Senior Pre-Construction Manager

Brackley | Other





VIVO, a 50:50 joint venture between Serco and EQUANS, has been awarded places on the Defence FM and Housing Maintenance framework contracts. 

VIVO embodies both experience and innovation. It combines Serco's comprehensive track record delivering engineering, technical and FM services to the UK MOD for over 55 years with EQUANS' market leading FM, energy, asset optimisation and regeneration capabilities. 


Location: RAF Croughton (Travel required around local sites)

Permanent - Full time (40 hours)

Competitive salary + Company Car/Allowance


Key Purpose:


This is an exciting opportunity for a motivated and ambitious Senior Pre-Construction Manager to support a billable works programme, worth circa £30m / annum, for this area.  


Key Accountabilities:

  • Assist in establishing a client's requirements and undertake feasibility studies;
  • Coordinating other members and stakeholders in the design team; 
  • Preparing tender and contract documents, e.g. JCT, NEC forms and bespoke contracts;
  • Advising on and acting in accordance with CDM 2015, Principle Designer
  • Ensure projects are completed on budget and to schedule;
  • Advise clients on schemes, projects and determine requirements;
  • Prepare scheme designs with costings, programmes for completion of projects and specification of works;
  • Organise documents for tender and advise on appointing contractors, designers and procurement routes;
  • Undertaking a variety of surveys and inspections including condition surveys, dilapidation surveys. Determine the condition of existing buildings, identify and analyse defects, including proposals for repair;
  • Advise on energy efficiency, environmental impact and sustainable construction;
  • Deal with planning applications and advise on property legislation and building regulations;
  • Negotiate dilapidations (when there is a legal liability for a property's state of disrepair);
  • Advise on the health and safety aspects of buildings;
  • Work with key stakeholders including DIO and TLB's, utilising asset condition information, to develop future year billable works programme.
  • Set a Safety-First culture.
  • Ensure VIVO fulfils all legal responsibilities when delivering projects.
  • Proactively widen the available supply chain and seek to improve the levels of quality in delivery
  • Ensure projects are delivered to the appropriate legislative and JSP standards.
  • Identify opportunities for reducing carbon emissions throughout the build phase and the life cycle of the asset by working within JSP 450
  • Ensuring all projects have a formal brief, specifications, procurement plans and tender documents, and is robustly managed, in accordance with the contract.
  • Ensure compliance with policies and procedures and delivery standards for managing the delivery including compliance with Health and Safety requirements including the CDM Regulations and Control of Asbestos Regulations.
  • Operating towards Vivo mission and values ensure the team and supply chain demonstrate a Customer First methodology


Things You'll Need:


Knowledge and Skills:

  • Minimum of 1 - 5 years within the industry
  • RICS (B.Sc. Hons - Building Surveyor) working towards chartered status
  • Strong IT skills and knowledge of relevant software including AutoCAD and BIM
  • Technical knowledge and competence
  • Preferred but not essential IOSH/NEBOSH
  • Ability to gain Security Clearance
  • Have a demonstrable, genuine knowledge and understanding of the construction industry and CDM.
  • Compliance and HSE Experience.
  • Confident using Microsoft Offices packages and Maximo
  • Driving licence



VIVO Defence Services

The role you have applied for is with VIVO Defence Services, a joint venture between Serco and EQUANS. By applying for this role, please be aware that information contained within your CV may be shared between VIVO Defence Services, Serco and EQUANS during the recruitment process.


At VIVO, we are committed to building a diverse and inclusive organisation that supports the needs of all. Therefore, we will make reasonable adjustments at interview through to employment for our candidates and strongly encourage applications from a diverse candidate pool.


We are open to discussions around flexibility and flexible working and operate a hybrid work structure in many of our business areas. We are proudly a Disability Confident Employer. Disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for the job will be given the opportunity to demonstrate their abilities at an interview. If candidates wish to request extra time to apply then they should contact 0345 010 4000 and ask to speak to a VIVO Recruiter.


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10/02/2023 02:52:00
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