Willmott Dixon

Preconstruction Manager

26 Nov 2021
26 Dec 2021
Full Time
Contract Type

Our preconstruction team are the vital link between our customers and delivering a successful project; we are looking for a Preconstruction Manager to join our team in the Midlands to support our work winning activities in West Midlands.

As preconstruction Manager, you will lead the procurement teams to deliver profitable, de-risked, winning bids on time and to the highest quality whilst maintaining strong customer relationships.

Willmott Dixon's reputation is linked to the quality of our bids and is often the first impression our customer's see, you will lead on customer presentations and will drive new ideas and initiatives throughout the procurement process.

As a preconstruction manager you will:

  • Lead work winning, customer focused bid strategies
  • Manage the procurement process, and promote integration of disciplines through accurate reporting and regular internal communication and feedback
  • Manage the procurement process and resources with a high degree of commercial acumen and skill
  • Ensure accurate reports and pricing are available
  • Provide management and direction to staff
  • Identify opportunities to add value and to identify risks/solutions throughout the project process
  • Enhance and maintain external relationships
  • To conduct their role in a way which is consistent with the company's sustainability objectives
  • Constantly reinforce and deliver our customer first ethic

Essential and Desirable Criteria


  • Lead customer focused work winning strategies
  • Have first class presentation skills
  • The ability to prepare basic programmes and understand the planning process
  • A track record of successful bid/tender delivery
  • Be able to price a variety of construction projects in a wide range of sectors adopting a range of construction techniques
  • Using Microsoft suite of Office programmes; inc. Excel, Word, Outlook, Project and PowerPoint.
  • Controlling resources, timing and quality in line with targets
  • Managing the procurement process
  • Read and accurately interpret tender information, including drawings and technical specifications
  • Be able to interface with and manage clients and their teams

In Return

At Willmott Dixon, we provide an inclusive and flexible working environment for people to thrive within, in this position you will work a hybrid of home and office working at our offices in Snow Hill, Birmingham and you will be required to attend customer meetings.

We reward our people generously with a competitive package that gives you flexible benefits to fit your lifestyle and priorities. This includes but is not limited to, an enhanced pension scheme, discounted or full private medical, life assurance, incentive bonus and a car scheme which will make us a market leader in sustainable company travel. Applicable roles will benefit from a motoring expenditure allowance (MEA) and everyone can access a new generation of low carbon and electric cars via the Willmott Dixon run car leasing scheme.

Additional Information

At Willmott Dixon we provide an inclusive and flexible working environment for people to thrive in and we are happy to support agile and part-time working wherever possible.

We are a proud member of the Disability Confident Scheme.

About Us

Willmott Dixon is driven by our customers' aims and aspirations, delivering outstanding work, providing a great service and excellent value for money. We remain family-owned and take pride in our core values. We are passionate about people and have a real focus and drive around continuous development; this has been proven by our 5th placed ranking in the 'Times Top 100' best companies to work for, Times Top 50 employers for women 2021, as well as our Platinum award for 'Investing In People'. Having the right talent, coupled with the right culture and values, ensures that we have a sustained future, a trusted brand and offer a career of a lifetime!

With over 160 years of rich history, Willmott Dixon's purpose is beyond profit; delivering brilliant buildings, transforming lives, strengthening communities and enhancing the environment so our world is fit for future generations. Ensuring that we add lasting value to the neighbourhoods we work in; our values, people, innovation, partnerships and focus on sustainability has allowed us to build a successful and solid privately owned business where our people can thrive within. 

Construction is changing and we are at the forefront of that change. Pioneering new ways to build, innovating the way construction is viewed and establishing ourselves as one of the top employers in any industry. It truly is an amazing company in one of the most exciting industries with a vast array of professional career paths.

Adding to that our numerous people awards, we understand everyone has a unique potential and ability to make a difference and succeed; if you want your skills developed and talent recognised, why not join our business!

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