Advance TRS Construction are currently assisting a renowned regional main contractor with their search for an experienced Pre Construction Manager to join their construction division based in Surrey.

As Pre Construction Manager will be responsible for all pre construction activities, including preliminary budgets, value engineering, pre construction schedules, definition of bid package scopes etc. on regional main contract construction projects operating as a regionalised main contractor. A business which provides clients engineered solutions to complex projects across a wide range of industry sectors.

Key Responsibilities:

  • To manage the bid process from RIBA stage 3 / start to finish to ensure a compliant tender submission
  • Develop capture plans and work winning themes to maximise opportunities in established and potential markets
  • To prepare or manage the technical responses to ensure compliance with the tender submission and company standards
  • Maintain the project opportunity pipeline and provide periodic reports on the pipeline opportunities, whilst providing information to allow work to win forecasts to be populated
  • Establish pre-construction project responsibilities
  • Develop and produce delivery strategy and initiate project execution plan
  • Organise, manage, and contribute to ‘Risk & Opportunity’ schedules, meetings and workshops
  • Assist with setting the tender procurement strategy and obtaining specialist sub-contractor/ material quotes
  • Contribute to the construction of outline tender programme
  • Produce ‘tender settlement’ packs in line with company procedures
  • Organise and lead tender handover meetings

Working closely with the Technical Director, Planning lead, estimating team, project delivery team and Regional Director you will predominantly be focused in leading all Pre-Construction Management

This is a fantastic opportunity to join a thriving business with the value of adding you skills and expertise in pre construction project responsibilities, ensuring timely, safe and financially beneficial solutions to post contract project delivery.

Don’t hesitate to contact us to gather more detailed information…

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity in our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, colour, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

This family owned and run regional contracting business have increasingly secured forward workload contracts in the West London to Thames Valley region. As a result they have targeted the need to recruit a Project Quantity Surveyor to join their operational delivery team.

Initially they will need an autonomous QS to commercially head up a £2M extension to an existing school in Ealing, West London. This is set to commence in April and will involve a confined site, including piling and a 2 story steel frame build. This is a Traditional JCT contract with a 35 week programme so you will be expected to head up pre construction procurement & valuations and post contract commercial management of packages through to completion of final account. You will liaise with the client and their representation, all sub contractors and consultants, reporting to a Commercial Director

The Company are a regional main contact organisation based in the Thames Valley so it is important to understand future contracts could be in the Berkshire / Hampshire and Surrey region. An ideal location will be that you reside west of West London to ensure you are well placed for future contracts.

We require:

  • Commercial qualifications
  • main contract pedigree
  • JCT form of contract understanding
  • Track history of autonomously delivering the commercial elements to projects up to £5M
  • Ideal location residing in the M4 corridor region with access to West London

In return you are joining a highly regarded family business, a company which pride themselves on employer / employee relationships, truly portray a reward and inclusion culture. Above all they remain a successful trading entity which are set for growth in the coming years.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity in our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, colour, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

I am currently seeking a Senior Planner to join a Principal Contractor in their Construction division. The company has grown year on year after winning large new build commercial and residential Construction schemes, along side refurbishment and reactive maintenance works.

POSITION OVERVIEW

The role of Senior is to lead the preparation and maintenance of integrated and co-ordinated project programmes, enabling resource and material requirements to be forward planned to meet project deliverables, using Asta software. The postholder will be expected to interact and communicate effectively with all levels of the delivery team and also deal with multiple clients directly and professionally.

Reporting to the Planning Manager, the Senior Planner will be expected to work autonomously and independently, setting high personal standards and delivering reports in a timely and accurate manner to the project team and client alike. He/she will also be expected to manage/mentor less experienced staff within a dynamic project environment.

You will ideally have prior expertise in Residential or Commercial Construction.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Develop comprehensive, logic linked, project programmes for projects incorporating resource loading/forecasting, materials planning, cost-loading and earned value forecasting and reporting.
  • Continuously monitor the programmes prepared to accurately reflect progress and maintain accurate earned value and resource data for internal and external purposes.
  • Identify critical paths and ensure action plans are developed and implemented to maximise project quality, cost and delivery objectives.
  • Through accurate reporting on Work Package progress, co-ordinate all functional activity on the project and ensure that problems and bottlenecks are anticipated and resolved in a timely manner to prevent negative impact on the project.
  • Provide regular reports and feedback to management on key issues and focus areas. This includes weekly dashboards, incorporating (but not limited to) Project Issues, Key Risks, Programme movement and recovery plans, Client Issues and Change.
  • Lead the preparation of any high level strategic programmes as required for use when meeting the client and/or Internal Management (Plan on a Page).
  • Through active dialogue with Work Package Managers and the Project Manager, ensure that the project programmes will deliver customer and contractual requirements to time and cost.
  • Conduct regular project co-ordination meetings on the status of the project with specific reference to engineering activity, sourcing, quality, cost and delivery.
  • Support the Planning Manager with business requests and auditing the programmes against the planning procedure / work instruction.
  • Ensure all programmes under their control are updated and reviewed in line with the planning processes, including PMS updates.
  • Ensure all reports from their planning team are produced to a high quality and to agreed deadlines. This role will be measured against the timeliness and accuracy of reporting.
  • Undertake all staff management duties for their team, including undertaking relevant Performance Management and People Review activities.
  • Travel when required to other sites across the country.
  • Occasional weekend/bank holiday cover for any major commissionings.
  • Comply with and undertake all relevant Environment, Health and Safety measures and activities.

