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Adams Gabbert

We’re looking for a Pre-Construction Manager who combines technical construction estimating skills with a talent for mentoring and process improvement. In this pivotal role, you’ll collaborate with architects and clients, manage project budgets and schedules, and guide our estimating team. Your decisions will shape the success of our construction projects.

Role & Responsibilities:

  • Assists with mentoring and training estimators in the department.
  • Assists with developing and improving processes and procedures in the department and those that tie into the estimating process.
  • Responsible for the take-off and bid processes.
  • Recommends software and tools required for efficient, accurate estimation.
  • Works with the architect and owner during the pre-construction and estimating process.
  • Creates a project schedule with the Project Manager, works to transition the project to Project Manager and is responsible for ensuring the project budget and schedule are met.
  • Measures, initiates, and implements work by external parties that results in meeting the project schedule.
  • Demonstrates sound engineering judgment, following building codes and abiding by the laws of the United States, the States and Cities in which the company does business.
  • When asked for a judgment call, they will always ask, “is this ethically appropriate.”
  • Carefully manages the intended outcome that balances owner and architect expectations, budget, time and cost limitations.
  • Takes charge of making decisions that determine the project’s cost and success.
  • Determines priorities, evaluates schedule and the elimination of conflicts.
  • Develops new control procedures and strategies for the attainment of improved productivity.
  • Visualizes the completed results from customer instructions.
  • Makes independent choices concerning matters of significance, such as whether to vary from prescribed standards, permitted tolerances, or normal procedures and sound ways if need be in order to achieve the customer’s and Client’s project goals.
  • Develops and builds relationships with Clients, Owner’s Representatives, Architects, and Trade Partners with a focus on generating new opportunities.
  • Possesses a strong work ethic and a “can do” attitude.
  • Works with energy, enthusiasm and a sense of urgency.
  • Leads the project offering valuable solutions and bringing value to every action and is a proactive problem solver.
  • Communicates respectfully, clearly and openly.
  • Demonstrates the integrity and moral fortitude to not violate Client’s Industries’ core values, by using sound engineering judgment, following building codes and abiding by the laws of the United States, the States and Cities in which the company does business.
  • When asked for a judgment call, they will always ask, “is this ethically appropriate.”


  • Reports to and is accountable to the Director of Estimating & Preconstruction.
  • The Pre-Construction Manager also reports to, and is accountable to, the owner or owner’s representative and/or the architect for the project.
  • The Pre-Construction Manager may have Project Managers which report to them while assisting with estimating projects and may have an estimator(s) who reports directly to them.

Minimum Skill and Qualifications:

  • High school graduation or equivalent.
  • Work experience in building construction, remodeling or construction project coordination experience with a strong, proven background in all facets of pre­ construction and estimating. 
  • Minimum of five years of construction industry experience.
  • Knowledge of all phases of building construction, including work commonly done by the various building crafts and a thorough understanding of electrical, mechanical and structural systems.
  • Knowledge of building materials and the ability to read blueprints.
  • Extroverted personality with supervisory ability and the ability to guide the efforts of vendors and trade partners.
  • Demonstrates good judgment and is able to have a working relationship with managers and other employees and able to tactfully handle difficult situations, make the best use of time during the workday and recognize and deals with priorities
  • Excellent grasp of the management of multiple responsibilities in a fast-paced environment.
  • Ability to use software such as MS Project, project management software, Excel and Word, among others.
  • Valid driver’s license

Physical Demands/Conditions Requirements:

  • Works additional hours as necessary to maintain project schedules.
  • Travels as necessary.
  • Reviews progress at construction sites in all phases of construction.
  • Makes presentations and participate in meetings both on the construction site and in an office setting.
  • Lifts and/or moves up to 50 pounds, drives a vehicle, and sits in a constricted space for several hours at a time.

AdamsGabbert is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. We believe in inclusivity and the strength it brings to our workforce, and we encourage candidates from all backgrounds to apply. Our dedication to promoting diversity, multiculturalism, and inclusion is reflected in all of our roles, and decisions on hiring and employment are solely based on qualifications, merit, and business need.

    • Location: Anywhere
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    • Pay:$- $ per hour