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Preconstruction Manager

L. Keeley Construction
United States, Missouri, St. Louis
500 South Ewing Avenue (Show on map)
Jul 06, 2024

At Keeley Companies, we believe in empowering our people and fulfilling career aspirations. Keeley is a career destination with countless opportunities for advancement, and a world-class family culture that is centered around creating the best possible environment for our people to thrive.

We are looking to hire a Preconstruction Manager for our Building Group at our corporate headquarters in St. Louis, MO.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Manage the bid process, including soliciting bids from subcontractors and suppliers, evaluating proposals, negotiating pricing and contract terms, and awarding subcontracts.
  • Request quotes from subcontractors and vendors.
  • Maintain relationships with a network of qualified subcontractors to ensure competitive pricing and timely response to bid requests.
  • Engage with clients during the preconstruction phase to understand their vision, goals, and budgetary constraints.
  • Present cost estimates, value engineering options, and schedule proposals to clients in a clear and transparent manner.
  • Address client concerns and provide recommendations to optimize project outcomes.
  • Foster collaboration and communication among internal team members, subcontractors, and external stakeholders throughout the preconstruction phase.
  • Ensure alignment between estimating, scheduling, design, and procurement efforts to streamline execution.
  • Identify potential risks and uncertainties associated with the project scope, schedule, and budget.
  • Develop risk mitigation strategies and contingency plans to minimize project disruptions.
  • Review project specifications, drawings, and other documents to ensure accuracy and completeness during the preconstruction phase.
  • Coordinate with the design team to address discrepancies or omissions and incorporate necessary revisions.
  • Stay abreast of industry trends, best practices and emerging technologies related to preconstruction management.
  • Client development and management.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering, Construction Management, related field, or equivalent work experience.
  • 10+ years' in the construction, engineering, design-build, or related industries performing the similar primary responsibilities listed.
  • Strong leadership and management skills in directing an organization, department, or group.
  • Advanced with Microsoft Office Suite including excel and estimating database software
  • Advanced knowledge of construction takeoff programs
  • Advanced knowledge of bid solicitation software
  • Systematic planner who attends to details with accuracy and focus
  • Team oriented


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