Essential:

  • Extensive experience in a project planning / scheduling role, including resource and cost-loading / forecasting.
  • Extensive experience and expert knowledge of Asta.
  • Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Excel.
  • Ability to communicate well and build relationships
  • Ability to persuade and influence others.
  • Excellent organisational skills and attention to detail.
  • Educated to at least A Level Standard.
  • Knowledge and experience of working in a business process environment with an emphasis on project delivery (contractor side).
  • Understanding and experience of Earned Value Management.

Desirable:

  • Educated to degree level.
  • Demonstrable people management skills and experience.
  • Expert knowledge of MS Excel.
  • Extensive experience of Earned Value Management.

Please contact Joe Moss if you would like to hear more information about this opportunity.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity in our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, colour, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

I am currently seeking a Senior Planner to join a Principal Contractor in their Construction division. The company has grown year on year after winning large new build commercial and residential Construction schemes, along side refurbishment and reactive maintenance works.

POSITION OVERVIEW

The role of Senior is to lead the preparation and maintenance of integrated and co-ordinated project programmes, enabling resource and material requirements to be forward planned to meet project deliverables, using Asta software. The postholder will be expected to interact and communicate effectively with all levels of the delivery team and also deal with multiple clients directly and professionally.

Reporting to the Planning Manager, the Senior Planner will be expected to work autonomously and independently, setting high personal standards and delivering reports in a timely and accurate manner to the project team and client alike. He/she will also be expected to manage/mentor less experienced staff within a dynamic project environment.

You will ideally have prior expertise in Residential or Commercial Construction.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Develop comprehensive, logic linked, project programmes for projects incorporating resource loading/forecasting, materials planning, cost-loading and earned value forecasting and reporting.
  • Continuously monitor the programmes prepared to accurately reflect progress and maintain accurate earned value and resource data for internal and external purposes.
  • Identify critical paths and ensure action plans are developed and implemented to maximise project quality, cost and delivery objectives.
  • Through accurate reporting on Work Package progress, co-ordinate all functional activity on the project and ensure that problems and bottlenecks are anticipated and resolved in a timely manner to prevent negative impact on the project.
  • Provide regular reports and feedback to management on key issues and focus areas. This includes weekly dashboards, incorporating (but not limited to) Project Issues, Key Risks, Programme movement and recovery plans, Client Issues and Change.
  • Lead the preparation of any high level strategic programmes as required for use when meeting the client and/or Internal Management (Plan on a Page).
  • Through active dialogue with Work Package Managers and the Project Manager, ensure that the project programmes will deliver customer and contractual requirements to time and cost.
  • Conduct regular project co-ordination meetings on the status of the project with specific reference to engineering activity, sourcing, quality, cost and delivery.
  • Support the Planning Manager with business requests and auditing the programmes against the planning procedure / work instruction.
  • Ensure all programmes under their control are updated and reviewed in line with the planning processes, including PMS updates.
  • Ensure all reports from their planning team are produced to a high quality and to agreed deadlines. This role will be measured against the timeliness and accuracy of reporting.
  • Undertake all staff management duties for their team, including undertaking relevant Performance Management and People Review activities.
  • Travel when required to other sites across the country.
  • Occasional weekend/bank holiday cover for any major commissionings.
  • Comply with and undertake all relevant Environment, Health and Safety measures and activities.

Essential:

  • Extensive experience in a project planning / scheduling role, including resource and cost-loading / forecasting.
  • Extensive experience and expert knowledge of Asta.
  • Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Excel.
  • Ability to communicate well and build relationships
  • Ability to persuade and influence others.
  • Excellent organisational skills and attention to detail.
  • Educated to at least A Level Standard.
  • Knowledge and experience of working in a business process environment with an emphasis on project delivery (contractor side).
  • Understanding and experience of Earned Value Management.

Desirable:

  • Educated to degree level.
  • Demonstrable people management skills and experience.
  • Expert knowledge of MS Excel.
  • Extensive experience of Earned Value Management.

Please contact Joe Moss if you would like to hear more information about this opportunity.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity in our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, colour, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

A Project Planner vacancy exits with this high ranking, profitable and secure main contract organisation operating in London and the Central Southern to South East region.

