Pre - construction Services Manager

Okland Construction   •  

Salt Lake City, UT

Industry: Construction


11 - 15 years

Posted 341 days ago

Position Summary: Manages and oversees the pre-construction process. Ensures that a smooth transition between pre-construction to construction occurs. Establishes and maintains a strong relationship with the owner, designer, and subcontractor. Also, oversees the estimating process.  Makes certain that the company is being represented in accordance with Okland’s corporate values. Required Tasks:

  • Oversees the estimating process.
  • Sets the project up for overall success.
  • Proves value analysis solutions (systems options), including cost/schedule impacts.
  • Establishes and maintains strong relationships with the owner, designer, and subcontractors.
  • Is the lead contact with client and architect.
  • Develops and maintains pre-constructionschedule.
  • Ensures a smooth transition from pre-construction to construction.
  • Serves as the liaison between estimators and owners.
  • Develops strong and long-lasting relationships with clients by understanding what is important to them.
  • Markets the company to the owner and architectural team; engages the Business Development Department in pursuing future opportunities.
  • Regular, timely, and predictable attendance is required for this position.
  • Performs other duties and responsibilities as assigned.


Additional Tasks:


  • Provides estimating and pricing on an assigned or multiple projects.
  • Submits requests to architects and /or owners to obtain clarifications and answers to questions.
  • Presents estimates to the owner in a clean and clear format.
  • Provides all estimate breakouts required by the bid documents, the client, or Okland personnel.
  • Estimates complete concrete general requirements or conditions, including demolition, earthwork, crane needs, ready-mix adjustments, steel embeds and rough carpentry.
  • Reviews and prices all items beforeothers see it.
  • Establishes a rough draft schedule of the project in order to develop estimate pricing, general conditions, and concrete general requirement.
  • Provides estimate for project general conditions, as requested.
  • Sets up the recap on the project, as requested.
  • Reviews established budget estimate and bid, and assists the project manager and job cost accountant with setting up the proper codes and organization of the job cost report.
  • Transmits to the owners and architects the appropriate estimate summaries, recapitulations, and general conditions, etc., in a PDF format only.


Education/Experience Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or Construction Management (or related field) preferred.
  • 10+ years of scheduling and cost estimating experience, including reading and researching blueprints, quantity take-offs, and estimating practices.

  Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Requirements:

  • Knowledge of construction and renovation terms, materials, techniques, procedures, and practices
  • Commanding knowledge of architectural, mechanical, electrical, and plumbing systems.
  • Knowledge of construction cost estimating techniques, procedures, and practices, including material quantity take-offs, labor unit work hours, labor rate analysis, and material unit pricing.
  • Knowledge of value engineering and total life cycle costing techniques, procedures, and practices
  • Knowledge of construction cost estimating computer software.
  • Knowledge of PC-based project management software and other applications (e.g., word processing, spreadsheets, and database programs).
  • Ability to analyze bids, cost proposals, and cost estimates, including labor rates, fringe benefits, overhead, and profit.
  • Ability to read, interpret, and understand construction drawings and specifications.
  • Ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Ability to read and understand constructionschedules.
  • Ability to coordinate action to accomplish work objectives while exercising necessary flexibility
  • Ability to meet predetermined deadlines.
  • Ability to work cooperatively with management, coworkers, public utilities, contractors, vendors, architects/engineers, and other public entities.
  • Ability to work well with co-workers, correct errors, and give suggestions effectively.
  • Proficient in MC2 estimating software, Earthworks, On Screen Takeoff, Excel, Microsoft word, and Outlook.
  • Ability to pay attention to details when reviewing and understanding others’ work.