Shawmut Design and Construction

  • Preconstruction Manager - New England

    Job ID
    Construction Operations
    Regular Full-Time
    Construction Operations
  • Overview

    The role of the Preconstruction Manager for New England is to Drive Preconstruction Best Practices.  A Preconstruction Manager is responsible for the implementation of preconstruction strategy that will drive the goals of the group and bring value-add for the client during this critical phase.   


    As a member of the New England Group, this role is critical in the development of projects and is responsible for assisting the project teams for each of the four offices through the preconstruction process.  This role will require traveling to the multiple offices to assist project teams during a walk through, in establishing detail plans for RFP Response, Interview Preparation, and through-out the Overall Preconstruction Period Post Award. 


    Included in this job role will be a variety of complex technical, professional, and management activities.


    Project Schedule

    • Oversight in the development of high level project schedules, that identifying critical project milestones, early release packages, long lead materials or designs, design development processes, budget development dates and durations, and establish critical owner related needs while working with the project team. Working with the project team through this process is a critical element of the success of the project by establishing real knowledge of the individual needs of each project.    
    • Through means and methods and scheduling best practices, assist in the development of critical planning efforts that exceed client expectations and drive at future operational excellence with the director of construction operations and director of field operations.  

    RFP / Proposal Process

    • A Preconstruction Manager will be a key member in assisting the team in developing the strategy during the RFP / Proposal process.
    • Role in Preconstruction Strategy: 
      • Assist the team in high level and detail level schedule development to include the above-mentioned information and team input.
      • Logistical impact and client challenges review and planning. 

    Projects in Preconstruction

    • A Preconstruction Manager will review the project goals, the key deliverables, and provide input throughout the preconstruction process to construction with the project team.
    • Proactively work with the Project Executive to schedule meetings with the project teams as required to drive key initiatives and technical proficiency during the process.
    • Assist the project team in a detailed review of the project documents that address all aspects of the project including means and methods, alternative materials, constructability review and building envelope reviews. 

    Project Team Engagement 

    • A Preconstruction Manager will engage the key project team members during the preconstruction process, ensuring the opportunity for input. Included in that list will be critical relationships with the Project Executive Team and Field Operations Construction Management Team. 
    • The role will ensure that project team feedback is incorporated into the preconstruction deliverables and keep project team members updated on the status of current assignments. 

    Construction Practices

    • Maintain standards for planning consistent with Shawmut standards.
    • Provide input, review, and report on schedules in conjunction with Field Operations and the Scheduling Department to ensure that all projects are set up properly.
    • Collaborate with Permitting Manager to ensure that job specific requirements and values are incorporated into the project plan.
    • Create a feedback loop on active projects to ensure that commitments made in preconstruction are followed through during construction. Work with the project team as recovery may be needed. 

    Client Acquisition and Development

    • Attend and drive preconstruction strategies for interview prep sessions.    
    • Prepare and participate in select client meetings and presentations as needed 


    • Assist in the development of detailed spreadsheets and matrix development as to the key measurable information for Preconstruction for New England. 
      • Kick Off Meeting Scheduling and Completion
      • Stand And Deliver Scheduling and Completion
      • Preconstruction Schedule Completion and Monthly Submittals by Each Team
      • Working with the Scheduling Department to collaborate on Key Reporting Process and Strategy for the best information



    • Proven ability to manage the entire project management construction cycle profitably and with strong client outcomes
    • Vast knowledge of all trades and all phases of the preconstruction processes: scope, time frames/field execution, typical missed scope/exposures, conceptual, final pricing/competitive bidding and market conditions


    • Bachelor’s degree in a construction related area and/or 5 – 10 years of experience in construction industry.

    Additional Role Specific Skills

    • LEAN construction experience preferred
    • Strategic thinking
    • Managerial courage
    • Strong presentation and proposal skills
    • Driven for results


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