Willmott Dixon is currently looking to recruit a Preconstruction Manager to join our team based in our Hitchin Construction office. As part of this role, you will lead the procurement teams to deliver profitable, de-risked, winning bids on time and to the highest quality whilst maintaining external relationships. In return we provide to you a competitive salary, comprehensive benefits package, the opportunities for you to develop your career with Willmott Dixon and the training to make this happen - but most importantly a great place to work with a true family ethos!The Project* Manage the procurement process and resources with a high degree of commercial acumen and skill. * Ensure accurate reports and pricing are available. * Provide management and direction to staff. * Identify opportunities to add value and to identify risks/solutions throughout the project process. * Enhance and maintain external relationships. * To conduct their role in a way which is consistent with the company's sustainability objectives. * Manage the procurement process, and promote integration of disciplines through accurate reporting and regular internal communication and feedback. * Constantly reinforce and deliver our customer first ethic. Essential and Desirable CriteriaProven experience of: * Ability to prepare basic programmes and understand the planning process. * Track record of successful bid/tender delivery. * Pricing a variety of construction projects in a wide range of sectors adopting a range of construction techniques. * Using Microsoft suite of Office programmes; inc. Excel, Word, Outlook, Project and PowerPoint. * Controlling resources, timing and quality in line with targets. * Managing the procurement process. * Managing complex teams. * Reading and accurately interpreting tender information, including drawings and technical specifications. * Being in a senior role and positively contributing to a team. * Proactively liaising with customers. * Understanding and appropriately allocating bills of quantities. * Understanding site requirements in respect of preliminaries items. * Reading, understanding and accurately interpreting client briefing documents. * Working with the supply chain. * Being able to interface with and manage clients and their teams. Qualifications and Memberships Essential: * Minimum relevant level 4 qualification (HNC/NVQ4 etc). * Appropirate CSCS card. * MCIOB or RICS. Desirable: * Relevant degree. * Valid driving licence. * Working towards MAPM. About us Willmott Dixon is one of the largest privately owned Construction businesses in the UK. Our unique selling point is our people. We are passionate about people, with a real focus and drive around continuous development. We strongly believe that this passion has allowed us the success we have enjoyed in recent years. Above everything else you will be joining a values based business: our values are at the centre of every activity we undertake. Having the right talent, coupled with the right culture and values, ensures that we have a sustained future and a trusted brand in our respective markets. Willmott Dixon is the first major contractor and developer to win a Queen's Award for Enterprise in the category of sustainable development. We have also been recognised for outstanding investment in communities with a CommunityMark from Business in the Community. We offer a competitive salary in addition to a comprehensive benefits package* including a company pension scheme, company car or car allowance, life assurance, discounted private medical cover, incentive/bonus schemes, employee trade discounts, and many more. We offer you a bright future, one where you will have the opportunity to develop your career with a fast moving, forward thinking company, who recognize and reward your achievements. * Benefits may vary dependent upon the role and type of employment contract.