Contracts Manager


At Griffiths, our people are our company. The way in which we treat people – both our employees and the communities in which we live and work – is a core value that has driven our continued growth over the past five decades. We also have huge ambitions for the future and want to continue our growth and innovation to remain at the leading edge of our industry. We are a Welsh regional civil engineering and construction contractor with our head office based in Abergavenny. Operating out of regional centres across Wales and England we construct new roads, bridges and railways as well as maintaining existing developments.

You will be joining a dynamic and inclusive commercial team, surrounded by a group of people who want to learn and develop. This will provide you with the opportunity to grow and progress within the team, whilst being supported at all times.

In 2018, Griffiths became part of Tarmac, the UK’s leading sustainable building materials business and a wholly owned subsidiary of CRH. Griffiths has over 1,000 employees operating across 100 sites or schemes at any given time.

Griffiths is working with Transport for Wales to transform public transport in South Wales by helping to build the new Core Valley Lines Metro system as well as delivering the renewal of the iconic Barmouth steel bridge in Gwynedd.

We’re now recruiting for a Contracts Manager in our rail business who will be accountable for the safe and profitable delivery of new bridges, station upgrades, lineside civils projects on Core Valley Lines and on Network Rail infrastructure. The Contracts Manager will ensure all safety, planning, technical and commercial objectives are met and will also seek to enhance the reputation of the company


This is a vital leadership role in our rail business. The Contracts Manager will be accountable for, but not limited to:

  • Leading the team of Griffiths staff and providing leadership to external specialist subcontractors
  • Working collaboratively with clients and our other partners to achieve objectives for safety, quality, people development, programme and profitability
  • Setting clear objectives for our teams and ensuring all staff have objectives and an annual review from line managers
  • Leadership of  projects with full commitment and a relentless drive to succeed
  • Provide Health and safety leadership to your operational delivery teams and promote behavioural safety improvements
  • Compliance with all relevant Health, Safety and Environmental legislation, Network Rail Standards and Eurocodes
  • Ensure the policies and procedures of the Rail Management System are fully discharged
  • Lead the estimating and planning process for allocated schemes/region
  • Develop and maintain programmes through the project life cycle and ensure works are delivered against the contract programme
  • Lead the project risk management process and ensure effective controls are established to support the safe and timely delivery of the project


We’re looking for an experienced professional to lead the Griffiths team. You’ll also have a high level of commercial acumen and be a confident and articulate communicator.

As this is a leadership role, your proven leadership skills will also need to be demonstrated as will your extensive IT skills.

This is an opportunity to lead on critical Rail projects at the heart of Wales infrastructure, if you have what it takes, apply now.


We offer an extensive range of career development opportunities and industry-leading rewards, incentives and benefits.

Some of the range of benefits on offer to employees include:

  • Bonus scheme
  • Enhanced holiday entitlement
  • Contributory pension scheme
  • Access to the Tarmac Reward website with discounts on retailers, holidays, etc.
  • Access to our Employee Assistance helpline for free and confidential advice.
  • Training and development opportunities
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Our extensive levels of expertise can be split into three major sectors: INFRASTRUCTURE, RAIL and GEOTECHNICAL.