As Project Planner you role is to lead, improve and promote the planning function within the Construction Business to ensure bids are fully analysed for programme, methodology and risk during the pre-construction phases, together with periodic audits of live projects. To develop and maintain positive relationships internally and externally and to promote and protect the company reputation whilst remaining customer focused, in-line with company policies, procedures and values.

Additionally you will ensure that they have the best chance of winning profitable workload and that gateway governance requirements are complied with, ensuring consistently high quality, accurate and consistent production of programmes.

Your role will also ensure that the financial strategy is fully implemented and realised.

Your Planning responsibilities will include:

  • To oversee programme and planning activities where allocated in the pre-construction/design phase.
  • Preparation of bid documentation including method statements and site logistic plans.
  • Input into the Project Execution Plans as handover document to construction team.
  • Programming includes all types such as construction, procurement and design.
  • Input into the project risk register.
  • Advise on the programme and method implications of any value engineering options that arise.
  • Input into 2nd stage works/negotiated projects from technical, programming and buildability perspectives.
  • Input into risk management procedures across the Division.
  • Create, own, update and communicate construction output rates and planning procedures across the Division.
  • Input into preparation of prelims book updating with output rates and ratios from completed projects.
  • Assess all bids for value engineering and alternatives with design and commercial teams.
  • Work closely with Estimators and Surveyors in preparing cost plans and final bid prices.
  • Work with supply chain to provide specialist input especially M&E.
  • Audit live projects to verify progress reports as need arises.
  • Mentor trainees when on secondment to procurement team including reviews.
  • Prepare temporary works schemes including scaffolding, site logistics, etc. and obtain competitive quotations for inclusion in tender submissions.

In return you will be joining a renowned and successful main contract brand, a business which is prevalent in securing work in the Education and Residential sectors across London and the South East.

For more information on this opportunity and the employing company please don’t hesitate to contact us….

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity in our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, colour, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

The Thames Valley regional team of this national contracting group have identified the need to strength their work winning team and recruit a Proposals Manager.

Based from their Berkshire based office you will be responsible for:

  • Participate and contribute to the development and incorporation of bid win themes within proposals. Ensure clear structure and consistency across sections
  • Participate and oversee a storyboard process at proposal, section and/or question levels.
  • Demonstrates use of document planning software to aid authors and control content of bids
  • Support and share best practise / lessons learned through a Knowledge Bank and the Proposals Library
  • Inputs to planning activities with horizons of typically 12 months
  • Operates within agreed operational and/or management guidelines including IMS Proposals GN
  • Interacts with client or users around specific work efforts and deliverables
  • Supports delivery of Health and Safety policy and standards
  • Manages the activities of others to meet deadlines and quality standards
  • taking account of impact outside area of responsibility
  • Identifies ways to reduce cost and improve service
  • Manages variable costs (e.g. overtime and agency costs)
  • Typically first line manager with overall people responsibility

Your required skills and training will include:

  • Qualified in appropriate discipline (APMP or technical qualifications – Degree

or similar)

  • Experience of Bid Management / business development / Support
  • Has excellent awareness of the Proposals Library and Internet Knowledge Banks.
  • Intermediary IT skills in Microsoft Office Suite particularly Word and PowerPoint. Preferably Creative suite. Awareness and understanding of other supporting software including mind genius or similar
  • Able to develop comprehensive answer and document plans, including requirements for supporting information, using appropriate tools and software, such as Mind Genius etc.
  • Able to effectively manage available resources to ensure that all bids are delivered to the required standards.
  • Able to engage with wider areas of the business (e.g. marketing, operations etc, procurement, safety and sustainability) in order to acquire information & resources which will strengthen the quality of bids
  • Able to analyse Bid Documents and identify Critical Success Factors, Win Themes and Differentiators leading to clear messaging which aligns with the scoring criteria.
  • Demonstrates good persuasive Writing Skills which are prescriptive and well substantiated with evidence, performance data, graphics etc.
  • Ability to create Executive summaries that are aligned to strategic aims and operational approaches.

In return for your skill and experience you will be joining a thriving regional business, a business which holds P&L responsibility and has secured lucrative workload through frameworks and two stage procurement processes.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity in our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, colour, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

I am currently seeking a Senior Planner to join a Principal Contractor in their Construction division. The company has grown year on year after winning large new build commercial and residential Construction schemes, along side refurbishment and reactive maintenance works.

POSITION OVERVIEW

The role of Senior is to lead the preparation and maintenance of integrated and co-ordinated project programmes, enabling resource and material requirements to be forward planned to meet project deliverables, using Asta software. The postholder will be expected to interact and communicate effectively with all levels of the delivery team and also deal with multiple clients directly and professionally.

