Pre-Construction Manager

Orchard Recruitment Solutions Ltd
£60000 - £70000/annum car, bonus, package
19 Jul 2017
17 Aug 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Role: Pre-Construction Manager
Location: Scotland
Package: £60,000-70,000, car, bonus, package

About our client
Our client are a truly international business with a global turnover in excess of £3bn and total employees totalling more than 80,000. Dating back to the late 1800s, our client are consistently at the forefront of the support services and construction sectors, delivering projects and operations based on a core set of long-standing values.

Job purpose
Degree qualified and preferably Chartered Engineer status, the successful candidate will be required to lead the pre-construction process for the portfolio of work within the region.

This person will have in depth knowledge and understanding of the construction market, supply chain and civil engineering infrastructure projects as main contractor and be able to demonstrate a track record in successfully estimating, bidding and winning design and build / construct only projects ranging in value between £5m - £100m

The successful candidate will work closely with the work winning resource in the business unit and contribute to the wider national work winning activity as required.

For large scale/complex schemes the successful candidate will manage the bid process and coordinate the contributions of the bid team(s) to provide a winning bid proposal. This will involve developing a winning strategy, managing internal communications, developing client relationships and providing input to the commercial and quality submissions.

Depending on workload and for smaller scale schemes the successful candidate may be required to assume the role of estimator

The pre-construction manager will generally be named the point of contact with the client for the project unless agreed otherwise at the start up meeting.

·Coordinate and work with the national work winning resource in liaison with the Business Unit Manager and General Manager;
·Maintain contemporary expert knowledge and understanding of the construction market and provide advice and information to the work winning business unit;
·Lead and manage the development of winning proposals in response to bid documents issued by clients;
·Take ownership of the tender process, from bid through to award, including the integration of commercial and quality proposals and ensure the defined company process and procedures are adhered to;
·Agree bid strategy at start up meeting with Senior Management. This may involve working in a Joint Venture or Alliance Partnership;
·Identify internal and external resource requirements, agree availability with Senior Management;
·Maintain effective client (and JV / Partner) liaison including dialogue, clarifications and tender presentations;
·Manage a realistic and up to date bid programme and deliverables register and ensure targets are met by the bid team through discussion and review meetings;
·Undertake technical review of estimating, planning and supply chain proposals, supported by Estimator(s);
·Lead and manage the development of high quality written and costed bid material with specialist support from the Proposals Manager and Bid Writer;
·Co-ordinate information for tender settlement in line with requirements of T66 agenda. Deliver tender settlement presentations to Senior Management. Disseminate actions to the bid team;
·Gather post-submission client feedback and attend meetings. Identify and disseminate learning / best practice to the bid team and Proposals Manager;
·Ensure full and smooth handover of bid stage information to the Operations Team and provide further input and advice as appropriate;
·Develop, manage and maintain a supply chain database to provide full regional capability;
·Contribute to the business market share through developing contacts and effective marketing and assist in PQQ submissions;
·Assist in seeking out work streams which increase profitability and enhance market value;
·Ensure compliance with Company systems and procedures;
·Assist in the recruitment and development of work winning staff.

·Previous experience should ideally be in civil engineering infrastructure projects ranging in value between £5m and £100m;
·Management of a work winning business unit or bid team(s);
·Bid management responsibility;
·Tendering through estimating / project management role;
·Construction background, familiar with a range of clients operating in the region and sector;
·Construction related degree;
·Membership of professional body with Chartered status (MICE or equivalent) (Desirable);
·Experience/training in estimating of civil engineering infrastructure projects;
·IT literate in MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Project planning and estimating software;
·Evidence of bid management skills and experience;
·Evidence of estimating skills and experience;
·Construction planning;
·Design co-ordination;
·Bid writing;
·Detailed knowledge of the regional construction market;
·Comprehensive understanding of the principals of construction law;
·Commercially astute and able to gain competitive advantage;
·Team player with collaborative behaviours;
·Ability to manage and develop teams;
·Client facing experience including the delivery of presentations