About Toppesfield

Toppesfield isn’t just about surfacing; it’s about our ToppTeam. Founded in 2004, we’ve grown into the UK’s largest independent surfacing contractor, delivering projects nationwide for clients throughout the UK and working across a wide range of sectors. Toppesfield is the first name in surfacing, no matter what the size, or location but our success isn’t just about numbers; it’s about our incredible team and our shared commitment to excellence.

At Toppesfield, our people are our strength. Collaboration is at the heart of everything we do, and it’s what sets us apart. Over the years, we’ve achieved remarkable milestones. We’ve created over 300 jobs, established seven offices nationally, and achieved an estimated turnover of £140 million. What truly makes us proud is the unwavering quality of our work which has sustainable growth.

If you’re looking to be part of a company that values its people, promotes collaboration, and sets the industry standard, Toppesfield is your destination. Come be a part of our success story.

Job Types: Full time, permanent

Salary: Competitive

Location: Derby

Role Description


We have an opportunity for a Contracts Manager to join our growing business and lead surfacing projects within our South region ensuring that work is completed on time, to clients satisfaction and within its budget.

Key Responsibilities:

    • Manage efficient project programmes that meet with client expectations and ensure optimal utilisation of all labour that is beneficial to South Region while maintaining the forecast margin for each.
    • Planning project resources including plant, labour and materials as well as agreeing any site layout and welfare facilities
    • Forward planning of works to remove peaks and troughs for production
    • Managing operational issues raised by client, attending meetings to discuss defects where required.
    • Collecting and collating monthly material forecasting ensuring management of maximum material outputs
    • Developing and maintaining key client relationship serving as the primary point of contact for contract-related matters, addressing concerns, and ensuring client satisfaction
    • Identify lost and non-active clients and develop relationships for future work opportunities
    • Working closely with the QS to ensure the team maximise financial returns on all aspects of the contract taking steps to minimise risk, protect commercial interests and maximise profit
    • Management of operational employees ensuring the continuous development of skills by understanding training needs analysis
    • Writing health and safety plans, method statements and risk assessments, ensuring that all sites have the appropriate documentation
    • Carry out site inspections and audits in line with company requirements.

The successful candidate should possess the following qualifications and attributes:


  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to liaise effectively with clients, team members, and subcontractors.
  • Ability to work to tight deadlines
  • Strong negotiation skills on prime contracts
  • Effective communication skills
  • Commercial awareness, with a focus on controlling cost and optimising value
  • Excellent people management skills with the ability to influence and mentor
  • Problem solving skills and analytical thinking

Our Benefits

In addition to a competitive salary, we offer an attractive benefits package, including:

    • Generous Leave: 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays, annual leave buy and sell scheme, and years’ service entitlement increase.
    • People First Initiatives: Cycle to Work Scheme, Birthday Bonus, Discount Portal, and Company Social Events, Saving Scheme and Life Assurance
    • Family Focused: Enhanced Maternity, Paternity and Adoption leave
    • Employee Assistance Programme: Access to support services for personal and professional wellbeing.
    • Performance Bonus: Eligibility for performance-based bonuses.
    • Employee Referral Scheme: Earn rewards for referring new ToppTeam members.
    • Employee Volunteering Programme: Opportunities to give back to the communities we work in.
    • Learning and Development: Continuous growth opportunities and training.
    • Supportive Culture: A collaborative working environment with opportunities for future progression.

Contact Toppesfield

Please email careers@toppesfield.com to ask a member of our team about working at Toppesfield or the opportunities that are currently available. We’re always happy to talk to potential candidates.