’s role is to develop bids and contracts to make sure that the project meets the customer’s needs. They will also be involved in ensuring that work is carried out as agreed in the contract.
This involves research, negotiation and on-going review meetings to make sure all parties involved are aware of their responsibilities. They will also assist in getting all parties to agree on what will be delivered, to what standard, and when by.
The contracts engineer needs to liaise with many different parties including technical and financial staff, sub-contractors, legal teams and the client’s own representatives.
Once agreed, the work will be monitored to make sure it progresses as laid down in the contract, and the contracts manager will be responsible for managing any issues that arise along the way, and ensuring that the client is fully satisfied at the end of the project.
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.
Salaries typically depend on location, employer and level of responsibility.
There are a number of routes that can lead to a position as contracts engineer but many enter via a graduate training scheme. This will require a degree or equivalent in a subject such as:
Once in position, further qualifications can also be gained through the wide range of programmes offered by the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB). These include:
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The UK construction industry will need an additional 16,240 other construction professionals and technical staff (which includes contracts engineers) to meet demand between 2017 until 2021, according to the latest Construction Skills Network research (LMI). The majority of this demand will be in Scotland.
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