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Preconstruction Manager

Denver, Colorado
One of our clients in Denver is currently seeking a Preconstruction Manager who can provide creative solutions for budgetary, technical, and logistical challenges during the early design phase of a construction project. If you are able to construct cost management solutions and collaboratively guide a team through the Preconstruction process we want to talk to you.

The Preconstruction Manager is responsible for managing the project pre-construction phases associated with design, budget management, bidding, and issuance of subcontracts.  This position will coordinate estimating and value analysis at each phase of design, ultimately preparing bid packages, bidding and scope reviews resulting in financial reviews, procurement and logistic plans. The Pre-Construction Manager/Estimator will work directly with the Director of Preconstruction, while coordinating with the Construction Team, Development Manager and Ownership.
  • Manage budgets, estimates, and pre-bid packages for construction projects.
  • Identify, track and implement value engineering opportunities and proactively guide the design so as to optimize cost for value.
  • Review project documents and identify potential conflicts and constructability questions.
  • Prepare material takeoffs and pricing at each phase of design development, and track variance reports at each phase.
  • Assist with preparing detailed instructions to bidders and comprehensive bid packages and subcontractor bid forms.
  • Generate subcontractor bidder lists and interest in the project to ensure all scopes of work are covered on bid day.
  • Ensure proper bidder coverage and proper scope is included during the bidding phase
  • Perform for scope reviews, negotiations and prepare each subcontractor for final contract.
  • Conduct and collaborate with the team for final award of subcontractors and turnover of the final budget to the construction team
  • Review the general contract budget with all project costs including subcontractor bids, material costs, equipment costs, general conditions and overhead and profit margins.
  • Identify project opportunities and risks.
  • Prepare and participate in the preparation and presentation of cost/budget information to senior management.
  • Generate, monitor, and enforce preconstruction schedules to ensure proper buyout, and construction starts.
  • Maintain subcontractor database and relationships
  • Review, extrapolate and track historical unit costs from completed bids
  • Other duties as assigned.  
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Construction Management, Engineering or related discipline, or equivalent education and experience required.
  • Minimum 3-5 years previous experience construction estimating field
  • Experience writing and negotiating subcontracts
  • Demonstrated experience in base development, capital improvements, real estate, and construction projects.
  • Knowledge and understanding of real estate development and construction, preferably with a general contractor.
  • Strong capacity for research and problem solving.
  • Ability to complete estimates within tight deadlines, while working on multi projects simultaneously
  • Ability to read, interprets, and evaluates drawings and specifications.
  • Knowledge and understanding of unit costs and the factors that affect construction costs.
  • Ability to adjust plans and schedule to respond to project conditions, crisis situations and to withstand pressure attributable to meeting the changing needs of company executives.
  • Strong computer skills including the ability to use estimating software (Sage/Timberline), on screen takeoff software, spreadsheets, bid management and communication tools, such as email and the internet.
  • Experience and demonstrated with MS Word and MS Excel.
  • Ability to process computer data to format and generate reports.
  • Ability to communicate effectively and professionally both verbally and in writing. Understanding of construction means, methods and sequences.
$110K – 130K DOE

Blue Ridge Executive Search
5218 Brevard Rd
P.O. Box 1237
Etowah, NC 28729

Phone 828.891.9616
Fax 828.891.9617

For more information for this position please forward your resume or email us at jordan@blueridgesearch.net 

We work hard for our candidates. You want a company that understands your industry and is willing to go the extra mile. Blue Ridge Executive Search is that company. We have successfully recruited and placed hundreds of candidates within the construction industry.


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