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Pre-Construction Director

Job Title: Pre-Construction Director
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Basingstoke
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: WG346
Job Published: August 08, 2019 10:21

Job Description

We have an opportunity for a Pre-Construction Director to join our Southern Home Counties team in Basingstoke.


As a senior business lead in Wates, this role will be responsible for a circa £125m turnover business which forms part of the wider £250m turnover across the Home Counties. 


Working closely with the Home Counties Senior Leadership you will be accountable for ensuring all pre-construction activities across the Regional Business unit align with the business plan and functional priorities set by Group Head of Preconstruction, as well as ensure compliance with governance to enable the business unit to achieve sales targets.


Key Accountabilities will include:


Set bid strategies for all bids with local team and implementation for winning
Ensure regional pipeline & bid strategies are robust and will achieve sales targets
Lead, manage and develop team of bid managers, estimators, cost planners and proposals teams
Support business development activity to ensure future pipeline and actively participate in external networking whilst building effective relationships with customers
Promote continuous improvement in performance in approach to business development, bidding and conversion of second stage deals.

We are looking for you to have experience of effectively leading large pre-construction teams on projects over £50m and already have an extensive external network.


To be successful in the role you will also be a confident communicator at all levels; able to build and maintain client relationships and have a passion for work winning.


A bit about us:


Wates is one of the largest and most successful family-owned private construction, development and property services companies in the UK.


Within the group, Wates Construction is a UK-wide contractor specialising in maximising value for customers in the public and private sector, with an uncompromising focus on safety and quality.


With a proven track record in all our core markets: commercial and mixed-use developments, education and student accommodation, heritage, local authority frameworks, inner-city residential, senior living, industrial and research, we’re also experts in sustainability and ensuring we create a better tomorrow.


The wellbeing and safety of our people is our priority, therefore creating a zero-harm culture and encouraging a healthy work-life balance is important to us.  Wates Group are a responsible and inclusive employer and are proud to have been recognised for this through accolades including C2E (Committed to Equality) and Investors in People (Gold).

As a progressive and rewarding business we offer our people the opportunity to grow their careers whilst working together to deliver the promises we make to our customers.

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