Contracts Manager – Bures , Suffolk REF 646

Position Filled
Posted on
August 17, 2020
Bures Suffolk
Job Type
Permanent / Full-time / Live out
Office / Professional & Other / Office

Searching for an experienced Contracts Manager to work as part of our exciting and busy Landscape Construction team.

Are you looking for new challenges ?  Is your current position not quite delivering what you hoped ?

We are a forwarding thinking, professional and very well established domestic and commercial Landscape Construction Company based in Suffolk, 15 minutes from Sudbury.  Multi award winning, our business currently has projects throughout East Anglia including Cambridgeshire and in London.  Several gardens planned at the Chelsea Flower Show 2020.  We employ twenty staff and additional sub contractors.

We have some large commercial projects and, because of our hard earned reputation for first class quality and service, many prestigious domestic projects.  We work with several well known designers who know and are always confident that any project completed by Stewart Landscape Construction will be to the highest standard.  Our company culture is one of rewarded hard work, second to none quality and customer service with committed team players who are all valued and encouraged.

We pride ourselves on this approach and we would love YOU to help us develop this exciting journey further.

An outline of the Position

Reporting to the Managing Director, you will be both site (including client facing) and office based.

You will be able to efficiently manage and oversee commercial and domestic projects throughout East Anglia, Essex, Cambridgeshire and occasionally in London.

You will possess a sound and demonstrable knowledge of all aspects of hard landscaping and a clear understanding of setting out sites, being able to programme works to suit those sites.   Solid experience of materials, construction methods mixed with an ability to tie the hard and soft landscape areas together.

This will also include management of staff on site and subcontractors with the aim of achieving maximum efficiency and profitability without any compromise to our reputation for high standards of workmanship and safety.  Regular meetings/updates with clients, keeping them abreast of progress.

Weekly programming of jobs and staff and regular reporting of job progress – on time and on budget.

Other aspects to the position involve sourcing and ordering materials for projects within budget and management of machinery movements and allocation to sites.

Using your communication skills, you will also regularly meet with Team Leaders on site ensuring jobs are running smoothly and also carry out team appraisals and assist with recruiting new employees.



Sound Interesting ?  The skills we are really looking for are:

A proven track record as a Contracts Manager within the Landscaping industry – 5 years experience preferable.  Demonstrable Hard and Soft Landscaping experience together with first class Health and Safety knowledge.

Numerate, with very strong IT skills particularly Excel.

Exceptional Organisation Skills.

Exceptional Communication Skills.

A team player, committed to achieving the best results and promoting our company core values.

Second to none positive, proactive and hands on attitude and a very critical eye for detail.

Health and safety awareness essential and CSCS Card useful.

Driving Licence

In return for your skills, hard work and positive attitude we can offer you:

An industry competitive salary

Any training that you think would be useful to enhancing your skills

Company Vehicle


28 days including Bank Holidays

An exciting environment with lots of opportunity to grow your skills.

Hours of Work

7.30am to 5.00pm Monday to Friday with 45 minutes for lunch

Other useful points worth noting:

Privately owned, growing company with ability to provide lots of career opportunities and progression.  Our size helps us to get to know all our staff well ensuring that their needs and ambitions are met.  We are committed to staff development and training.

Exciting mix of private and commercial clients, every job is completely different and always interesting.

Modern fleet of vehicles, machinery and tools.  Strong culture and reputation for quality and customer service.

Tel Jackie 07979 501997 to arrange an interview