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Sr. Preconstruction & Estimating Manager

Location: 

Minneapolis, MN, US, 55401


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.

Key Role Responsibilities - Core

PRECONSTRUCTION FAMILY – CORE

  • Leads overall preconstruction process, resulting in a comprehensive deliverables which include 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.
  • 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.
  • Capable of performing estimating tasks as needed, including self-perform estimating.
  • Creates conceptual budgets.
  • Reports accurate project cost history.
  • 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.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
  • Ability to perform work accurately and completely, and in a timely manner.
  • Communication skills, verbal and written (Intermediate).
  • Ability to conduct effective presentations.
  • Proficiency in MS Office with emphasis on strong Excel skills (Intermediate).
  • Ability to read and understand drawings and specifications (Intermediate).
  • Proficiency in construction estimating software (Intermediate).
  • Proficiency in required construction technology.
  • Ability to prepare quantity surveys.
  • Knowledge of the means and methods of construction management (Intermediate).
  • Knowledge of field operations through project support.
  • Knowledge of specific trades and scopes of work (Intermediate).
  • Knowledge of self-perform and labor productivity.
  • Knowledge of MBE (Minority Business Enterprise), WBE (Women’s Business Enterprise), and SBA (Small Business Administration) regulations (Intermediate).
  • Ability to develop General Requirements estimates.
  • Knowledge of project processes and how each supports the successful completion of a project.
  • Ability to develop proficiency in Lens, Revit and/or ASE software.
  • Knowledge of Lean process and philosophy.
  • Ability to build relationships and collaborate within a team, internally and externally.
Education
  • Bachelor’s degree in construction management, engineering or related field (Required).
  • In lieu of the above requirements, equivalent relevant experience will be considered.
Experience
  • 10+ years construction estimating experience.
  • People management experience (Preferred).

 

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 accommodations@jedunn.com

 

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.

    Facts
    • 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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