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Preconstruction Manager

Company: Forrester Construction Co.
Location: Rockville
Posted on: May 29, 2023

Job Description:

Are you looking for the opportunity to move your career forward with a growing company? You found the right career move with Forrester Construction. We offer a strong corporate culture that emphasizes excellence and teamwork. We support the development of outstanding careers and offer opportunities for our team to continually grow their professional skills. Our size and plans for growth allow every Team Member to have an impact on the success of the company and creates a strong sense of pride and ownership. We offer a comprehensive benefits package and competitive salaries.The Preconstruction Manager will manage and deliver quality preconstruction services on a diverse portfolio of commercial construction projects. The candidate will work closely with Operations project teams across multiple projects and Business Units and will act as the liaison with clients, architects, engineers, consultants, and subcontractors during the preconstruction process. The Preconstruction Manager will rally a talented team of construction professionals in interpreting project documents to prepare clear, complete, and competitive budgets and estimates, including bid packages and general conditions. This individual is also relied upon to develop and nurture current client relationships and showing the value of Forrester Preconstruction Services to potential clients.DUTIES:

  • Performs accurate quantity takeoffs and conceptual interpretation for their assigned trades, generate accurate cost estimates for each trade.
  • Actively tracks local market conditions and their effect on costs and schedules.
  • Leads Preconstruction projects by interpreting conceptual design development or final project documents and preparing clear, complete and competitive budgets and estimates.
  • Manages projects throughout their lifecycle, tracking costs, managing communications and enabling project success.
  • Assists in developing/facilitating Preconstruction training programs and commits to the development of Group and Company Team Members.
  • Attends Owner/Architect Design meetings and is able to identify cost impacts and communicate them in a timely manner.
  • Informs Preconstruction team members of project requirements and owner directives and develops plans to meet the stated goals.
  • Leads identification of qualified subcontractors and establishing and maintaining bid solicitation lists.
  • Responsible for organizing and leading the estimate effort; coordinating with Preconstruction and Operations team members to scope the project requirements and prepare detailed cost estimates.
  • Responsible for subcontractor engagement on projects and conducts detailed breakdown analysis of subcontractor price proposals to present an accurate picture of cost drivers for the project.
  • Prepares estimate deliverables and presentation books for clients during various stages of the Preconstruction Process.
  • Responsible for tracking and mitigating overages in project budgets through a well-documented Cost- Savings Suggestion process.
  • Responsible for adequate documentation for all communication, budgets and estimates presented to clients.
  • Responsible for post contract award financial tracking of accepted owner estimate; supports development of Owner Contract financial exhibits; and Estimating to Operations turnover to enable success in purchasing and operations functions.
  • Serves as a primary point of contact for all day-to-day communications with the Owner and Design team.QUALIFICATIONS:
    • Bachelor's degree in Construction Management, Engineering, or other relevant concentration.
    • 6 years + of preconstruction/estimating positions in a commercial construction setting for projects $5M to $100M.
    • Experience managing multiple direct reports in estimating or project management positions.
    • Knowledge of General Construction, sitework, foundations, building structure, building envelope, and building systems (MEP, Fire Sprinkler, AV, Telecom, Security, etc.) and the interface between different systems.
    • Extensive knowledge of the subcontractor market, products and manufacturers for each major input for each trade
    • Demonstrated leadership skills with ability and willingness to face challenges, direct others, and effectively offer solutions to overcome obstacles.
    • Experience in estimating of projects in various stages of the project from conceptual / schematic / design development to construction documents.
    • Proven success when organizing necessary resources, including people, tools and time to meet tight deadlines and achieve desired results.
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including ability to present complex information in groups and one-on-one settings.
    • History of success in interfacing with clients, architects, subcontractors, etc.
    • Strong computer skills with a variety of software packages.
    • Proficiency with mathematical complex operations and accounting principles on a regular basis.
    • Ability to deal with non-verbal symbolism (formulas, scientific equations and graphs).
    • Ability to deal with concrete and abstract variables.
    • Must be goal oriented and a self-starter.
    • Ability to work in a fast-paced, deadline-oriented work environment.
    • A commitment to Teamwork, Doing the Right Thing and Making things Happen.

Keywords: Forrester Construction Co., Rockville , Preconstruction Manager, Executive , Rockville, Maryland

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