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Pre-Construction Manager - UK13762 - United Kingdom

Civil Engineering
Ref: 602 Date Posted: Monday 09 Sep 2019
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About the role

Our Client has an exciting opportunity for a Pre-Construction Manager to join their Regional team.

Role purpose

  • To manage and co-ordinate all elements of a bid, ensuring that high quality, competitive proposals is delivered to the customer in a manner consistent with the company’s Management System;
  • To deliver technical support during the bid process and share knowledge across Centres of Excellence and CSUK to deliver high quality technical and commercial services;
  • To manage and coordinate all requirements of the Gated Business Lifecycle in line with delegated levels of authority;
  • To prepare and approve responses to technical questions as part of bid submissions.;
  • To prepare and manage bid expenditure in line with approved bid budgets.

What you'll be doing
As, Pre-Construction Manager, you will be responsible for the following: -

  • Ensuring that tender deliverables are produced in a timely and effective manner;
  • Assisting with collating commercial data from across the wider UKCS and incorporate this into Regional South bid submissions;
  • Completing requirement for the Gated Business Lifecycle approvals;
  • Incorporating commercial qualifications and pricing into the bid submission;
  • Implementing the bid strategy as directed by the Bid Director;
  • Supervising junior members of bid staff when required;
  • Completing written responses to relevant tender questions submitted as part of a bid.
  • Considering the commercial attractiveness of project and report conclusions early to management
  • Assisting in setting process key objectives and timescales, including managing bid cost budget;
  • Identifying significant development/project risks and opportunities and report these using the IRIS system;
  • Assisting in checking the design work and cost plan is developing to meet:

- Statutory obligations - Customers’ requirements
- Best value or lowest cost, depending on the objective of the customer
- Appealing scheme

  • Consider alternatives and incorporate any worthy of consideration;
  • Working with the estimators to generate a Cost Plan to allow pricing;
  • Preparing tender forms and management papers in line with Gated Business Lifecycle;
  • Meeting or speak in detail with key specialists to optimise:

- Design – Specification – Programme – Value – Logistics - Economy

  • Considering preliminaries and project team requirements in line with programme requirements;
  • Setting and implementing the Bid Strategy with the Bid Director;
  • Value manage/value engineer and progress alternatives accordingly;
  • Bringing together the tender sum, based on accurate net cots, with a strategy for winning the project and delivering the required margin;
  • Liaising with customer’s professionals and attend meetings and interviews with customers and their consultants as necessary;
  • Preparing considered written responses to queries raised;
  • Managing and planning resources to enable submission of two or more tenders;
  • Supporting the development and implementation of the appropriate digital toolsets to execute cost take-off and other estimating activities, such as 5D cost planning;
  • Ensuring that cost planning and estimating are accurate and reflect the project requirements and risk profile;

Who we're looking for
The following experience and qualifications are essential: -

  • Bid Management skills;
  • Ability to manage large scale volumes of bids across multiple contract forms;
  • Ability to lead and manage teams effectively, delivering commercial and tender expertise to large scale tender projects;
  • A desire to be innovative and seek to continuously improve knowledge and services is required;

The following experience and qualifications are desirable: -

  • A relevant qualification, such as a BSc in Quantity Surveying and/or MRICS or equivalent;
  • A valid CSCS card.
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