Contracts Manager

Our client is one of the largest commercial fencing contractors in the Southeast of England, primarily specialising in the commercial sector. Due to continued success and a period of rapid expansion they are seeking an experienced Contracts Manager to join the team. The company hold high value in the employees, and because of their unique position, actively encourage their employees to progress further and advance their careers within the group. This is a fantastic opportunity to work alongside a team of dedicated professionals who are some of the best in their field and to contribute to the success of the business. They are a growing company so there is a real opportunity to make a difference and become a valued employee.

Job Brief

Your role will be to effectively programme plan, plan projects and oversee construction teams on site, to ensure the procurement and reconciliation of materials is carried out in accordance with company procedures to apply best value and prevent delays, ensuring the site team compliance with company commercial policies and procedures to attending tender handover meetings and delivering pre-start meetings to the site team.

Key Responsibilities
  • Ensure a commercial plan and end of life forecast is in place, monitored monthly for the successful delivery of the project
  • Produce and analyse progress reports, updated costs and forecasts
  • Ensure correct commercial engagement of subcontractors
  • Implement the risk management process, review risk, register and check risk controls
  • Ensure weekly review of progress, budget resources and forward planning are carried out
Candidate Skills
  • 2 years minimum experience within an equivalent role
  • Experience within New Build Housing Construction Sector.
  • Supervisor CSCS card
  • Experience of Pre-Qualification and Tendering process for a number of multi-disciplined projects
  • Excellent people management skills with the ability to influence and mentor
  • Be willing to work to tight deadlines
  • Full UK Driving Licence
  • Be able to work on their own initiative but remembering at all times they are working as part of a team
  • Presentable and good organisation skills
  • Have a positive attitude towards Health & Safety
Working Hours:

Monday to Friday 06:00am - 5:00pm dependant on work commitments and route planning.

Benefits:

Salary circa £45,000 p.a depending on experience

20 days holiday + Bank Holidays

Company vehicle, laptop and phone

If this Contracts Manager vacancy is of interest, please apply or contact Niall Anderson on 01233 732767 or niall@horticruitment.com.

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Thank you for the interest you have shown in this Contracts Manager vacancy.  Unfortunately, due to the high volume of applications that we receive, it is not possible to respond to every one.  Therefore, unless you hear from us within the next 14 days, your application for this Contracts Manager vacancy will have been unsuccessful.

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Project Manager

Ref No: B994

Our client is a family-run business with over 20-years in the industry, offering a complete turnkey design, build and high-end garden care service.  Their portfolio ranges from residential gardens to high-end commercial properties.  Services offerings include design and build of nationwide projects as well as regular creative care and maintenance on local sites.  Due to continued expansion, an experienced Project Manager from a landscaping and/or construction background is needed to help take the company forward and to ensure management of new and existing contracts/commissions.

The company are passionate about designing, creating and maintaining gardens which will mature each season and be enjoyed for years to come.  The company work closely with our clients through every step of the design process to ensure each design meets the brief; keeping true to principles of function, form, scale and proportion to create unique and beautiful spaces.

As a Project Manager, the successful applicant will take responsibility for working closely with the Directors to take the teams to the next level and to help with increased profit levels by managing and overseeing projects up to a budget of £500,000.

Other key tasks and responsibilities of the successful Project Manager include:

  • Running a minimum of 3 small teams of landscapers and a small works team
  • Getting hands-on if required on specific projects
  • Ensuring projects come in on schedule and within budget
  • Preparing quotations and costings
  • Liaising with clients
  • Taking responsibility for weekly project meetings
  • Putting together order schedules, negotiating prices and placing orders
  • Taking responsibility for health and safety

This is a busy role which requires the successful candidate to plan and prioritise the scheduling and running of multiple jobs while ensuring that an excellent level of client care is maintained whilst working on improving overall efficiency. 

