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Preconstruction Manager

Jobot Chicago, IL

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Job Description
Preconstruction Manager Mixed-Use/Commercial Ground-Up and T.I

This Jobot Job is hosted by: Eli Mandelbaum
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Salary: $90,000 - $130,000 per year

A bit about us:

We are considered “best in class” by our clients and peers, and the media consistently ranks us among the top builders in the United States. For more than four decades recognized for consistently performing at the very top of the industry. Our long-standing commitment to continuous improvement comes with a healthy obsession with quality.

Why join us?

Benefits Include:
Medical Insurance
Dental Insurance
Vision Program
Life Insurance
Short-Term Disability (Company Paid)
Long-Term Disability
Long-Term Care
Pet Insurance
Identity Theft Insurance
Off-The-Job Accident Insurance
IRS 125 Plan
401k plan
529 College Savings Plan
Profit-Sharing Plan
Employee Referral/Recruiting Program
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Bereavement PTO
Volunteer PTO
Volunteer Time/Donation Matching
Various Volunteer Opportunities
Annual Recognition Awards and Event
Annual Employee Golf Outing
Training and Development

Job Details

Essential Duties And Responsibilities
Take leadership role during preconstruction process along with Business unit leaders and project executives
Participate in interviews and interview preparation.
Assist the project principal in developing the strategy, vision, and establishment of project profitability for each project.
Plan and lead the pre-construction under the direction of project principal. Conduct precon kickoff meeting with owner and internal kickoff meeting with estimating team to review precon strategy and vision.
Organize and lead the transition meeting between the project operations team and the pre-construction team and coordinate follow-up meetings
Be accountable for complete estimates sat various stages which reflect all that is required to build the project. After preparation by estimating team, review trade prices, add-ons, estimate qualifications, scope inclusions, and exclusions for accuracy and completeness. Participate in formulation of subcontractor bidding list for the project to maximize competitiveness and coverage.
Create the General Conditions estimate for review by Project Principal prior to submission to Owner.
Take an active role in maximizing the participation of Self Performed trades in each project.
Solicit and Analyze bids, and recommend for award any early award or long lead trades on assigned projects.
Provide estimating support when necessary for trades or scope areas as directed. This may entail providing anywhere from 40-100% of trade estimating depending on project size and estimating team availability.
Review value alternative solutions taking into consideration cost, schedule, maintenance, and life cycle cost implications
Monitor staff time budget during the pre-construction phase of the project
Accountable to monitor (and create when necessary) budget variance analysis reports (Cost Control Log) allowing for clear identification of changes to the estimate both as may be requested by Clients or derived from updates and changes to design documentation.
Prepare or oversee preparation of pre-construction schedule with buy-in from internal departments. When required create realistic and detailed schedules for all design, approval, estimating, and purchasing and construction activities. Interface with Design, Ownership, and estimating team for scheduling of key deliverables.
Analyze permitting requirements for the project with Project VP/PX to facilitate and help coordinate submissions.
Interface with Project design team to provide cost, schedule, and logistics feedback on suggested alternatives to be considered. Provide Management of Design Team as required.
Assemble constructability reviews when for each project identifying best practices to construct details emphasizing high quality, cost efficiency, and lowering risk profiles.
Attend Preconstruction OAC meetings with Design team and Ownership as primary LCI representative, along with support as required from project VP/PX and estimating team. Take and issue meeting minutes if not completed by others.
Provide guidance and training assistance to estimating team members during preconstruction assignments on projects.
Leadership Competencies

Results Oriented

Customer Centered

Two-way Communication

Building Relationships

Critical Thinking and Decision Making

Adaptability and Change Leadership

Technical/Functional Expertise

Supervisory Requirements: None.

Education / Experience Requirements

Bachelor's degree preferably in construction management, construction/building science, engineering, business management or architecture and design.

Current estimating software (i.e. Timberline estimating, MS Word, MS Excel, MS Project, Adobe Acrobat Professional, Bluebeam, Onscreen Take off).

Minimum of 6 years' experience in estimating, pre-construction with supervisory role in tenant improvement and/or ground up construction.

Thorough working knowledge and understanding of all project management control systems (scheduling, estimating, cost control, procurement and business development).

Certifications, Licenses, Registrations: None.

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