Preconstruction Manager, Central London

Job Summary

Reference: 89105
Job Type: Permanent
Location: Central London
Salary: 60000 - 70000 per annum, Benefits: plus package
Date Posted: 11/10/2016

Job Description

Preconstruction Manager required for this interiors company, to work on their commercial design & build and fit out projects, based in Pentonville, near Angel station.

Lead the pre-construction aspect of schemes and third party works, acting as primary contact for external and internal personnel on pricing incoming schemes, including negotiations and settlements, including those with supply chain.


Understand full suite of Contract Documents
Ensure that the Task Order responses are priced and submitted, meeting agreed submission deadlines.
Take off drawings and produce Bills of Quantities / Task Price Lists using contract Schedule of Rates
Produce Bills of Quantities using rates built up from first principals
Send out supply chain enquiries and assess returns.
Seek Value Engineering solutions for client issues and to enable advantage over competitors
Produce construction programmes
Produce recommendations for award of schemes to supply chain.
Produce Bid-No Bid document for third party works enquiries
Price third party works when Bid Approval has been received, including negotiation
Delegate work to and manage subordinates to ensure deadlines are met
Produce weekly estimating programme to line manager
Close collaboration and co-operation with other delivery teams and workstreams, including attending appropriate meetings
Day to day interaction with Clients, Build Teams and other departments
Representation at meetings with the client and other stakeholder organisations.
Approve annual leave requests and staff expenses
Ensure timesheets are correctly coded and submitted by all members of team
Identify and arrange suitable training for subordinates
Performance Reviews of direct reports ensuring objectives meet Business Strategy.
Ensure compliance with the Quality Management Systems.
Encourage innovation by others
Any other duties reasonably requested by your line manager in connection with the business and its stakeholders and customers


Degree or HNC / HND in Construction
IT competent
Detailed working knowledge of Microsoft Excel and Project
Detailed working knowledge of estimating software
Preconstruction management experience with an interiors company
Project experience in Design & Build and Fit Out
Management and supervision experience
Estimating experience at a senior level
Ability to effectively plan, allocate and supervise staff
Time management and prioritisation of work for self and team against changing demands of network needs.
Good communication skills (written and verbal). Able to communicate clearly and appropriately within the company and represent the company.
People skills to be able to motivate staff and handle basic staffing issues (personnel and training and discipline).
Adaptable and flexible to cope with the variety of responsibilities involved and to suit peaks and troughs in work load