Preconstruction Manager


Summary of Responsibilities:

  • The Preconstruction Leader provides overall leadership and direction to preconstruction efforts that contributes to Company success, through:
  • Estimates&Budgets–Prepare estimates and create budgets, usually based on very preliminary information.
  • Client Services – Represent the Company during pre-construction services performing value engineering, comparative and alternative studies.
  • Team Management – Utilize the estimating team for takeoffs and unit pricing as well as solicit trade community for market pricing based on scopes.
  • Profitability&Protection–Responsible for the profitability, protection and promotion of the interest of company.
  • Business Development – Maintain close contact with existing owners and architects; engage in relevant marketing and networking to acquire new clients and opportunities, if applicable.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities: Include but are not limited to the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Conduct quantity take-off and studies for all items incorporated in the project, anticipating details necessary to complete the project.
  • Provide critical guidance to clients, stakeholders, partnered design firms, on multiple projects.
  • Utilize internal resources, creativity, professional relationships, and proven process to manage

    complex workflows.

  • Lead Project Meetings.
  • Lead Value Engineering Studies.
  • Maintain the Preconstruction records file.
  • Develop, update, and maintain unit costs data bank.
  • Interface with project owners and internal project team, provide timely and accurate reports.
  •   Prepare General Conditions and general requirements estimates.
  •   Interface with subcontractors and supplies. Evaluate proposals relative to the scope of the


  •   Support Business Development in proposal presentations and participate in presentations.
  •   Perform other duties as necessary.
  •   Interact with and coordinate with Chief Estimator, Company Ownership and other internal


Preferred Qualifications:

  • BA/BS/Master’s Degree in a related field (IE- Business, Architecture, Construction, Engineering, etc.).
  • 8+ years relevant work experience in construction.
  •   Experience in conceptual estimating is essential. Must have vocabulary of unit prices for all

    building systems.

  •   Experience in project engineering, project management or field supervision is desirable.

    Knowledge of building construction, materials, systems, market conditions and trade practices.

  •   Excellent oral and written skills required. Excellent computer skills and familiarity with Microsoft

    Office suite programs, particularly EXCEL.

  •   Knowledge of MPP and/or Primavera schedule desirable.
  •   Highly motivated and takes initiative.

    Skills & Abilities:

  •   Strong knowledge of design, contracts, contract management, and cost management principles and practices.
  •   Clear understanding of integrated design and construction schedules.
  •   Appreciation and understanding of Company’s business model, principles and processes.
  •   Ability to lead a collaborative design process with various stakeholders.
  •   Strong relationship-management skills.
  •   Self-motivated, organized team player with ability to manage work priorities in a fast-paced


  •   Ability to develop and maintain a collaborative, creative work environment and influence others.

Preconstruction Manager


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