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Preconstruction Manager

Construction Group

posted on Jun 10

C1S Group, Inc. is looking for a Preconstruction Manager to work closely with Architects, Engineers, Owners and Subcontractors to effectively determine client needs and develop accurate and timely proposals and estimates for our manufacturing and commercial clients.  You will be responsible for preparing various types of estimates for conceptual, competitively bid and change order scopes. 

At C1S, every project is different and presents new challenges that require critical thinking and creative problem-solving.   Our compensation and benefits are among the best in the industry.   C1S pays 100% of employee premiums for medical and dental insurance, life insurance, and long and short-term disability insurance.  We provide 15 days of paid time off and 8 paid holidays.  We match our 401k at 100% up to 6% of annual compensation with immediate vesting.  C1S pays for all continuing education and licensure for our team.   We also share the financial success of our projects through a project incentive plan.   C1S Group has been consistently ranked as one of the best companies to work for in the US (Outside Magazine and Inc. Magazine).   Check out our website to learn more about who we are and what we do.  


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Construction Management, Business Administration, or other relevant fields

  • 8+ years of construction experience

  • 3-5 years of experience with industrial, manufacturing and/or facility upgrade projects

  • Advanced knowledge of estimating software

  • Proficient with all MS Office products (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.) and Scheduling software


  • Experience preparing detailed conceptual estimates and conceptual cost studies from schematic or feasibility level documentation

  • Firm grasp of unit costs and factors affecting costs

  • Ability to prepare detailed instructions for bidders

  • Ability to be active in the preparation and presentation of budget/cost to the client

  • Ability to lead and facilitate Value Engineering sessions with the project team and design team

  • Ability to lead RFP estimate process and proposal with support from business development, marketing, and project teams.

  • Ability to identify key concerns and evaluate the risk for the company as well as clients


  • Manage, coach and train other estimators

  • Analyze and compile estimate data that impact the cost of labor, materials, equipment requirements, location, and other factors to ensure high quality and timely estimate

  • Review drawings, specifications, and proposed project site conditions; record findings and solicit input from field operations to include in the final project estimate

  • Analyze alternative solutions and construction methods to increase the competitiveness of the bid

  • Perform and review “take-off” quantities to ensure accuracy of data used in estimates

  • Perform and review bid schedule

  • Utilize existing cost history as a check to complete estimate

  • Apply mathematical calculations requiring advanced analytical processes to ensure logically estimated costs are accurate

  • Present estimate and participate in bid reviews with senior management to ensure accuracy and completeness

  • Communicate with owners, subcontractors, public and private entities to ensure competitiveness

  • Communicate estimate and other factors to field operations at pre-construction meetings to ensure understanding of the scope of job, schedule and critical means and methods of construction

  • Participate in and/or lead design-build preconstruction services to ensure high quality, competitive estimates, and schedules

  • Participate in and/or lead means and method discussions, being the catalyst to drive creative thinking and innovative ideas that distinguishes a successful estimate

  • Contribute and be recognized as a subject matter expert (SME)

  • Support business development efforts through participation in industry associations and client interactions.


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