Dallas, TX

Senior Estimator/Preconstruction Manager in Dallas, TX

Senior Estimator/Preconstruction Manager Opportunity – Quick Track to Director of Preconstruction

For over 60 years, this firm has shaped the Development & Construction landscape on a national scale through best practices with exceptional results. This company is seeking to fill the position of Senior Estimator/Preconstruction Manager. This company is a full-scale Developer, Construction, and Construction Management firm with an impressive portfolio – evenly balanced across each market sector, including: 

  • Light Industrial / Tilt-Up 
  • Healthcare 
  • Multi-family 
  • Higher Education 

Their Texas division is comprised of pedigreed, top industry professionals who operate independently – inclusive of G&A / P&L – in Dallas / Fort Worth, Houston, and Central Texas BUT with full multi-office Development support and resources. 

In addition, this firm has built an additional portfolio of negotiated client end-users comprised of highly recognized & respected brands and institutions. Their backlog is extensive, and their strategic & lean approach is well-documented and highly regarded in today’s market climate. 

Simply put: They are the best of the best and understand that a sterling company culture is the ONLY just foundation for yielding superior outcomes and exceptional results. They have zero attrition but do not currently have the bandwidth to sustain their impressive backlog of projects without tremendous, valuable additions to their team.  

Position: Senior Estimator/Preconstruction Manager  

Location: Dallas, TX

  • 3 to 4+ Years experience desired 
  • Preferred one or more in: 
    • Commercial Ground-Up / Renovation 
    • Higher Education 
    • Healthcare / Medical 
    • Multi-family 

This position has plenty of room to grow for those that love estimating, but also have a strong affinity for managing the preconstruction process and collaborating with Owners, Architects, Engineers, etc.  That skillset will offer a quick track to a Director of Preconstruction. 

Essential Functions of a Preconstruction Manager:   

  • Oversee project estimate preparation, ensuring completeness and accuracy of subcontractor bids. 
  • Manage multiple bid projects, providing superintendent oversight for timely and quality completion. 
  • Act as a precon manager, liaising between Owner, Architect, Consultants, and Construction team for compliance with GMAX, Cost Plus, or Stipulated Sum bid proposals. 
  • Collaborate with assistant project managers, project coordinators, and project engineers to ensure bidding and project files’ accuracy. 
  • Lead the team to achieve successful and profitable project awards. 
  • Establish and maintain excellent client relationships and effective working relationships with project stakeholders. 
  • Review plans and architectural drawings, preparing quantity take-offs for assigned projects. 
  • For negotiated work, conduct a comprehensive review of plans, identify omissions, and ensure accurate accounting in the estimate package. 
  • Solicit subcontractor bids, obtaining 3-5 bids for each trade and supplier group, and analyze bids for conformance. 
  • Follow approved estimating practices consistent with company guidelines. 
  • Maintain knowledge of trends and changes in construction codes to ensure complete bids. 
  • Utilize software programs for estimating and track estimates, attending client meetings as requested.
  • Provide additional services as directed, including change order pricing and site visits. 
  • Review data to determine material and labor requirements, computing cost factors and preparing estimates. 
  • Conduct special studies for standard hour and cost data and cost reductions. 
  • Consult with clients, vendors, and other individuals to discuss and formulate estimates. 
  • Interface with internal teams for support and commitment to cost estimates. 
  • Organize and manage a centralized cost estimating database, ensuring historical data utilization. 
  • Analyze completed projects for cost comparisons, providing improvement recommendations to reduce discrepancies. 

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