Preconstruction Manager

Job Locations US-CA-Rancho Cordova
Req No.
2019-1483
# of Openings
1
Category
Estimating/Sales

Overview

The Preconstruction Manager is responsible for developing a project from its conceptual phase through its final design. This includes managing all aspects of the bid/estimating process from review of plans and specs to soliciting and negotiating prices from contractors/suppliers through completion of bid/estimating effort. Performs quantity take-off, pricing, scoping and bidding of projects. The ideal candidate will have the ability to multi-task and make quick decisions regarding pricing, codes, standards and design.

 

Qualifications

Include, but are not limited to the following:

 

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE

  • 5+ years’ experience in estimating and/or project management in an electrical, construction or consulting company
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Construction Management, Electrical Engineering or related field, preferred
  • Electrical apprenticeship completion and journey level electrical construction experience highly preferred
  • PV solar experience is highly preferred 

KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS

  • Thorough understanding of electrical installation methods, National Electrical Code (NEC) and National Electrical Safety Code (NESC) for renewable, commercial, industrial and utility construction
  • Ability to read electrical, mechanical, structural and architectural plans
  • General product and product installation knowledge
  • Awareness of market trends, emerging technologies and competitive intelligence
  • Ability to achieve goals and/or targets with a sense of urgency, without direct supervision
  • Ability to manage multiple accounts at a time

Responsibilities

Include, but are not limited to the following:

 

CLIENT RELATIONS/BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT:

  • Maintains existing and develops new client relationships
  • Cultivates relationships with Owners, Engineering Firms, Vendors, Consultants, and Subcontractors
  • Attends client functions and/or industry related events, as needed
  • Actively participates and builds relationships within the industry to generate and enhance business opportunities
  • Assists the Sales and Marketing Manager with preparation of responses to RFPs and RFQs
  • Conduct site visits as necessary
  • Develops, negotiates and closes new business with existing and/or new clients via phone, email or personal visits
  • Leads interviews and interview preparation for negotiated bids
  • Follows-up with clients to negotiate past estimated projects or future work, obtains status of submitted proposals, and solicits feedback to determine performance and documents findings

ESTIMATING/BUDGETING:

  • Develops conceptual designs and estimates for electrical projects from architectural, general arrangement or engineering plans
  • Fills in design gaps for the completion of estimates
  • Ensures estimators have the most current design information for the preparation of estimates
  • Reviews and/or performs take-offs, ensuring accuracy and completeness
  • Analyzes revised plans and specifications for changes that may affect budget
  • Develops, solicits and analyzes electrical equipment vendor and subcontractor bid packages
  • Determines unit pricing based on past experience and historical data
  • Tracks and manages estimates between initial and final proposals, and keeps client and team aware of current estimates and impacts of design decisions

PROJECT MANAGEMENT:

  • Communicates with engineers, suppliers and consultants to clarify scope of work, materials, and schedule requirements, and documents these clarifications
  • Communicates the project design requirements to the engineering team and attends design meetings with the engineer, project manager and/or client once a project is awarded
  • Acts as the team liaison between operations, estimating and engineering
  • Manages project turnover from Sales and Marketing to the Project Management team

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