Reporting to the Planning Manager, the Senior Planner will be expected to work autonomously and independently, setting high personal standards and delivering reports in a timely and accurate manner to the project team and client alike. He/she will also be expected to manage/mentor less experienced staff within a dynamic project environment.

You will ideally have prior expertise in Residential or Commercial Construction.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Develop comprehensive, logic linked, project programmes for projects incorporating resource loading/forecasting, materials planning, cost-loading and earned value forecasting and reporting.
  • Continuously monitor the programmes prepared to accurately reflect progress and maintain accurate earned value and resource data for internal and external purposes.
  • Identify critical paths and ensure action plans are developed and implemented to maximise project quality, cost and delivery objectives.
  • Through accurate reporting on Work Package progress, co-ordinate all functional activity on the project and ensure that problems and bottlenecks are anticipated and resolved in a timely manner to prevent negative impact on the project.
  • Provide regular reports and feedback to management on key issues and focus areas. This includes weekly dashboards, incorporating (but not limited to) Project Issues, Key Risks, Programme movement and recovery plans, Client Issues and Change.
  • Lead the preparation of any high level strategic programmes as required for use when meeting the client and/or Internal Management (Plan on a Page).
  • Through active dialogue with Work Package Managers and the Project Manager, ensure that the project programmes will deliver customer and contractual requirements to time and cost.
  • Conduct regular project co-ordination meetings on the status of the project with specific reference to engineering activity, sourcing, quality, cost and delivery.
  • Support the Planning Manager with business requests and auditing the programmes against the planning procedure / work instruction.
  • Ensure all programmes under their control are updated and reviewed in line with the planning processes, including PMS updates.
  • Ensure all reports from their planning team are produced to a high quality and to agreed deadlines. This role will be measured against the timeliness and accuracy of reporting.
  • Undertake all staff management duties for their team, including undertaking relevant Performance Management and People Review activities.
  • Travel when required to other sites across the country.
  • Occasional weekend/bank holiday cover for any major commissionings.
  • Comply with and undertake all relevant Environment, Health and Safety measures and activities.

Essential:

  • Extensive experience in a project planning / scheduling role, including resource and cost-loading / forecasting.
  • Extensive experience and expert knowledge of Asta.
  • Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Excel.
  • Ability to communicate well and build relationships
  • Ability to persuade and influence others.
  • Excellent organisational skills and attention to detail.
  • Educated to at least A Level Standard.
  • Knowledge and experience of working in a business process environment with an emphasis on project delivery (contractor side).
  • Understanding and experience of Earned Value Management.

Desirable:

  • Educated to degree level.
  • Demonstrable people management skills and experience.
  • Expert knowledge of MS Excel.
  • Extensive experience of Earned Value Management.

Please contact Joe Moss if you would like to hear more information about this opportunity.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity in our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, colour, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

A Project Planner vacancy exits with this high ranking, profitable and secure main contract organisation operating in London and the Central Southern to South East region.

As Project Planner you role is to lead, improve and promote the planning function within the Construction Business to ensure bids are fully analysed for programme, methodology and risk during the pre-construction phases, together with periodic audits of live projects. To develop and maintain positive relationships internally and externally and to promote and protect the company reputation whilst remaining customer focused, in-line with company policies, procedures and values.

Additionally you will ensure that they have the best chance of winning profitable workload and that gateway governance requirements are complied with, ensuring consistently high quality, accurate and consistent production of programmes.

Your role will also ensure that the financial strategy is fully implemented and realised.

Your Planning responsibilities will include:

  • To oversee programme and planning activities where allocated in the pre-construction/design phase.
  • Preparation of bid documentation including method statements and site logistic plans.
  • Input into the Project Execution Plans as handover document to construction team.
  • Programming includes all types such as construction, procurement and design.
  • Input into the project risk register.
  • Advise on the programme and method implications of any value engineering options that arise.
  • Input into 2nd stage works/negotiated projects from technical, programming and buildability perspectives.
  • Input into risk management procedures across the Division.
  • Create, own, update and communicate construction output rates and planning procedures across the Division.
  • Input into preparation of prelims book updating with output rates and ratios from completed projects.
  • Assess all bids for value engineering and alternatives with design and commercial teams.
  • Work closely with Estimators and Surveyors in preparing cost plans and final bid prices.
  • Work with supply chain to provide specialist input especially M&E.
  • Audit live projects to verify progress reports as need arises.
  • Mentor trainees when on secondment to procurement team including reviews.
  • Prepare temporary works schemes including scaffolding, site logistics, etc. and obtain competitive quotations for inclusion in tender submissions.

In return you will be joining a renowned and successful main contract brand, a business which is prevalent in securing work in the Education and Residential sectors across London and the South East.

For more information on this opportunity and the employing company please don’t hesitate to contact us….

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity in our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, colour, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.