Senior Estimator/Preconstruction Manager_Phoenix

Okland Construction

Phoenix, AZ, USA

Full time


Oct 6

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Okland is seeking an innovative, boundary pushing pre-construction services manager to guide our preconstruction process and teams. The ideal candidate astutely anticipates design intention and works cross-functionally with numerous stakeholders to execute their project vision. This position is suited for a construction professional who is invested in creating efficiency within the preconstruction process and whose leadership reflects values rooted in working collaboratively to create a remarkable experience.

Required Tasks


  • Oversees the preconstruction process from first estimate all the way through subcontracts formalization.
  • Ensures a smooth transition from pre-construction to construction.
  • Integrates LEAN solutions by leading integrated project delivery amongst all project stakeholders including clients, architects, design partners and trade partners.
  • Develops and maintains pre-construction schedule.
  • Make consistent and reliable prediction relating to costs across all scopes of work.
  • Nurtures strong and long-lasting relationships with clients by understanding what is important to them and keeping them continuously informed.
  • Markets the company to the owner and architectural team; engages the Business Development Department in pursuing future opportunities.
  • Ability to look beyond the information that has been given, to ask the right questions and work to provide a complete project cost evaluation.
  • Act with a sense of urgency providing innovative solutions to complex issues as they arise related to cost, lead-times, trade partners, and/or specified products or materials.
  • Prepare thorough conceptual cost estimates and conceptual cost studies from schematic or feasibility-level documentation.
  • Create detailed estimates and, as the design evolves, develop variance summaries between estimates and value engineering studies throughout.
  • Assemble complete formal presentation estimate packages clearly conveying project cost.
  • Demonstrated success participating/leading request for proposal responses (RFP’s) and the formal interview process for a project.
  • Familiar reviewing construction contracts including identify key insurance and damages clauses.
  • Tireless motivator and goal strategist for the preconstruction/project team throughout the lifecycle of the project.

Education/Experience Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in Construction Management (or related field) or relevant years of experience.
  • 7-10+ years of pre-construction experience.

Knowledge, Skills, And Abilities Requirements

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to pivot and flex approach while maintaining focus on desired end goals.
  • Commanding knowledge of architectural, mechanical, electrical, and plumbing systems.
  • Deep 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.
  • Advanced skills in estimating software (WinEst, Timberline or similar), Assemble, Revit, On Screen Takeoff, Excel, Microsoft word, and Outlook.
  • Immaculate attention to detail when reviewing and understanding others’ work.
  • Demonstrated success leading and mentoring teams.

Physical Requirements

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, talk and/or hear. The employee is frequently required to use hands to finger, handle or feel. The employee is occasionally required to reach with hands and arms. The employee is frequently required to climb or balance, stoop, kneel, crouch and/or crawl. The employee may also occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities include close vision and color vision. The employee is also required to frequently inspect the project and may be exposed to ongoing construction and various weather conditions. The noise level in the work environment may range from moderate to loud.

Hazards: May be exposed to extremes of heat and cold as well as certain unsafe environments; occasionally works near moving mechanical parts and electrical equipment; possible exposure to fumes or airborne particles; possible exposure to internal liquids. This is a safety sensitive position where a momentary lapse of attention can result in serious injury or death. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate and occasionally very loud. Must follow all safety requirements carefully.

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