Sr. Preconstruction Manager-Industrial Construction

Sr. Preconstruction Manager-Industrial Construction Des Moines, IA

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The Weitz Company

Job Title:

Sr. Preconstruction Manager-Industrial Construction

Job Type:

Full-Time

Date Posted:

02/01/2021

Location:

Des Moines, IA

Salary:

$N/A

Company Description:

The Weitz Company

The Weitz Company is one of the oldest general contractors in the United States, specializing in Commercial and Industrial construction projects, supported by a best-in-class Supply Chain business segment. We have forged our reputation by constantly seeking new construction innovations and technology that provide our clients and employees with predictable, reliable, and collaborative services. Our commitment to delivering a top quality product has resulted in long-standing customer relationships and recognition by industry rankings as one of the top contractors in the United States.

Weitz views employees as our most valuable asset, and the key to the success of the Company. Employees enjoy the ability to build relationships, network and make an impact on our communities. We promise every employee competitive pay and benefits, a safe place to work, a career path supported by training and development opportunities, and a positive work environment. Employees are encourage to work hard, have fun and build strong relationships along the way!

Job Description:

Our global construction group is comprised of Orascom Construction subsidiaries, The Weitz Company, Contrack Watts Inc., and Watts Constructors. Collectively, we specialize in Commercial, Federal, and Industrial construction projects with a best-in-class Supply Chain segment. We have forged our reputation by constantly seeking new construction innovations and technology that provide our clients and employees with predictable, reliable, and collaborative services. Our commitment to delivering a top quality product has resulted in long-standing customer relationships and recognition by industry rankings as one of the top contractors in the United States. 

We view employees as our most valuable asset, and the key to our success. That’s why we provide team members a career (not just a job), supported by training and development opportunities, and a positive, collaborative work environment. We offer the resources of a large company, while preserving our small company feel. Employees are encouraged to work hard, have fun and build strong relationships along the way! Community involvement, diversity and inclusion, and employee empowerment are central to our Company’s culture.

What We Offer:

  • Competitive Pay and Benefits
  • Strong Company and Safety Culture
  • Rewarding Bonus Program
  • Generous Paid Time Off Provisions
  • 401K Retirement Savings Plan With Company Match
  • Training and Educational Assistance Opportunities

Weitz Tecnico, LLC is seeking a Senior PreConstruction Manager to be located out of our Des Moines, IA office.  Candidates must have previous industrial construction experience; cold storage, distribution, pet food, and/or feed mill familiarity is highly desired.

The Senior Preconstruction Manager sets projects up for success through accurate negotiation, development and delivery of preconstruction services. Value should be provided to customers by leading the project team and design consultants, predicting cost and schedule, advocating for owners and seamlessly transitioning preconstruction services to the operations team. This role will provide oversight and leadership to assigned internal employees.

What You’ll Do:

  • Ensure accurate estimating, scheduling, strategy and communication throughout preconstruction process
  • Review weekly preconstruction process to ensure progress is on schedule; initiate changes to remain on schedule; advise leadership of issues that may pose a cost or schedule impact
  • Coordinate building systems and schedules with trade partners, the operations and engineering team and design/build construction team to plan and budget for safety on each project
  • Make decisions in a timely manner; understand when to involve upper management in decisions; assess level of risk and consequences associated
  • Drive standardization of operating practices, business processes and reporting among business units
  • Collaborate with internal and external stakeholders to ensure technical and operational expertise is met, projects are turned over for success with the expected level of profitability, and complete and accurate documentation is given at construction hand-off
  • Understand the clients’ needs to manage the process efficiently, ensure timely completion, understand local logistics/subcontractor and supplier market, and how BIM/LEED/LEAN can be best utilized
  • Establish and maintain positive relationships with clients, vendors, subcontractors and co-workers; initiate third party relationships when opportunities arise
  • Lead preconstruction meetings, when appropriate
  • Adhere to all company policies, standards, and procedures
  • Other duties and projects as assigned
  • Business travel will be required

Visa sponsorship is not available for this position at this time.

The Company does not accept unsolicited resumes from search firms or agencies. Any resume submitted to any employee of the Company without a prior written search agreement will be considered unsolicited and the property of The Company. Please, no phone calls or emails.

The Company is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment (minorities, females, and veterans, individuals with disabilities, sexual orientation, gender identity, or other protected categories in accordance with state and federal laws). The Company is a drug and alcohol free workplace and background checks are required if applicable.

Required Experience:

What We’re Looking For:
To perform the job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each previously stated duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and ability necessary to succeed in this role.

  • Experience: A minimum of eight (8) years’ experience of extensive estimating and/or project management in an agricultural-related construction field is required. Specific feed mill experience is highly desired. Proven history of leading, teaching, developing and mentoring others successfully.

Qualifications:

What We’re Looking For:
To perform the job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each previously stated duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and ability necessary to succeed in this role.

  • Education: A college degree in a construction related field is preferred. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.
  • Experience: A minimum of eight (8) years’ experience of extensive estimating and/or project management in an agricultural-related construction field is required. Specific feed mill experience is highly desired. Proven history of leading, teaching, developing and mentoring others successfully.
  • Skills: Independent judgment, business acumen, client relations, negotiation, decision-making, conflict resolution, problem solving, effective internal and external communication, project management, team leadership, tact, adaptability and analytical abilities are all necessary skills for a Senior Preconstruction Manager. Candidates must also have the ability to accurately evaluate and interpret technical drawings.
  • Technology: Proficiency with operating systems and basic computer software programs such as Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel and Outlook. Employee must have experience with AutoCAD, Revit, Timberline Estimating and the ability to learn other specific software.