Job Description

Pre-Construction Manager  (#8941) - California
Industry: Construction Management
Industry: Commercial Concrete & Tilt-Up

Pre-Construction Managers Needed


The Preconstruction Manager is responsible for planning, coordination, and management of the design, estimating, and planning phases of construction projects at each assigned property. Preconstruction Managers must work in partnership with Development, Design & Planning, Construction, Tenant Coordination, Leasing and Property Management/Operations to achieve the department’s business goals and are expected to do so on numerous projects concurrently or on a large project with assistance/oversight from an Senior Manager or AVP - Preconstruction.

Core Functions

Maintain updated BSR and Oracle project forecasts and accounting.

Manage parts of multiple small projects or one large project during preconstruction including design contract management, design review and budget/schedule updates.

Prepare estimates and schedules for review.

Interface with Development, Leasing and Operations to respond to the need for conceptual estimates on potential development, leasing-driven and CAPEX projects.

Create initial project schedules and clearly define project scope to accompany the conceptual estimate.

Perform site reviews and develop property condition reports as necessary.

Assist the Senior Preconstruction Manager or AVP, Preconstruction to develop the project site logistics / phasing plan.

Touch base with the contracting community periodically to stay current on construction cost information.

Track assigned portions of the project budget through the development, design, and preconstruction process.

Create RFP, bid, recommend, and manage civil engineer, soils engineer and surveyor during the design phase, as determined by the Senior Preconstruction Manager or AVP during the design and preconstruction phase.

Track and follow up RFP’s bid analysis and present for the Senior Preconstruction Manager or AVP review.

Process contractor/consultant changes including ensuring accuracy and verifying all aspects of each change order for assigned projects.

Prepare reports and distribute accordingly on specific aspects of the preconstruction program as designated by the Senior Preconstruction Manager, or AVP.

Assist Design & Planning during schematic design, design development and construction documentation to provide constructability reviews and updated project estimates when defined in the initial project schedule.

Ensure that the project moves through internal approvals and the design phase in accordance with the initial project schedule. Update and maintain the initial project schedule as required. Communicate important design/development/preconstruction milestones to the project team as often as is appropriate.

Take responsibility for the project during the transition period to ensure a clean hand-off in accordance with the project transition timeline identified by the Senior Preconstruction Manager or AVP.

In conjunction with Construction, create RFP, bid, interview, select and write contract for the general contractor(s).

Track and organize project information, documents and correspondence. Work with TC and the Construction PM’s to obtain historical cost data in the appropriate formats and input into the cost database.

Assists with group goals and objectives relating to estimating, the cost database, and preconstruction.

All other duties as assigned.

Skills and Experience

Minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Architecture or Construction Management is preferred. Noteworthy candidates without a formal degree may be considered

Supplemental education from ICSC or related industry group is preferred.

Minimum of 5 to 7 years experience in the management of construction projects with emphasis on retail is preferred.

Experience with a nationally recognized general contractor or retail developer is preferred.

Employee must have the physical capability to perform all core functions of the position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the core functions of the job.


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