Contracts Manager – Soft Landscaping

Position: Contracts Manager – Soft Landscaping

Job Type: Full-time

Number of Vacancies: 1

Salary & Benefits: £40-£45k pa dependent on experience plus bonus scheme and company vehicle

Geographical Area: Hermitage, Newbury

Job Description:
Kennet Landscapes are a busy and thriving family run commercial landscaping company based in Hermitage, Newbury. They are looking for an experienced Contracts Manager to work as part of a well-established team in overseeing and managing our soft landscaping contracts.

You will be responsible for managing the day-to-day operation of 20 active sites at any given time, alongside other contracts managers. You will also be the main point of contact for the client and all key stakeholders.

You will also be responsible for up to 25 employees, ensuring that they are working safely and efficiently. Sites will vary from smaller bespoke developments, up to major developments that consist of several hundred plots together with SANG and POS areas.

The right candidate will show excellent communication, relationship management and influencing skills. Demonstrate clear commitment to the highest ethical standards, and Continental behaviours and values. Be able to constructively challenge, creating mutually beneficial outcomes for all stakeholders.

Duties will include:

  • Line management responsibility for a team of up to 25 employees
  • Planning work schedules for your crew leaders and labourers
  • Reading site plans and delivering clear instructions to teams
  • Undertaking site visits and completing reports/ audits
  • Maintaining a strong working relationship with customers and suppliers
  • Ensure teams are compliant with health and safety requirements
  • Co ordinating the ordering of materials and distribution to site
  • Working to departmental budgets
  • Provide and cost for variational quotations
  • Attending client tender review meetings
  • Weekly/ Monthly invoicing

Other responsibilities will include:

  • Control quality and ensure work is completed to the specification and time frame
  • Working alongside other departments in the business to ensure smooth operation
  • Day to day organisation of individual projects
  • Regular reporting to the Operations Manager on your departments income and expenditure against budget
  • Investigate accidents and safety related issues
  • Liaise with customers and provide clear helpful advice

Key Skills:

Candidates must be able to demonstrate the following skills/experience:

  • Minimum 3 years management experience in construction and/or landscaping.
  • Excellent plant and tree knowledge
  • Ability to read and interpret site plans
  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to communicate clearly and effectively under pressure
  • Able to manage multiple teams and overcome challenges calmly and efficiently
  • Excellent organisation and time management skills
  • Construction Health & Safety knowledge
  • Minimum SSSTS qualification
  • Clean driving licence

Who should apply?
If you are looking for a new challenge then we would like to hear from you. Please email your CV to us using the form below or post your CV to: Kennet Landscape Solutions, Unit 2, Woodside Nursery, Priors court road, Hermitage, RG18 9TG.


All submissions will be treated in the strictest confidence.

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