Wohlsen Construction Company

Preconstruction Manager

Job Locations US-PA-Lancaster
Posted Date 1 month ago(2/18/2020 12:22 PM)
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About Your Opportunity
Perform all management and leadership responsibilities and responsibilities associated with the Preconstruction and Estimating departments. You will motivate, coach, and manage the employees in the department.

You will be responsible for customer satisfaction. The internal and external function is to deliver pre-construction projects. Maintain and expedite pre-construction practices and services for all teams on projects assigned. You will deliver the preconstruction services to clients from the time we're hired or awarded a project until a GMP is signed and construction starts.


How You’ll Contribute:

  • You will lead the Wohlsen preconstruction team to accomplish contract requirements, services by budgeting, scheduling, or organizing, defining roles and responsibilities with some input from the Operations Manager and Superintendents
  • Prepare conceptual, schematic, design development and GMP estimates to support preconstruction activities and clients.
  • Contribute to the development of standards, process, practices, etc. as needed for the Preconstruction Services to be a “Best of Class” provider in the construction industry.
  • Attend scheduled meetings with project architects/customer, to acquaint them with unresolved problems and to provide an adequate degree of coordination is being made to have accurate bidding documents.
  • Maintain and adjust to Owner’s budget as required to maintain project budget.
  • Monitor design scope for changes affecting budget and/or schedule; identifies cause, advises customer for customer decision.
  • Keep customer informed of preconstruction progress on the project and of any technical problems/solutions and their effect on design and/or costs.
  • Identify and promote solution to any problem, which might impede progress of the project or adversely affect customer and architect relations.
  • You will coordinate with the Estimating department on the development of project budgets and oversee prepared estimates into format for presentation to owner and architect. Answer budget questions at time of presentation.
  • You will manage the project team’s performance to ensure that the contract requirements are fulfilled, and that safety, insurance and legal procedures or requirements are followed, and risks limited
  • Lead value engineering and value enhancement efforts to serve our clients including development of items and lists, compilation of ideas and presentation of information to our clients.
  • Prepare and or oversee the prepare all materials presented to the owner, architect or engineer on a project.
  • Lead and perform constructability reviews of all projects where designated the preconstruction manager.
  • Ensure that the turnover of a project from Preconstruction and estimating to operations is done properly with appropriate hand off meetings and all information is transferred to the operations team.
  • Initiate billing process, review and approve all invoices prior to submittal to customer
  • Participate in presentation with potential clients, and support the review and approval of contracts before signing.
  • Finalize GMP price with client that meets our clients’s needs and provide the maximum profitability within the established contract terms and conditions.
  • Support the negotiation of owner contracts.
  • Assist and lead purchasing of subcontractors and suppliers or determine on a project-by-project basis.


  • Bachelor’s Degree required, preferably in Engineering, Construction Technology, Architecture or similar field of study.
  • 3-10 years of construction experience
  • Have a valid driver license with the ability to travel to regional offices to support local estimating projects.
  • Authorization to work in the United States indefinitely without restriction or sponsorship.
  • Work additional hours to meet business plan goals.

Physical Requirements

In a normal day, this position requires little to no standing or walking. In a normal day, the employee must be able to sit for 7+ hours. In a normal day, the employee must be able to drive 1-4 hours. Employee must be able to lift/carry up to 10 lbs. maximum; occasionally carry small objects. In this position, employee occasionally (0-33%) must be able to bend at waist, squat the knees, climb (including ladders), reach above shoulders, kneel, crawl, use feet (foot controls), and/or work at heights above 6 feet.


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