Pre-Construction Manager - High Rise - #1638605

Michael Page Canada

Date: 2 weeks ago
City: Toronto, ON
Contract type: Full time

The ideal candidate will be responsible for the following:


For assigned projects working in collaboration with the Pre-Construction team, to:

  • Assist the Owner and the Consultant as requested and as applicable throughout each of the Schematic Design Phase, the Design Development Phase and the Construction Document Phase
  • Actively participate in all design meetings with owners, development team, architects, consultants and engineers during design phase and provide feedback to enhance the cost, schedule, quality, and constructability of the project
  • Attend regular meetings with the Owner and the Consultant, providing advice with respect to the constructability and general construction market conditions, informing the project's design, schedule and budget
  • Lead/Advise the preconstruction team to prepare and present estimates and budgets during preconstruction to meet client objections
  • Responsible for coordinating work across multiple departments, subcontractors and consultants
  • Responsible for managing and implementation in the Project Estimates the cost arising from site logistics plans and schedule
  • Advise the Owner if it appears that the Construction Cost Estimate may exceed the Project budget, and make any recommendations for corrective action, providing input on Value Engineering opportunities for the Owner's consideration
  • Work with project team to drive alignment on project assumptions throughout early stages of projects
  • Compile historical project information and perform analysis on historical data and future cost information
  • Assist the Procurement team to prepare, in consultation with the Consultant and the Owner, a procurement strategy and project schedule for the Owner's review
  • Make recommendations to the Owner regarding any equipment or materials which should be pre-ordered to meet the Project schedule
  • Establish a project specific procurement strategy in line with current market conditions and in coordination with the project team
  • Generate design deliverable milestones to meet the procurement schedule. Identify and track critical components of the Work and track progress to meet pre-agreed milestones
  • Make recommendations to the Owner and the Consultant regarding the scope of Work for packages and Work to be performed by the company's own forces to help facilitate the subsequent bidding and awarding of Subcontractor and Supplier contracts
  • Review the Specifications and Drawings and make recommendations to the Owner and the Consultant as to the clarity, consistency, constructability, and coordination of the documentation;
  • Assist in providing liaison and coordination among government authorities, utility companies, and other authorities having jurisdiction over the Place of the Work as appropriate
  • Assisting the Client in the RFP preparation for selection of consultants if required;
  • Review and analyse consultants' proposals, making recommendation for award; ensure accuracy of information within proposal documents
  • Host weekly design coordination meetings, recording and following-up on the actions of the consultants
  • Analyse the design and the constructability of a project, coordinating with Trade Contractors to provide market recommendations to assist or improve upon a project schedule, budget and constructability
  • Provide monthly design reports to the Owner
  • To work closely with and in accordance with the company's BIM Department
  • Establish the data management system for the project
  • Mentor & develop team members

Work Winning

  • Assist bidding processes including take off, RFQ & RFP responses, estimation, subcontractor quote queries, Bid presentation, etc
  • Develop Client Relationships to successfully deliver Business Objectives
  • Participate in Business Development Opportunities
  • Work with the Estimation and Business Development Teams on Future Business Opportunities

Process and Procedures

  • Manage and lead the process and procedures for preconstruction services of all projects
  • Assist generating training modules for company process and procedures

MPI does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, marital status, or based on an individual's status in any group or class otherwise protected under applicable human rights legislation. MPI encourages applications from minorities, women, the disabled and all other qualified applicants

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The ideal candidate will possess the following:

  • Educated to degree level or equivalent recognized disciplines including; Architecture, Engineering, Quantity Surveying, Construction Management or similar related studies
  • Minimum approximate of 8 years' experience in construction, including knowledge of construction methodologies, processes, sequencing and associated costs
  • Successfully led small team of individuals in delivery of projects valued at $100+ million in CM / Lump Sum / D&B Delivery Models
  • 2+ years on-site experience preferred
    • A background in design, construction & delivery processes of construction projects, including design management experience with a main contractor
    • Knowledge of design and construction principles and experience in project delivery
    • High level of fluency reading plans, specifications, reports and other project documents
    • In depth understanding of Estimating principles
    • On site construction experience working projects in various sectors located in Canada
    • Commercial and financial understanding in the above context - ability to contribute to value engineering as part of the design process
    • Knowledge of local municipal building processes and procedures
    • An understanding of the OBC requirements is preferable asset
    • An understanding of various construction methodologies
    • Ability to manage a team of direct reports
    • Technical skills: Procore, Bluebeam, MS Project, MS Office Suite
    • Key competencies: Leadership, initiative, communication, teamwork, managing for results, and coaching & mentoring

Our client is a global construction management firm dedicated to overseeing large scale high rise construction builds for their clients across the Residential and Commercial building sectors. Due to current growth, the company is looking to secure an experienced Pre-Construction Manager to join their Canadian team out of their downtown Toronto head office.

The Pre-Construction Manager will manage several preconstruction projects, directly engaging with Owners and Consultants with the aim of successfully converting projects into construction. They will work directly with a number of internal departments and team members to ensure deliverables are supplied on time and to a high quality. The Preconstruction Manager will require a technical background in design, engineering or estimating and will require the ability to generate and recommend procurement strategies that are aligned with the owners schedules. The role would also require oversight and coordination with the Project Team for seamless handover into the first stage of construction.

Competitive compensation package including:

  • RSP matching
  • Benefits
  • Competitive vacation allotment
  • Performance Bonuses

Salary will be commensurate with experience.

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