Pre-Construction Manager - North (Glasgow Based)

Competitive salary plus excellent company benefits
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Why choose us? 

Choosing to work for SMS means choosing to make a difference. We are changing how businesses and consumers use energy for the better, helping achieve a greener, sustainable, and more affordable energy system for everyone. Through our range of innovative energy solutions, we are delivering the future of smart energy – working closely with private and public sector partners we are playing a critical role in transforming and decarbonising the UK economy by 2050.  

What's in it for you? 

  • 25 personal holiday days per year (with additional 8 public holidays) increasing to 30 personal days after 5 years of service (includes options to buy and sell) 
  • Hybrid working options. 
  • Enhanced Maternity leave. Paternity and Adoption leave. 
  • 24/7 free and confidential employee assistance service. 
  • Medicash health plan offers a wide variety of benefits from cashback on everyday healthcare treatments like optical, dental and physio treatments. Discounted gym memberships and free 24/7 online GP. 
  • Access to our Share Incentive Plan which allows you to become a shareholder in a tax-efficient way and benefit from the success of the company.
  • Life Insurance (4 x annual salary).
  • Pension matching scheme (up to 5% of salary).
  • Developing our people is important to us - we support and encourage development by offering internal and external accredited courses, secondments and study support. 


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What's the role?

SMS plc is at the initial stages of building a funded CPO network of Rapid and Ultra Rapid EV Charging infrastructure. The projects team is looking for a Pre-Construction Manager to take our EV Charging sites from initial feasibility through to being ready-to-build.

The Pre-Construction Manager role is critical to the success of the role out of our new network as this is where our due diligence takes place to ensure the project is de-risked as far as possible and ready to be handed to the Construction Project Manager.

Working under the Head of Projects, the Pre-Construction Manager will work alongside our Project Managers whilst also being the point of contact for the landowner as the development works progress to towards construction. The role is home based but will require travel for site surveys as well as both internal and external meetings.

If you are keen to work with a company at the forefront of the smart energy revolution, have a background in Pre-Construction or Project Management and thrive in a fast-paced environment then we would love to hear from you.

Please note that this role will be based from our Glasgow Head Office for 2 days as part of our hybrid working policy, with elements of home working and site visits as well. 

The contracted hours for this position is 37.5 hours per week, Monday to Friday.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Manage and coordinate technical site surveys.
  • Coordinate the contractor estimating and design process.
  • Ensure legal searches and lease negotiations are progressing in a timely manner.
  • Manage the planning process.
  • Forecast equipment requirements accurately.
  • Update and maintain projects tracker on a daily basis.
  • Report project progress to Head of Projects and inform of any unexpected delays promptly.
  • Embrace a culture of ‘Continuous Improvement’, together with the Safety, Health, Environmental and Quality systems employed by SMS.
  • Any other duties as required.


To be considered for this role, we would love you to have:

  • A Quantity Surveying, Engineering or Construction Management qualification, or relevant experience.
  • A PRINCE2 or equivalent is desirable but not essential.
  • Demonstrable experience working in a fast-paced projects environment with multiple projects running concurrently.
  • Experience or good understanding of civil/electrical engineering and utilities.
  • Experience managing contractors in an effective manner.
  • Experience or good working knowledge of new grid connections and Distribution Network Operators.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication.
  • Excellent time-management and organisational skills.



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