Head of Pre-construction in London




Are you a Head of Pre-construction who has worked on fit-out and refurbishment projects?

Do you have a track record of bringing in business and projects for companies?

Are you looking for a role that offers complete autonomy and allows you to manage your diary on a weekly basis?

Then this might be the role for you…

I’m currently working with a small fit-out contractor in West London who is looking for a Head of Pre-construction to join their team.

About the company:

My client is a small but successful fit-out contractor based in West London who specialises in fit-out and small works projects up to £1.5m. With a close-knit team, my client has built a strong relationship with main contractors and MOD clients. In a financially strong position, my client is looking to bolster its pre-construction and work pipeline generation by bringing in a Head of Pre-construction.


As Head of pre-construction, you will oversee and manage all tenders/enquires. The post holder will ensure that all tenders are completed on time and to the required standard. Managing client expectations will be a key purpose of the role along with managing the handover process to our projects delivery team upon project award. In addition to this, the post holder will also offer technical support to the projects delivery team.

In this role, you will ensure timely and high-quality bid submissions. You will report on each bid’s progress against agreed schedules and review technical solutions for cost efficiency. Presenting detailed information, including technical responses, staffing, and administrative structures, for internal approval will be key. You will coordinate, prepare, and continuously review bid submissions while organizing meeting schedules and coordinating design and construction teams.

You will prepare bid presentations and actively expand and maintain relationships with both new and existing clients. Additionally, you will provide coaching and mentoring to engineers, offering technical advice and guidance within your area of expertise. Participation in departmental meetings and other duties aligned with your skills to achieve business goals or complete contracts will also be required.

Your ability to manage the bid process, from technical solution reviews to client relationship development, will be crucial to the role. You will be a key player in driving successful bid outcomes and contributing to the team’s overall success.



You will have an enquiring approach, eager to explore innovative ideas while maintaining a strong commercial balance. Essential qualifications include technical knowledge and qualifications within the commercial gas, plumbing, HVAC, BMS, and electrical industries. You must have experience in a customer-facing role, demonstrating a proven track record of building client relationships, and the ability to produce estimates and tenders.

You will scrutinize and verify supplier and subcontractor quotations for compliance with specifications, and must be able to read drawings and design specifications. Evidence of continued professional development and proven management skills, including the ability to lead and manage individual performance, are essential.

Proficiency in Microsoft Office and estimation software is required. You will produce management reports, KPIs, and financial data to demonstrate service delivery and improvement, and devise service plans and strategies to meet deadlines and targets. Qualifications within the industry and at least 10 years in a senior role are desirable. Existing relationships with clients and mechanical contractors are advantageous.



  • £90,000 – £95,000
  • Travel Allowance or company vehicle.
  • Pension


About this Recruiter

Jake Rodger

A bit about me

I’ve been working in recruitment for nearly three years, primarily focused on internal operations. At Cityscape Recruitment, I am part of the Commercial Fit-Out and Refurbishment team and am responsible for recruiting top talent for various white-collar positions within this sector. When I’m not working, I enjoy staying active and participating in sports such as Football, Golf, and Kickboxing. Additionally, I’m an avid musician and play the guitar as well as write songs as a member of a band.
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About Cityscape Recruitment

Cityscape Recruitment is not like any other construction recruitment agency. Our business does not have a sales-driven environment, instead, we reward quality over quantity.

We use our specialist industry knowledge to help introduce and guide construction professionals into companies that best suit their desired career aspirations and personal goals. From Quantity Surveyors to Site Managers to Civil Engineers, we work to the same objective of helping to enhance their careers.

And our relationships don’t end on day one of a new role – we pride ourselves on our ability to build long-lasting relationships with both clients and construction professionals. And we are fortunate enough to work with many leading construction companies and professionals in London and throughout the rest of the UK.


Clients we work for

Our clients range from small, privately owned specialist contractors right up to top-tier PLCs responsible for shaping our country’s landscape.

What our clients say

We have worked with Alex Wallace and the Cityscape Recruitment team for a number of years now and find their service excellent.

They supply well matched and vetted candidates and very quickly understood all our requirements. They have always demonstrated good market knowledge and an ability to deliver to our requirements.

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I have used Cityscape Recruitment multiple times over the last 5 years. Very pleasant to deal with and all candidates put forward for interview are well suited to the position and well vetted by the team, so there is no time wasted with unsuitable applicants. I would highly recommend Cityscape. I intend to use them again in the future should any vacancies become available.

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The Cityscape Recruitment team has always been great to deal with. Always ready to listen to our needs and requirements, a quality some recruiters do not appreciate or have, then advising where they can assist in our staff procurement. We look forward to working with Laura and Cityscape in the coming years.


Construction Recruitment FAQs

Here are answers to some questions that you may have.

At Cityscape Recruitment we have teams of consultants who find opportunities for construction professionals in the following sectors:

  • Main Contractor – Build
  • Fit Out and Refurbishment
  • Residential Development
  • Specialist Contract
  • Civil Engineering
  • Consultancy

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Our Residential Development team recruits for the very broad range of roles available in the Construction and Civil Engineering industries. From Quantity Surveyor to Technical Coordinator to Project Manager.

They can also recruit for the complete range of seniorities within these specialist areas. From Graduate roles, up to Heads of Departments and Managing Directors

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Our clients range from small, privately owned specialist contractors right up to top-tier PLCs responsible for shaping our country’s landscape. 

Some of our key clients are Statom Group, 8Build, AJ Morrisroe and Sons, VolkerFitzpatrick, Troy Group and Bellway Homes. 

Whatever your career aspirations may be, we will have the opportunities and the industry knowledge to share with you.

Our office is in Rickmansworth, West Hertfordshire. We are, therefore, best placed to provide recruitment services for London, the Home Counties, and the Southern Region of the country. However, we can and do recruit for the whole of the UK and have made many successful placements for construction professionals in the Midlands and the North and West regions of the country. 

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When you first contact us, be that through direct contact, responding to an advert or applying through our website, we will connect you with a consultant who works in your specialist area. 

Initially, they will arrange a meeting to talk through your CV and career history. They will encourage you to go into detail about your background and experiences, capabilities and responsibilities, personal circumstances and any other factors they feel are relevant to help them build up a well-rounded profile of you. 

We take extraordinary care in matching professionals to an opportunity – one that will help enhance their careers and a clients’ team. We therefore also use this meeting to empower you in your career. Using our extensive knowledge of the construction industry, we would provide in-depth overviews of businesses, projects and available roles, and guidance on where your strengths will add the most value and career potential. 

After this meeting, the consultant will speak to a number of their clients about you and your CV. Who they speak to can be either jointly agreed upon or you can trust the judgement and expertise of the consultant to contact clients they feel are the best fit for your experience and goals.

If any clients are interested in meeting with you, the consultant will manage the interview process, coaching you before any interviews if required. (Further guidance can be found here.)

If you are successful in receiving an offer(s), our consultant will communicate this with you and help to negotiate the offer(s) and any other terms of employment. 

Finally, we will support you in resigning from your current role, navigating potential counter offers and starting your new role.

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