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Preconstruction Manager

Preconstruction Manager – Main Contractor

Competitive Salary + Package

A leading Tier 1 Main contractor based in the Bristol region are looking for Preconstruction Manager due to a strong order book both on short and long term. They specialise in all sectors – Residential, Commercial, Healthcare and Education - working on major projects up to 100 million +.

This role will be reporting into Preconstruction Director, where you will be responsible for managing the bid process on a range of construction projects within the region. This will include inputting into the prequalification, tender and negotiation stages, and developing the construction strategy methodology. You will work with clients, consultants, the supply chain and the internal team to achieve this.

This is a privately owned contractor with a turnover of £1 billion and have great friendly family culture, they are a vibrant growing company, who value staff and give them opportunity to progress their career.


  • Reviewing information received and developing the bid strategy.
  • Inputting into the resource schedule for the bid.
  • Inputting into the tender delivery programme and monitoring progress.
  • Leading internal and external tender meetings.
  • Visiting the site of the proposed project to assess all construction related items, including any constraints that may affect the build process.
  • Meeting with the client and / or designers to better understand any constraints on the project.
  • Engaging the client, designers, and supply chain when developing the construction methodology.
  • Developing the construction methodology and logistic diagrams with the proposed Project Manager.
  • Working closely with the Project Planner in developing the construction programme so it aligns with the construction methodology and logistic diagrams.
  • Working closely with estimators and quantity surveyors to develop the commercial strategy.
  • Managing the Risk and Opportunity Register.
  • Leading the bid settlement meetings and ensuring all bid documentation is readily available.
  • Preparing the presentation slides for the post tender interview.
  • Fully communicating the bid and construction methodology aspects to the project delivery team at the construction phase project launch.
  • Where appropriate managing the second stage of the tender process until contract award.
  • Visiting live construction sites to understand the performance of projects to inform future tenders.

Skills, Knowledge and Qualification required

  • Main Contractor experience is essential
  • Degree qualification or equivalent and CIOB or equivalent.
  • Good understanding of how to positively influence health and safety during tenders.
  • Excellent communication skills with our clients and consultants and the ability add value to the projects.
  • Ability to gain the confidence of all parties involved in the bid and project delivery team.
  • Confidence to challenge the proposed construction Methodology / sequence.
  • Strong project / construction management skills.
  • Strong analytical, organisational, commercial, verbal and written communication skills.
  • Experience in collating and writing the construction methodology content material for quality tender submissions.
  • Good knowledge of MS Office programmes including PowerPoint, Word and Excel.
  • Effective presentation skills.

If this is something you would like to hear more about please call me on 07485308791 or email me

Bristol, England, UK