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Turner Construction Company Preconstruction Manager – Business Unit (BU) in Des Moines, Iowa

Position Description: Manages business unit (BU) estimating department and is responsible for all estimating functions during preconstruction phase.

Reports To: General Manager or Regional Preconstruction Manager

Essential Duties & Responsibilities*:

  • Manage the Estimating Department and allocate appropriate resources.

  • Manage and be accountable for the reimbursement of Estimating staff and costs as they pertain to G&A.

  • Lead, train and develop the Senior Estimators, Lead Estimators, Estimators, Assistant Estimators, including completing performance evaluations.

  • Responsible for the accuracy and timeliness of the work product of the Estimating Department.

  • Oversee and manage the process of reviewing drawings, specifications and all other construction documents. Make Senior Management aware of design-related problems, completeness of documents and other potential risks.

  • Overall responsibility of developing lump sum bids for management approval.

  • Develop and maintain relationships with clients and architects. Provide market research information for upcoming work.

  • Coordinate/review the development of the General Conditions/Requirements estimate and review with Senior Management.

  • Maintain local and national historical data and develop cost trends.

  • Manage and oversee the value engineering process during preconstruction.

  • Collaborate with Business Development in the preparation of proposals and participation in presentations.

  • Collaborate with Procurement in developing and evaluating procurement schedules and resources and analyzing subcontractor proposals.

  • May be called upon to perform the duties of a project based Preconstruction Manager.

  • Participate and contribute to the Launch Matrix for each milestone.

  • Participate and contribute to Constructability Reviews for milestone estimates per the Launch Matrix.

  • Coordinate with Operations Lead to support preparation, scheduling, evaluating, executing and managing the Launch Matrix and Launch Matrix meetings for each estimate milestone.

  • Coordinate with Lean Manager to develop and execute Pull Plans for design, estimate and GMP schedules.

  • Provide input to constructability reviews and coordinate with the Operations Lead to ensure the constructability reviews are completed in a timely manner and incorporated into the milestone estimates, to the extent required by contract.

  • Prepare comparison analysis to previous estimate and develop a clear and concise message to explain the variances for each of the project stakeholders.

  • Generate, coordinate and manage Budget Control Reports between each milestone estimate to manage cost events and value engineering opportunities. Provide variance reports for each milestone estimate to communicate scope development.

  • Lead or support establishing the Target Value Design process as appropriate for select projects.

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