Pre-Construction Manager

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Job title: Pre-Construction Manager

Company: Wales McLelland Construction

Wales McLelland is an industry leader, well established in BC, working mainly in the Lower Mainland. We have been in operation for over 50 years. Our success has been driven by and is thanks to our employees’ years of experience and excellence in the field. They’re the reason why we have a name that our partners trust.
Simply put, we’re family, and we’re always looking to welcome new talent to the team.
We are a general contractor that provides pre-construction, design-build, and construction management services for industrial, commercial, and institutional clients, we specialize in tilt-up construction.
Our Company values guide everything we do, at Wales McLelland our values include Safety, Professionalism, Integrity, Respect, and Commitment.POSITION SUMMARY:
As Pre-Construction Manager, you will be responsible for leading the delivery of pre-construction services from project inception to construction start and contributing to the successful and profitable completion of the overall project. The Pre-Construction Manager is responsible for establishing project cost control, project schedule development, leading design decisions and project constructability, scope tracking, consultant design deliverables and design development, value engineering and analysis, risk management, and client relations; as well as providing administrative direction to the pre-construction team.

  • Build strong, long-lasting relationships with clients.
  • Ensure overall client satisfaction through timely and professional responses to questions and concerns, submission of deliverables, and proactively identifying and addressing issues.
  • Be the project leader and drive the project forward to shovels in the ground.
  • Participate in the strategic planning process for securing new potential projects and maximizing the chances of the Company winning a job, including design, estimating, and RFIs strategies, bid qualifications, and final negotiations.
  • Work simultaneously on multiple projects at various stages in the pre-construction process.
  • Review and comment on the project plans and specifications at all stages of design development.
  • Develop, manage, and update the overall project schedule.
  • Analyze and review project-specific risks and recommend options for mitigation.
  • Review and comment on tender results and project budgets.
  • Complete and review basic estimates and quantity takeoffs to understand project costs and value engineering options.
  • Work closely with the estimating team in the preparation and issuance of project tender packages; and review of subcontract quotations and provide a bid analysis and recommendations for approval.
  • Liaise with the Development Team, in obtaining various permits such as building permit, demolition, soil deposit, tree clearing, etc., including strategizing and evaluating options.
  • Assist to assess, finalize and execute site preparation, ground improvements, site servicing, contaminated sites, and environmental habitat development programs.
  • Accountable for documentation management and administrative activities.
  • Plan, lead, and schedule pre-construction planning meetings with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Initiate and control an RFI process during pre-construction for all project issues and inquiries.
  • Review, approve, and submit invoices for assigned projects timely and for accuracy and completeness.
  • Effectively plan, allocate, and manage pre-construction resources to remain on schedule and in budget.
  • Build and maintain excellent and professional relationships with clients, consultants, subcontractors, site staff, and internal project team, representing the Company in a positive light in all interactions.
  • Direct, manage, mentor, support, and help grow other team members such as Pre-Construction Coordinators; and provide performance management to direct reports.


  • Post-secondary education in Construction Management or a related field or equivalent experience.
  • Minimum 5 years of experience in the construction field, preferably on commercial, industrial construction projects.
  • Demonstrated experience managing the preconstruction phases of complex & multiple projects (5M – 50M).
  • Track record of driving projects forward to starting construction, including leading and managing consultant teams.
  • Previous experience in developing detailed project plans using project management tools and methodologies.
  • Strong planning and execution skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively manage timelines and budgets to ensure delivery of project objectives.
  • Superior analytic, problem-solving and judgment skills.
  • Proven track record of developing relationships across multiple levels, in particular, sub trades, consultants, clients and Executive.
  • Experience with process redesign, process mapping, and documentation.
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced, challenging and constantly changing work environment.
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and presentation skills.
  • Strong computer skills (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook); MS Project.
  • LEED AP and/or knowledge of LEED projects considered an asset.

In addition to a positive and respectful work environment, the following are some of the benefits of working at Wales McLelland:

  • Competitive compensation packages
  • Comprehensive medical and dental coverage, including paramedical services
  • Opportunities for career growth and development
  • Education reimbursement and paid training opportunities
  • Exposure to challenging and complex projects
  • RRSP matching
  • Employee and Family Assistance Program
  • Modern and open corporate head office
  • Company events such as Holiday parties, BBQ’s, corporate lunches etc.
  • New equipment, new technology, and new tools
  • Engaged and dedicated management team
  • Open-door policy

Salary: CAD $120,000 – $150,000 per annumPowered by JazzHR

Expected salary: $120000 – 150000 per year

Location: Richmond, BC

Job date: Sun, 02 Jun 2024 07:18:09 GMT

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