Senior Preconstruction Manager at MMC Corp

Posted in Other 14 days ago.

Location: Lenexa, Kansas

Job Description:

Work hard, have fun!

 At MW Builders, our culture is built on hard work - but while enjoying ourselves in the process. Our family of construction companies prides itself on our almost 90 year history, our 100% employee ownership structure, our competitive pay and benefits… But what we pride ourselves most in is our people. We truly believe that our people are our greatest asset, and that's why we place a heavy emphasis on recruiting, training, and retaining the best and brightest talent in the industry. Are you ready to become a part of the MW Builders family?

Nature of Work

Oversees and manages estimating functions through entry- to senior-level staff for projects within assigned geographic or vertical markets; responsible for business development, timely and accurate performance of services, and risk management of pursuits.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities

  • Attends pursuit plan and proposal kickoff meetings

  • Reviews and approves pursuit plans; oversees bid strategy planning and discussion

  • Installs and maintains adequate quality control measures throughout estimating and preconstruction process

  • Maintains use of best practices in all pursuits

  • Utilizes and supports subcontractor prequalification program

  • Oversee the maintenance of the subcontractor database

  • Computes cost factors and prepares estimates used for bidding and budgeting purposes including self-performed work; selecting subcontractors; and determining cost effectiveness and cost realism

  • Scopes and tabulates subcontractor and supplier bids for conformance with bid documents to aid in determining the value of the work

  • Utilize, manage the implementation, maintenance, and updates for estimating software and conform to established policies and procedures; oversee the capture and upkeep of cost data and database

  • Identifies opportunities for improvement in departmental processes, approach, and execution of estimating and preconstruction functions; presents recommended actions/solutions

  • Coordinates client relationship management with business development and maintains relationships with clients

  • Analyzes and gathers cost data; organizes data into a useful format for use in future pricing and updates to cost database

  • Interface with operations group for final bid input, as required

  • Participates in compiling technical responses and qualifications for RFPs and RFQs; responsible for final estimating review of RFPs and RFQs

  • Monitors industry news sources, procurement services, and other sources to identify possible bid opportunities; participate in outside industry organizations

  • Responsible for timely providing and reviewing opportunity information and updates for CRM software

  • Participate in Go/No-Go decision-making through risk assessment process

  • Responsible for maintaining qualified network of trade partners to ensure adequate bid coverage within core geographic and vertical markets

  • Reviews preliminary project schedules for accuracy, suitability, and compliance with applicable requirements; gains buy-in from operations

  • Assigns work to subordinates; directs and reviews their assignments and holds responsibility for accuracy and completeness of estimates prepared by subordinates

  • Manages the pricing and bidding process; reviews work of others and ensures that quality control measures are employed consistently; analyze risks involved with bidding process and consult and advise management team of the same.

  • Identifies and analyzes industry cost trends and their effect on current and future projects

  • Prepares and conducts presentations to internal audiences for the purpose of explaining project specifics, review of estimates, and project risks/opportunities; prepare and conduct presentations to external audiences, including but not limited to clients

  • Coordinates, supervises, and trains assigned estimating staff to support developmental objectives; establish training and development plans for direct reports while reviewing and approving training/development plans for indirect reports

  • Review and negotiate prime contracts with guidance and approval from corporate counsel and company president

  • Reviews market potential and possibilities for pursuits in accordance with company strategic goals

  • Maintains contact with prospects/clients to obtain bid opportunities and confirm pricing

  • Assumes responsibility for all facets of the preconstruction process on projects within assigned market segments

  • Exercises initiative or, as directed, performs additional duties to meet the needs of the organization

In addition to the above responsibilities, this position will be responsible for the following:

  • Directs and manages department's activities and relationships with clients, subcontractors, and suppliers to maintain a high level of credibility


  • Actively leads, collaborates with, and functions well within a team-oriented environment across multiple projects

  • Experience with negotiating contracts

  • Proficient in general construction practices and principles; Strong proficiency in reading and interpreting construction documents

  • Possess diversity across varying construction market sectors preferred

  • Exhibits the ability to think strategically as it relates to business goals

  • Proficient in analyzing and collecting cost data

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite

  • Proficiency in estimating and CRM software

  • Experience with supervising or managing direct reports and within conflict resolution is required

  • Experience in preparing presentations and presenting related to project specifics, overview of estimate, and project risks/opportunities, and to various audiences including clients


  • A minimum of a bachelor's degree from a four-year college, university, or equivalent experience


  • 10 years or more of related work experience preferred

  • Will have supervisory responsibilities

  • Will be responsible and held accountable for overall results of team

Physical Demands

  • Physical demands for this position are moderate. Typically the employee may sit comfortably to do the work. However, there may be walking, standing, bending or carrying of items (25-50 pounds) such as plan documents, papers, books, parts, etc. There may be times of physical exertion, such as long periods of standing; walking over rough, uneven or rocky surfaces; recurring bending, crouching, stooping, stretching, reaching, climbing or similar activities. The work may require specific but common physical characteristics and abilities such as above-average agility and dexterity. Requires a good ability to see, hear, and speak

  • Standard project site environment may include machinery, parts and chemicals; may require protective gear

MMC Corp and its subsidiary companies are an Equal Opportunity Employer-EEO/AA/M/F/D/V/VEVRAA 

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