Pre Construction Manager

Location: Leatherhead

Job Type: Bid

Contract: Full Time/Flexible Working

Application Deadline: 30 Jul 2024

The Vacancy

Wates are seeking a talented Pre-Construction Manager to join our Residential team to be a key member of the team delivering and executing Pre-Construction strategies and activities, focussing on joint venture development schemes or potential high profile, technically complex construction-only projects.

If you are passionate about the residential sector and experienced in delivering developments in joint venture partnerships and / or contracting only-partnerships, then we have an opportunity to join our successful and growing team.

Our Pre-Construction Managers are a valuable part of our business, being the key lead for our JV or Contractor tenders, with IP and tactics that will position us as a market-leader to be the partner of choice for our public sector residential partners.

As our Pre Construction Manager you will:

  • Take responsibility for the leadership of project bid teams, liaising with multiple internal and external stakeholders, coordinating all inputs and analysis holding to tender or preconstruction programmes. Maintain a customer focussed approach.
  • Drive win strategies, commercially and quality-wise.
  • Be confident in chairing meetings with peers and Board, influencing win themes and leading conversations around key decisions.
  • Interface effectively with our Clients and Client Advisors at required intervals ensuring their requirements are clearly understood, reflected and enhanced in our tender.
  • Drive best practice internally, ensuring we are ahead of the competition and setting ourselves up for success.
  • Ensure that all members of the project bid team have a clear understanding of their role and required outputs.
  • Ensure all bids are carried out and settled in accordance with Wates governance; Planning ahead for the required series of Investment Committees and Governance gateways, ensuring the right internal stakeholders are taken ‘on the journey’ in a timely manner.

What we offer:

  • Competitive salary & profit share scheme
  • Flexible working
  • Car Allowance / Company Car
  • Travel covered to any of our sites (subject to HMRC advisory rates)
  • Extensive corporate benefits including, Private Medical, Pension 8% employers’ contribution, Health and Wellness programme, 26 days holidays + bank holidays and much more…
  • One of the best learning and development programmes which is customizable to support your career progression goals. (c.7000 training sessions delivered year to date across the WATES Group)
  • Industry leading family leave benefits to included 26 weeks fully paid maternity, 12 weeks fully paid paternity.

Work for Wates

Wates is one of the UK’s leading family-owned development, building and property maintenance companies.  Founded over 125 years ago, we have a proud legacy in the built environment.

We are driven by our purpose, ‘reimagining places for people to thrive’ and our three promises:

  • Thriving places – working with customers, partners and communities to create places that are more sustainable, inclusive, and full of opportunity.
  • Thriving planet – protecting nature and taking action on climate change by collaborating and innovating with our partners.
  • Thriving people – creating opportunities and relationships so that everyone who works for and with us feels included, invested in and treated with care.

We are proud to be recognised as Gold Investors in People and as a Disability Confident employer.  We also ensure that our recruitment processes do not treat anyone less favourably due to an offending background.