Preconstruction Manager

Job Location

12530 Parklawn Drive, Rockville, Maryland

Job Position Type



DAVIS Construction is the largest general contractor that solely serves the MidAtlantic region, with offices in Rockville, MD and Philadelphia, PA. Voted on by our employees, DAVIS has been consistently recognized as a Best Place to Work by the Washington Business Journal since the program's inception in 2007. At DAVIS, we embrace and value diversity as a strength and are committed to intentionally building a workplace where our employees are provided the necessary support to be successful. We became an employee-owned company in 1990 and still are today, sharing profits with our employees through our Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP).

The Preconstruction Manager is responsible for leading the overall management of the preconstruction phase for a project. This role is responsible for understanding the deliverables, developing a work plan, and identifying resources required, while coordinating with Marketing/Communications/Pursuits and the Operations teams to ensure compliance with the Request for Proposals (RFP).



Here’s what you get to do:


·        Prepare detailed estimates at all phases of design

·        Collaborate with the project team in establishing comprehensive estimates incorporating operations standards

·        Lead constructability reviews

·        Lead the development of specific systems analyses and the creation of Value Engineering

·        Strategically identify and align the most qualified subcontractors for the market sector and scope

·        Develop strategies for estimates and other RFP deliverables

·        Research and compile historical data for use in future budget preparation

·        Participate in design progress meetings and client presentations as required

·        Attend pre-bid meetings and lead subcontractor walk-throughs

·        Develop trade partner / supplier coverage and effectively communicate and manage

·        Manage trade partner/supplier coverage Responsible for subcontractor / supplier coverage and effective communication and management

·        Assist in the development of project schedules and approach strategies; coordinate with assigned Integrated Construction Group team members for 4D development

·        Participate in the development of phasing, sequencing and site logistics strategies



Here’s who you are: (required)

·        Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Construction Management, Architecture or related field or equivalent construction experience

·        A minimum of five (5) years’ experience in estimating for commercial construction

·        Ability to develop good relationships with clients, design teams and subcontractors

·        Proficiency and efficiency in takeoff software- On Screen Takeoff (OST) or Blue Beam

·        Knowledge of principles and practices of engineering and construction management, including safety, quality and sustainability standards

·        Proficiency and efficiency in takeoff software- Quantity takeoff

·        Experience managing and coordinating divisions 2, 15, 16

·        Ability to manage the overall document distribution process (RFI’s, Addenda, etc.)

·        Knowledge of principles and practices of engineering and construction management, including safety, quality and sustainability standards*


Here’s What we love for you to have: (preferences)


·     Knowledge of principles and practices of engineering and construction management, including safety, quality and sustainability standards

·        Experience estimating with a wide variety of building types (Examples: Residential, Office, Healthcare, Life Science, Education, Interiors, Retail, Light Industrial, Government)

·        Experience with Design Build projects and/or IPD delivery methods

·        Strong relationships with the local trade partner/vendor community, designers and clients

·        Strong knowledge of local construction pricing



  • Safety – Consistently works within DAVIS safety standards; promotes safety as a priority with coworkers, subcontractors, and external clients
  • Team Collaboration– Works effectively within their own team and across the organization; promotes team atmosphere and culture; has a positive, can-do attitude
  • Commitment to Quality – Applies DAVIS standards to produce high quality work on a consistent basis; produces work that is accurate and reliable, actively demonstrates excellence in service; builds and maintains integrity as a core function of their job and in their relationships with others
  • Champions DAVIS Business – Consistently markets DAVIS business within the scope of their job; actively seeks and / or supports new business opportunities; actively builds relationships and encourages others to do the same


We are not authorized to use a staffing agency or third-party vendors to fill this position.


This position is located at 12530 Parklawn Drive, Rockville, Maryland. View the Google Map in full screen.