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Pre-Construction Manager

Freeman and Associates, Inc.
Job Description

Director of Pre-Construction

The Director of Pre-Construction will assist with management of all estimating pre-construction activities. The fiduciary responsibility is as follows: exercise sound judgmentprovidoversight and direction to the estimating staff, review estimating documents and contract agreements and direct estimating/pre-construction efforts on all company projects. Duties include: performing and/or supervising all tasks necessary to complete a well-organized and accurate estimate for pre-constructionensure all established estimating and pre-construction proceduresprotocols are followed and develop/implement new procedures and protocols; this involves developing and maintaining historical data on each project.


  • Prepare detailed cost estimates by analyzing plans and specifications and perform quality takeoffs for all scopes and trades.

  • Develop and prepare conceptual estimates with minimal assistance and limited information from subcontractors.

  • Develop subcontractor interest and manage the RFP process.

  • Develop high-quality subcontractor proposals for project specifics.

  • Itemize trade-specific scope-of-work and prepare bid packages.

  • Review software-generated estimates for completion, technical accuracyquality and integrity.

  • Work closely with the Vice President for new business development opportunities.

  • Interact with clients, architects, engineers and local jurisdictions to understand and incorporate project

    objectives, schedules, permits, costs, etc.

  • Assist construction team with job schedule preparation.

    Quality Communication:

• He or she must be a leader who assumes total responsibility for his or her work, while demonstrating both written and verbal communication skills.


• He or she must maintain professionalism when faced with aggressive deadlines and meet those deadlines with minimal supervision.


• He or she must be detail-oriented with the ability to focus on quality, accuracy, planning, prioritizing and managing multiple tasks in an organized way.

Focus on Learning:
• He or she must demonstrate a commitment to continuous learning.

High Level of Discretion:
• This role must maintain discretion and confidentiality at all times.

Computer Skills:

• Proficiency in commercial estimating software is preferred. Experience with Procore, BlueBeam, iSqFt and Microsoft Project required.


  • Relevant commercial construction estimating experience, particularly in conceptual budgeting.

  • Extensive knowledge of industry practices, procedures and market trends.

  • Four-year degree in construction management and/or engineeringor years of experience preferred.


    • Competitive salary

    • Bonus structure based on company growth

    • Health insurance

    • Life Insurance

    • Opportunities for promotion are based on increasing levels of responsibility and individual performance.

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