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Preconstruction Engineer

Company: Gilbane Building Company
Location: Sunnyvale
Posted on: November 22, 2021

Job Description:

The Preconstruction Engineer provides leadership and coordination in the purchasing, estimating, scheduling and quality aspects of a project. Responsibilities

  • Purchasing
  • Coordinate Owner/GBCo terms and conditions with the front-end documents, transfer risk
  • Assist Operations and Purchasing in creation of proper bid packaging strategies
  • Identify capabilities of Trade Contractors and current market conditions
  • Create recommended bidders' lists based upon project/scope
  • Conducts well organized Pre-Bid Conferences
  • Reviews bid package scope of work
  • Track and monitor diverse participation categories included in initial buyout
  • Write Recommendation to Award capturing all special conditions for release of liability
  • Ability to identify, evaluate and resolve the majority of Trade Contractor issues
  • Successfully negotiate common boilerplate issues while maintaining a win-win scenario
  • Demonstrates an understanding of Drawings/Specs for all Trades and Disciplines
  • Involvement in community and building relationships with Trade Contractors including: social functions, industry meetings, seminars, etc.
  • Develop positive relationships with contractors and vendors
  • Develop positive relationships with jobsite personnel and other departments
  • Able to read drawings & specifications
  • Effectively utilizes On Screen take-off software and performs quantity takeoffs with minimal oversight
  • Obtains costs for specialty items - find and contact source
  • Organizes back-up for supervisor analysis and review
  • Asks proactive and insightful questions about scope of work not directly shown / detailed
  • Performs analysis and general scope reviews of subcontractor budget pricing
  • Updates project schedules with input from project management
  • Demonstrates working knowledge of CPM scheduling techniques Qualifications KEY COMPETENCIES
    • Communicate Effectively - Listen to understand and clearly convey information in all forms based on the audience to ensure shared meaning of the message
    • Act Inclusively - Ensure that actions and behaviors are respectful; show empathy and treat others with dignity. Leverage capabilities and insights of individuals with diverse perspectives, abilities and motivation.
    • Solve Problems - Identify, prioritize and implement alternatives for a solution.
    • Demonstrate Agility/ Adaptability - Maintain effectiveness and adjust to change by exploring the rationale, trying new approaches, and collaborating with others to make the change successful. Create an atmosphere of open-mindedness to change.
    • Drive for Results - Show passion and commitment while delivering on business outcomes. Create a sense of individual ownership and accountability.
    • Champion Innovation - Identify opportunities for new and improved ways of doing things that result in value added, unique and differentiated solutions. EXPERIENCE/EDUCATION
      • 2-5 years of purchasing and/or construction experience
      • Or equivalent combination of education and experience KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES
        • Strong computer skills with proficiency in Word, Excel, Outlook and Procore--
        • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with vendors and outside representatives
        • Ability to prepare and interpret specifications, analyze bids, and prepare and maintain procurement records and reports Gilbane offers an excellent total compensation package which includes competitive health and welfare benefits and a generous profit-sharing/401k plan. We invest in our employees' education and have built Gilbane University into a top training organization in the construction industry. Qualified applicants who are offered a position must pass a pre-employment substance abuse test. Gilbane is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, or disability status. Sorry the Share function is not working properly at this moment. Please refresh the page and try again later.

Keywords: Gilbane Building Company, Sunnyvale , Preconstruction Engineer, Engineering , Sunnyvale, California

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