Brinkman Partners

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Job Opening - Preconstruction Manager

The Pre-Construction Manager provides leadership and guidance to the Pre-Construction team and assumes overall responsibility for the pre-construction/estimating effort for each of his/her projects along Colorado’s Front Range. The Pre-Construction Manager is responsible for: preparing estimates, quantity take-offs, and clarifications for the purpose of acquiring negotiated and bid work, creating conceptual cost budgets, subcontractor and vendor pricing negotiations, pricing analysis, and subcontractor/vendor relations. This position works closely with development, project management, and field staff.


  • Bachelor’s degree preferred in construction management, engineering or a combination of related field/work experience
  • 5-10 years related experience in the construction industry


  • Oversee pre-construction/estimating efforts and effectively lead project team and foster solutions
  • Provide pre-construction services for projects ranging from $250,000 - $30,000,000
  • Develop and maintain strong relations with owners, developers, owner representatives, designers, subcontractors and vendors
  • Lead the RFP and RFQ response processes
  • Solicit pricing proposals from subcontractors and vendors
  • Solicit conceptual proposals from subcontractors and vendors with minimal project information
  • Prepare detailed estimates for negotiated and bid projects
  • Prepare conceptual proposals with minimal project information
  • Provide pre-construction services for design build/assist projects including: estimating of design milestones, value engineering, construct-ability, schedule review, managing design/build subcontractors, maintaining and identifying long lead items
  • Prepare estimates for all stages of design from conceptual through final construction documents (design/build, guaranteed maximum price and hard bid diversity) with input, assistance and review from project management and field staff
  • Responsible for project hand-off to project management, field staff, and accounting
  • Assist project managers with project buyout
  • Mentor assistant pre-construction manager on all aspects of the pre-construction process
  • Assist with developing and maintaining estimating software
  • Manage the input of all costs during the bid analysis process
  • Organize team so each supporting individual involved knows responsibilities and deadlines
  • Manage pre-construction support personnel (ie. pre-construction coordinator, assistant pre-construction manager) when assigned to your project
  • Demonstrate exceptional presentation and sales skills while assisting and serving on RFP/interview teams


Desired Skills & Experience:

  • Extensive knowledge of commercial, medical, multi-family, design/build, and design/assist construction projects
  • Ability to act as primary pre-construction lead on projects with minimum oversight
  • Excellent written, verbal communication, and presentation skills
  • Analytical skills and mathematical aptitude
  • Ability to handle multiple projects at the same time
  • Demonstrate ability for accuracy and thoroughness
  • Effective leadership, organizational and time management skills
  • Team oriented with ability to collaborate with other project team members
  • Proficiency with On-Screen Takeoff and Sage Timberline Estimating
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, and Project
  • Proficiency with Bluebeam preferred
  • Experience utilizing project information management software
  • Must have an acceptable motor vehicle record, per company policy


Mission, Core Values, and Culture

  • It's essential for our team members to believe in our mission, embody our core values, and live our culture. Read more about these here.


To apply, please send resume and cover letter to