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Senior Preconstruction Manager

Company: Leopardo
Location: Hoffman Estates
Posted on: May 28, 2023

Job Description:

The Leopardo preconstruction team is growing and looking for a preconstruction professional to join our team. If you have experience in the residential market this is a great opportunity to join a leader in construction. -
Summary: The Senior Preconstruction Manager is a key role within the preconstruction team, performing work on medium to large projects typically between RFP and project construction start. This position is focused on analyzing construction documents, specifications, proposals, and other documentation to prepare schedules, logistics, general conditions/requirements, constructability review, and estimates based on the project needs. As a liaison to creating the complete preconstruction deliverables, including estimate and initial construction execution plan, this position interfaces with Director of Estimating and reports to the Director of Preconstruction. The Sr. Preconstruction Manager will also coach, mentor, and train other Preconstruction Managers, Project Engineers in rotation, and/or Interns. Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Plan and lead preconstruction under the direction of project principal and Director of Preconstruction. Conduct preconstruction kickoff meeting with owner and internal kickoff meeting with estimating team to review preconstruction strategy and vision.
    • Review the preconstruction deliverables generated by the preconstruction manager and estimating team along with the Director of Preconstruction on an as needed basis.
    • Deliver matrix based initial conceptual estimates as needed basis.
      • Participate in client interviews and interview preparation.
      • Assist the project principal in developing the strategy, vision and establishment of project profitability for each project.
      • Organize and lead the transition meeting between the project operations team and the pre-construction team and coordinate follow-up meetings.
      • Accountable for complete estimates at various stages. 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 10-50% 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.
      • Monitor (and create when necessary) budget variance analysis reports (Cost Control Log) allowing for clear identification of changes to the estimate as may be requested by Clients or derived from 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, 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 construction practices emphasizing high quality, cost efficiency, and lowering risk profiles.
      • Attend Preconstruction OAC meetings with Design team and Ownership as primary Leopardo representative, along with support as required from project VP/PX and estimating team. Take and issue meeting minutes if not completed by others.
      • Communicate, engage and interact with leadership of operations, preconstruction, and estimating.
      • Provide guidance and training assistance to estimating team members during preconstruction assignments on projects.
      • Assist with the implementation of short and long-term strategic objectives of the Company and within the preconstruction department including department strategic planning, recruiting, and career development. - Education / Experience Requirements:
        • Bachelor's degree preferably in construction management, construction/building science, engineering, business management or architecture and design or equivalent experience.
        • Experience with current estimating software (i.e. Timberline estimating, MS Word, MS Excel, MS Project, Adobe Acrobat Professional, Bluebeam, Onscreen Take off).
        • Minimum of 10 years' experience in estimating, pre-construction and new construction with field, supervisory and ground up construction experience.
        • Experience in the multifamily residential market is required. Municipal market experience would be plus
        • Thorough working knowledge and understanding of all project management control systems (scheduling, estimating, cost - control, procurement and business development). Benefits
          • Medical, Dental and Life Insurance
          • Vision Program
          • IRS 125 Plan
          • 401k + matching plan
          • 529 College Savings Plan
          • Generous PTO including Paid Holidays and Volunteer PTO, Time, and Donation Matching
            Why Leopardo?
            Leopardo -is one of the nation's largest and most respected construction firms, building world-class facilities with innovative, environmentally-friendly processes. 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, -Leopardo -has been recognized for consistently performing at the very top of the industry. -Our reputation for outstanding customer service stems from our mission to passionately pursue construction excellence. Our -long-standing commitment to continuous improvement comes with a healthy obsession with -quality. This approach transforms our operations and customer service, helping us become the construction provider of choice in all our specialized markets: healthcare, interiors, retail, cinema, hospitality, office, industrial, residential and municipal. -

Keywords: Leopardo, Hoffman Estates , Senior Preconstruction Manager, Executive , Hoffman Estates, Illinois

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