Job Summary: Responsible for assisting management in the general business operations of the company by the daily management, supervision, coordination, and successful completion of the preconstruction phase of projects. In addition, the Preconstruction Manager will assist with business development. The overall goal of the Preconstruction Manager is to provide a thorough, accurate, and competitive estimate that will result in the award of a profitable project.


  • Provide thorough, accurate and competitive cost estimates through all phases of design, from concept to construction and permit documents.
  • Identify value-engineered alternatives relating to construction methods, materials, schedule, and design.
  • Determine proposal specifications and the scope of work by reviewing drawings, attending and/or managing bid and preconstruction meetings, etc.
  • Analyze and document cost analysis from historical projects, purchase orders, contracts, and cost reports for future use in incorporating into estimates.
  • Provide design assistance and cost data regarding project feasibility to the client, design professionals, and project team.
  • Prepare bid package and provide leadership and coordination on bid solicitation and RFP’s.
  • Develop scopes of work for sub-trades prior to and during bid solicitation.
  • Perform takeoffs of multiple trades to minimize cost risks.
  • Analyze proposals from subcontractors for cost, scope and completeness to determine award of work.
  • Identify and qualify new subcontractors to ensure an adequate number of qualified and financially sound subcontractors are available and to expand bid solicitation coverage
  • Negotiate price with clients and with qualified subcontractors.
  • Prepare preliminary project schedules during the preconstruction phase and assist the Superintendent with the contracted schedule prior to construction.
  • Organize and lead the transition of the project cost estimate to the Project Manager.
  • Assist the Project Manager with pricing and negotiating owner and subcontractor change orders.

Education, Experience, and Licensing/Certifications:

  • Degree in Construction Management, Engineering, Architecture, or related field.
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience successfully estimating (conceptual and hard bid) construction projects for a general contractor.
  • An equivalent combination of education and experience will be considered.
  • Design-build experience on relevant project types.
  • Experience in value-engineering.
  • Valid State-issued driver’s license and vehicle insurance which meets liability coverage requirements and satisfactory driving record.
  • OSHA 10-hour Certification.
  • First Aid/CPR Certification.

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