Pre-Contract Construction Manager

Job Summary

A new, exciting Pre-Contract Construction Manager job vacancy with a property management company in Nottingham. You will be responsible for managing the delivery of pre-contract project deliverables of residential properties.

Suitable Pre- Contract Construction Manager candidates will have previous experience of delivering pre-contract duties in a residential environment and strong understanding of JCT form of contract.

Project Details

Pre-Contract Construction Manager role is work as part of a team to drive the delivery of residential units. The successful Pre- Contract Construction Manager Candidate will need to be confident in collaborating with investors and developer teams to manage the delivery of pre-contract project deliverables.

The projects will be high quality, purpose build housing for the private rental market.

This is a hybrid working opportunity, with 1 or 2 days a week spent working from Nottingham office with the remaining time working from home or with clients.

Responsibilities and Duties

Pre Contract Construction Manager duties will include:

Pre-contract lead on multiple residential projects specifically suburban family housing and low-rise apartments for the build-to-rent sector

Collaborating with investors and developer teams to manage the delivery of pre-contract project deliverables in accordance with the agreed terms

Provide commercial support and decision making to key stakeholders throughout

Present and seek approval for the appointment of the Employers Agent and other technical consultants on behalf of the investor

Agree on contractual terms and conditions between the investor and developer

Being able to develop and agree commercial terms and drafting amendments on the JCT building contract / Development Agreements with the investor and/or investors representative

Liaising with the developer to ensure design buildability, value engineering, drawings/specification and contract documents are approved prior to contract completion

Monitor progress by maintaining transaction checklists for all schemes in DD.

Providing weekly progress reporting, identifying critical items for escalation

Produce Final Business Cases to reflect commercial terms agreed during DD (including anticipated project cashflow forecasts) for investor approval

Desired Skills and Experience

Suitable Pre-Contract Construction Manager will have:

at least 3 years pre-contract experience of construction projects in a residential


Excellent experience and knowledge of various forms of contracts with particular

focus on JCT building contracts

Experience of the typical bespoke requirements of institutional investors preferable

A strong analytical approach to developer/designer proposals

A natural ability to build positive relationships with all stakeholders in a way that

establishes confidence, credibility and trust

A quick learner and keen to further enhance your technical knowledge with a view to

leading on future schemes with minimal supervision

Ability to maintain excellent working relationships

Excellent communication skills, adaptable, with a determination to succeed & deliver

IT skills, with a high level of proficiency in Microsoft Office, particularly Excel

Qualifications/Educational Requirements

A BSc related to Quantity Surveying, Construction law, Procurement or other construction related field

Membership of a professional body such MRICS or MCIOB or willing to work towards these

Employing Company Overview and Profile

The employer is a rapidly growing construction property management company with offices in Nottingham. Their current aim is to deliver 2,000 new properties each year over the next 3 years.

Full details of this established property management company will be given to shortlisted Construction Manager candidates.

Additional Benefits Package and Incentives

Generous salary £50-60k negotiable based on experience + £4,200 car allowance

Other benefits disclosed to shortlisted Pre-Construction Manager Candidates

Nottinghamshire, England, UK