Pre-Construction Manager

Pre-Construction Manager

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Richmond, British Columbia

Engineering & Technical




Aplin has partnered with our client, a leading player in the industrial commercial construction in BC, to recruit a talented Pre-Construction Manager for their growing operations in Richmond- Vancouver, BC.  

As Pre-Construction Manager, you are responsible for leading the delivery of pre-construction services from project inception to construction start and contributing to the successful and profitable completion of overall projects. You will be establishing project cost control, project schedule development, leading design decisions and project constructability, scope tracking, consultant design deliverables and design development, value engineering and analysis, risk management, and client relations; as well as providing administrative direction to the pre-construction team.
Benefits and Perks:
  • This full time in-office position offers career growth opportunities
  • Compensation ranging from $120 to $ 150 K base per year  
  • Discretionary bonus and benefits program. 
  • Build long lasting and strong relationships with clients by getting to know them, their business and industry, and their project goals and objectives.
  • Ensure overall client satisfaction through timely and professional responses to questions and concerns, submission of deliverables, and proactively identifying and addressing issues. Informing applicable affected parties about project status and issues that may impact client relations.
  • Be the project leader and drive assigned projects forward to shovels in the ground.
  • Be a leader in the industry through understanding emerging industry trends, market conditions and forecasts, and building technologies for the benefit of our clients.
  • Participate in the strategic planning process for securing new potential projects, including the chances of the Company winning a job including design, estimating, and RFIs strategies, bid qualifications, and final negotiations.
  • Work closely with the Director of Development and Vice President, Construction, to setup assigned projects for success during construction, including successfully handing over the project to the operations team for execution.
  • Work simultaneously on multiple projects at various stages in the pre-construction process.
  • Review the project plans and specifications at all stages of design development and comment on the building design, budgeting, scheduling, possible cost savings measures, and potential construction problems.
  • Develop, manage, and update the overall project schedule including all development and pre-construction activities leading up to construction, and creative schedule logic and options for acceleration.
  • Analyze and review project-specific risks and recommend options for mitigation.
  • Work closely with the estimating department and Vice President, Construction in reviewing tender results and project budgets.
  • Complete and review basic estimates and quantity takeoffs to understand project costs and value engineering options.
  • Inform the Director of Development and other required parties about project status and issues that may impact the project delivery and client relations.
  • Work closely with the estimating team in the preparation and issuance of project tender packages, including the scope of work customized for the specific project.
  • Work closely with the estimating team in the review of subcontract quotations and provide a bid analysis and recommendations for approval to the Vice President, Construction, and our clients.
  • Work with the team to identify, design, and implement process improvements for design and preconstruction functions.
  • Liaise with the development team in obtaining various permits such as Building Permit, demolition, soil deposit, tree clearing, etc., including strategizing and evaluating options.
  • Work with the Director of Development to assess, finalize and execute site preparation, ground improvements, site servicing, contaminated sites, and environmental habitat development programs.
  • Accountable for documentation management and administrative activities such as sending and responding to formal correspondences, ensuring project documentation is complete, accurate, and appropriately stored, and project tracking is accurate, up to date, and accessible.
  • Plan, lead, and schedule pre-construction planning meetings with internal and external stakeholders; ensure all meetings include a minutes taker, and that the meeting minutes are complete and accurate before they are distributed and stored; follow-up on and ensure completion of action items.
  • Initiate and control an RFI process during pre-construction for all project issues and inquiries, including ensuring resolutions and timely and accurate tracking.
  • Review invoices for assigned projects for accuracy and completeness and approve them timely. Submit pre-construction manager drafted invoices to accounting within 24-48 hours of the deadline to ensure sufficient time to turn-around final copies.
  • Effectively plan, allocate, and manage pre-construction resources to remain on schedule and in budget.
  • Ensure that electronic files and tracking are set-up and all pre-construction project documentation and information is appropriately documented and secured.
  • Build and maintain excellent and professional relationships with clients, consultants, subcontractors, site staff, and internal project team, representing the Company in a positive light in all interactions.
  • Direct, manage, mentor, support, and help grow other team members such as Pre-Construction Coordinators; and provide performance management to direct reports.
  • Collaborate with internal teams and departments, as well as external teams such as consultants, municipalities, and other project stakeholders to meet objectives and deadlines.
  • Communicate ideas for improving company processes with a positive and constructive attitude – set the standards for professionalism.
  • Participate in and comply with mandatory Company training, programs, and initiatives with a positive and constructive attitude; and continue your professional development through optional trainings, programs, and initiatives.
  • Contribute to a safe, respectful, and healthy workplace by participating in and complying with Company safety policies, procedures, programs, and initiatives, and through education, awareness, and prevention.
  • Engineering or Post-secondary education in Construction Management or a related field or equivalent experience.
  • Minimum 5 years of experience in the construction field, preferably on commercial, industrial construction projects.
  • Demonstrated experience managing the preconstruction phases of complex & multiple projects ($5M –  $ 50M).
  • Excellent English communication skills and client-facing experience          
  • Strong network of contacts with trades, vendors and contractors
  • Track record of driving projects forward to starting construction, including leading and managing consultant teams.
  • Previous experience in developing detailed project plans using project management tools and methodologies.
  • Strong planning and execution skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively manage timelines and budgets to ensure delivery of project objectives.
  • Superior analytic, problem-solving and judgment skills.
  • Proven track record of developing relationships across multiple levels, in particular, sub trades, consultants, clients and Executive.
  • Experience with process redesign, process mapping and documentation.
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced, challenging and constantly changing work environment.
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and presentation skills.
  • Strong computer skills (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook); MS Project.
  • LEED AP and/or knowledge of LEED projects considered an asset but not required. 

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