Pre - Construction Manager

KBE Building   •  

Farmington, CT

Industry: Real Estate & Construction

  •  

11 - 15 years

Posted 42 days ago

Key Responsibilities:

Gather, calculate and compile data (unit costs, subcontractor quotes) for use in conceptual bid proposal estimates.

  • Compile subcontractor solicitation list;
  • Work with Assistant Estimators & Estimators to solicit subcontractor interest through telephone calls, faxes, etc.

Prepare routine estimates and constructability reviews under general supervision.

  • Review and critique quantity take-offs prepared by Assistant Estimators or prepare quantity take-offs;
  • Price the above if assigned, and review with the Manager of Preconstruction Services;
  • Review documents for thoroughness and constructability and prepare a report outlining findings.

Prepare bid packages, conceptual estimates, analysis of subcontractor bids, etc. for projects of medium size and/or complexity, as assigned.

  • Prepare estimates based on quantity takes-offs, unit prices and subcontractor quotes to arrive at a total estimated cost;
  • Review above with Manager of Preconstruction Services and/or Senior Management.

Interface with owner, architect, engineers and subcontractors to provide engineering and cost data regarding project feasibility.

  • Attend meeting and prepare meeting minutes for distribution to team members
  • Prepare RFIs as necessary to gain clarification for resolution of questions or ambiguities in contract documents;
  • Distribute addenda, etc. to appropriate parties.

Write exhibits identifying exclusions and qualifications custom tailored for each project.

  • Prepare comprehensive, accurate exhibits outlining KBE responsibilities and owner or tenant responsibilities.

Prepare preliminary project schedules tailored for each project.

  • Prepare project schedules inclusive of preconstruction services during design, bid and award services, and construction services that are tailed to each specific project.
  • Schedules should include milestones for Design Teams, Owner review periods and Construction deliverables.

Site Logistics

  • Prepare site logistics plans tailored for each project, incorporating phasing, if applicable.

DESIGN BUILD PROJECTS:

During the process of attempting to secure a design/build project, the Pre-construction Manager will be responsible for the following:

  • Ensure accurate and timely preparation of submissions including cost estimates, including value management pricing during the solicitation process;
  • Study thoroughly and know all requirements of the solicitation in order to ensure that KBE’s submission meets all the requirements of the solicitation;
  • Prepare Qualifications & Exclusions, and site specific construction related information/analysis needed to support these submissions.

Once a design/build project is secured, the Pre-construction Manager will be responsible to manage/supervise the Preconstruction Phase of Services including, but not limited to, the following:

  • Manage the KBE team assigned to the project outlining roles, services required, and deadlines;
  • Attend all meetings with the design team and client and be KBE’s day-to-day contact for these relationships;
  • Act as the client liaison until the project is transferred to Operations. Stay in contact with the owner to foster relationships;
  • Perform continual review and assessment of the developing design and trends in construction materials/labor/pricing to verify that the projected cost and schedule of the design is in alignment with KBE’s previously accepted lump sum bid or, where a firm number is not yet established, the Owner’s constructionbudget;
  • Advise KBE’s Senior Management and the Manager of Pre-construction Services if the cost and/or schedule are projected to exceed the referenced limitations and outline a plan on how the situation is going to be mitigated/addressed/presented;
  • Assist Operations in developing project specific bid packages for various trades that incorporate all applicable program requirements including scope of work, schedules, insurances, bonds, unit prices, supplemental bids, alternates and/or allowances;
  • Prepare and coordinate all turnover documentation and facilitate turnover meeting with Operations team.

NEGOTIATED PROJECTS (other than Design/Build projects):

During the process of attempting to secure a negotiated project, the Pre-construction Manager will be responsible for the following:

  • Prepare fee and general conditions proposal in conjunction with KBE’s Senior Management and the Manager of Preconstruction Services;
  • Study thoroughly and know all requirements of the solicitation in order to ensure that KBE’s submission meets all the requirements of the solicitation;
  • Prepare Qualifications & Exclusions, and site specific construction related information/analysis needed to support these submissions.

Once a negotiated project is secured, the Pre-construction Manager will be responsible to manage/supervise the Preconstruction Phase of Services including, but not limited to, the following:

  • Manage the KBE team assigned to the project outlining roles, services required, and deadlines;
  • Attend all meetings with the design team and client and be KBE’s day-to-day contact for these relationships.
  • Act as the client liaison until the project is transferred to Operations. Stay in contact with the owner to foster relationships.
  • Perform continual review and assessment of the developing design and trends in construction materials/labor/pricing to verify that the projected cost and schedule of the design is in alignment with KBE’s the Owner’s constructionbudget.
  • Advise KBE’s Senior Management and the Manager of Preconstruction Services if the cost and/or schedule are projected to exceed the referenced limitations and outline a plan on how the situation is going to be mitigated/addressed/presented.
  • Assist Operations in developing project specific bid packages for various trades that incorporate all applicable program requirements including scope of work, schedules, insurances, bonds, unit prices, supplemental bids, alternates and/or allowances.
  • Prepare and coordinate all turnover documentation and facilitate turnover meeting with Operations team

Education/Experience:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Bachelor's Degree and 10+ years of related experience
  • Proficiency required in: Microsoft Word, Project, and Excel
  • Proficiency encouraged in the use of Microsoft PowerPoint, AutoCAD, Bluebeam and BIM software.

LANGUAGE SKILLS

  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations.
  • Ability to write marketing plans, reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals.
  • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.
  • Ability to negotiate final sales.