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The Walsh Group Preconstruction Manager in Chicago, Illinois


Walsh is currently seeking a Preconstruction Manager for our National Building Division in Chicago, IL.

We are ideally looking for someone who is strong in the development of Design Build proposals and managed the A/E design within the parameters of our proposal and contract requirements. The Preconstruction Manager will support and work with management, operations and estimating staff in the review of project plans, requirements and specifications.

Walsh is a rapidly growing, highly diversified construction company, and we constantly seek builders and business people to join our industry-leading team. Walsh employees are "built to succeed" - competitive entrepreneurs with strong character who are energized by working on a team to meet challenges and are willing to take risks after careful planning. There are many compelling reasons why exceptional people should consider a career with our company:

  • Challenging, complex projects

  • Creative and innovative problem solving environment

  • Supportive, communicative managers who reward your success

  • Opportunities for growth, training, and development

  • Flexibility to build what you want, where you want


  • Review project plans, requirements and specifications.

  • Have demonstrated leadership abilities to coordinate a team of estimators to develop a large multidisciplinary estimate.

  • Determine labor and equipment costs.

  • Review accurate quantity takeoffs and materials pricing.

  • Review and understand all bid documents and assess project risks.

  • Understand project logistics and project schedule.

  • Prepare bid packages. Compare and analyze competitive subcontractor and supplier bids.

  • Review quotes and estimates with the Project Management Team.

  • Prepare estimates at different levels of completion (conceptual, Schematic, DD, CD, etc.)

  • Assist with certain post-bid buyouts.

  • Be able to lead responses to RFP’s

  • Performs other related duties as required and assigned


  • 15+ years of design build project delivery experience required

  • Experience working on Federal Projects is preferred

  • Experience with conceptual estimating and use of virtual design tools is preferred

  • Individual must be self-motivated, possess strong communication/interpersonal skills and be confident in his/her ability to develop and manage their assigned responsibilities

  • Advanced computers skills with MS Office, Primavera P6

  • Prioritize work load and consistently meet deadlines while constantly changing tasks and demands

  • Some travel required

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Job Locations US-IL-Chicago

Requisition ID 2020-4295

Position Type Experienced - Full-Time

Category Estimating

Division Building