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Preconstruction Manager in Austin, Texas

Preconstruction Manager in Austin, Texas

The Preconstruction Manager is responsible for managing the entire preconstruction process from the initial concept to the final design and contractor selection. They guide projects from early design until start of construction while maintaining the client’s budget, implementing phasing and contracting requirements, and keeping the design team on schedule. This position works closely with Project and Program Managers, Architects, Engineers, and Clients to align preconstruction services to the overall mission of a given project or program and to insure the highest level of professionalism and service to clients. In this role you may be required to travel up to 15% of the time.


  • Oversee the accuracy and quality of estimates, drawing reviews, specification reviews and all other construction documents.
  • Develop and maintain effective relationships with client/owner, architect/engineer, contractors, and subcontractors.
  • Maintain current estimating records and unit prices
  • Collaborate with Project Manager in general contractor/subcontractor proposal evaluation.
  • Prepare the preliminary, schematic, design development and construction estimates during pre-construction, monitor design development for potential problem areas or cost over-runs as well as participate in value engineering process.
  • Participate in preparation of the construction schedule for preconstruction purposes.
  • Support Business Development and actively participate in business related community activities and networking events both during and after work hours.
  • Take lead role in scheduling, planning, conducting, and facilitating design / preconstruction meetings with Owners and design team.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Building Science, Construction Management, Civil Engineering or related field
  • 5-7 years of experience within a Pre-construction/Estimating environment, working with large commercial or industrial projects.
  • Advanced knowledge of principles and practices of construction cost estimating, conceptual budgeting, and scheduling.
  • Proficient in MS Office
  • Valid Driver’s License Required
  • LEED AP preferred.

Physical Demands and Working Environment:

The conditions herein are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions.

Environment: Work is performed primarily in a standard office environment with extensive public contact and frequent interruptions.

Physical: Primary functions require sufficient physical ability and mobility to work in an office setting; to stand or sit for prolonged periods of time; to occasionally stoop, bend, kneel, crouch, reach, and twist; to lift, carry, push, and/or pull light to moderate amounts of weight 50 lbs; to operate office equipment requiring repetitive hand movement and fine coordination including use of a computer keyboard; to travel to other locations using various modes of private and commercial transportation; and to verbally communicate to exchange information.

Vision: See in the normal visual range with or without correction.

Hearing: Hear in the normal audio range with or without correction.

EOE – Race/Color/Sex/Religion/National Origin/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/Vets/Disabilities

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