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Painting Surveyor/ Contracts Manager

Contract Type:
Full Time
Closing Date:

Wanted – Enthusiastic estimator/ surveyor/ contracts manager to join our team to be responsible for pricing, securing and managing painting contracts from start to finish.

The Role

This exciting opportunity offers the chance to be involved in all aspects of managing painting and decorating contracts from initial enquiry through to completion.  Key responsibilities would be:

  • Surveying properties/structures for painting work
  • Assessing painting projects, estimating the cost, labour resources, materials and time for completion
  • Putting together well-presented, competitive tender packages for work
  • Developing relationships with new and existing customers, making sure that all customers receive an excellent service
  • Producing risk assessments and method statements for contracts, ensuring health and safety procedures are adhered to throughout projects
  • Managing the contract from start to finish, ensuring that productivity targets and agreed quality and safety standards are met
  • Managing project costs within budget to deliver planned financial result on completion
  • Managing site-based operatives


This role would suit an experienced painting contracts manager.  We ask that you possess the following skills and experience.

Essential Criteria:

  • Experience of pricing single painting projects of at least £20k in value
  • Experience of winning painting contracts through competitive tendering
  • Strong skills in financial analysis and commercial awareness
  • Ability to manage a number of projects simultaneously
  • Initiative and ability to solve problems
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to build strong relationships with customers and the branch team
  • Experience of managing site-based operatives
  • Experience of running painting contracts from start to finish
  • Strong IT skills
  • Numerate
  • Ability to meet tight deadlines
  • Full driving licence


Bagnalls is a highly-regarded, family-owned, painting contractor, established in 1875, with 16 branches across the UK.  This role is based in our Head office in Shipley, Bradford.

We are committed to the long-term development of our staff and are proud that the management team have clocked up an average length of service of 24 years.  Four of our Executive Board members started as Management Trainees with Bagnalls.  We have recently been awarded Family Business of the Year and Apprentice of the Year with Family Business United.

Reward Package

The exact package will be dependent on skills and experience.  The package will involve a basic salary, performance-related bonus and company car.


Apply by CV and covering letter to using the email title “Contracts Manager (Bradford)” or by clicking the “Apply Now” button.  Please demonstrate clearly in the covering letter how you meet the specific qualifications and skills required.

Closing Date: May 2019


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