Junior Contracts Manager – Soft Landscaping

Position: Junior Contracts Manager – Soft Landscaping

Job Type: Full-time

Number of Vacancies: 1

Salary & Benefits: £30k – £35k dependent on experience plus bonus scheme and company vehicle.

Geographical Area: Reading, Berkshire

Job Description:

Kennet Landscapes are a busy and thriving family run commercial landscaping company based in Theale near Reading.

We have an exciting opportunity for someone ready to take the next step from a supervisor or team leader role.  The Junior Contracts Manager will work as part of a well established team in overseeing and managing our soft landscaping contracts. You will assist the operations team and be given a full development program to support you in becoming a Contracts Manager, including SSSTS qualification.  You will be jointly responsible for managing the day to day organisation and operation of our current sites, together with assisting in line management responsibilities. Sites will vary from smaller bespoke developments up to major developments that consist of several hundred plots together with SANG and POS areas.

Duties will include:

  • Line management responsibility for a team of up to 20 employees
  • Planning work schedules for your teams
  • Reading site plans and delivering clear instructions to teams
  • Undertaking site visits and completing reports
  • Maintaining a strong working relationship with customers and suppliers
  • Ensure teams are compliant with health and safety requirements
  • Coordinating the ordering of materials and distribution to site
  • Working to departmental budgets

Other responsibilities will include:

  • Ensuring that projects are completed to the quality required.
  • 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

Key Skills:

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

  • Minimum 3 years’ experience in construction and/or landscaping at a supervisor or team leader level
  • Able to use excel and outlook to a reasonable level
  • 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 teams and overcome challenges calmly and efficiently
  • Excellent organisation and time management skills
  • Construction Health & Safety knowledge
  • Minimum CSCS
  • 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, 6 High Street, Theale, Reading, RG7 5AN.


All submissions will be treated in the strictest confidence.