Heavy Civil Pre-Construction Project Manager – Tempe, AZ (132 views)

Tempe, AZ
August 6, 2019

The Preconstruction Project Manager’s primary responsibility is to manage risk for the company during the preconstruction phase by providing oversight and leadership to preconstruction teams. They are typically involved in multiple projects, but may be assigned to a single large project when merited. In addition to having responsibility for the technical success and execution of the projects they work on, they are also responsible for managing the relationships with the other team members. Preconstruction Project Managers are ultimately responsible for the quality and timeliness of all estimating deliverables for assigned projects. Day to day efforts are focused on management of teams, but individuals will occasionally be asked to develop work product when appropriate or when necessary to manage the flow of work in the department.

Key Responsibilities 

  1. Manage the delivery of preconstruction services for projects; providing input, coordination, and problem solving value at all stages of design development.
  2. A strong design bid build estimating background is necessary. Personnel will develop alternative project delivery experience (P3s, Design Build, CM/GC, and CMAR).
  3. Expert level HCSS knowledge including project specific input of labor rates, equipment rates, insurance, bonding, and taxes. 
  4. Responsibility for the preparation of accurate and timely estimates on large transportation project bids from start to finish, the lead estimator leads and directs the entire estimating.
  5. Experience working on large, complex transportation and heavy highway projects exceeding 100 million dollars. 
  6. Critically analyze bid documents and understand risk and opportunities and articulate those to management.
  7. Define contract risk and establish contract cost exposure and probability due to the identified risk. Propose potential risk mitigation measures and/or recommend reasonable contract contingency.
  8. Thorough understanding with applied knowledge of construction earthwork, structures, paving, underground, and grading practices on large scale and complex heavy civil projects.
  9. Organize estimating team to review plans and specifications, make estimate assignments, and execute overall strategy for winning the bid.
  10. Active participant in reviewing the work of the entire estimating team for compliance with the plans, specifications, and jobsite conditions.
  11. Obtains review and input information from contracts, legal, taxes, insurance, human resources and other support groups.
  12. Has a strong working knowledge of large construction company cost structures (overheads, G&A, fees, insurances). 
  13. Estimate General Conditions and one or more self-perform disciplines.
  14. Experience estimating in a Joint Venture environment including writing & following Joint Venture instructions, collaborating with Joint Venture partners, and conducting reviews.
  15. Conducts bid review meeting with the Division Management to confirm cost, finalize bid, and markup/price work.
  16. Select subcontractors and vendors team and closeout the bid. Understand escalation trends for labor and materials. 
  17. Develop and maintain successful subcontractor relations. Participate in subcontractor outreach and other Good Faith Efforts that encourage minority participation.
  18. Lead, develop, and mentor other team members and junior estimators. Participates in talent management activities, such as coaching and performance reviews of others.

Minimum Job Requirements: 

  1. Four‐year engineering degree or equivalent combinations of technical training and/or related experience.

  2. Ten or more years of experience in an estimating role.

  3. Proficient use of all Microsoft Office Suite programs.

  4. Proficient in the use of commonly used industry estimating software programs.

  5. Successful history executing projects as the prime point of contact with minimal oversight for project teams:a. Preconstruction Project Manager I: projects valued to $50Mb. Preconstruction Project Manager II: projects valued in excess of $50M

  6. Proficient in the use of an Enterprise Project Management Systems.

  7. Proficient in the use of P6 and demonstrates skill in Critical Path Scheduling

  8. Ideal candidates will have project experience in one or more key market sectors identified by the business unit.

Note: Job Description is subject to change at any time and may include other duties as assigned.

Physical Requirements

  1. Occasionally will climb stairs, ladders, etc.

  2. Will interact with people frequently during a shift/work day

  3. Will lift, push or pull objects on an occasional basis

  4. Will sit, stand or walk short distances for up to the entire duration of a shift/work day.

  5. May reach above shoulder heights and below the waist on a frequent basis

  6. May use telephone, computer system, email, or other electronic devices on a limited basis to communicate with internal and external customers or vendors

  7. May stoop, kneel, or bend, on an occasional basis

  8. Required to use hands to grasp, lift, handle, carry or feel objects on a frequent basis

  9. Ability to wear personal protective equipment is required (including but not limited to; steel toed shoes, gloves, safety glasses, hearing protection, hardhat, vest, etc.)

  10. Must be able to comply with all safety standards and procedures

Equal Opportunity Employer Statement:

Sundt Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE) that values and respects the importance of a diverse and inclusive workforce. It is the policy of the company to recruit, hire, train and promote persons in all job titles without regard to race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, color, age, disability, national origin, covered veteran status, or genetic information. We recognize that diversity and inclusion is a driving force in the success of our company.

Salary Type: Per Year

Salary Range: Negotiable

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