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Pre-Construction Manager

  • Location: Warrington, Cheshire
  • Sector: Building
  • Position: Bid Manager
  • Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + + Package
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Job reference: CM0100_1520875704
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Job description

My client has several Regional offices which enables them to carry out building and infrastructure works nationally. They work in both public and private sectors and they have clearly defined objectives. An opportunity has arisen for a Pre-Construction Manager to join their North-West team.

This is a fantastic opportunity for a Pre-Construction Manager to work with one of the most successful and recognisable tier 1 main contractors in the UK who have built a superb name in the market.

Purpose of the role:

To support the winning bid strategy be devising the most innovative, efficient and economically advantageous solution to deliver the tender requirements

Manage the tender, bid and negotiation processes on a range of projects from a deliverability/buildability perspective

Help winning work and successfully transfer a project to the construction team.

Animate the Bid Team, Support Teams (internal and external) and partners (where relevant) during a tender/bid stage

On simple tender, the Pre-Construction Manager role will be akin to a Bid Manager role

Key Accountabilities;
  • Coordinating resources in technical, production, legal & financial, procurement, HSQE and any other department as required to properly complete the bid and secure a project
  • Evaluating and considering best value and value engineering to identify commercially advantageous solutions to winning work
  • Managing the preparation and validation of tenders in line with Group procedures
  • Taking ownership of problems whilst being able to develop solutions in a practical manner
  • Devise specific risk assessment and risk management to each of the tenders considered to guarantee the most efficient phasing, programme and method for delivery


Detailed Responsibilities:
  • Manage the full preconstruction life cycle, including but not limited to; developing relationships with the client, achieving the position of preferred bidder, bringing the project to contract close and transferring it to construction.
  • Understand and challenge technical documents relating to design, construction, legal and financial elements of a bid and to devise a strategy in such a way as to maximise the opportunity to win whilst paying regard to the cost associated with the preparation of the bid and negotiation.
  • Tender and recommend the appointment of the external consultants required to participate to the bid
  • Define the internal technical resources requirements
  • Define and monitor the commercial budgets associated with each tender opportunity
  • Taking ownership of problems whilst being able to develop solutions in a practical manner go hand-in-hand with the ability to present and lead bid negotiations with internal staff, clients and representatives alike.
  • Develop strategies to understand client needs whilst developing a strong relationship with them
  • Take the lead, when directed, in the preparation of tenders within the pre-construction environment whilst maintaining Group procedures
  • Evaluating and acting upon the tender information to develop an appropriate Bid Strategy with the other members of the Bid Team
  • Attend, and where necessary, lead any meetings with the Professional or Design teams during the Bid preparation process
  • Challenge and/or validate the design development from a buildability and deliverability point of view throughout the bid process to eliminate undue risk / cost
  • Present the tender to the Operational Team at the Transfer [Contract Commencement] meeting including a clear presentation of the basis of the finalised tender.
  • Understand and interpret technical documents relating to design and construction, to be able to drive an integrated solution using all available resources to ensure the bid process is well coordinated.
  • Lead the handover coordination process of a project from preconstruction to production phase.
  • Maintain contact with the production team during the currency of the contract and ensure that feedback is obtained on project progress.


General Responsibilities
  • Liaise with all departments within the business to be able to effectively conduct duties of the role.
  • By personal example and contact, make every effort to ensure all members of the team have a good understanding of the aims of the Company and their place in the team.
  • Be aware of and to ensure the Company Health & Safety Policy, Smoking Policy and Procedures are adhered to at all times.
  • Be aware of the Company Fire Risk and Prevention Policy, including the storage and handling of chemicals and dangerous materials.
  • Ensure your conduct towards customers and colleagues is such that it upholds and enhances the good image of the Company.
  • Make an active contribution to the facilitation of a welcoming work environment.
  • Be committed to continuing professional development and to maintain an up to date knowledge required for the level of appointment
  • Act at all times in accordance with the Company's values as an ambassador and advisor to the Company and ensure that working relationships with internal and external customers is such that it upholds and enhances the good image of the Company.


Essential and desirable attributes;
  • Precision and dependability
  • Adaptability and autonomy Negotiation skills
  • Creativity
  • Commercial Awareness
  • Ability to convince and make recommendation
  • Tenacity
  • Good strategic vision and the ability to understand the clients' commercial needs.
  • Technical knowledge with understanding of the full construction process