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Preconstruction Director

Company: Balfour Beatty Construction Inc
Location: Oakland
Posted on: June 14, 2019

Job Description:

Become Part of Our Team

As an industry leader Balfour Beatty offers employees a comprehensive benefits package with competitive salaries and more. This includes:

* Medical, Dental, Vision and Life Insurance

* Health Savings Account

* 401(k) with company match

* Flexible Spending Accounts (Dependent & Medical Reimbursement)

* Vacation Time

* Sick Time

* Holidays

* Paid Personal Days

* Paid Volunteer time

* Tuition Assistance

* Employee Referral Bonus


Balfour Beatty Construction, in Oakland, CA, is seeking a Preconstruction Manager to join our team! This role will perform functions as the Director of the Preconstruction department acting on behalf of Balfour Beatty, the client and design team. Aligns with Operations Business Unit Leaders to deliver quality end-to-end Preconstruction services across the Oakland team. Demonstrates an exceptional ability to effectively manage, lead and conduct Preconstruction services issues with clients, architects, engineers, consultants and contractors.

Essential Functions

* Manages functions of Preconstruction staff in interpreting project documents to prepare clear, complete and competitive estimates, general conditions, and bid packages.

* Informs preconstruction staff of project requirements and owner directives, and develops a plan to meet stated goals.

* Manages multiple projects concurrently.

* Participates in identifying qualified subcontractors, and establishing and maintaining bid solicitation lists.

* Attends all preconstruction meetings with the design team and client on behalf of Balfour Beatty.

* Fills in design gaps with assumptions that align with the architectural intent of the project.

* Responsible for tracking and mitigating overages in project budgets through a well documented Value Engineering process.

* Prepares project clarifications and bid assumptions for submission to Owner.

* Composes and issues project-related correspondence to architects, consultants, the client and the Balfour Beatty team.

* Prepares estimate deliverables and presentation books for clients during various stages of the Preconstruction process.

* Responsible for the audit-trail with adequate documentation for all communication and estimates presented to clients.

* Investigates local market conditions and their effect on costs and schedule.

* Analyzes bids received and conducts post-bid interviews in conjunction with Operations personnel.

* Acts as Preconstruction liaison for the Operation team during the preconstruction and construction phase.

* Verifies and validates change order process after the Guaranteed Maximum Price has been established.

* Provides Cost Estimates of Preconstruction services for deliverables.

* Participates in formal business development presentations to demonstrate the value of preconstruction services to potential clients.

* Coordinates with business development staff to ensure that prepared proposals accurately reflect the Balfour Beatty Construction preconstruction process.

* Builds effective relationships with customers, design team, subcontractors, suppliers, and user groups that reflect and support company core values.

Minimum Requirements

* Bachelor of Science in Construction Management, Engineering, or equivalent progressive work experience with 10 + years of preconstruction and/or operations experience on commercial construction projects. Depending upon the project size, scope, and complexity the years of experience may vary.

* Strong computer skills including the ability to use estimating software (e.g. On Screen Takeoff, Desiniti), word process, spread sheets, bid management, online plan rooms (e.g. Building Connected, Smartbidnet), database applications, job management systems (e.g. Constructware, Kahua) and company communication tools, such as email, internet and Microsoft products (e.g., Word, Excel, Office, Outlook).

Preferred Requirements

* Local market operations or preconstruction experience, helpful.

* Demonstrates solid presentation skills and verbal/written communication skills.

* Able to make decisions under tight deadlines.

* Able to organize people, tools, and equipment and plan/manage multiple activities to accomplish desired results.

* Able to relate to executive management and speak on behalf of the company in meetings with clients and consultants, often in high pressure situations.

* Demonstrated leadership skills with ability and willingness to face challenges, direct others, and effectively address conflict.

* Exhibit commitment to quality by evaluating project-related processes and making necessary changes, using customer input to make improvements, and meeting/exceeding internal and external customer expectations.


Balfour Beatty US is an industry-leading provider of general contracting, at-risk construction management and design-build services for public and private sector clients across the nation. Performing heavy civil and vertical construction, our teams build the unique structures and infrastructure that play an important role in how people live, work, learn and play in our communities. Our teammates have an instinctive passion for innovating that is fueled by a relentless curiosity, a drive to employ lean practices and processes and the determination to find a better way. Through Zero Harm , we are challenging the construction industry s assumptions about safety. We believe that no level of harm should come to anyone as a result of our business.

Consistently ranked among the nation s largest building contractors, by Engineering News-Record, our US business is a subsidiary of London-based Balfour Beatty plc (LSE: BBY).

Balfour Beatty is an equal opportunity employer that recognizes the value of a diverse workforce. All qualified individuals will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, genetic information, or any other criteria protected by federal, state or local law.

Keywords: Balfour Beatty Construction Inc, Oakland , Preconstruction Director, Executive , Oakland, California

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