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Pre-construction Manager

Dallas, Texas
The Preconstruction Manager will lead Preconstruction and Estimating on assigned projects, including conceptual estimating, planning and specification estimating and bidding, client presentations and leading design teams and their consultants through project pre-construction phase.
This position has a potential career path to the Director of Pre- Construction as the company continues to grow.


Experience and Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree, preferably in Architecture, Engineering, or Construction Management
  • >7-10 years of experience in Estimating and Pre-Construction Management Role for GC or Developer. Proven estimating abilities both conceptual and plan and spec.
  • Min 5 years of experience in lead pre-construction management role for specific projects.
  • Physically able to climb, lift, carry, walk substantial distances, work in all weather conditions
  • Willingness to travel as needed
  • Experience with contractor perspective: procurement, controls, sequences, quality measures
  • Understands due diligence and permitting practices, construction Estimating Software (On-Screen, RS Means, etc...), industry standard contracts for architects and Consultants.
  • Knowledge and proficiency in using Word, Excel, MS Project, and project software platforms.
  • Familiarity with all aspects of pre-construction and estimating general process.
Key Accountabilities:
  • Lead pre-construction services including budgeting, estimating services and assisting in the procurement of future projects, estimates related to site audits.
  • Prepare conceptual, schematic, design development and GMP estimates and deliverables as required to support preconstruction activities for our team members and their clients.
  • Work with the Vice President of Construction and/or Director of Construction in the development of standards, process, best practices, etc. as needed for the Preconstruction Services to be a “Best in Class” provider of these services.
  • Perform all due diligence with municipalities to ensure that all aspects and requirements have been accounted for in the project budget.
  • Attend scheduled design meetings.
  • Manage project budgets and deadlines. 
  • Lead value engineering and value enhancement efforts.
  • Lead constructability reviews for all projects.
  • Ensure proper paperwork, scopes of work and bid packaging are published and coordinated for all projects and with focus on public bond projects.
  • Ensure that the turnover of a project from pre-construction to the construction phase is properly coordinated with internal and external customers.
  • Re-engage as necessary during the construction phase.
  • Participate in presentation with potential clients, as required, and assist in the preparation of these presentations.
  • Assist in the negotiation of owner contracts related to the pre-construction phase.
  • Mentor, train, and grow estimator and intern preconstruction staff.
  • Assist with Developing department processes and tools that will establish consistency, uniformity, quality, and efficiency of all services delivered by the pre-construction department.
  • Measures productivity of the department assist with determining needs for additional department resources. Assist with technology needs for the department.
  • Develops familiarity with construction markets and resources outside DFW, to provide pre- constructions services in different regions of the country.

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