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What is Construction Vice President Preconstruction Services Job Description ?

He/she is primarily responsible for the daily management, supervision, coordination and successful completion of the preconstruction phase of the projects to meet the cost objectives with respect to contracting, scheduling, estimating, purchasing and bidding of all major projects, including managing large, complex projects such as schools, health care, office/corporate, aviation, laboratory/research, light manufacturing/pharmaceutical. Project services include design/build, negotiated GMP and CM at Risk projects.

He/she will coordinate with the Operations Manager or Project Manager on team assignments, and assist the Operations Team during pre-construction and coordinate all contractibility, value engineering, estimating, cost control, and procurement activities. Will monitor design progress for compliance with defined cost, schedule and quality criteria, provide and update design/construction project schedule and analysis during pre-construction period. Will coordinate resolution of contractibility issues during design and coordinate pricing of alternative design concepts during design. Assist in development of the construction plan and aid in timely establishment of procedures and safety manuals, subcontract plan, logistics layout and estimate outline. Coordinate contractibility and value engineering reviews. Participate in Bid Package Scope of Work and schedule preparation for all work packages and participate in Pre-Bid and Pre-Award meetings with Project Manager and Design personnel. Participate in and make recommendations for bid evaluations and assist Operations in developing the Project Production Budget.

Additional Duties include:
- Prepare detailed estimates (conceptual, schematic, design development, construction).
- Assemble the estimate including general conditions, special conditions, insurance and bonds.
- Prepare and analyze cost models during the Design Development and/or bidding period.
- Assure that the estimates, including general conditions, are accurate, complete and reflect the actual requirements of the project. This includes assuring that there are an adequate number of qualified and financially sound subcontractor proposals received and evaluated.
- Plan and lead the preconstruction strategy meeting on the approach to the project or estimate.
- Assure that potential risk factors have been evaluated and reviewed with senior management (i.e. Peer Review, if required, contract bond authorization, contract review, insurance review, etc.)
- maintaining subcontractor evaluations utilizing the Financial Review form provided by the Treasury Department.
Coordinate the assembly of the preconstruction material for presentation purposes to the Owner (i.e. Design Development estimates or Guaranteed Maximum Price (GMP) booklets, etc.).
- Review subcontracts and major purchase orders, prior to issuance to the subcontractor, for compliance with the documents and the estimate.
Coordinate, manage and supervise the work of subordinate preconstruction members and support staff.
- Coordinate and assure that a preliminary construction schedule has been developed for each estimate.
- Provide monthly cost analysis for all active preconstruction assignments and manage to preconstruction department budgets.
- Organize and lead the transition meeting between the project operations team and the preconstruction team and coordinate the follow-up meetings.
- Visit on-going projects to verify status of estimate versus project status, meet with the project operations team, view work in place for experience and comparison to the estimate.
- Proactively identify and solve problems to minimize risk.
- Keep current on changes and trends in methods of construction and materials, construction costs, wage rates, fringes and working rules.
- Identify and qualify new material suppliers and subcontractors and place into subcontractor database.
- Will compliment the Director of Business Development in order to bring to contract related clients through ability to help client meet budgetary expectations. - Initiate and maintain liaison with client and A/E contacts to facilitate successful preconstruction process. This includes attending client-initiated meetings and ceremonial events.
Identify new work opportunities and inform Sales and Marketing of potential projects with current clients.
- Familiar with all Company Policies and Processes as it relates to this position.
- Support and implement the companys Project Quality Processes.
- Actively participates on internal team(s) that focus on continuous improvement of the business.
- Take an active role in the Personal Development Plan (PDP) process to develop and mentor subordinates towards a successful career with the company.

Job Requirements:
- Must have Conceptual estimating experience on midsized to large commercial building projects.
- Preferred 4-year degree in an accredited construction related curriculum, (BSCE, BSCM, BSAE, etc.) or experience equivalent to a 4-year degree.
- Minimum of five years experience as Preconstruction Manager, and ten to twenty years of construction related experience.
- Demonstrated proficiency in the areas: estimating, scheduling, budgeting/cost control, financial reporting, client relationship, interpersonal skills, computer skills, ability to communicate, both written and oral, leadership and organizational skills.
- Demonstrated success in managing preconstruction process for major, complex projects.
- Proficient in PC-based scheduling and spreadsheet applications. These include: Timberline, Prolog, Primavera, Excel, Word, Access.

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