Location: LA Palma, CA
Category: Construction Management
Employment Type: Permanent

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The Preconstruction Services Manager is responsible for managing the estimating and purchasing departments by mentoring and developing the staff, overall leadership, management, direction, and execution of the region's estimating and purchasing.  The Preconstruction Services Manager works closely with the sales and operations departments for bid strategy, accuracy, vendor/subcontractor selections and closeout of cost estimates, budgets, and value engineering, assessing risks, strategizing for cost effective buyouts and improved shop drawings, while maintaining a schedule and budget.   
Duties & Responsibilities – Estimating & Purchasing
  • Take the lead to initiate, identify and execute bid strategies, work closely with Vice president/Regional Manager prior to and on bid day with vendor communications.
  • Meet weekly with team to distribute new projects, discuss department changes or procedures, and problem solve any issues on the projects in progress.  
  • Understand project requirements, schedules and special conditions, identify actions and communicate to team. 
  • Expertise and/or understanding in Private, Public, Design Build, and Negotiated Delivery Methods within Divisions, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, & 13. 
  • Timely and frequent communication to Regional Manager/Vice President of areas of risk and issues affecting scope, financial, people and performance. 
  • Review and ensure all bid documents, specifications and plans, bid forms, alternates and addendums are acknowledged.  
  • Maintain estimating/bid schedule and staff meetings.
  • Review all estimates, maintain corporate uniform estimating procedures, scope requirements and accurate and complete quantity surveys.
  • Work with estimator, sales and operations team to develop bidding and pricing strategies.
  • Send out proper and timely request for outsource, vendor, and subcontractor pricing as required.  Review all quotations.
  • Track closure rates and utilize information for strategic decisions with sales on bidding opportunities. 
  • Inform regional team of work that will require quick install, so the bid includes a plan to perform.
  • Resolve purchasing agreement issues with Vendors and negotiate best terms. 
  • Track buyout and competitiveness of fabricators for future project strategies. 
  • Guide team to set up Schedule of Values in a timely and strategic manner to cover early cost requirements and prepare the operations team for advantageous billing. 
  • Keep team focused on getting vendors on board and submittals to the contractor. 
Other Duties
Please note that this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing or activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job.  Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.
Preferred Qualifications (in addition to minimum qualifications)
  • Bachelor’s degree in construction management or equivalent
  • 1-2 years of supervisory experience
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
  • Experience with construction divisions 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13
  • Use of estimating software
  • Track record of success
  • Strong leadership and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to mentor and coach subordinates