Logo: Tilhill


Senior Contracts Manager / Contracts Manager

Location: Southern England

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. Tilhill is part of the BSW Timber Group, the UK’s largest integrated forestry business.

We have vacancies for a Senior Contracts Manager and a Contracts Manager within our Landscaping division, you will be responsible for delivering a highquality soft & hard landscaping contracting service for our clients.

Typically, some responsibilities of a Contracts Manager include:

  • Management of large-scale hard and soft landscaping projects, site clearance, environmental mitigation works, fencing and associated maintenance operations.
  • Liaison with clients, management of assigned personnel and contractors.
  • Ensuring compliance with all aspects of Health & Safety, environmental and quality standards.
  • 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.

In addition to the above, responsibilities of the Senior Contracts Manager include:

  • Taking a leading role in your team of Contract Managers & Contract Supervisors to deliver the projects under your responsibility to clients’ expectations and on budget – monitoring and managing cost control effectively.

About you

Already an experienced and confident manager within the land-based sector, you’ll have a wealth of experience in delivering high quality, multi-discipline projects and principal contractor project management, in a timely and efficient manner.

A motivated, driven, and flexible approach comes naturally to you along with an aptitude to support and develop your team. In addition, you’ll have:

  • A professional qualification in landscaping, horticulture, forestry or other landbased 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.
  • Professional membership of the Institute of Chartered Foresters or another relevant professional body is desirable.
  • 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, we offer an attractive salary and benefits package, the opportunity of being part of a talented and well-motivated team, together with first class opportunities for both personal and career development in a truly national and integrated business.

To apply, email your CV, cover letter and CV supplementary form, which you can download from our website, clearly stating the position you are applying for, to:

Closing Date: 31st October 2021

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Tilhill is an Equal Opportunities Employer

Closing Date: 31/10/2021  Location: Southern England

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