Contract Manager - Landscape Construction

Location : Surrey
Salary : £50- £55k DOE
Vacancy type : Permanent
Vacancy ID : 47112

Contract Manager

REPORTING TO: Landscape Construction Managing Director
PRIME JOB PURPOSE: Effectively manage all Construction contracts under your control in the Division.


  • To have a positive, pro-active approach with a high standard of customer service
  • To manage all contracts under your control in a profitable manner
  • To work closely with Managing Director to ensure both tendered margins and delivered margins meet expectations
  • To employ, lead, support and motivate supervisors and operatives to establish strong operating teams across the division, conducting yourself always in a polite and professional manner.
  • To develop strong, long-term relationships with clients, QSs, Contract Administrators and suppliers.
  • To maintain the company values and their approach to contracting, implementing agreed business plan strategies.
  • Enthusiastic, positive and a team player attitude
  • To ensure that company Health & Safety procedures are applied, keeping the Managing Director advised of any significant issues.
  • To keep Managing Director informed of significant operational issues as they arise.
  • To understand and implement the Group Values as described in the staff hand book
  • Maintain daily records and holiday bookings in a timely fashion.
  • To ensure that vehicle logs are returned on a monthly basis in order to abide by the Group vehicle drivers policy handbook.


  • Write and issue method statements and H&S plans, using central Risk Assessment compliance library. Review, amend and reissue according to client feedback and changing site conditions.
  • Attend project handovers from the Estimating team, reviewing Tender allowances and cost opportunities.
  • Organisation of staff, subcontractors and material resources for contracts on a day to day basis.
  • Carry out and record Site inductions and site QHSE inspections.
  • Provide Quality control/technical support for both site staff and client teams as required, ensuring high levels of quality and workmanship are maintained to specification.
  • Attend Site meetings/client and landscape architect liaison.
  • Interpreting and communicating to site staff Bill of Quantities /spec and drawings
  • Monitoring and understanding the implications of contract variations, instructions, drawing revisions compared to the BOQ and/or scope of work understanding our rights and responsibilities under each form of contract.
  • Report to MD all financial implications arising from above.
  • Take responsibility for setting cost budgets and working to meet the agreed GP target for each individual contract.
  • Produce and issue monthly valuations for works complete, following up certification and invoicing process, and ensuring payments are received and chased as required.
  • Being aware of the value of each contract, accurately pricing extras and variations within contract works.
  • Carry out Staff appraisals and encourage/assist with their training and development.
  • Support the MD in the implementation of Group procedures in line with the companies ISO, Quality and Environmental accreditations.
  • Deputise for MD in his absence at team and/or project meetings.
  • Keep MD informed of significant issues as they arise.

As well as a competetive salary you will have the choice of an electric or hybrid company car from an authorised list, laptop/phone IT etc, free parking at the head office including charging facility.

Please quote 47112 when speaking with one of our consultants.

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Once again, I would like to extend my thanks to you for being so efficient and focused on my behalf. You have impressed me and have been extremely professional about matching me well with potential opportunities. Should I require staff in my new role... I will be sure to use you.

Simon (Contracts Manager)

I would like to give a big thank you to everyone in the team at Fresh Horticultural Careers for their help throughout my employment with them. Their support was great and helped me enjoy my time whilst working for them.

Ross (Horticulture)