Preconstruction Manager - Nashville, TN


Posted on: 
September 8, 2023

Skanska is one of the world’s leading construction and development companies. Skanska’s core operations in the U.S. include building construction, civil infrastructure and developing self-financed commercial properties. In 2020, construction in the U.S. generated $6.5 billion in revenue, and as a developer in the U.S., Skanska has invested a total of $2.8 billion in commercial and multi-family projects. With U.S. headquarters in New York City, Skanska has 29 offices with 7,600 employees nationwide. An industry-leading innovator in both safety and project execution, Skanska offers competitive solutions for traditional and complex assignments that build a more sustainable future for our customers and communities. The global revenue of parent company Skanska AB, headquartered in Stockholm and listed on the Stockholm Stock Exchange, totaled approximately $17.2 billion in 2020.

The primary objective of this position is to manage the process and resources that provide quality pre-construction services to both internal and external clients and review the progress of existing projects to ensure their completion within the parameters of the established preconstruction scope of services. This position reports to and receives direction from the VP of Preconstruction.

On Offer

  • Work-life balance including Flexible Work Arrangement Program
  • 401k & ESOP (stock purchase plan) both with matching
  • Excellent Insurance
  • Family-leave benefit for both parents


Major Duties & Responsibilities

  • Has a mastery of all of the required duties and responsibilities of the Preconstruction Engineering roles
  • Mature knowledge of construction pricing
  • Able to develop estimates for projects of all sizes and complexity for exterior envelope, civil and structural elements at the concept and detailed levels of design.
  • Developing knowledge of mechanical and electrical systems.
  • Established contacts at numerous subcontractor and vendor locations.
  • Strong knowledge of the local market conditions and how those may impact the planning and estimate of our projects
  • Capable of taking on a super user role for any of the preconstruction applications
  • Can assist operations Leaders and office/regional scheduling resources in providing input for project schedules. Has a good working understanding of durations for activities.
  • Can coordinate and manage a team of estimators establishing a preconstruction work plan that defines deliverables and responsibilities for assigned estimators
  • Can confidently present and support our work to internal and external clients
  • Can manage all aspects of the required preconstruction deliverables to a client.
  • Able to lead the review of our work product and ensures all deliverables are accurate, complete, and well-conceived in content and presentation.
  • Has developed the necessary understanding of the company's risk management procedures including strategies for bonds, insurance, and Subguard.

Job Skills & Abilities

  • Computer knowledge and efficiency, including Microsoft Office products, estimating software, and Skanska subcontractor outreach and document control systems
  • Able to navigate and utilize BIM models and effectively use the tools to our advantage
  • Thorough understanding of the industry
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Can develop and review/comment on project purchasing plans and bid packages
  • Exhibits strong leadership qualities
  • Demonstrates strong management skills
  • Ability to develop or maintain relationships with clients
  • Keep project team informed on job progress
  • Strong math/analytical skills
  • Customer oriented
  • Builds team chemistry and recognizes performance
  • Drives sustainability
  • Ability to meet critical deadlines
  • Strong decision-making/problem-solving skills
  • Must be dependable
  • Perseveres through challenges
  • Must be patient but results driven
  • Able to prioritize workload and assignments
  • Manages diversity
  • Works diligently to improve our business
  • Ability to maintain good work/life balance
  • Seek training opportunities
  • Be inquisitive and always want to know more
  • Desire to progress in career
  • Builds confident relationships with peers/coworkers
  • Considerate of co-workers
  • Can manage and develop direct reports
  • Flexible interpersonal skills to work with all levels of management
  • Must have a good attitude and be approachable
  • Ability to maintain discretion and confidentiality at all times
  • Must have a high level of integrity and be trustworthy
  • Exhibits Skanska’s values and adheres to the company code of ethics
  • Good time management skills and organizational skills
  • Action-oriented
  • Ability to understand and follow directions

Education and/or Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree – Engineering, Architecture, Construction Management or equivalent/applicable degree
  • Generally 8 to 12 years of estimating, controls, and/or engineering experience

Apply by:
October 6, 2023
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