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Company: McKinstry
Location: Seattle, WA
Career Level: Mid-Senior Level
Industries: Construction, Housing, Real Estate



At McKinstry, we're proud to be a diverse and  passionate  group of innovators and problem-solvers, builders and engineers, mentors and students. We believe the world needs curious, forward-thinking, solutions-oriented people who want to make our planet better. We are  committed  to strengthening our diversity through recruiting, developing, and retaining professionals from all backgrounds, and we believe that promoting diversity, equity, and inclusivity is an integral component of our continuing quest  To Build a Thriving Planet.  If you are looking to leave a purposeful mark on the world, then McKinstry is the place for you.


Here's where you come in:

We are currently seeking a Preconstruction Manager to join the team as a member of our growing New Construction Mechanical Western Washington division.


You're great at:

Project Management

  • Identifying required resources to achieve project goals.
  • Generating preliminary assessments, technical solutions, fee proposals, presentations, studies, and general support.
  • Primary contact for project engineering staff during construction.
  • Transitioning project management and engineer activities from design to construction phase and construction to completion phase.
  • Communicating with the General Contractor, Architect, Engineer, Owner, and other stakeholders.
  • Supporting and providing input to development strategies, goals, and objectives specific to project execution at each project phase.
  • Developing and managing project plans, schedules and scopes of work.
  • Defining project responsibilities to project management, engineering and field staff.
  • Documenting and resolving subcontractor and vendor billing issues.
  • Assisting the business development team in responding to requests for proposal and bid process.
  • Assessing site safety and implements actions to prevent injury to property and personnel.
  • Ensuring safety compliance of subcontractors and all on-site personnel.


Project Controls

  • Assuming financial responsibility for projects including accurate, timely and relevant reporting to stakeholders.
  • Facilitating invoice payments from clients and to subcontractors.
  • Reviewing and approving subcontractor billing.
  • Preparing client and subcontractor change orders.
  • Monitoring controls and reporting on the financial performance of projects.
  • Drafting subcontracts and purchase agreements.
  • Monitoring and proofing change issue log.
  • Creating and maintaining network and hardcopy files.
  • Preparing or supervising the preparation of Submittals, Operation & Maintenance Manuals, Expediting Reports, Change Order Log, RFI log, Correspondence Log, etc.
  • Assessing any potential job cost impacts submits, negotiates and tracks all change orders requests.
  • Preparing or supervising the preparation of Job Start and Project Closeout materials.
  • Reviewing contracts, drawings, specifications and other resources to answer questions in a timely manner.
  • Ensuring that all material and equipment is purchased in a timely and cost-effective manner.
  • Evaluating bid estimates, develops cost codes, establishes definitive budgets, develops manpower plan with Superintendents, and monitors field labor progress.
  • Taking responsibility for the development and implementation of a comprehensive construction plan.
  • Monitoring progress towards goals to anticipate potential problems.
  • Delivering accurate and timely data to support project forecasts.


Team Management

  • Coaching and mentoring project team members.
  • Developing project staffing plans to include labor, subcontractors, etc.
  • Acting as a steward of McKinstry culture; communicate and influence policies and procedures.
  • Establishing and leading associated meetings.
  • Defining individual project responsibilities and accountabilities. 


What we would like to see from you:

  • Bachelor's degree in Construction Management or Engineering or equivalent work experience required.
  • Five (5) years of experience in project management, engineering, or construction is required.
  • Proficient with scheduling software: Microsoft Project, Primavera and/or Suretrak required.  
  • Completed OSHA 30 class is required.
  • Experience working for a General Contractor or Major Mechanical Subcontractor preferred.
  • PE, CPM, LEED professional designations is preferred.
  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite - Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook and required.
  • Basic estimating skills required.
  • RCDD, CPM professional designation is preferred.
  • Proficient with construction financial programs and software preferred.
  • Demonstrates an understanding of accounting and financial management preferred.


The McKinstry group of companies are equal opportunity employers. We are committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all employees and qualified applicants without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, race, color, creed, marital status, national origin, disability, veteran status, genetic information or any other basis protected by law. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment including, but not limited to employment, advancement, assignment, and training. This commitment to Equal Employment Opportunity is made equally as a social responsibility and as an economic and business necessity.

McKinstry is a drug-free workplace. Employment is contingent upon successfully passing a pre-employment drug and alcohol test, complying with the requirements of the Immigration Reform and Control Act and a Confidentiality Agreement, in addition to successful outcomes of background and reference checks.

Applicants for this role will only be considered if they possess current US Work Authorization, and do not require employer-sponsored VISA support to begin or remain in this role.


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