Contracts Manager/Harvesting and Marketing Manager

1 September 2021

RTS Forestry - Woodland Managers & Consultants

Based in our Head Office in Crieff with operations are ongoing throughout Scotland. 

Over the past twenty years RTS Forestry has developed an unrivalled reputation in developing and implementing renewable energy and transmission projects across Scotland. Applications are sought for a highly motivated Contracts Manager to continue our growth in this quickly evolving and expanding field.

This is a senior role in RTS Forestry encompassing the procurement, operational planning and delivery of all scales of project. Securing and delivering these contracts in a competitive marketplace requires the highest commercial skillset and operational expertise.

The successful candidate will seek to maximise the opportunity provided by the independence of RTS Forestry to secure and deliver these projects. A high degree of operational autonomy will be provided to a suitably experienced individual. This is a diverse role covering the entire duration of projects through the physical onsite surveying, client and timber end user negotiations, contract agreement, site logistical management, ongoing financial reporting and H&S/Environmental management.

Although this role is based in our Head Office in Crieff, operations are ongoing throughout Scotland. Accordingly, travelling to these operations will be required on a week-to-week basis. The successful candidate will welcome the opportunity to develop and implement multiple projects without a defined geographical region.

Required skills and aptitudes

  • Experience in CDM operations/timber harvesting operations of variety of scales
  • Proven experience in successful negotiations with clients and timber end users
  • A high level of communication and presentational skills
  • A full understanding of the relevant regulatory requirements
  • Proven contractor/line management experience

Applications would be considered from otherwise strong candidates without direct experience in all aspects of the role.

In joining RTS Forestry in a senior role you will be provided the opportunity to contribute across all the company’s activities including conventional timber harvesting, forest management, biomass, carbon and woodland creation. RTS Forestry has enjoyed steady ongoing growth in geographic extent, number of employees and scope of activities undertaken. As a Senior Manager in RTS Forestry this appetite for growth provides considerable potential for career development.

We offer an attractive salary and associated benefits including company vehicle and entry into the company’s bonus scheme.

Please submit applications in full confidence to RTS Forestry Harvesting Director Ross Kennedy at or 07971619134.

A closing date of 1st October has been set however the position may be filled earlier if an exceptional candidate is identified.