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Preconstruction Manager - Specialty Contracts

Essential Duties:

  • Establish and maintain lines of communication with permit and inspection agencies;
  • Coordinate budget pricing during the design process; coordinate bidding and selection of subcontractors;
  • Coordinate with project managers on team assignments and assists during the pre-construction  phase;
  • Monitor design progress for compliance with define cost, schedule, and quality criteria;
  • Plans and leads the pre-construction strategy meeting on the approach to the project or estimate;
  • Record for meeting minutes of pre-construction meetings with owners, architects, subcontractors, and any related professionals;
  • Review or generates all contracts with owners and participates in contract negotiations with owners and attorneys;
  • Coordinate owner required information and materials as required during pre-construction period;
  • Coordinate and assure that preliminary preconstruction and construction schedule has been developed for estimates;
  • Verify estimates (including general conditions) for  accuracy, completeness, and reflection of project requirements;
  • Coordinate and obtain all building and trailer permits;
  • Administer any permit issues that arise during preconstruction  and construction phases of project;
  • Obtain use and occupancy certifications at completion of project;
  • Evaluate potential risk factors; review with senior executives if necessary (e.g., contract bond authorization, contract review, and insurance review);
  • Develop and maintain county permit contact database

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Ability to comprehend difficult and complex estimating
  • Ability to work with engineering drawings and specifications
  • Knowledge of city processes for plan review and permitting
  • Proficient in advanced use of Microsoft Excel, MS Word, and Project
  • Experience with scheduling (P-6/Microsoft Project preferred)
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and able to multi-task
  • Possess good interpersonal and written communication skills 
  • Excellent organizational skills with heavy attention to detail required
  • Excellent communications skills


  • Four-year degree in civil engineering, architecture, construction management, or related field
  • 5+ years estimating preconstruction or construction negotiated work