Job Title:Preconstruction Manager
Requisition Number:2018-033

Type of Position:Full Time
Education Required:Bachelors
Security Clearance Required:No
Posting Start Date:11/1/2018

Preconstruction Manager

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Description/Job Summary

The Preconstruction Manager (PM) is responsible for leading the overall management of the preconstruction phase for multiple projects, including estimating, constructability reviews, bid package development, logistics plans development, value engineering, contract awards, and other work related to Design Assist and Construction Management type contracts. The Preconstruction Manager works directly with the Owner, the Design Team, in-house Preconstruction and Operations departments, and subcontractor and supplier community to facilitate the design, pricing, and execution of construction work for a variety of building types.  


  • Develop the Project Budget in line with the pre-planned strategy and in accordance with the RFP
  • Evaluate alternate schemes
  • Budget feasibility
  • Schedule optimization
  • Program compliance
  • Hold team members accountable for their actions
  • Perform and Check Quantity take-offs
  • Strategically source and solicit the most qualified subcontractors for the market sector and scope
  • Develop detailed estimates at all phases of design
  • Verification of labor and material costs
  • Manage and coordinate all CSI divisions
  • Chair and record design and construction review meetings.
  • Maintain regular budget and schedule reviews.
  • Review details for practicality of Construction, Operations, and Maintenance.
  • Prepare reports and actions plans as necessary to maintain schedules for compliance and bridging documents budgets.
  • Perform conceptual estimating services.
  • Review and provide comments on final concept drawings and working drawings.
  • Coordinate employees and consultants
  • Review and determine project General conditions and requirements
  • Complete progress reports
  • Preparation and presenting of proposals to owner
  • Manage open-book cost estimating to include cost control, constructability reviews, value engineering, life cycle cost analysis, scheduling, logistics, subcontractor selection and material procurement; all tailored to the clients explicit goods and needs
  • Participate in the development of phasing, sequencing and site logistics strategies
  • Attend and chair design meetings with the owner, A/E and subcontractors
  • Draft and negotiate subcontract agreements, purchase orders, and professional service agreements in support of preconstruction and construction projects.
  • Manage document receipt, tracking, and distribution process
  • Assist with prequalification of subcontractors
  • Archive historical data for use in future budget preparation
  • Participate in the Subcontractor buyout process
  • Monitor the planning and permitting of approval processes and contractual obligations
  • Contributes to compliance with small, disadvantaged, and women owned business requirements
  • Prepare technical proposals.
  • Prepare and deliver oral presentations.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with design firms, construction managers, and construction community.
  • Take an active role in trade associations and other community-based activities
  • Take courses and attend seminars to continually improve skills
  • Take in-house training classes offered by the company
  • Other tasks as necessary

Required Skills

  • Possess strong team building; interpersonal; decision making, analytical problem solving, research, and negotiating skills
  • This position requires strong verbal and written communication skills and interact effectively at all levels.
  • Ability to developing relationships with clients, design teams and subcontractors
  • Time management with the ability to organize, assess and prioritize multiple tasks, projects, and demands, and to work independently
  • MS Office – Word, Excel, Power Point and Outlook
  • Quantity Take-off and PDF editor software

Required Experience

Must have a minimum of ten (10) years of previous preconstruction experience, preferably with a construction company which performs commercial construction. This position requires a successful track record in all aspects of preconstruction phase project management. Must have a substantial background in process management; must have a proven record of leading a team from design to construction with an emphasis on building client relationships.

If selected candidate has bachelor’s degree, a minimum of three (3) years of preconstruction experience, preferable with a construction company which performs commercial construction is required.

Required Education

High School diploma or G.E.D.

Preferred Education

A bachelor's degree in architecture, engineering, construction management, or related field is preferred. 
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