Job: Proposal/Pre-Construction Manager

Title Proposal/Pre-Construction Manager
Categories Engineer, Operations, Solar
Salary $100K+
Location Boston – New England
Job Information

Pre-Construction Manager – DG


The company a global solar energy solutions company with a rich heritage of pioneering the best energy technologies in the world. Their solutions are unrivaled in terms of long-term reliability, efficiency and guaranteed performance and is unmatched in terms of global reach and scale. Through design, manufacturing, installation and ongoing maintenance and monitoring, they provide a proprietary, world-record efficient solar technology to residential, commercial and utility customers worldwide.
Changing the way our world is powered every day with a brilliant, passionate and driven team of more than 7,000 in North America, Europe, Africa, Asia and Australia. The company is an industry leader reshaping the world’s energy future.
As such, we strive to hire candidates that are service focused. The experience we would expect the ideal person to deliver is:

The Pre-Construction Manager will be responsible for managing key deliverables in support of project development. These deliverables include initial site evaluation, scope of work statement, schedule and estimate review to ensure all site conditions and scope requirements are included in our proposed project costs.
The Pre-Construction Manager will work with a team of account executives, sales analysts, cost estimators, design drafters, engineers, subcontractors and others to provide accurate scope, schedule and budget assumptions in support of proposals to commercial and private clients. This position is responsible for helping to vet potential opportunities, defining project execution strategy, suggesting potential project design and construction partners, defining scope and costs, identifying risks and smoothly transferring this information to Construction Project Managers and Engineering Managers.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following (other duties may be assigned):

• Use RFP requirements, site analysis, product specifications and other information to develop scope of work.
• Identify qualifications to proposed scope of work and any risks that may impact project performance.
• Understand and apply knowledge of utility interconnections and incentives.
• Collaborate with design drafters and engineers to create proposal-level site plans and single line diagrams.
• Review and approve system performance estimate inputs and results.
• Create achievable schedule which meets customer requirements.
• Collaborate with estimators and other team members to deliver an achievable cost estimate in support of a winning price.
• Identify and collaborate with local contractors and consultants to develop scope, schedule and budget deliverables whenever possible.
• Transfer full scope, schedule, cost and risk data to project execution teams after customer selection.
• Drive cost improvements on identified key goods and services.
• Some business travel.


Minimum requirements – The least amount of skills and training candidates must have to do a specific job. Candidates not meeting these requirements will not be hired for this position.
• Bachelor’s degree and 5+ years of related experience
• OR equivalent combination of education and years of related experience
• Experience in Construction Industry. Solar, civil, and/or mechanical preferred.
• Demonstrated ability to read consruction plans.
• Understanding of construction contract typical terms and conditions.
• CPM scheduling.
• Excellent written and verbal communications skills. Fluent in English.

Preferred requirements
• Engineering degree.
• Able to review contract documents including customer contracts, drawings, specifications and special requirements to determine how the work should be broken down and purchased in order to obtain competitive pricing.
• Demonstrated ability to collaborate with central and regional team members.
• Demonstrated ability to work in a rapid paced, highly dynamic business environment.
• Knowledge and experience with Continuous Improvement (i.e. 8D, Six Sigma methodologies).
• Experience with LEAN construction.
• Great interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to interface and maintain relationships at all levels of an organization.
• Ability to thrive in a deadline-oriented, fast-paced environment.

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