Senior Pre-Construction / Bid Manager

United Kingdom, London
13 Feb 2018
06 May 2018
Bouygues UK have an immediate opportunity for a Senior Pre-Construction / Bid Manager. The position will be based in our London head office, near Waterloo station.

Job Purpose and Scope:

-Working within the London residential sector, devise and implement the winning bid strategy by developing the most innovative, efficient and economically advantageous solution to deliver the tender requirements.
-Manage early client engagement, PQQ, bid and negotiation processes on large scale residential projects in London
-Help winning work and successful transfer a project to the construction team.
-Animate the Bid Team, Support Teams (internal and external) and partners (where relevant) during a tender/bid stage


-Coordinating resources in technical, production, legal & financial, procurement, HSQE and any other department as required to properly complete the bid and secure a project
-Evaluating and considering best value and value engineering to identify commercially advantageous solutions to winning work
-Managing the preparation and validation of tenders in line with Group procedures
-Taking ownership of problems whilst being able to develop solutions in a practical manner
-Devise specific risk assessment and risk management to each of the tenders considered to guarantee the most efficient phasing, programme and method for delivery

Key Tasks and Activities

-Manage the full preconstruction life cycle, including but not limited to; developing relationships with the client, achieving the position of preferred bidder, bringing the project to contract close and transferring it to construction.
-Understand and challenge technical documents relating to design, construction, legal and financial elements of a bid and to devise a strategy in such a way as to maximise the opportunity to win whilst paying regard to the cost associated with the preparation of the bid and negotiation.
-Tender and recommend the appointment of the external consultants required to participate to the bid
-Define the internal technical resources requirements
-Define and monitor the commercial budgets associated with each tender opportunity
-Taking ownership of problems whilst being able to develop solutions in a practical manner go hand-in-hand with the ability to present and lead bid negotiations with internal staff, clients and representatives alike.
-Develop strategies to understand client needs whilst developing a strong relationship with them
-Take the lead, when directed, in the preparation of tenders within the Preconstruction environment whilst maintaining Group procedures
-Evaluating and acting upon the tender information to develop an appropriate Bid Strategy with the other members of the Bid Team
-Attend, and where necessary, lead any meetings with the Professional or Design teams during the Bid preparation process
-Challenge and/or validate the design development from a buildability and deliverability point of view throughout the bid process to eliminate undue risk / cost
-Conduct presentations and leading bid negotiations with clients and their representatives
-Present the tender to the Operational Team at the Transfer [Contract Commencement] meeting including a clear presentation of the basis of the finalised tender.
-Understand and interpret technical documents relating to design and construction, to be able to drive an integrated solution using all available resources to ensure the bid process is well coordinated.
-Lead the handover coordination process of a project from preconstruction to production phase.
-Maintain contact with the production team during the currency of the contract and ensure that feedback is obtained on project progress.

Essential & Desirable criteria:


-Extensive experience in construction industry in the UK, with a strength in bidding and tenders in the London residential market.
-Proven experience of building strong relationships with clients within region
-Precision and dependability
-Adaptability and autonomy Negotiation skills
-Commercial Awareness
-Ability to convince and make recommendation
-Good strategic vision and the ability to understand the clients` commercial needs.
-Technical knowledge with understanding of the full construction process


Relevant Chartered membership
Previous experience within a senior pre-construction role.

Why Bouygues UK

Day in, day out, our teams deliver some of the most technically innovative and challenging projects across the UK and the world. With a strong corporate culture, our values reflect how we operate with Respect, Excellence, Courage, Integrity and Passion. We offer competitive basic salaries coupled with generous company benefits, including:

-26 days annual leave, increasing to 30 days
-Pension scheme
-Life insurance
-Private medical insurance
-Bouygues Extra - opt into lifestyle benefits

About Bouygues UK

Together with our partners and clients, Bouygues UK delivers award-winning construction, development and regeneration projects to the most exacting standards across public and commercial private sectors.
Bouygues UK is part of the Bouygues Group, a diverse global business which operates in the construction, engineering, energy, media and telecommunications markets.
With annual sales of over €32 billion and operations in over 100 countries, the financial strength of our group is a key differentiator in these challenging economic times.
Further information about Bouygues UK can be found at:

Bouygues UK is an equal opportunities employer and encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of gender, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity.

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