Pre-Construction Manager

Russell McCaig
Russell McCaig,
Managing Director
Job type: Perm
Town/City: Bellshill
Location: Glasgow & West
Salary/Rate: Up to £70 000 plus car / car allowance, bonus, pension and healthcare
Sector: Civil Engineering
Job ref: VR/9543

Deanston Cooper is currently recruiting for a Pre-Construction Manager to work for a national civil engineering contractor based in Bellshill who specialise in groundworks, concrete structures and concrete frame projects. The Pre-Construction Manager will be responsible for overseeing the planning and preparation of construction projects during the pre-construction phase. This role requires strong leadership skills, strategic thinking, and the ability to collaborate effectively with internal teams, clients, subcontractors and other stakeholders.
 
Your responsibilities as Pre-Construction Manager will include:

  • Project Planning: Lead the development of project plans, budgets, and schedules during the pre-construction phase.
  • Site Assessment and Due Diligence: Conduct site assessments and due diligence activities to evaluate project feasibility, site conditions and regulatory requirements. Identify potential risks, constraints, and opportunities that may impact project delivery.
  • Design Management: Coordinate the design process with architects, engineers, and consultants to develop comprehensive design packages for construction projects. Review design drawings, specifications, and documentation to ensure compliance with project requirements.
  • Value Engineering: Implement value engineering strategies to optimise project design, materials, and construction methods. Identify opportunities to reduce costs, enhance quality, and improve project efficiency while maintaining project objectives. 
  • Procurement and Subcontractor Management: Manage the procurement process for subcontractor and suppliers. Solicit bids, negotiate contracts, and award subcontracts in accordance with project requirements and company policies.
  • Regulatory Compliance: Ensure compliance with all applicable regulations and standards during the pre-construction phase. Obtain necessary permits, approvals, and licenses for construction projects.
  • Client Engagement: Collaborate with clients and stakeholders to understand project requirements, objectives and expectations. Provide regular updates and progress reports on pre-construction activities and milestones.
  • Risk Management: Identify and mitigate project risks and uncertainties during the pre-construction phase. Develop risk management plans and strategies to address potential issues and minimise project delays and disruptions.

 Applications for the role of  Pre-Construction Manager are welcome from candidates with:

  • A HND / Degree qualification in Civil Engineering, Construction Management  or similar
  • Previously experience working on civil engineering, groundworks or concrete frame projects
  • Proven experience in construction project management and ideally some previous experience of pre-construction activities
  • Strong organisational skills
  • The ability to communicate and negotiate effectively at all levels
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