Logo: Tilhill


Contracts Manager

Location: flexible - Wales, North West England, Midlands, Anglia

As the largest integrated forestry business in the UK, and a member of binderholz – Europe’s leading timber processing operation – BSW Group is a rapidly developing multi-site business, with a turnover in excess of £650m and operations spanning forestry, sawmilling, timber manufacturing and energy.

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.

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

Typically, some responsibilities of a Contracts Manager 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 Tilhill within the landscaping industry and helping to develop on-going landscaping related opportunities.

About you

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, 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 of Construction (Design & Management) Regulations and the preparation of quality plans and safe systems of work.
  • Excellent influencing and interpersonal skills.
  • A high attention to detail and problem-solving skills, with a consultative approach.
  • A high level of attention to detail, organisation and time management skills.
  • Good computer skills across all Microsoft programmes.
  • Full driving licence.


In return, you can look forward to developing a long-term career with one of the industry’s leading employers. In addition to the competitive salary and company car, this position also includes excellent benefits such as:

  • Company provided health plan and life assurance policy.
  • Company sick pay, enhanced with a length of service.
  • Company pension.
  • 31 days (inclusive of bank holidays) holiday entitlement, enhanced with length of service.
  • Funded learning and career development opportunities.
  • Discounted rate on a range of BSW products.
  • Employee benefits portal with access to exclusive deals and discounts on 100s of high street brands, utilities, eating out and more!
  • Confidential 24/7 support with Wellbeing Hub.
  • Cycle to Work scheme.

To apply please visit our website and apply online.

Closing Date for Applications: 31st March 2023

We encourage you to submit your application at the earliest opportunity as we reserve the right to close this vacancy prior to the published closing date should we receive a sufficient amount of applications.

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Tilhill is an Equal Opportunities Employer

Closing Date: 31/03/2023  Location: Wales, North West England, Midlands, Anglia

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