Mechanical Contracts Manager

Closing Date: 31/03/2021 @ 17:00

Position Description

We are currently looking to fill the role of Mechanical Contracts Manager to support our growing Contracts Team in our fabulous new Head Quarters based in Banbridge. This post is a permanent contract and offers an amazing opportunity for a candidate who wants to gain experience with a progressive and dynamic company.

Job Summary

The successful candidate would be working in conjunction with an established commercial project management team and alongside our in-house M&E design team, who operate with the latest BIM & 3D modelling software, and hence, previous experience working on commercial M&E projects at a supervisor's level is essential.

The majority of our projects are currently based throughout the UK and Ireland and predominantly commercial M&E laid installation with a small section construction. Any experience in construction woul be beneficial but not essential.

This role is aimed to be predominantly office based, (7:30am – 5pm, Monday to Friday). There will be a requirement to attend frequent site meetings for example to meet client representatives, carry out site surveys, assess site progress, meet sub-contractors, assist with co-ordination plant operational checks & final commissioning. It would be reasonable to assume you would need to be out onsite at least 2-3 days per week.

Responsibilities include:

  • Ensure project value, drawings, specification and order is agreed and in place before works commence
  • Ensure company HSEQ policies & procedures are adhered to throughout the duration of the project
  • Ensure all RAMS are accurately developed throughout the project to cover all elements of works being carried out
  • Correspond directly with client / customer and other associated contractors where necessary throughout the duration of the project
  • Ensure all plant and equipment are procured correctly, in line with the specification and client requirements
  • Throughout the project track costs (material & labour) to ensure the project will be delivered as per original target spends
  • Assess requirement for labour and sub-contractors to undertake various elements of installation work
  • Vet all sub-contractors to ensure they fulfil company requirements and are engaged appropriately via fixed price order or JCT contract
  • Prepare accurate programme of works to ensure all works are planned in manner that key dates can be met
  • Provide accurate information on contract variation and monthly claims
  • Site survey existing services to determine appropriate options for successful integration with M&E services and BMS control packages
  • Assist in the preparation of accurate installation drawings and “As installed” drawings upon completion of works
  • Assist with the preparation of O&M manuals upon completion of the project
  • Ability to work in conjunction with the site teams and contractors onsite to ensure all works are carried out safely and to a high standard

Essential Criteria:

  • Good Microsoft Office skills – to include Excel, Word, PowerPoint and Outlook
  • Relevant experience
  • Ability to take ownership of their duties and a willingness to grow and learn within their team and the company
  • Demonstrate a good ability to work in a fast-paced environment
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Good communication skills


Head Office, Banbridge


07:30-17:00, Mon – Fri


Competitive depending on experience

Responsible to:

Contracts Director

About Us

The opportunity has arisen to join an industry leader in UK's Building Services providers. We design, develop and deliver a wide range of offsite-prefabricated, innovative and sustainable building service solutions throughout the UK & Ireland.

Alternative Heat specialises in the design, supply and installation of a wide range of prefabricated energy solutions, typically built in NI and shipped throughout the UK and Ireland. We also offer turnkey design, build and operate solutions for commercial energy centers and large-scale district heating solutions and have experience with successfully procuring and delivering many similiar packages to a wide range of public body's throughout Ireland and UK.

Employee Benefits:

  • Competitive Pension Scheme
  • Life Assurance
  • Health Cash Plan
  • Annual Health Check
  • 30 days Annual Leave
To apply for this role, send your CV and covering letter to Alternative Heat is an equal opportunities employer.
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