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Edinburgh, EH12 9DB


Scottish Woodlands Ltd is a leading forestry management company with a long tradition of serving forest owners and investors in Scotland and the rest of the UK. We provide a comprehensive range of forest, estate and land-related services underpinned by our in-depth market experience, knowledge base and commitment to quality.  The business is largely employee owned, and this encourages a dedication and commitment to the highest standards of professionalism and customer focus. Our aim is to understand each client’s specific objectives and then to provide a service which is both flexible and personal.


We are currently looking to recruit a full-time Contract Manager to assist the Head of Division in both maintenance and implementation of contracts work based at our Roddinglaw office in Edinburgh.


Purpose of the Job


You will be responsible for assisting the Head of Division with maintenance/implementation of all contract works and your key tasks will include:


  • Manage and supervise trades staff and contract labour - day-to-day planning, allocation of work, monitoring performance and quality of work and for ordering and arranging a timely delivery of plant and materials.
  • Manage specification of work including the determination of job content, labour and material requirements for both maintenance and subcontract works.
  • Manage allocated budgets taking account of relevant priorities, authorising expenditure in accordance with agreed limits and Estates Services.
  • Carry out effective assessments of priority responsive maintenance work, together with regular reporting on maintenance issues.
  • Ensure Health & Safety standards are observed in direct labour and external contractors.
  • Assist with preparation and upkeep of maintenance records, statutory reports and data relating to property condition.
  • Investigate maintenance problems/defects and to initiate and prioritise remedial work.
  • Work with our Customer Care team ensuring issues are resolved quickly and satisfactorily.
  • Assist with operation and development of maintenance management software systems and ensure that information feedback is accurate, complete and delivered within agreed timescales.
  • Liaise with relevant colleagues providing communication on maintenance matters ensuring that they are appropriately informed/advised of maintenance works.
  • Develop work with both new and existing clients, increasing the value of the Landscaping Portfolio. 
  • Meet clients, including Site Managers, to discuss proposed work programmes and ensure they are safely and successfully carried out, liaising with statutory bodies/consultees/architects as required.
  • Develop contractor base, using both contractors who are currently engaged by Scottish Woodlands Ltd and assessing the quality of new contractors.
  • Regular production of invoices relating to own works and ensuring invoices are paid timeously.


This is a busy and demanding role where you must have proven experience of working within Facilities Management.  New build development is desirable but not essential as full training will be provided. To be successful in this role you will be a self-motivator with a professional and confident approach to your work. You should be proficient in the use of Microsoft Office particularly Word, Excel and Outlook and have demonstrable communication and organisational skills.


To apply for this role, please submit a cover letter and CV to Jude Alexander at HR@Scottishwoodlands.co.uk


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Closing date: 31st January 2019 



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