Electrical Contracts Manager - Norway

Posted 30 January 2024
Job type Permanent Full Time
Discipline Engineering Electrical

Job description

Contracts Manager

Job Purpose 

As part of an exciting company expansion project, Designer Group are seeking for a Contracts Manager to join our Operations department.

As Contracts Manager you will be leading project operations across various contracts that run concurrently, in line with our company values. You will be responsible to ensure the projects are delivered on time, on budget, to the highest quality standards and exceeding client's expectations. Your role will involve the management of senior project personnel, (Site Managers, Engineers, Quantity Surveyors and other departmental leads) in the delivery of the contracts under your control.

About Our Company

Designer Group is a leading international mechanical & electrical provider specialising in turnkey packages for the design, supply, and installation of M&E services. Headquartered in Dublin, we employ in excess of 1000 experienced and dedicated colleagues across the Group. As an industry leader, we work with some of the world's largest multinational companies and our common purpose is delivering ambitious, innovative and sustainable engineering solutions, building client partnerships that bear testament to the standards we uphold.


Our people are the foundation of our continued growth across all client sectors. We invest in our people and have a philosophy of continuous professional development. This investment has produced an innovative and passionate team that deliver projects for our clients safely, efficiently and to the highest standards in the industry. Our approach to everything we do is underpinned by our Values of:








This is an exciting time for Designer Group, with the fruits of our Engineering Our Future Strategy 2025 reflected in our substantial pipeline of work in Ireland, Europe, Africa and South America.

Roles and Responsibilities 

*        Involvement in Estimation preparations, packs and support.

*        Design development, value engineering, pre and post contract commencement.

*        Ensure the highest levels of commercial management are adhered too and commercial targets are achieved while working in conjunction with Project QS. 

*        Manage all aspects of procurement, including subcontractors and plant/equipment.  

*        Oversee the contracting process with chosen sub-contractors/specialists and ensure works are carried out correctly and per contract and relevant specifications.

*        Closely monitor the usage of materials and resources on projects. 

*        Ensure weekly progress reports are issued, including, RFI’s, procurement schedules, technical submittals, programme updates, identification of critical issues that is specific to projects which you are involved in.

*        Hold regular meetings with both the design team and sub-contractors.

*        Oversee and execute the effective control and use of both labour and materials on projects.

*        Be responsible for implementing company Health and Safety Procedures and reporting to the Company’s Health and Safety Manager.

*        Actively engage in Business Development to obtain future opportunities for the company.

*        Maintain and build upon good working relationships with internal & external stakeholders of the business. 

Qualifications and Skills 

*        Ideally 10+ years’ experience in M&E background.

*        Third Level Degree desirable, not essential.


Person Specification 

*        Ability to demonstrate leadership, while building strong working relationships.

*        Collaborative stakeholder management.

*        Good interpersonal & written communication skills.

*        High level of accuracy and attention to detail.

*        Excellent Analytical and problem-solving skills. 


Application Process

If you are excited about this opportunity and meet the qualifications mentioned above, we would love to hear from you. Our recruitment team will review applications and reach out to qualified candidates for further consideration.

Designer Group is an equal opportunities employer and positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity.