Landscape Contracts Manager

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Landscape Contracts Manager

Job Ref E138

Our client is a multi-award-winning organisation that has acquired a reputation for high-quality Hard and Soft Landscaping, Ground Maintenance and Horticultural works both in the Commercial and Private sectors. Established over 100 years ago, this company operates nationwide with a number of regional offices and has an annual turnover of £30M. With over 300 staff they look to maintain and grow a strong client base and work portfolio, including MOD and Royal Ascot.

Job Brief

With the continued growth of the company, as Contracts Manager you will be responsible for delivering a number of high-quality soft landscaping contracting services valued on average, around £500K. The types of contracts you’ll be managing will be soft landscaping projects based on construction sites for Schools, Hospitals and Business Parks located in the West Yorkshire area.

For this position, if you are currently an existing Contracts Manager, Foreman or Assistant Contracts Manager with knowledge and experience in Landscaping and/or Horticulture and working on construction sites, please apply.


Landscaping or Horticulture knowledge and experience.

Management of large-scale landscaping projects.

Liaising 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.

Effectively recruiting the right people within your division including direct labour and subcontractors.

Identifying the ongoing development needs of your team via formal and informal processes.

Procurement of materials and any subcontracted works to within the forecasted budget.

Assisting with business development and supporting our Estimating team where required.


Already an experienced Contracts Manager within the land-based sector, you will have a wealth of experience in delivering high quality projects and principal contractor project management, in a timely and efficient manner.

Good contractual awareness including experience of managing works in accordance with NEC3, NEC4, JCT & JCLI forms of contract.

A professional qualification in landscaping, horticulture, or other land-based industry.

Commercial acumen including accurate cost control, efficient procurement, production of timely valuations, pricing of variations and compensation events.

Experience of Construction (Design & Management) Regulations and the preparation of quality plans and safe systems of work.

A motivated, driven, and flexible approach comes naturally to you.

About you

The successful candidate will have excellent influencing and interpersonal skills, with the ability to problem-solve and high attention to detail, consultative approach to their work. Organisational and time management skills are also required along with a full driving licence.

If this Landscape Contracts Manager vacancy is of interest, please apply or contact Rob Oxley on 01233 732767 or

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