The Preconstruction Manager is responsible for design build budgeting, ensuring project designs are in line with owner budgets, healthcare construction budgeting at schematic and design development, management of pre-engineered building contracts and Sourcewell contract management. This position requires strategic planning and collaboration as part of a leadership team. A high level of client satisfaction through premier project preconstruction execution is critical.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS • Manage, collect, and analyze data processes used to predict, understand and constructively influence the time and cost outcomes of a commercial project. • Communicate information in formats that promote effective management and decision. making encompassing all stages of the project’s lifecycle; from initial estimating required to bid on a proposed project, to documenting project outcome analysis. • Encompass the people, processes, and tools used to plan, manage and mitigate cost and schedule issues and any risk events that may impact a commercial project. • Develop early cost models and estimates including narratives that clearly articulate scope inclusions, exclusions, and assumptions. • Lead schematic and design development level schedules as they pertain to design timelines that demonstrate the sequence of events and help determine resource needs. • Provide support in the plan certification process on design-build projects to help ensure high quality, coordinated plans are delivered on the dates promised. • Compile, establish, refine, analyze and assist in maintaining company-wide database for use in commercial project delivery. • Develop historical labor and labor-trend data related to company’s self-perform work including labor burden and productivity. • Establish materials and equipment data in consideration of current market trends and economic conditions. • Develop and maintain subcontractor and vendor performance measurements and relationships. • Lead and participate as required with the commercial project team in client meetings. • Communicate clear expectations with clients regarding safety concerns, schedule, budget, and quality. • Ensure high level client satisfaction throughout the preconstruction process and into construction by providing premier project preconstruction execution. • Manage all aspects of our Butler building portfolio of work; provide all budgeting, client management, schedule development, quality risk management and safety risk management for all bid, construction management or design-build projects. • Develop plan to increase market share for our Butler building offering by engaging in design build discussions in order to determine the potential of utilizing pre-engineered building systems as the structural component and finish during project development. • Maintain Butler building advantage estimating tool to keep the company current regarding system improvements and pricing trends. • Lead as project manager for all aspects of Butler building construction including communications, preconstruction meetings, product selections, shop drawing review, schedule updates, change order management and revenue/profit responsibilities. • Establish a process to stay current on all Butler building training, and field labor development to improve productivity and eliminate labor risk ensuring higher profitability. • Develop preliminary schedules and planning tools to demonstrate that a clear plan is being considered for each project. • Provide information to our field staffing personnel through developed project controls processes to ensure a well-managed field staff for each project and the company as a whole. • Ensure projects are developed in accordance with the plans and specifications. • Manage all plan and scope questions by utilizing request for information. • Develop a site utilization plan in coordination with the project team on each project. • Ensure project plan logistics include safety requirements and safety concerns are addressed when potential construction means, and methods are considered during project development. • Develop a culture of collaboration among internal and external team members. • Lead and participate in weekly meetings with owners, designers and team members during project development and into construction. • Development and implementation of company project control policies and procedures to ensure the company remains current or ahead of industry standards. • Collaborate with design department to strive for improved capacity and consistency through the use of technology. • Mentor and direct company interns and new hires to ensure personnel are all well versed in all aspects of project controls processes.
QUALIFICATIONS: Minimum Qualifications • 10 years in construction or related field. • Two years in estimating and project scheduling. • Knowledge of building codes. • Proficiency in Microsoft Office and estimating database software. • Skilled in reading and interpreting construction documents. • Proven leadership skills in development, managing and functioning with high performance teams. • Excellent written and verbal communication skills. • Strong attention to detail. • Ability to work independently, be flexible, and work effectively with others. • Assertiveness and self-assurance in presenting and supporting conclusions.
ENVIRONMENT / PHYSICAL DEMANDS • While performing the duties of this job, the employee works mostly indoor with occasional outdoor work with extreme heat, cold and noise exposure. • Ability to work in both office and job site environments with light physical strength requirements occasionally exerting up to 50 lbs. • Remains in stationary position most of the time. • Occasionally positions self, ascends/descends, works atop, or traverses, with continuous repetitive hand/arm/wrist use. • Occasional use and operation of motor vehicles and foot pedal operation. • Occasionally works near heights.
TRAVEL REQUIRMENTS: Travel may be required.
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