Role Overview:

In a Nutshell…

We have an exciting opportunity for a Pre-Construction Engineering Manager to join our team within Vistry South East Midlands, at our office in Leicester. As our Pre-construction Engineering Manager, you will provide lean but robust engineering strategies as part of an established, successful land and development team. Based in the Leicester office covering all housing sites in Leicestershire and Northamptonshire.


Initially, you will be working with the land team to de-risk bids and support the due diligence process for land acquisition approval. This would include technical reporting and providing strategies for drainage, cut & fill, retaining walls, foundations, and utilities. Support with groundworks estimating and procurement would also be provided. This would then follow through to the development team, supporting planning applications with the necessary technical input and engineering strategy. External engineers would be utilised where necessary to add detail to the proposed strategy for checking and presentation purposes. The engineering strategy would be handed over to the technical team for the detailed design stage.


The role requires the production of accurate value engineered information delivered in line with agreed programmes and budgets.


Let’s cut to the chase, what’s in it for you…

  • Competitive basic salary and annual bonus
  • Company car, car allowance or travel allowance
  • Agile working possible (dependent on role)
  • Up to 33 days annual leave plus bank holidays
  • Private Healthcare
  • Enhanced maternity, paternity and adoption leave
  • Competitive contributory pension scheme
  • Life assurance – 4 x your annual salary
  • Share incentive schemes
  • Employee rewards portal with many more benefits…

In return, what we would like from you…

  • Behave in line with our company values – Integrity, Caring and Quality
  • HND/Degree in Building Studies/Construction/ Engineering or equivalent
  • Good level of IT literacy with experience of AutoCAD, Outlook, Excel, Word, and Earthworks modelling software
  • Experience of technical and engineering aspects of house building design
  • An in-depth understanding of Highway & Sewer Standards
  • Construction Design & Management Regulations
  • Substantial experience working within a residential housebuilder or equivalent
  • Extensive experience using AutoCAD
  • Experience using engineer packages such as Microdrainage, PDS.
  • Experience of leading the engineering strategy and working in a team
  • Understanding of changes to regulations and legislation
  • Strong mathematical ability
  • Able to analyse complex data and critically evaluate plans
  • Good decision-making skills
  • Good understanding of budget management
  • Able to direct external consultants
  • A good communicator/listener
  • An awareness of the social and environmental impact of your work
  • Accurate with an eye for detail
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Able to work under pressure
  • Able to work with a high degree of accuracy
  • A methodical approach to working practices
  • Confident decision maker with pragmatic approach to problem solving
  • Able to influence and persuade others
  • A self-starter capable of creating and maintaining momentum in projects
  • Willing to work extra to meet deadlines as and when the business needs require it


  • Be a member of the Institute of Civil Engineers (ICE) or similar professional body

More about the Pre-construction Engineering Manager role…

  • Supporting the land team with the due diligence review and delivery of technical and engineering information required for land appraisals and acquisition.
  • Establishing the engineering principles and strategy on all sites.
  • Supporting the development team with the technical and engineering design information required to accompany planning applications.
  • Coordination of external consultants in the production of technical and engineering details and drawings required through the planning application stage.
  • Engaging with utility providers for incoming mains service proposals and any diversions requirements.
  • Preparation of the full technical and engineering release packs for tender purposes.
  • To ensure the delivery of information in line with agreed programmes and budgets.
  • To assist in implementing departmental objectives and procedures.
  • Provide support and accurate technical and engineering information for all internal departments, including Technical, Commercial, Production, Sales & Customer Services in line with any company goals and programmes.
  • Check and review technical and engineering details and reports for accuracy and completeness.
  • Evaluation of changing regulatory standards and product information to ensure effective and cost-effective delivery of residential schemes.
  • Attend all requisite external and internal meetings, including regular land and development progress meetings.

Finally, let’s tell you a bit more about us…

We’re Vistry Group, the UK’s leading provider of affordable mixed-tenure homes. Our core values of integrity, caring, and quality shape all we do; our partnership-led approach helps us build sustainable communities where they’re needed most.

You’re probably familiar with our unmatched portfolio of brands: Linden Homes, Bovis Homes, and Countryside Homes. We also have Vistry Works, our timber frame manufacturing operation, and Vistry Services, our support functions. Together, we build more than homes, so there’s nowhere better to build your career. We’re proud that our culture sees everyone treated fairly and respectfully, with diversity and inclusion a top priority and reasonable adjustments provided during the application process. Join us in making Vistry.


Job Type: Permanent – Full Time
Location Detail: Penman House, 1 Penman way,Grove Park, Enderby, Leicester, LE19 1SY

Before you apply -
Register now and turn on alerts for jobs like this!

By registering you agree to our terms and conditions.

No thanks, continue to apply