Preconstruction Manager in Columbia, SC at Thompson Construction Group Inc

Date Posted: 9/24/2020

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
  • Location:
    Columbia, SC
  • Job Type:
  • Experience:
    At least 4 year(s)
  • Date Posted:

Job Description

Basic Scope/Purpose:

Responsible for Conceptual, Schematic, Design Development Estimates, GMPs, and lump sum bidding.  In addition, have a strong understanding of CM@Risk and Design-Build delivery methods.    Utilize Onscreen Takeoff, ProCore, Timberline Estimating, and Local Subcontractor Market input to prepare estimates for projects. 

Job Responsibilities:

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Able to lead the team of Preconstruction personnel to effectively and consistently deliver accurate information to the client in a timely manner
  • Lead multiple projects simultaneously through preconstruction phases from conceptual to GMP.
  • Quantify project quantities using on-screen and manual take off tools.
  • Periodically meet with owners and design team representatives to review estimates, value engineering, and constructability review.
  • Solicit pricing from and manage subcontractors.Be familiar enough with data to determine material and labor requirements and prepare itemized scopes for each trade.
  • Able to professionally communicate and perform constructability reviews with owner and architect.
  • Actively participate in presentation, interview, & proposal preparation
  • Develop conceptual cost models to assist owners and architects with preliminary planning
  • Ensure success by reviewing preliminary estimates and studies during preconstruction; monitor design development cost trends in order to detect over-runs and potential problem areas
  • Participate in the value engineering process as a solution provider
  • Visit the site, making note of geographical features and access to infrastructure
  • Participate in the preparation of construction schedule for estimating purposes; request and discuss staffing requirements, and logistics plan with Project Manager
  • Take into account all the materials, personnel, and any other resources needed to complete construction.
  • Responsible for maintaining relationships with subcontractors and. These relationships are used to keep track of current pricing and to negotiate better rates for long-term or large-scale projects.
  • In addition to monetary costs, must take into account the duration, scope, and potential profitability of a project
  • Other duties as assigned.

Job Qualifications:
  • Must have 4 year degree in engineering or construction management degree or equivalent and experience.
  • 5-7 years minimum experience estimating vertical commercial building projects.Experience with schools, municipalities, healthcare, and hospitality preferred.
  • Experience leading other preconstruction personnel.Able to manage and coach a team
  • Ability to build an estimate without detailed plans and specifications (conceptual information)
  • Ability to build positive working relationships with owners, architects, engineers, subcontractors that lead to positive outcome.
  • Must have superior computer skills: Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook), ProCore, Blue Beam, Experienced with Timberline estimating software.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Self-motivated and self-directed with strong organizational skills, attention to detail.
  • Strong mathematical and analytical skills
  • Ability to work effectively and efficiently under tight deadlines.
  • Complete knowledge of the “front end” of specifications including bid form, bid requirements, bonds, minority requirements, general conditions, building permits, safety site restrictions and staffing of projects.
  • Candidate may be required to pass a drug test and Criminal background check based on job location/requirements.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.