Recruitment: Contracts Manager (Landscaping)

Location: Wales 

Tilhill has, over the last 70+ years, planted more than 1 billion trees and, as a private company, has the greatest number of professionally qualified managers. We specialise in woodland creation and management, timber harvesting and buying, and landscaping. We strive at all times to provide an unrivalled service to our clients and customers. Tilhill is part of the BSW Timber Group, the UK’s largest integrated forestry business. 

We have an exciting opportunity for you to be a key member of our Landscaping Team in the role of Contracts Manager. 

As a Contracts Manager, you will be responsible for delivering a high-quality soft and hard landscaping contracting service for our clients. 

Typically, some responsibilities include: 

  • Management of large-scale landscaping projects, site clearance, environmental mitigation works, fencing, and associated maintenance operations. 
  • Liaison with clients, supervision of assigned personnel and contractors. 
  • Ensuring compliance with all aspects of Health & Safety, environmental, and quality standards. 
  • Ensuring projects are delivered to clients’ expectations and on budget – monitoring and managing cost control effectively. Assisting with business development and supporting our Estimating Team where required. 
  • Promoting the Company within the landscaping industry and helping to develop ongoing landscaping-related opportunities. 

About you 

Already an experienced Contracts Manager within the land-based sector, you’ll have a wealth of experience in delivering high-quality projects and principal contractor project management, in a timely and efficient manner. A motivated, driven, and flexible approach comes naturally to you. In addition to this, you’ll have: 

  • A professional qualification in landscaping, horticulture, forestry, or other land-based industry and SMSTS competency.
  • Commercial acumen including accurate cost control, efficient procurement, production of timely valuations, pricing of variations, and compensation events. 
  • Good contractual awareness including experience of managing works in accordance with NEC3, NEC4, JCT & JCLI forms of contract. 
  • Experience in Construction (Design & Management) Regulations and the preparation of quality plans and safe systems of work.
  • Professional membership of the Institute of Chartered Foresters or another relevant professional body is desirable. 
  • Excellent influencing and interpersonal skills. 
  • High attention to detail and problem-solving skills, with a consultative approach. 
  • A high level of organisational and time management skills. Good IT skills. 
  • Full driving license. 

In return, we offer an attractive salary and benefits package, the opportunity of being part of a talented and well-motivated team, together with first-class opportunities for both personal and career development in a truly national and integrated company. 

To apply, email your CV and cover letter, clearly stating the position you are applying for, to: 

Closing Date: 3rd December 2021 

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