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Preconstruction Manager

Company: Pence Construction
Location: Lake Oswego
Posted on: January 27, 2023

Job Description:

Preconstruction Manager

Department: Preconstruction

Employment Type: Full Time

Location: Lake Oswego, OR


If you're an experienced Preconstruction Manager seeking your next career move, Pence could be the place for you! Our company offers generous benefits, advancement opportunities and collaborative values.

Pence Contractors is a team of enthusiastic industry experts based in Lake Oswego. We're an Oregon-owned and operated company focused on Building Space for People to Flourish. To us, this means creating an equitable workplace environment where everyone can participate, be heard and feel valued. We're focused on constant improvement both as a whole and as individuals. Our team serves as a reliable partner to our clients as we help them build places to grow, heal, learn, play and live.

The Preconstruction Manager shall coordinate with teams of operations, estimating, and preconstruction professionals through the preconstruction process to ensure projects will be successful during construction from a schedule, budget, and quality standpoint.

The Preconstruction Manager has comprehensive knowledge of all types of commercial construction and understands all project stages from preconstruction to project completion.

Key Responsibilities


  • Ensure successful pre-construction kick-off meetings are performed.
  • Implement and track Pence Construction Constructability Review Checklist procedures
  • Develop and drive Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) for the preconstruction process.
  • In collaboration with the Project Team, help develop a plan to ensure that all phases of construction are completed on time, within budget and within company guidelines.
  • Create and track tasks and responsibilities and ensures commitments are met by all (Owner, Design Team, Pence Team, AHJ, Consultants, etc.).
  • Perform site investigations
  • Coordinate for temporary and permanent utilities
  • Review and understand Owner, Contractor, and Subcontractor contracts.
  • Facilitate preconstruction meetings
  • Attend Owner and Design meetings as required.
  • Prepare written correspondence to protect the company's interests in both proactive and defensive manners.
  • Preconstruction estimates & forecast
  • Identify plan discrepancies and timely communicate potential problems.
  • Exercise discretion and creativity in resolving construction discrepancies.
  • Review construction plans and generate work packages and scopes of work to confirm all work can be successfully contracted and properly coordinated.
  • Typical hand off of the pre-construction process to the project team will occur not later than post bid and contracting for a project.

    • May work with Safety Department to produce site specific safety plan
    • Conduct site assessment to identify existing or adjacent hazards to the project site.
    • Review hazardous material surveys and look at site for safety concerns/risks.
    • Be aware of all applicable building code and safety regulations.

      • Responsible for setting up and updating preconstruction schedule in smartsheet and sharing with internal Pence operations team.
      • Responsible to ensure preconstruction process is meeting required milestones.
      • May assist project team in developing project schedule at SD, DD, and CD phase
      • Notify project team of critical path items and determine priorities to maintain schedule.


        • Assist in budgeting, bidding, and award of subcontracts.
        • Follow Company's purchasing procedures while ordering or receiving any needed material and equipment within delegated authority.

          • Be the contact for the preconstruction process
          • Oversee each stage of project and communicate regularly with all necessary parties to keep team apprised of pre-construction progress and associated issues or problems that may affect progress.
          • Establish and maintain contact with appropriate city officials and inspectors as needed
          • All other duties as assigned.

            • Bachelor's Degree in Architecture, Construction Engineering Management or similar degree
            • Preferred 5 or more years of Project Management construction experience.
            • Thorough understanding of building construction means and methods, scheduling and cost control procedures, general contract, general conditions, subcontract documents, drawings and specifications.
            • Strong communication and interpersonal skills.
            • Ability to write thorough, complete, and timely reports and business correspondence and effectively communicate ideas and concepts.
            • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret all necessary construction plans, blueprints, and documents.
            • Advanced critical thinking and judgment skills.
            • Strong organization/time management skills.
            • Excellent problem solving and analytical skills.
            • Proficient computer skills and a familiarity with BlueBeam, Smartsheet, Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook).
            • Must have, or complete within six months of hire, CPR and first aid certifications and OSHA 10 training.
            • Must be available to work flexible hours. Work hours will be consistent with a Project Manager in the construction industry.
            • Can work independently and collaboratively in a team environment.
            • Minimum of 1 years' experience with construction software platforms.


              Employees have full medical, dental and vision coverage. Preconstruction Managers also receive PTO, and are eligible for Pence's 401k match program and an annual company bonus.

Keywords: Pence Construction, Portland , Preconstruction Manager, Executive , Lake Oswego, Oregon

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