The successful Project Manager must have previous project management experience as well as practical hands on skills and experience of working on site in a similar environment.  Experienced project managers from a construction background will also be considered, in addition to those from a landscaping background.

Applicants must also have the following attributes:

  • Demonstrable project management experience in the landscape or construction sectors
  • Previous experience of successfully managing a team
  • Personable and approachable
  • Able to multi-task and work to a consistently high standard and to deadlines
  • Able to manage clients and deliver excellent customer service
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Computer literacy
  • Self-motivated and willing to learn
  • Able to work well within a team
  • A full clean driving licence and access to own transport for commuting to and from work (a company van provided for client visits).

Desirable qualifications include a CSCS card, trailer licence, relevant Health & Safety qualification and relevant Project Management qualifications, though applicants without will be considered on experience.

The Project Manager will have the opportunity to grow and develop their skills within a busy team.  Opportunities for progression are always available and the company will support the successful candidate’s personal development.

If this Project Manager vacancy is of interest, please apply or contact Mark Read on 01233 732767 or mark.read@horticruitment.com

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Plantarea Department Head - S459

Plantarea Department Head required

Our client has established a popular plant focused garden centre where they are proud to offer an extensive range of gardening products, home & leisure goods and comprehensive range of plants.  They have a dedicated team of staff who are on hand to offer advice and suggestions for that perfect garden! They are currently seeking a Plantarea Department Head to cover a wide range of Seasonal Plants throughout the year.

Do you have a passion to provide excellent customer service?

Do you have previous experience in garden centre retailing? 

Do you have an eye for detail and quality control?

Key points
  • Maintaining excellent standards of merchandising and displays
  • Supervising a team of staff to offer excellent customer service
  • Stock control with particular attention to seasonal lines and promotions
  • Providing a good level of housekeeping at all times
  • Assisting in other areas of the business as and when required
Must haves
  • A good working knowledge of plant retailing
  • Excellent team leadership skills
  • The ability to provide a high level of customer sales and service
  • An enthusiastic and energetic approach to all tasks.

If this Plantarea Department Head vacancy is of interest, please apply or contact Pauline Thomas on 01233 732767 or pauline@horticruitment.com.

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Garden Maintenance Operative - Live In/Live Out - B901

Garden Maintenance Operative Required

Our client is a family-run business offering a complete turnkey design, build and garden maintenance service.  Their high-quality portfolio of work ranges from residential gardens to high-end commercial properties.  Services offerings include design and build of nationwide projects as well as regular creative maintenance on local sites. 

The new Garden Maintenance Operative will work alongside a friendly team and will carry out regular maintenance visits to existing clients; managing their gardens while working to ensure consistently high standards in line with the company ethics.

The successful candidate must have good horticultural knowledge and previous experience in a similar role, i.e. general garden maintenance. Candidates must be flexible, able to multi-task and to manage clients’ expectations with a positive attitude.  This will be a busy role which requires good attention to detail at all times, an ability to deliver excellent customer service and to work well within a strong team.

A full clean driving licence and access to own transport is essential for travel to and from work (a company van is provided for client visits).  Applicants must have experience with a range of garden machinery and tools (hedge cutters, mowers, strimmers, blowers etc.) and be physically fit.

If required, shared accommodation is available in the farmhouse at £400/month with all bills and internet etc. included.  This position is therefore open to candidates currently living outside commutable areas, as well as to candidates already living locally.

The successful candidate will have the opportunity to develop their overall skills within a close-knit team.  An opportunity to progress and manage your own garden maintenance round will be available for the right candidate.

If this vacancy is of interest, please apply or contact Mark Read on 01233 733510 or info@englishcountrygardeners.co.uk.

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Thank you for the interest you have shown in this Garden Maintenance Operative vacancy.  Unfortunately, due to the high volume of applications that we receive, it is not possible to respond to every one.  Therefore, unless you hear from us within the next 14 days, your application for this Garden Maintenance Operative will have been unsuccessful.

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