The Senior Preconstruction Manager is responsible for managing the entire preconstruction process from the initial concept to the final design and contractor selection. This position guides projects from early design until start of construction while maintaining the Owner's budget, implementing phasing and contracting requirements and keeping the design team on schedule. This position works closely with Project and Program Managers, Architects, Engineers, and Owners to align preconstruction services to the overall mission of a given project or program and to insure the highest level of professionalism and service to clients. In this role you may be required to travel up to 25% of the time.
Responsibilities:Develops and maintains positive working relationships with Client and Architect and/or Engineer contacts to facilitate successful project execution.Attend all client initiated meetings and ceremonial events as well as maintaining regular contact to ensure their satisfaction with specific project progress and results.Regularly participate in presentations to secure new work for the company.Prepare detailed estimates (conceptual, schematic, design development, construction). Assemble the estimate including general conditions (with input from Operations), special conditions, insurance and bonds.Prepare and analyze cost models during the design development and/or bidding period.Create subcontractor/material supplier bid lists.Take the lead in the solicitation process to insure proper bid coverage. Prepare bid packages, obtain bids from subcontractors and material vendors, and analyze bids from subcontractors and material vendors.Ensure that an adequate and proper number of documents are available for estimating the project.Lead the preconstruction strategy meeting on the approach to the project or estimate. Coordinate and assure that a preliminary constructionschedule has been developed for each estimate.Organize and lead the transfer meeting between the project team and the preconstruction team and coordinate the follow-up meetings.Have a working knowledge of material unit costs, systems square foot costs and total building square foot costs.
Oversee the accuracy and quality of estimates, drawing reviews, specification reviews and all otherconstruction documents.Manages multiple projects concurrently.Participates in formal business development presentations to demonstrate the value of preconstruction services to potential clients.Manage workload and develpment of support staff
Bachelor's Degree in Building Science, Construction Management, Civil Engineering or related field
7-10 years of experience within a Pre-construction/Estimating environment, working with large commercial or industrial projects.Advanced knowledge of principles and practices of construction cost estimating, conceptual budgeting, and scheduling.Proficient in MS Office Suite, SureTrak/Primavera and OnScreenValid Drivers' License Required