Clark Construction Group

Mechanical & Plumbing Preconstruction Manager - San Francisco

San Francisco, CA
Clark Construction Group is one of the most experienced and respected building and civil constructio

Job Description

Mechanical & Plumbing Preconstruction Manager

Posted: Saturday, 8/19/2023

Clark is seeking a Mechanical & Plumbing Preconstruction Manager to support our San Francisco Office. We are also open to this role being based out of our Seattle Office.

The Mechanical and Plumbing (“M/P”) Preconstruction Manager’s key responsibilities include supporting Project teams in developing and maintaining detailed budgets for M/P specialties primarily in the Preconstruction Phase, but also as needed in the Construction Phase. These budgets are typically produced at key design milestones and are maintained continually throughout the design process. The M/P Preconstruction Manager will also develop and manage relationships with M/P Trade Partners. At all steps, the M/P Preconstruction Manager will employ constructability and value analysis methods to assist the team in maintaining budget and making design decisions. The M/P Preconstruction Manager will establish and maintain Project specific cost data, as well as develop historical cost data and information on emerging M/P trends.

General Business Knowledge

  • Understanding of design and construction processes and related time frames

  • Analyze and evaluate for completeness and applicability of a Request for Proposal, Basis of Design, Bridging Documents, etc.

  • Evaluate and compare design issuances from Conceptual, to schematic, to design development through construction phase

  • Evaluate Trade Partner proposals and make a recommendation based on best value

  • Familiarity with specialty trade estimating standards and techniques

  • Knowledge of M/P design approaches and concepts

  • Comprehensive knowledge of M/P systems and components

  • General familiarity with California Codes and regulatory requirements (title-24)

  • General Familiarity with Plan Check Procedures and time frames

  • Administer M/P Trade preconstruction contracts

Essential Responsibilities

  • Collaboration with other trade managers/estimators and our Trade Partners to develop a complete project cost

  • Leverage their knowledge base and experience to collect and analyze cost data, identify options, provide recommendations and solutions to budget and design issues as they arise

  • Identifies project needs and presents/recommends these problem resolutions to the team

  • Performs research and analyzes the design data and quantity take offs related to M/P Systems

  • Provide expertise to ensure alignment between an established Basis of Design, construction standards, material standards, Code requirements and schedule

  • Assist the design team with designing technical solutions to accommodate design development or other client needs within the budget constraints

  • Proactively and continuously seek to identify new approaches to their work, and to improve by developing better, faster, more innovative and efficient ways to complete activities and tasks

  • Participate in review and evaluation of new software, tools and technology.

Specific Tasks and Duties

  • Produce complete cost estimates based on Project Documents

  • Coordinate scope of work with other trade managers/estimators to eliminate “scope-gap”

  • Fill in missing components using parametric data, conceptual budgeting rules of thumb and data utilizing historical data and input from our Trade Partners

  • Establish baseline for M/P estimates, identifying and comparing key project metrics

  • Maintain and track M/P budgets from concept through Construction documentation, including cost updates incrementally during design development

  • Assemble and maintain M/P Cost Databases at line item or component level

  • Maintain M/P Cost Database for project level for various Building types

  • Perform constructability and code compliance reviews

  • Lead value-analysis efforts for MEP Trades. Make recommendations and perform evaluations of value engineering items

  • Prepare notice to bidders with specific bid instructions, defining scope of work, construction support and other project requirements

  • Organize and lead subcontractor proposal review meetings and interviews

  • Collaborate with Preconstruction and Project management teams in the trade buyout process

  • Willing to travel periodically to support Western Region offices

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering (Electrical or Mechanical), Construction Management, Architecture or other related discipline preferred

  • PE license is a plus

  • 5-10+ years of total professional experience in related roles on mid-size to large projects

  • 3-4 years of specialized estimating in one or more of MEPF trades

  • MS Excel capability

  • Revit, AutoCAD, and/or Bluebeam experience is a plus

  • Engineering Design experience is a plus

  • Field experience is a plus

  • Alignment to Clark Standards of Excellence: self-motivated, results-oriented, adaptable, team player, accountable, ethical, innovative, resilient, builds relationships, builds people/teams and followership, sets direction, and executes

Clark Construction Group At A Glance

Clark Construction Group is one of the most experienced and respected building and civil construction firms in the United States. For more than a century, we have been transforming the ideas and visions of our clients into award-winning projects. With annual revenues of approximately $5 billion, the firm’s portfolio features projects of all sizes and levels of complexity — from intricate interior renovations to some of the most complex civil operations in the country. Headquartered in Bethesda, Maryland, Clark has offices strategically positioned throughout the United States to serve the needs of our clients.
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