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Actalent Preconstruction Manager in Charleston, South Carolina

Job Summary:

Actalent is working with a know Construction firm who are seeking a Pre-Construction Manager/Estimator to oversee the pre-construction phase of our construction projects. The successful candidate will be responsible for leading the project team in developing project plans, budgets, and schedules, as well as conducting feasibility studies and coordinating with architects, engineers, and other stakeholders. The ideal candidate will have a strong history of construction management, excellent communication skills, and a proven track record of delivering successful construction projects.


Construction Analysis and Documentation:

Accurately analyzes bid documents

Develops a summary of bid requirements, (Bonds, Pre-Bid, Bid Date, Bid Form, Bid Date, Alternates, Unit Prices, etc.)

Able to read drawings and specifications

Prepares and distributes Preconstruction Meeting Agendas and Minutes

Understands project issues and concerns

Participates in the development of effective bid strategy

Promotes project team efficiency and effectiveness

Provides effective leadership for the project team


Participates in Preconstruction meetings

Performs Preconstruction site investigation (Photographs and documents existing conditions)

Accurately prepares quantity survey

Understands constructability issues and concerns

Understands and develops baseline project schedule

Understands and develops estimates for general requirements

Understands scope packages

Develops accurate pricing and scope

Develops qualifications and assumptions

Develops value engineering alternatives

Accurately prices assigned scope packages

Effectively interfaces with other depts. (Operations, Accounting, Risk Mgmt.)

Facilitates Preconstruction/Operations turnover meeting.


Develop a conceptual budget based on historical data, square-foot pricing, or subcontractor budgeting.

Develop complete and fully detailed project scope based on the project budget.

Prepare presentation materials.

Meet with the Owner and present the budget for the project.

Draft and execute Preconstruction documents; Fee & GC proposal, PSA’s, and Preconstruction Agreements.

Conduct and manage the design-build process to completion.

Manage project budget during the execution of the project design.

Prepare monthly Preconstruction Services invoices for the Owner.

Review and approve Preconstruction invoices.

Subcontractor Management and Relations:

Develops and maintains subcontractor contacts and relationships

Solicits subcontract participation in preconstruction efforts

Develops subcontractor solicitation list in BuildingConnected

Updates and maintain subcontractor database in BuildingConnected

Effectively communicates with subcontractors with project clarifications and addendums.

Follows up with subcontractors (post-bid)

Accurately and effectively resolves buy-out issues

Achieves beneficial results

Understands how to fit subs to the size/scope of the project


Preparation of bid materials and documents

Performs a comprehensive "bid day" analysis and scoping of all trades

Include value-engineering ideas on every bid

Accurately and effectively analyzes subcontractor bids

Prepares accurate, neat, and organized spreadsheets

Understands subcontractor qualifications

Understands Bid Day coordination issues

Preconstruction Data and Records:

Develops as-bid estimate and files as required

Maintains estimate records and files as appropriate

Maintains estimate plans and specifications as appropriate

Updates estimating source data with regard to materials and methods

Maintains subcontractor and supplier records and database information


Bachelor's degree in construction management related field; relevant work experience may be considered in lieu of a degree.

At least 5-10 years of experience in pre-construction management or a related field.

Commercial or industrial history of construction.

Strong understanding of construction management principles, including project scheduling, budgeting, quality control, and safety.

Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

Ability to work well in a team environment.

Ability to read and interpret construction plans, specifications, and contracts.

Proficient in Microsoft Office and project management software; BuildingConnected preferred.


Estimation, Construction management, Preconstruction, Bidding, Estimating software, Industrial construction, commercial construction, Construction, design-build, subcontractor relationships, subcontractor management

Top Skills Details:

Estimation, Construction Management, Preconstruction, Bidding, Estimating Software, Industrial Construction, Commercial Construction

If you are a self-motivated and detail-oriented individual with a passion for pre-construction management, we encourage you to apply today.

About Actalent:

Actalent connects passion with purpose. Our scalable talent solutions and services capabilities drive value and results and provide the expertise to help our customers achieve more. Every day, our experts around the globe are making an impact. We’re supporting critical initiatives in engineering and sciences that advance how companies serve the world. Actalent promotes consultant care and engagement through experiences that enable continuous development. Our people are the difference. Actalent is an operating company of Allegis Group, the global leader in talent solutions.

The company is an equal opportunity employer and will consider all applications without regards to race, sex, age, color, religion, national origin, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information or any characteristic protected by law.