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Preconstruction Manager Position in Denver, CO Metro Area

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City: Westminster
State: Colorado
Country: United States
Zip or Postal Code: 80234

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Preconstruction Manager - Mechanical Engineer

Denver, CO 80234 US - Primary Location

Company Information:

Industry leaders. Problem solvers. Renowned mechanical contractors. We are a full-service mechanical contractor committed to providing solutions for a facility’s total lifecycle.

Established in Kansas City in 1893, we are now one of the most experienced, diversified and respected mechanical contractors in the United States. With three locations, we've continued to build on our reputation of providing quality mechanical contracting solutions that best fit owners’ needs. Few firms are able to combine such a distinguished history with the sort of progressive, high-quality performance that defines our company - both as a top mechanical contractor and as a driving force within the communities in which we operate.

Ranked in the Top 15 of mechanical construction firms nationwide
Presence in diverse market sectors
Service offerings that focus on the total lifecycle of your building
Passionate leadership and strong company culture

As we continue to evolve, we're dedicated to helping you do the same.

Primary Purpose:
Serves as an integral part of the project development group. Manages project designs and budgets, from inception through the preconstruction phase, and continues to act as a resource throughout the project, for designated regional division.

Principal Duties & Accountabilities:

Design / Engineering:

Conceptually finish the design on incomplete decision documents, ensuring competitive and complete proposals.
Review of design documents for evaluation of project, cost impact, and schedule impact.
Generate and/or review engineering calculations by the design engineer.
Generate value engineering and design options for projects, including consultation with Owners, General Contractors, Architects, and Engineers.
Perform life cycle cost analysis of systems and options to generate desirable outcomes for potential clients.
Generate schematic drawings of systems for consultation.
Manage the design progress on design-assist and design-build projects in terms of scope control, schedule impact and coordination.
Lead the electrical and general coordination on design-assist and design-build projects.
Serve as a resource for Project Managers and Field personnel on design issues.
Provide solutions to engineering applications both internally and externally.


Generate budget estimates along with scope definition from incomplete design information
Assist in the development and maintenance of a preliminary estimating method, format and process, that meets our preliminary estimating goals.
Update preliminary estimates until final design is complete. Identify and track scope changes as part of estimate updates.
Generate and maintain database of estimating information from past projects, as coordinated with estimating staff.

Critical Path Schedule Items:

Partner with Project Manager to review general contractor’s project schedule to identify potential issues.
Develop preliminary mechanical project schedules, soliciting input from the Project Manager and Superintendent as necessary, to identify major work tasks, preconstruction efforts, equipment delivery, phasing issues and design milestones.
Assist the Project Manager for updates to the project schedule until preconstruction ends.


Develop and foster effective relationships with clients who possess decision making authority.
Take support role in marketing of design-assist and design-build projects as coordinated with regional leadership.
Participate in the development of marketing materials that will aid in business development.


Assist regional leaders with the review of contracts on design-assist and design-build projects to ensure acceptable language and contractual obligations.
Provide training on design-related topics to the Project Managers, as appropriate.
Serve as mentor, role model and trainer to other regional staff.
Conduct regulatory and code investigations for compliance.
Aid in project pursuits through the preparation of proposals, from RFP through interview preparation and participation.
Attend weekly Project Managers meetings and weekly Estimating/Preconstruction staff meetings.
Serves as a resource to Project Manager on the management of scope and budget items.
Coordinates with Project Manager to perform constructability reviews.
Maintains direct involvement in the project – from inception to closeout.
Partners with Project Manager during project closeout to ensure the proper efficiency and performance of the mechanical systems.

Job Scope:

The Preconstruction Manager will manage project designs and budgets through preconstruction phase, for projects ranging up to or beyond $50 million in mechanical value, in designated region.

Management Responsibility:

X Individual Contributor – no subordinates.

Education, Work Experience and/or Training – typically possessed by qualified candidate.


Engineering degree and P.E. (Professional Engineer) registration strongly preferred.


Previous experience in preconstruction services; or minimum of 8 years' experience in design of HVAC and plumbing systems.

Professional Engineer (P.E.) registration preferred.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities – typically needed for competent performance:

Strong knowledge of HVAC and plumbing engineering
Engineering design expertise
Ability to manage to a budget, which requires basic financial acumen
Proficient in MS Excel
Time management / organizational skills
Strategic thinking and ability to utilize foresight and planning.
Strong negotiation and conflict resolution skills
Ability to develop and foster effective professional relationships in order to gain credibility
Ability to use analytical, methodical approach
Effective communication skills – ability to articulate message, to be persuasive, and explain position to various target audiences who may possess varying levels of technical knowledge.
Display a keen sense of urgency to deliver results.

Physical and/or Travel Demands:

Occasional travel (regionally) may be required; typically does not involve overnight stays.


The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this position. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and job specifications required of employees so classified. U.S. Engineering reserves the right to revise as needed. The job description does not constitute a written or implied contract of employment.



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