Senior Preconstruction Manager


Milpitas, CA, USA

Full time


May 5

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  • Responsibility for delivering superior preconstruction services and oversight of estimating.
  • Lead role in providing all deliverables required for RFP responses, e.g., budget review/bid, schedule, approach text, etc.
  • Engage effectively with Owner and designers / engineers during meetings where XL is present.
  • Manages all preconstruction or bidding functions on projects with no limit on size.
  • Conducts all levels of preconstruction role including oversight of estimates from conceptual to detailed to final GMP/bid.
  • Overall Cost Management during preconstruction.
  • Design Management during preconstruction including Target Value Delivery (TVD) and Value Engineering (VE).
  • Effective facilitation of risk workshops and output risk register documentation.
  • Effective contribution to constructability reviews.
  • Options Analysis - creative problem solving and able to propose value adding solutions.
  • Responsible for ensuring the proper reviewing/proofing/levelling of competitive bids.
  • Direct the Preconstruction Managers including assignments, quality assurance and budget review.
  • Takes the lead in creating a comprehensive ITB - ensures subcontracts are bought out properly.
  • Review opportunities to engage Underutilized Business Enterprises (UBE) during procurement.
  • Ensure that Trade Partners get meaningful feedback on both wins and losses when bidding.
  • Keep current with (technology) 'tools' to increase efficiency/proficiency.
  • Remain up to date with XL service offerings from the Construction Technology group and understand their applications.
  • Understand the application and use of estimating systems.
  • Strategist for securing bid opportunities (Win work).
  • Development of draft General Conditions / General Requirements including staff-loader.
  • Maximize sub relationships to support XL work.
  • Awareness of external market trends and competitive intelligence.
  • Maximize fee enhancement opportunities i.e. SDI, SPW, buyout.
  • Explore opportunities for the use of Bradley, Elevated and Arrow in all GMP/Bid submissions.
  • Work cohesively with project teams and provide effective direction during preconstruction.
  • Train others on different systems, their cost structures, and estimating approaches.
  • Coaching / Mentoring of direct reporting preconstruction staff.
  • Review of prime contract to assess risk and refer to risk management team
  • Active involvement in outside industry groups.

Knowledge, Skills And Abilities

  • 12-18 years in construction (8-10 years in estimating/bidding, 8-10 years in XL Market Segments).
  • Expert knowledge and understanding of structural, architectural and MEP systems, corresponding unit costs, and the factors that affect construction cost.
  • Excellent presentation skills with Owners and XL project teams.
  • Strong client and designer / engineer relationships.
  • Familiar with Timberline Estimating and On-Screen Take Off (OST).
  • Strong construction knowledge- understands new building structural systems including deep foundation systems, facades, and MEP systems.
  • Multiple large (100K sq. ft. + ground up) project experience.
  • Proven successful track record of winning work and delivering preconstruction services.
  • Ability to oversee conceptual / summary level schedules.
  • BS level education or professional certification.
  • Ability to assess and manage risk.
  • Knowledge of LEED, Well, and Living Building Challenge.
  • Knowledge of Target Value Delivery, Pull planning and other lean concepts.
  • Experience with negotiated and competitive bid submissions.
  • Experience with progressive and stipulated sum Design/Build.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE AA M/F Vet/Disability)

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