Preconstruction Manager

Job Locations US-AZ-Phoenix
Posted Date 2 weeks ago(3/14/2023 9:53 AM)
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The Preconstruction Manager (Estimator) will lead preconstruction services of assigned estimates. Responsible for preparing estimates, forming bids and assembling proposals of conceptual and hard dollar projects including quantity takeoffs, review of plans and specifications, developing unit costs to estimate final project costs, soliciting and negotiating prices from subcontractors/suppliers, bid analysis and interacting with owners, architects and engineers. Duties include but are not limited to:


Conceptual Estimating

  • Review and understand project documents at a conceptual and schematic level
  • Complete on-screen takeoff of project quantities for all divisions of work in the commercial construction industry
  • Preparation of internal estimates based on use of historical cost information from bids/completed work
  • Able to complete design review/analysis to identify value engineering opportunities
  • Preparation of proposal information for clients
  • Produce accurate budgets from conceptual and schematic design phases through final estimates that are consistent with the organization’s goals and strategy

Bid Administration

  • Prepare and maintain status of plan reproduction
  • Solicit and maintain communication with subcontractors and vendors
  • Prepare subcontractor bid packages
  • Transmit addenda and other bid information to subcontractors
  • Ensure proper coverage from subcontractors on bid day
  • Show creativity and resourcefulness to gain better pricing from subcontractors

Project Knowledge

  • Review bid requirements thoroughly and ask follow-up question on every bid
  • Has a thorough understanding of the scope for specific trades assigned
  • Develop RFI’s and clarifications and ensure adequate subcontractor coverage
  • Perform a comprehensive “bid day” analysis and scoping of specific assigned trades
  • Understand how to fit subs to the size/scope of project
  • Create bid lists that fit scope of job, ensuring the right subs for the project
  • Include value engineering ideas on every bid

Subcontractor award

  • Thoroughly checks requirements to buy the proper scope
  • Award subs in a timely manner to ensure release of materials
  • Ensure that subs are aware of (and commit to) the project schedule
  • Provide subs with as much information as possible (PM, Super, permit status, etc.)

Stakeholder Management

  • Identify and qualify new subcontractors and material suppliers
  • Lead stakeholders through the design and preconstruction phase of assigned projects
  • Support business development in reviewing preliminary budgets with clients
  • Oversee internal team, including project managers, to prepare costs estimates using a competitive strategy
  • Lead client meetings and presentations throughout the preconstruction phase of the project
  • Negotiate for project construction services
  • Work closely with client to help deliver a satisfactory project that meets the owner’s objectives
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering (i.e. civil, architectural or construction), construction management or related field
  • 3-5 years of estimating and bidding experience and/or turnkey project management in the commercial construction industry; project management experience on commercial and multi-family residential projects is a plus
  • Proven ability to successfully lead estimates and bids of commercial construction projects up to $25 million
  • Proficient in Microsoft Excel; Knowledge of PlanSwift, iSqft, Bluebeam preferred
  • Must be authorized to work in the United States and not require work authorization sponsorship by our company for this position now or in the future.


Competence-based Qualifications:

  • Strong communication skills – both written and verbal
  • Able to interact with all levels of the organization and external customers
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Strong organizational and time management skills; Able to independently prioritize and effectively multitask assignments
  • Strong attention to detail and accuracy skills; Able to follow up and follow through on all requests and assignments
  • Able to lead people, teams, meetings and deliver presentations
  • Commitment to Brinkmann Constructors’ mission and values in all duties and responsibilities


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