Pre Construction Manager - Infrastructure


Bellevue, WA, US, 98006

Graham is an employee-owned construction solutions partner that services the buildings, industrial, infrastructure, water and project finance sectors. We deliver lasting value for our clients through meticulous planning and scheduling, while upholding rigorous safety and quality standards. With offices throughout North America, our passionate and knowledgeable teams deliver projects that enable communities to thrive and people to live, work, move and grow in a rapidly changing world. With over nine decades of experience, Graham has the resources, capacity and expertise to undertake projects of every scope, scale and complexity. Join our team to deliver a better tomorrow.

We are seeking top-tier talent to join our Infrastructure division and build innovative projects in the transit and transportation sectors, such as roads, highways/freeways, bridges, interchanges, LRTs, BRTs, and airports. As a member of this collaborative team, you can expect a safe, diverse and inclusive environment, and on-going learning and career development opportunities.


About the Role

Reporting to the Preconstruction Director, the Pre Construction Manager is capable of managing and performing the whole pre-construction process including assisting in Business Development and Proposals at the front end of the Business Planning, right through the active preconstruction period to successful agreement of contract and commencement of the project on site.  


As a Pre Construction Manager at Graham, you will: 

  • Assist in identifying and assessing potential opportunities against Business Plan Involvement-proposals to secure opportunities.  

  • Potential design assist role for client, including consultant appointment as appropriate.  

  • Identify/manage required resources.  

  • Manage all aspects of the preconstruction process, including conceptual estimating, budgeting, procurement, risk management and estimating, design, schedule and health and safety.  

  • Manage the products of accurate conceptual estimates from limited information, and update and review throughout preconstruction period.  

  • Advise client designers and consultants on cost parameters to be used in the development of the design in order to meet the budget.  

  • Work closely with Owners and Consultants to discuss available options and provide advice on construction, methodology and materials solutions.  

  • Understand and advise on overall construction plan, including schedule, constructability and logistics, together with their impact on project costs.  

  • Advise Estimating Manager or Operations Manager as to cost and schedule fluctuations, improved material, or other factors affecting construction.  

  • Value Engineering to be explored for all applicable projects or situations.  

  • Be responsible for the development and maintenance of specific Project Risk & Opportunity Schedule, including chairing meetings with the project team.  

  • Contribute to assembly of proposal documents.  

  • Collaborate with Graham's Operations or Construction Manager to develop, recommend, and implement the project execution plan after being awarded the project.  

  • Recommend project subcontractors and suppliers utilized in assembling or closing tenders and for actual Graham project execution.  

  • Produce regular pre-construction reports for both internal and external use.  

  • Manage the prequalification and procurement process.  

  • Regular chairing/attendance at meetings and communications with client.  

  • Coordination of estimating/preconstruction activities with operations.  

  • Initiate process to ensure client requirements are understood and met. 


Qualifications &  Experience:  

  • Related technical degree or diploma 

  • Design-Build Experience Preferred

  • Over 5 years of senior experience in construction estimating, a preconstruction role, and/or operations

  • Extensive WSDOT Experience Preferred. 

  • In-depth knowledge of construction materials and techniques 

  • Clear and thorough understanding of RFQ General Conditions, terms and conditions 

  • Experience in a Client-facing capacity 

  • Experience in contract term negotiations 

  • Experience with sub-trade management negotiations 

  • Value engineering/value management skills 

  • Risk and opportunities management 

  • Process and procedure management/development 

  • Quality surveying knowledge/background 


Compensation and Benefits:

  • Salary range: 115k -180k
  • Opportunity for ownership and increased income through dividends and share equity increases
  • Sharing of annual profits paid out in bonuses
  • Excellent Health & Dental benefits plan, Life insurance, AD&D. LTD and Flex Plan
  • 401(k) savings plan with employer matching upon eligibility
  • 12 paid holidays a year
  • 3 to 5 weeks of vacation per year, with credit for prior industry experience
  • Professional and career development opportunities

What we can offer you:

  • Strong commitment to safety in the workplace
  • Grounded and family-oriented workplace in a progressive environment that is at the forefront of a fast-evolving business sector
  • Commitment to the training and wealth of opportunities for career development across job categories, project types and locations around North America

If this sounds like you, then Graham may be the right fit. Apply today.

Graham is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and employment selection decisions are based on merit, qualifications, and abilities. Graham does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by country, regional or local law.

Applicants with disabilities will be accommodated if you are unable to apply online.

No unsolicited resumes or phone inquiries from agencies, thank you.


The Graham Advantage

• We are one of North America’s largest General Contractors

• Graham is 100% employee owned

• We champion development of our employees, including having accredited PMP and Gold Seal training available in-house

• We have a balanced portfolio of exciting, challenging, and career-defining projects

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Nearest Major Market: Seattle
Nearest Secondary Market: Bellevue