Preconstruction Manager

Mather, CA

$ 95000.00 - $ 130000.00 Management
3/8/2022 8:18:00 AMPST
Job Type: Retail Direct Hire
Minimum Experience: Not Specified
Recruiter Name: Luke Marquardt

Job Description


We are seeking highly technical candidates with an entrepreneurial spirit, who are excellent multi-taskers and quick decision-makers to serve as Preconstruction Managers for the electrical and low voltage systems of commercial building, industrial, utility-scale solar, and/or medium-to-high voltage substation, transmission, and distribution projects. This key role is responsible for developing a project from its conceptual phase through its final design, including all aspects of the bid/estimating process from review of plans and specs, performing quantity take-offs, pricing, scoping and bidding of projects, to soliciting and negotiating prices from contractors/suppliers through completion of the bid/estimating effort.



? Maintains existing and develops new client relationships

? Cultivates relationships with internal and external stakeholders

? Attends client functions and/or industry-related events, as needed

? Actively participates and builds relationships within the industry to generate and enhance business opportunities

? Prepares responses to RFPs and RFQs

? Conducts site visits as necessary

? Develops, negotiates, and closes new business with existing and/or new clients

? Leads interviews and interview preparation

? Follows-up with clients to negotiate past estimated projects or future work, obtains the status of submitted proposals, and solicits feedback to determine performance and documents findings


? Develops conceptual designs and estimates for electrical projects

? Fills in design gaps for the completion of estimates

? Ensures the most current design information is being used in the preparation of estimates

? Performs and/or reviews take-offs, ensuring accuracy and completeness

? Analyzes revised plans and specifications for changes that may affect the budget

? Develops, solicits, and analyzes electrical equipment vendor and subcontractor bid packages

? Determines pricing based on past experience, historical data, and market conditions

? Tracks and manages estimates throughout the preconstruction phase, and keeps client and project team aware of current estimates and impacts of design decisions


? Clarifies and documents scope of work, materials, and schedule requirements

? Communicates the project design requirements to the engineering team and attends design meetings with the project team and/or client once a project is awarded

? Acts as the liaison between Sales and Marketing, operations, and engineering

? Manages project turnover from Sales and Marketing to the Project Management team

? Supports Project Management team during the construction phase of the project to ensure customers receive what was promised at the time it was bid

The Preconstruction Manager spends most of their time in an office environment. The office is an open and collaborative space where you will work both independently and with the team to ensure that customer requests are met.

While performing the essential function of this job, employees are regularly required to sit for long periods of time.  Regularly required to walk and stand, talk and hear, both in person and by telephone.  Use hands repetitively to finger, handle, feel and operate standard office equipment; reach with hands and arms; and lift, pull and push up to 10 lbs.  Required to have close vision, distance vision, and the ability to focus.   

This is an exempt position that reports directly to the Sales and Marketing Manager.

Mather, CA.  

Job Requirements



? 5+ years' experience in estimating and/or project management in an electrical, construction or consulting company

? Bachelor's Degree in Construction Management, Electrical Engineering or related field, preferred

? Electrical apprenticeship completion and journey level electrical construction experience highly preferred

IF SEEKING BUILDING FOCUS: Commercial and or industrial building experience is highly preferred

IF SEEKING RENEWABLE FOCUS: PV solar experience is highly preferred

IF SEEKING POWER FOCUS: Medium Voltage to High Voltage substation, transmission and distribution conceptual design and cost analysis experience is highly preferred


? Thorough understanding of electrical installation methods, National Electrical Code (NEC) and National Electrical Safety Code (NESC) for renewable, commercial, industrial and utility construction

? Ability to read electrical, mechanical, structural and architectural plans

? General product and product installation knowledge

? Awareness of market trends, emerging technologies and competitive intelligence

? Ability to achieve goals and/or targets with a sense of urgency, without direct supervision

? Ability to manage multiple accounts at a time

? Ability to travel as needed

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