Preconstruction Manager

The Preconstruction Manager will work closely with estimating, architects, engineers, owners, and subcontractors.

Preconstruction Manager Qualifications:

  • Creative and innovative approaches and solutions on a project by project basis
  • Ability to identify, adapt to, and resolve complex issues
  • Effective participation in team environment, with both external and internal teammates
  • Proficient computer skills in Microsoft Office Suite, estimating software (Sage or similar), takeoff software (Onscreen Takeoff or similar), BIM tools (Revit, Assemble, etc.) a plus, project management software (Procore or similar), and scheduling software (Project or similar)
  • 10+ years of experience as a commercial construction bachelor’s degree a plus but not required
  • A strong work ethic and a “can do” attitude
  • Excellent listening skills and strong communication skills
  • Ability to independently manage workload and commitments
  • Balance commitments while maintaining flexibility to jump in and out of projects on short notice
  • Effectively summarize detail and complex information into simple bullet points that allow stakeholders to make informed business decisions
  • Curiosity and “outside the box” thinking
  • Ability to navigate various estimating, scheduling, and database platforms
  • Ability to manage and report information on a client by client basis
  • Coordination of the project from first estimate all the way through subcontracts being formalized
  • Ability to look beyond the information that has been given, to ask the right questions and work to provide a complete project cost evaluation
  • Must be a collaborative and passionate advocate for our customers, empowering and informing them throughout the project
  • Must be aggressive in providing innovative solutions to complex issues as they arise related to cost, lead times, trade partners, and/or specified products or materials
  • Ability to make reliable predictions as it relates to cost and be comfortable estimating across all scopes of work
  • Must have experience preparing detailed conceptual cost estimates and conceptual cost studies from schematic or feasibility level documentation
  • Ability to prepare detailed estimates and, as the design evolves, develop variance summaries between estimates and value engineering studies throughout
  • Ability to assemble a complete presentation worthy estimate package that clearly communicates project cost
  • Must be able to collaborate with project team to establish the necessary staffing and project requirements
  • Must have knowledge and understanding of unit costs and the factors that affect construction cost
  • Ability to prepare detailed instructions to bidders, trade specific clarifications and comprehensive bid packages
  • Must have experience with the bidding process: soliciting bids, communicating with the bidders, evaluating subcontractor proposals, using bid tally sheets, etc.
  • Make subcontractor award recommendations to customer/owner and the negotiation and finalization of subcontracts with trade partners
  • Must be prepared to participate and often lead the preparation and presentation of cost / budget information to the customer/owner
  • Must have experience being a member of the team involved in request for proposal responses (RFP’s) and the formal presentation for a project
  • Ability to engage and develop business with new and existing customers
  • Ability to lead the preparation and presentation of cost / budget information to the customer/owner
  • Ability to lead and facilitate value engineering sessions with the project team and design team
  • Is a key participant with leadership experience involved in request for proposal responses (RFP’s) and the formal presentation for a project
  • Must be familiar with reviewing construction contracts and can identify key insurance and damages clauses
  • Can lead, manage and motivate project teams during the preconstruction phase of a project

Preconstruction Manager Roles & Responsibilities:

  • Integrate with a small team focused to grow the commercial market segment in Florida
  • Lead project based estimating efforts
  • Develop conceptual cost models
  • Coordinate the detail cost estimates at SD, DD, and CD phases
  • Develop GMP estimates
  • Develop procurement and construction schedules
  • Write cost and contract qualifications
  • Manage the bidding and buyout processes on multiple projects in different geographical locations simultaneously
  • Develop, document and update workflow processes; Create standardization and best practices
  • Streamline project takeoffs/quantifications
  • Develop and maintain historical cost metrics Develop reporting and communication tools
  • Use the power of benchmarking to communicate costs early and accurately
  • Support overall marketing efforts for the commercial market
  • Support business strategy initiatives for the commercial market
  • Support client capture strategies for the commercial market