Pre-Construction Manager



Does this sound like you?

You are a dynamic and driven professional with a competitive spirit and a passion for building. Thriving in fast-paced environments, you are motivated by challenges and bring over 5 years of proven experience in bid or project management.

You approach tenders and projects with a creative and innovative mindset, contributing fresh perspectives. Your technical writing and communication are strengths which you utilise to craft detailed construction programs and methodologies.

Holding a relevant qualification in engineering or construction, you possess a comprehensive understanding of New Zealand building codes and contracts, staying updated with industry trends. You have strong analytical and problem-solving skills and excel in identifying value management opportunities and assessing risks.

You are a team player, skilled at building relationships and working collaboratively. Your competitive nature and commercial awareness drive you to consistently deliver high-quality results, even under tight deadlines.

If this is you, then there’s a seat at our table.

Join our powerhouse team of pre-construction professionals and transform the construction industry with us.

About the Role

As a Pre-construction Manager, you will play a crucial role in our tendering process. You will be responsible for coordinating bid and tender submissions, technical writing, preparation of construction programs, and acting as a liaison between key stakeholders. Additionally, you will actively contribute to our ECI / Design and Build projects, attending design team meetings, providing input on buildability, and identifying value management opportunities.

  • Assisting with the coordination of bid and tender submissions
  • Technical writing of Methodologies and Site-Specific Management plans
  • Preparation of detailed construction and/or tender programmes
  • Acting as a liaison between key stakeholders, including consultants, trade partners and the Cook Brothers team. 
  • Coordination of the End-to-End bid process for non-price components of tenders.
ECI / Design and Build:
  • Attendance at Design Team Meetings (as required)
  • Input into Buildability and Construction Methodologies
  • Input and creating of Construction Management Plans
  • Identifying value management opportunities
  • Risk Matrix and Identification

Within this role, you will work closely alongside the Executive Team, National Pre-Construction Manager, Procurement, Estimating and Marketing teams to develop innovative and competitive strategies for each tender. You will be required to:

  • Have the ability to build excellent relationships with our team, clients and trade partners
  • Have experience developing strategic plans alongside a team for winning bids
  • Work well within the team
  • Help identify opportunities
  • Understand, resolve and write complex technical methodologies
  • Prepare and review the commercial aspects of the bid
  • Identify Risks 
  • Ensure on-time submission of compliant and commercially sound bids 
  • Drive continuous improvement through post-bid reviews and research 
  • Work to time-sensitive deadlines across national teams

About You

  • Proven experience as a Bid Manager or 5+ strong years Project Manager or similar
  • Proven experience writing detailed construction programmes
  • Qualification in engineering, construction, or another relevant discipline 
  • Good overall knowledge of relevant NZ building codes and contracts
  • Commercial awareness
  • Excellent organisation skills and proven ability to work to deadlines 
  • A focus on high-quality

About Us

Cook Brothers Construction is a dynamic and innovative construction company known for our commitment to excellence and passion for building. We thrive in a challenging, fast-paced environment, and our pre-construction team is driven by a competitive spirit to deliver outstanding results. Our forward workbook is brimming with exciting, complex and rewarding opportunities that you can be proud to put your name to. 

Cook Brothers Benefits

  • Flexible Working
  • Health Insurance
  • Development through our in-house Sports Psychologist, Software Trainers etc.
  • Career and personal development highly encouraged and supported
  • Company wide 2-day annual conference
  • Work with a supportive and high-performing team
  • Good work/life balance
  • Positive company culture
  • Social Club
  • Exciting projects both currently and in the future
  • Newly renovated offices
  • Competitive salary + laptop + phone
  • Free access to EAP Services
  • Equal Opportunities Employer & Diversity Works Member

Apply Now 

To apply, please apply through Seek by clicking this link here or send your CV to employment@cookbrothers.co.nz