Preconstruction Manager

Minneapolis, Minnesota Permanent USD90,000 - USD120,000 per year
  • Exposure to luxury high-end projects local to Twin-Cities!
  • Excellent compensation package - car allowance, profit sharing, high base salary

About Our Client

Our client is a well-established national general contractor located right in the heart of the Twin-Cities. This GC is well-known for the high profile luxury projects, top end leadership group with years of local experience and a strong compensation package with excellent benefits. If you are looking for a new culture & home, apply here for consideration with 48 hours!

Job Description

  • Provide training, mentoring and leadership to younger estimating, preconstruction, and operations staff.
  • Lead estimating processes on "Must Win" and premier projects.
  • Work closely with Directors of Preconstruction to sell the estimate on negotiated projects.
  • Manage the estimating process while fostering a team environment.
  • Oversee, lead, develop and complete all estimate types and make sure all project deadlines are met.
  • Oversee self-perform estimates and review all quantity takeoff, labor, equipment, and material pricing.
  • Perform quantity takeoff in 2D environment if needed to help meet deadlines.
  • Finalize professional & comprehensive publications at completion of each milestone estimate.
  • Lead "Real Time" estimating process on negotiated projects.
  • Subcontractor and Supplier (Vendor/Partners) Communications
    • Review, qualify, and analyze pricing from subcontractors and material vendors.
    • Review all bid solicitations in detail on projects you are the lead.
  • Read and interpret project specifications, drawings, geotechnical reports, Predesigns, and narratives to understand project requirements and scope.
  • Participate in bid day activities including leveling / reviewing bids, leading overall bid processes, entering vendor bids into estimate, and preparing bid forms/ Preconstruction Deliverables.
  • Utilize current and past cost history & cost reports to review and complete estimates.
  • Assist Directors of Preconstruction on constructability reviews, page turns, and strategy sessions.
  • Lead and manage internal budget Estimate reviews and final Estimate shakeout.
  • Follow Estimating / Preconstruction Core Processes as required and needed per each project.
  • Oversee administrative duties for company estimating / preconstruction systems and software.
  • Set values and lead process on Target Value Estimating services using historic and recent estimate data.
  • Review and approve criteria/information to be included in trade packages / scopes of work completed by operations and preconstruction staff.
  • Lead subcontractor and supplier proposal analysis, bid leveling and detailed tabulation completion. Bid Leveling template and scopes of work will be completed by operations and reviewed by Lead Estimator.

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


  • Extensive knowledge of preconstruction and estimating processes.
  • (2) year associate degree in Estimating or Construction Management.
  • Thorough knowledge of self-perform concrete, selective demolition, and general trades.
  • Thorough knowledge of Unformat, CSI, and unit pricing costs.
  • Strong presentation skills and ability to sell.
  • Strong work ethic, loyal, trustworthy, honest, team player.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong analytical, problem solving, organization and time management skills.
  • Must hold valid driver's license.
  • Ability to prioritize and multi-task within time constraints.
  • Self-starter and motivated with minimal supervision.
  • Strong computer skills including Microsoft Office, data base estimating software, and 2D takeoff software.
  • Demonstrates experience in driving productive relationships with internal and external partners.


  • Bachler's Degree in Construction Engineering or Construction Management.
  • DBIA certified.

Licenses / Certifications

  • OSHA 30
  • First Aid

What's on Offer

  • Top end base salary ($90k - $120k)
  • Company provided health benefits
  • Car allowance
  • Company credit card
  • Company laptop & cell phone
  • 401k with employer match
  • PTO + Holidays + Sick days
  • Profit sharing & discretionary bonuses
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