Preconstruction Manager - Commercial - Chicago

Chicago, Illinois Permanent USD140,000 - USD160,000 per year
  • High base salary, bonus potential, flexible PTO
  • Opportunity for leadership and excellent stability with a top Chicagoland GC

About Our Client

Our client is well-established as one of the top General Contractors in the Chicagoland area, with excellent project delivery downtown and throughout Chicagoland. They are looking to add an experienced Senior Estimator to assist in the large amount of bids they have going on at the moment as well as mentor the younger members of their team. Their strong emphasis is on a strong company culture, family feel, flexibility in working environment, and opportunities for career advancement. They offer competitive starting salary and excellent benefits.

Job Description

  • Prepare conceptual budgets, SD/DD/CD estimates and lump sum bids in association with the assigned Project Manager.
  • Conduct quantity take-off and studies for all items incorporated in the project, anticipating details necessary to complete the project.
  • Read, understand and incorporate project documents, drawings and specifications.
  • Prepare preliminary estimates and studies during preconstruction, monitor design development cost trends in order to detect over-runs and potential problem areas.
  • Provide value engineering consulting through design development as required.
  • Price out and summarize estimates. Include scope of work detail by trade and/ or system.
  • Conduct pre-bid project walk-throughs. Represent the company in all interpersonal and communications with Owner, Architect, Building Engineer and Subcontractors during bid process.
  • Interface with subcontractors and suppliers and evaluate proposals relative to the scope of the work.

MPI does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, marital status, or based on an individual's status in any group or class protected by applicable federal, state or local law. MPI encourages applications from minorities, women, the disabled, protected veterans and all other qualified applicants.

The Successful Applicant

  • 8+ years of experience in construction estimating, ground up experience preferred
  • Preferably have a degree in Construction Management or a related field
  • Hands-on experience Estimating projects based off blue prints
  • Well versed in Procore, Bluebeam and other estimating software's
  • Excellent organization skills
  • Understanding of Construction Systems
  • OSHA certification is preferred

What's on Offer

  • Competitive compensation package $140,000 - $160,000 base salary
  • Performance based bonus potential
  • Flexible PTO
  • Paid Maternity/Paternity leave
  • Comprehensive benefits package to include: 401(k), Dental insurance, Employee assistance program, Health insurance, Life insurance, Paid time off, Parental leave, Vision insurance
  • Referral bonus
  • Short term/Long term disability
  • Company holidays and events/competitions
  • Family office feel
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