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Preconstruction Manager- Mission Critical


Kansas City, MO, US, 64106 Orlando, FL, US Lincoln, NE, US Virginia Beach, VA, US, 23450 Wichita, KS, US Oklahoma City, OK, US, 73104 Portland, OR, US, 97209 Tucson, AZ, US North Charleston, SC, US, 29405 Fort Walton Beach, FL, US Dickinson, ND, US, 58601 Santa Clara, CA, US Washington, DC, US, 20001 Fort Lauderdale, FL, US Reston, VA, US, 20190 Norfolk, VA, US, 23324 Des Moines, IA, US, 50389 Austin, TX, US, 78704 Willston, ND, US, 58801 Mountain Home, ID, US Minot, ND, US, 58701 Boise, ID, US Savannah, GA, US, 31401 Minneapolis, MN, US, 55401 Indianapolis, IN, US, 46260 Dallas, TX, US, 75254 San Antonio, TX, US, 78229 Rolla, MO, US Charlotte, NC, US, 28203 Arlington, TX, US Tulsa, OK, US Hillsboro, OR, US, 97124 Hampton, VA, US, 23661 Atlanta, GA, US, 30339 Watertown, NY, US, 13602 Fort Leonard Wood, MO, US Miami, FL, US Houston, TX, US, 77042 Raleigh, NC, US, 27607 Springfield, MO, US, 65810 Omaha, NE, US, 68118 Langley, VA, US Tampa, FL, US, 33609 Las Vegas, NV, US Nashville, TN, US, 37210 St. Louis, MO, US, 63101 Tempe, AZ, US, 85281 Duluth, GA, US

Best People + Right Culture. These are the driving forces behind JE Dunn’s success.


By hiring inspired people, giving them interesting and challenging work, enabling them with innovative tools, and letting them share in the company’s rewards, we’ve found a sustainable way to grow in our industry for the last 90+ years.


Our diverse teams around the country strive to enrich lives through inspired people and places every day, and we need inspired people like you to join us in our pursuit of building perfection.

Role Summary

The Senior Preconstruction Manager- Mission Critical will provide overall direction and leadership for the collaborative preconstruction process from project pursuit through subcontractor buyout. This role will be responsible for overall leadership and strategy of the estimating team, coordination between designers and owner, as well as oversight of trade partner solicitation process. In addition to managing key client relationships throughout the preconstruction phase, this role will coordinate with the project executive and field leadership to ensure execution and completion of the preconstruction process.

Key Role Responsibilities - Core


  • Leads overall preconstruction process, resulting in a comprehensive deliverable which includes competitive bids, negotiated proposals, cost estimates, analysis and budgets. 
  • Prepares and executes project win strategies by preparing for interviews and leading internal and external presentations of estimates and proposals to support the business development process.
  • Provides active participation during project pursuits including RFP Responses and involvement in Project Interviews.
  • Oversees project teams and ensures successful execution and completion of preconstruction process. 
  • Manages relationships with key clients and design team contacts during the preconstruction phase.
  • Manages relationships with key vendors and subcontractors throughout the preconstruction phase.
  • Capable of performing estimating tasks as needed.
  • Creates conceptual budgets.
  • Partners with operations to review project risk assessment, scoring and completion.
  • Reviews project business plan with other stakeholders, such as operations and office leadership, to ensure alignment and profitability.
  • Leads, supports and promotes a culture of diversity and inclusion within JE Dunn.  Understands JE Dunn’s policy of non-discrimination and ensures positive, proactive implementation throughout the organization.
  • Willing to travel up to 25% as needed for jobsite visits, interviews, and owner/architect page turns and offsite meetings.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Ability to perform work accurately and completely, and in a timely manner.
  • Communication skills, verbal and written.
  • Ability to conduct effective presentations and interviews.
  • Proficiency in MS Office with emphasis on strong Excel skills.
  • Ability to read and understand drawings and specifications.
  • Proficiency in construction estimating software.
  • Proficiency in required construction technology.
  • Ability to prepare quantity surveys, as needed.
  • Knowledge of the means and methods of construction management.
  • Knowledge of field operations through project support.
  • Knowledge of specific trades and scopes of work.
  • Knowledge of self-perform and labor productivity.
  • Knowledge of MBE (Minority Business Enterprise), WBE (Women’s Business Enterprise), and SBA (Small Business Administration) regulations.
  • Knowledge of project processes and how each supports the successful completion of a project.
  • Ability to build relationships and collaborate within a team, internally and externally.


  • Bachelor’s degree in construction management, engineering or related field (Required).
  • In lieu of the above requirements, equivalent relevant experience will be considered.


  • 10+ years construction estimating experience.
  • Experience in Mission Critical preferred.
  • People management experience.

Working Environment

  • Valid and unrestricted drivers license required
  • Must be able to lift up to 10 pounds
  • May require periods of overnight travel
  • Must be willing to work non-traditional hours to meet project needs
  • Normal office environment, but may be exposed to extreme conditions (hot or cold)
  • Frequent activity: Sitting, Viewing Computer Screen
  • Occasional activity: Standing, Walking, Bending, Climbing, Reaching above Shoulder, Pushing, Pulling


JE Dunn Construction is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and it is our policy to provide equal opportunity to all people without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, marital status, veteran status, age, disability, pregnancy, genetic information, citizenship status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other legally protected category. JE Dunn Construction is a background screening, drug-free workplace.


JE Dunn provides reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities. If you would like to request a reasonable accommodation in order to apply for a job, please submit your request to


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

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Why People Work Here

At JE Dunn we offer our employees an inspired place to enrich their life and the lives of those around them

Building on our rich history, our employee owners are shaping the future of JE Dunn. In our team-focused environment we do life together and are generously rewarded for our efforts

About JE Dunn

    Founded in 1924, JE Dunn Construction is a family and employee-owned general contractor with expertise in construction management services, design-build, and integrated project delivery. We deliver transformational solutions to our clients with certainty of results in our pursuit of building perfection.

    • 90+ Years of Construction Experience
    • 22 office locations coast-to-coast
    • Annual revenues in excess of $4 billion
    • Consistently ranked Top 25 of the 400 largest general contractors nationwide by Engineering News-Record
    • Consistently ranked Top 15 for domestic building by Engineering News-Record
    • 2500+ Employee Owners work at JE Dunn


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Nearest Major Market: Kansas City