Brasfield & Gorrie, LLC

Senior Preconstruction Manager - Heavy Civil

Location US-AL-Birmingham
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Brasfield & Gorrie has an exciting opportunity for a Senior Preconstruction Manager to work in our Heavy Civil Division with a focus on Utilities, Power and Infrastructure Site and Highway work, including but not limited to earthmoving, foundations, piping, utilities, roads and bridges.


Responsibilities and Essential Duties include the following (other duties may be assigned):


  • Perform complex and multiple estimating assignments.
  • Compile conceptual estimates, including project benchmarks and details.
  • Understand and execute multiple delivery methods, including hard bid, negotiated GMP, Design Build, and IPD.
  • Work with operations teams on general requirements, including fees, financials, staffing of jobs, and construction schedules.
  • Experienced in generating quantity take-offs for a variety of scopes work common in heavy civil construction. Capable of training others with less experience to generate quantity take-offs.
  • Establish schedule durations based on quantities, attend scheduling meetings, and solicit subcontractor schedules.
  • Demonstrate thorough understanding of scope definition and communicate pricing requirements clearly to subcontractors and suppliers.
  • Provide unit pricing and production data for labor and materials and subcontractors.
  • Work with General Superintendent and Division Manager to determine crew, labor sizing and manpower curves of a project.
  • Use PT&I calculator based on labor types, state, and EMR.
  • Proficiently utilize estimating software tools: Excel, P6, Building Connected, Bluebeam, Agtek, Hard Dollar, Assemble, and others.
  • Lead estimate reviews with project management, design team, and owners.
  • Visit jobsites to gain understanding of estimate accuracy and impact.
  • Work with marketing department to assist with proposal preparation.
  • Develop subcontractor and supplier relationships.
  • Establish and maintain relationships with architects, owners, engineers, designers, clients, and others for potential business development.
  • Collaborate with VDC group during estimate to develop quantities, logistics plan and 4D schedules
  • Provide leadership and mentoring to less experienced estimators
  • Lead and facilitate “on-ramp” training sessions
  • Gather historical data from past/on-going projects for use in future estimates


Education - Skills - Knowledge - Qualifications & Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in construction, engineering, or related field; Or related construction experience
  • 5 -15 years of Estimating and/or combination of estimating, field supervision, project management experience in heavy civil related projects
  • Proven experience delivering successful results at Estimator II level
  • Excellent oral communication and interpersonal skills
  • Technical writing skills
  • Conflict resolution skills
  • Ability to multitask
  • Superior organizational skills
  • Innovative attitude
  • Proven experience with technology

The above description covers the principal duties and responsibilities of the job.  The description shall not, however, be construed as a complete listing of all miscellaneous, incidental, or similar duties which may be required from day-to-day.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Brasfield & Gorrie is an EEO/AA Employer M/F/V/D.

Building Your Brasfield & Gorrie Career

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No matter your starting point, when you join the Brasfield & Gorrie family, you open the door to a rewarding career at one of the most respected and dynamic companies in the industry. Here you decide your path and what you will make of your career—and your life.


We value everyone

At Brasfield & Gorrie, we see our purpose as building exceptional people, trusting relationships, great projects, and strong communities. Valuing everyone is essential to our purpose, so for us, valuing diversity and inclusion is more than a lofty company commitment; it’s a way of building relationships that helps us live our purpose in our daily work.


You’ll benefit from working at Brasfield & Gorrie

By offering a strong foundation of employee benefits, we ensure that you and your family have the tools and means to prosper. We’re proud to provide a competitive benefits and compensation package. Our employees have access to medical, dental, vision, life insurance, 401(k), wellness programs, career development classes, and many more benefits. We’re proud to be ranked by both Top Workplaces and Best Places to Work in multiple cities!


About Brasfield & Gorrie

Founded in 1964, Brasfield & Gorrie is one of the nation’s largest privately held construction firms, providing general contracting, design-build, and construction management services for a wide variety of markets. We're skilled in construction best practices, including virtual design and construction, integrated project delivery, and Lean construction, but we are best known for our preconstruction and self-perform expertise and exceptional client service. Brasfield & Gorrie has 12 offices and approximately 3,000 employees. Our 2020 revenues were $3.9 billion. Engineering News-Record ranks Brasfield & Gorrie 22nd among the nation’s “Top 400 Contractors” for 2020.


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