Pre-Construction / Framework Director

£100000.00 - £120000.00 per annum
10 Aug 2018
07 Sep 2018
Nick Underhill
Bid Manager
Job Type

Pre-Construction / Framework Director (Education) - Main Contractor - £120,000

Our client is one of the UK's leading construction groups established over a 100 years ago and a FTSE 250 business. As a major player in the UK construction industry they are adding to their senior management team and have an opening for the Pre-Construction / Framework Director for their Education business.
You will be a degree qualified construction professional with significant experience in preconstruction and framework agreements, and will have been involved in the Bid tender process for Education contracts. Overseeing a number of Lots of the ESFA Contractors Framework in the South Region for England supporting the delivery of building and maintenance programmes for schools, academies, free schools and sixth-form colleges. Projects can be large new build, refurbishment or remodelling and include early contractor involvement, design and build or traditional projects.
Acting as a single point of contact for the ESFA Regional and Programme Managers, supporting project delivery teams, checking and monitoring performance to ensure compliance with the framework agreement, from inception to completion.
Key Responsibilities:
* Provide oversight, direction and governance of framework schemes. * Assist with the management of pipeline and liaise with Regional Businesses to track opportunities and agree bid/no-bid decisions. * Attend Bidders' Days and ensure full understanding of projects and batches; inc. scope; geography; funding; market interest; commercial attractiveness; risk etc. * Brief, support and advise Regional Businesses bid teams (internal and external). * Support bid management oversee PITT and ITT responses (with Bid Manager and Regional bidding team) and SPM process (with Regional operational delivery team). * Assist with the selection and appointment of consultants, advisers, design teams and supply chain partners etc. * Attend school / client engagements, design team meetings and internal meetings as appropriate during bidding stages * Strategic oversight of the transition from bidding to operational teams at SPM and construction phases. * Framework-level oversight of the construction stage. * First point of contact for ESFA Project Directors. Develop and maintain relationships with ESFA Project Directors, ESFA Programme teams and the Technical Advisers, PMs and QSs associated with the framework * Organise and deliver framework workshops, training workshops, briefings, lessons learnt reviews on a regular basis. * As part of the education sector leadership team, participate in the development, agreement and implementation of the Education Sector Strategy and the Higher Education Strategy

You will have: Significant experience in a similar role within another UK construction organisation, to include exposure to the education sector, pre-construction process and design and build projects within education sector The gravitas and profile to lead at a senior level and ability to influence behaviour and build a strong rapport within the business. Bachelor's Degree in Construction / Technical or relevant field or equivalent experience

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