Contract Manager (Vegetation) in Preston, North West, United Kingdom

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We are recruiting for an exciting opportunity as a Rail Contract Manager to join our Arb Rail team in the North West (Preston, Carlisle). Reporting to the Senior Contract Manager, the Rail Contract Manager will contribute to the performance and growth of our rail division and ensure that we exceed our client’s expectations on safety, quality and operational delivery. The Rail Contract Manager will predominantly be involved in de-veg but the work scope may potentially also include fencing and civils work.

Duties will include:

  • Managing multiple Rail Site Supervisors and rail sites to exceed client and internal KPIs
  • Assist the Senior Contract Manager with the planning, safety and quality of the work
  • Survey of sites to evaluate vegetation clearance work required and ensuring adequate resourcing to deliver

What we offer;

At Ground Control we believe in rewarding our employees for their hard work. We offer a wide-ranging benefits programme inspiring you to realise your full potential;

  • Being part of a Sunday Times 2019 Top Track 250 Company & London Stock Exchange Group’s ‘1000 Companies to Inspire Britain’
  • We inclusively support ‘The Race at Work Charter’, ‘Ban the Box’, ‘The Armed Forces Covenant’ and are ‘Disability Confident’
  • A supportive, entrepreneurial working environment that fosters collaboration
  • We believe that ‘no job is too urgent or important not to be done safely’ and embed this Safety culture throughout the business
  • Training, development, coaching and mentoring opportunities, with clear career path progression
  • Match funding for employee fundraising and 2 personal choice volunteering days
  • We invest 5% of our profits into the Evergreen Fund, an investment fund dedicated to sustainability and environmental initiatives.
  • By2025 we have committed to planting 1,000,000 trees, having a fully electric fleet, and being carbon neutral
  • Free gym access
  • Nursery Vouchers
  • Cycle to work, Travel loans
  • Bupa employee support & Free Flu Jab & subscriptions to an online GP service and Calm, the wellbeing app

How we work;

We put people at the centre of everything we do.

Everyone is welcome. We’re embracing a culture where difference is valued. Your uniqueness will be celebrated. We believe diversity grows innovation, and innovation creates initiative. Together we’ll succeed in caring for each other, caring for our communities and caring for our Environment. Together, we’re stronger.

Who are we looking for?

The candidate will ideally have had some, but not necessarily all, of the following;

  • A degree or diploma, or the equivalent in forestry, horticulture, arboriculture, environment, land use or related discipline.
  • 5 or more year’s relevant managerial and operational experience or equivalent relevant practical experience.
  • Previous experience in the rail industry
  • Experienced in effectively leading teams
  • Effective influencing and negotiating skills.
  • Knowledge and strong commercial acumen of tendering

Join us to make a difference!

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