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Preconstruction Manager

James G. Davis Construction






The Preconstruction Manager is responsible for leading the overall management of the preconstruction phase for a project. This role is responsible for understanding the deliverables, developing a work plan, and identifying resources required, while coordinating with MarComm and the Operations team to ensure compliance with the Request for Proposals (RFP).

Essential duties responsibilities

Perform responsibilities with excellence in service, integrity and building relationships as exemplified in DAVIS core values

Lead budget estimate assembly with minimal guidance

Quantity takeoff - proficiency and efficiency in takeoff software

Detailed estimate preparation at all phases of design - proficient in divisions 3 - 16 (including division 2 for Base Building)

Collaborate with the project team in establishing comprehensive budget estimates incorporating operations standards

Manage and coordinate divisions 2, 15, 16

Lead constructability reviews

Lead the development of specific systems analyses and creation of Value Engineering and Alternates lists / logs

Maintain subcontractor / supplier relationships

Strategically identify and align the most qualified subcontractors for the market sector and scope

Strategy development for budget estimates and other RFP deliverables

Ability to manage the overall document distribution process (RFI's, Addenda, etc.)

Ability to distribute documents without support of an administrative assistant

Coordinate with administrative staff to ensure the database is current with prequalified subcontractors

Research and compile historical data for use in future budget preparation

Participate in the Subcontractor buyout process

Participate in design progress meetings and client presentations as required

Attend pre-bid meetings and lead subcontractor walk-throughs

Develop agenda and lead project kick off meetings

Responsible for subcontractor / supplier coverage and effective communication and management

Counsel, educate and coach staff to help them develop necessary job skills

Work closely with assigned Operations, ICG, CRG and other IM D team members

Participate in the creation of proposal response documents

Assist in the development of project schedules and approach strategies; coordinate with assigned Integrated Construction Group team members for 4D development

Participate in the development of phasing, sequencing and site logistics strategies

Build relationships with clients, design team, and subcontractors

Actively participate in networking events / organizations

Perform other duties as assigned

Required Skills

Ability in developing good relationships with clients, design teams and subcontractors

Decision making, research and analytical problem solving skills

Time management with the ability to organize, assess and prioritize multiple tasks, projects, and demands, and to work independently

Possess strong verbal and written communication skills, and interact effectively at all levels within the organization

Required Experience

Bachelor's Degree in Engineering, Construction Management, Architecture or related field or equivalent construction experience

At least five (5) years' experience in estimating for commercial construction

Knowledge of principles and practices of engineering and construction management, including safety, quality and sustainability standards

Solid presentation experience

MS Office - Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point and Outlook experience

Experience estimating with a variety of building types

Quantity Take-off software experience (On Screen Take-off or Sketch-up preferred)

PDF editor software experience (Brava or Bluebeam preferred)


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reaching above and below, stooping, kneeling, crouching, and bending. The employee must occasionally lift / carry / move up to 25 pounds. Manual dexterity to operate office equipment, file, and perform specialized skills. Needs a high degree of concentration in a busy office environment.


Work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. This position may require some travel for conferences, educational sessions, and other company events.The noise level in the office work environment is usually moderate. While performing the duties of this job, the employee may be exposed to higher noise levels and hazardous working conditions when working at job sites. Safety precautions must be taken and resources will be provided.

NOTE:The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of the work being performed by people assigned this job. They are not exhaustive lists of all duties and responsibilities, knowledge, skills, abilities, physical job demands and working conditions associated with the job.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, marital status, protected veteran status, or any other category as protected by law.

Company info

James G. Davis Construction Corporation.
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Company Profile
James G. Davis Construction Corporation (DAVIS) has provided construction services in Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, DC since 1966. We have completed base buildings, renovation, and interior construction projects of all sizes for corporate headquarters, the public sector, law firms, associations, technology companies, telecommunications firms, mission critical facilities, schools, broadcast facilities, restaurants, retail, and many other clients. Many of these projects are LEED certified at the Platinum, Gold, or Silver levels.

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