Pre-Construction / Framework Director
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.
* 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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