Contracts Manager (Vegetation)

About Coombes

Working in partnership with Network Rail and, alongside other major contractors, Coombes provide a whole manner of off-track services, including vegetation management, on-track plant hire, ecological support, civil engineering and fencing.  All while maintaining a focus on quality, safety and efficiency.

We have seen recent significant growth as a Principal Contractor and Framework Contractor to Network Rail and are looking for a new Contracts Manager to lead on some exciting vegetation projects and help us provide a service that is second to none.

Coombes is a family-run SME, where we value integrity, a positive ‘can-do’ attitude and working together as one team to give our clients the best possible service.  If this sounds like a company you would like to be part of, please reach out to us – we’d love to hear from you.

About the vacancy

Following our recent successful and significant award on the Network Rail framework, we are looking for a new Contracts Manager to spearhead our vegetation contracts in the Central region.

This is an amazing opportunity for an experienced Rail Vegetation professional with strong project management experience to play a pivotal role in the effective management, planning and delivery of our Rail Vegetation contracts.  This is a key role and we are therefore looking for candidates with parity in their experience.  

As Contracts Manager, you will have previously mobilised and tracked contracts from tender through to completion and have the proven ability to effectively manage all related resources including project costs to ensure commercial success.  You will also be an effective leader, supporting and developing our colleagues to be their best whilst achieving a quality end-product.

The successful candidate will be responsible for driving optimum delivery of output, periodically reporting on performance, profitability and safety.  Your ability to build strong relationships with colleagues and external stakeholders at all levels to create positive and collaborative working environment in this role is crucial for your success.

Salary: competitive package + company vehicle +bonus

Working Hours: 40 hours per week, to be worked Monday - Friday, 8:00am – 5:00pm with 1hr unpaid break each day.

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We will keep your CV on our records for 6 months after the closing date, at which point it will be destroyed.

For a role profile or any further information, please contact our HR Team on 01730 231761 or email

To apply for this opportunity, please forward your CV and a covering letter/email to or to our HR Manager at Coombes UK, Unit 6 New Farm Buildings, Winchester Road, Petersfield, Hampshire, GU32 3PB.

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