Project Manager - Building (Normanton & Yorkshire)

Galliford Try
West Yorkshire, United Kingdom
13 Jan 2018
29 Jan 2018
Note for Recruitment Agencies:
We prefer to hire directly, but we do have an approved supplier list for when we'd like a helping hand. We'll be in touch if we need you.

We are seeking a Project Manager with a strong understanding of Pre-Construction processes to join the team and be based at first from our Normanton offices in Wakefield. The successful candidate will be office-based to start with, ultimately moving to their own site-based role within the Yorkshire region; the role would therefore suit someone centrally based, within an area that could cover potential locations such as Hull, Leeds, Sheffield, York, etc., depending on the project won.

Role Overview:
The successful candidate will initially work alongside the Pre-Construction teams to support work-winning strategies and help identify suitable projects within the region at values of approximately £10-30M. You will then go on to develop this project through to completion and delivery.

Key Responsibilities:
Pre Construction

  • Work with the Bid & Pre-Construction teams to support work-winning strategies and develop regional project requirements
  • Be fully involved in the pre-construction stages of a project predominantly within the Education/Higher Education, Healthcare, MOJ and DIO sectors
  • Undertake all pre-construction health and safety planning.


  • Project delivery to all safety, cost and programme/quality targets working within the Galliford Try Delivering Excellence model. Snag free, On Time, RIDDOR free with a Delighted Client.
  • Marshalling of resources for the overall control and execution of the works including the selection and/or management of sub-contractors to carry out the works
  • Ensuring that key dates, resource requirements, production rates, overhead targets etc., are established, monitored and controlled
  • Managing multi disciplinary teams
  • Maintaining commercial and financial control systems, procedures and standards which will meet the contractual requirements of the project
  • Writing of client progress reports to a high standard
  • Will be supported by a site team; size and capability dependent upon project value/type

Experience and Qualifications:

  • You will ideally have experience of working within the Construction industry, specifically on Design and Build and Education/Higher Education/Healthcare/Defence and Ministry of Justice projects
  • You will have a proven track record and solid knowledge of pre-construction stages
  • You will have experience of working 2 stage tenders and NEC types of contract
  • You will hold a professional qualification HNC, ONC or equivalent
  • You will hold an appropriate CSCS Manager card
  • SMSTS as a minimum
  • You will have experience of working for a main contractor or strong regional contractor.
  • Good communication verbally and in written form.
  • Good understanding and implementation of GT BMS paperwork processes.

In Return:
We offer an opportunity to work on some of the UKs most exciting construction projects, in a fast-paced environment where each day brings new challenges. We also offer a competitive salary and benefits package and we will always consider flexible working hours and arrangements.

With an ambitious strategy, we're poised for further growth and success, so if you're committed, talented and enthusiastic, Galliford Try is the right place for you.

About us:
We are one of the UK's leading housebuilding and construction groups. For 100 years, Galliford Try has helped to shape the world around us and today we are at the forefront of the construction industry with approximately 5,500 employees working on a huge range of housebuilding and construction projects. As a FTSE 250 listed UK business, our focus is on delivering first class business solutions and building long-term relationships with our customers, employees, supply chain and communities we work in. Our involvement in some of the UK's most high profile and innovative projects ensures our employees benefit from unrivalled opportunities and career progression.

Construction Division:
As a major UK contractor our Construction Division has a diversified workload in the public, regulated and private sectors. The Division boasts a strong reputation for providing whole-life solutions, high standards of project delivery, and an ability to innovate. It predominately operates under either the Galliford Try or the Morrison Construction brands, and is organised into five key segments: Building, Infrastructure, Facilities Management, Investments and Integrated Solutions.

The Building Division works across health, education, defense and commercial markets, with a well-balanced spread of both public and private sector clients. Our extensive experience and expertise in building projects enables us to understand our clients' construction needs and deliver solutions that surpass their expectations.

Galliford Try is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sectors of the community

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