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Minor Works Manager

  • Location:

    Greater Manchester, United Kingdom

  • Sector:

    Construction, Engineering & Design, Construction

  • Job type:


  • Salary:

    £30000.00 - £40000.00 per annum

  • Contact:

    Cobalt Recruitment

  • Contact email:


  • Job ref:

    JN -032020-70366_1612988740

  • Published:

    10 February 2021

  • Expiry date:

    11 April 2021

Minor Works Manager

Up to £40,000 plus benefits

Based Greater Manchester

Cobalt are working with a UK based Property Investor who focus on the acquisition of multi-let assets across the UK. Their North West regional office is seeking a Minor Works Manager to manage and deliver refurbishment works and small scale improvement projects across the commercial investment portfolio.

You will support the team by bringing practical and technical knowledge of construction, repair and maintenance of commercial buildings as well as experience of the procurement and delivery of minor works. The successful candidate will have experience of managing high caseloads of varied minor works projects both independently and as part of a team. This role is regionally based, but does require travel across the UK with an expectation to be in London once a month.

Key responsibilities will include:

  • Provide advice to the internal team when designing and preparing scope of works for minor work projects whilst taking ultimate ownership for the delivery

  • Establish a network of competent contractors who are capable of delivering tasks and projects to a good standard at competitive prices within tight time-frames

  • Deliver value for money and seek multiple quotations if prudent to do so in any given task or project

  • Award approved projects to chosen contractors by an appropriate means such as a simple works order to set out the agreed materials, price and time-frame for works

  • Coordinate contractors appropriately during the works

  • Monitor progress, resolve issues that might arise and set up quality control procedures if required. Sign-off completed works with necessary certification and manage snagging or retention items

  • Creation of purchase orders, authorising interim and final invoices as well as tracking progress against allocated budgets

  • Regular review of costs and revisions if necessary

  • Manage H&S and compliance in areas such as access arrangements, RAMS or CDM requirements

Skills and Experience

  • Proven ability in maintenance and improvement projects, preferably with industrial property, and an understanding of securing value for money in the short and long term

  • Strong technical and practical knowledge of construction and building works

  • Experience in contract administration for minor works, estimating costs and managing small scale tender/quotation processes

  • Working but not specialist knowledge of planning, building regulations, CDM and other construction legislation, regulations or standards

  • Construction or business-related apprenticeship or qualification (such as MCIOB, IOSH) is desirable

  • Proficient with MS Office, namely Outlook, Word and Excel. Ability to use or willingness to learn and adopt tools to facilitate remote working such as MS Teams

Please apply online with your most recent CV.