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Preconstruction Manager

Vancouver, BC

Wesgroup Properties started as a family business in British Columbia more than 60 years ago and today is one of Western Canada’s largest private real estate companies with a diversified portfolio spanning across residential and commercial real estate. Wesgroup owns and manages over 3.2 million square feet of commercial and multi-family real estate and has built more than 7,000 homes in 100 communities. With the active projects in our development pipeline, the portfolio will grow to over 7 million square feet over the next six years. Our operations are vertically integrated, encompassing land acquisition, construction, finance, design, marketing, sales, leasing, and property management. We have a long history of looking forward and we are dedicated to conducting business in line with our values of adaptability, accountability, relationships, and observing The Golden Rule without fail.


PROFILE SUMMARY


Wesgroup is poised for substantial growth over the next several years and in preparation for this exciting and challenging phase, we are actively seeking a highly engaged, driven and experienced Manager, Preconstruction to join our team.


As the Manager, Preconstruction, you will play a pivotal role in Wesgroup’s project development process. Reporting to the Director, Preconstruction, you will manage all phases of preconstruction, including overseeing critical activities such as conceptual estimating, design coordination, permitting, and budgeting. In addition, you will also mentor, guide and develop a team of Estimators. Your expertise will be instrumental in ensuring that projects are set up for success from the very beginning.


KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES


Assist the Director, Preconstruction to set the strategy for the entire pre-construction process and be accountable for it determining and allocating the resource requirements to implement the pre-construction strategy of the business unit.


Cost Analysis:

  • Conduct detailed cost analysis for all aspects of a project, including labor, materials, equipment, and overhead costs.
  • Utilize advanced estimating software and tools to develop precise cost estimates and budgets.


Design Development:

  • Attend Development and Consultant meetings during design development, providing critical feedback on constructability and costing
  • Review drawing milestone issuances for coordination and overall completeness. Provide confirmation to Development and Construction teams that drawings are at a state as noted.


Budgeting and Cost Control:

  • Develop and manage detailed preconstruction budgets, tracking market conditions and providing regular reports to stakeholders, where applicable.
  • Implement cost control measures to optimize project profitability without compromising quality.


Risk Assessment and Mitigation:

  • Conduct comprehensive risk assessments during the preconstruction phase, identifying potential challenges and developing mitigation strategies.
  • Work closely with contract administrators to ensure that contracts and agreements are in line with project requirements.


Subcontractor Management:

  • Identify, qualify, and solicit bids from subcontractors and suppliers, ensuring compliance with project specifications and budgetary constraints.
  • Negotiate contracts and agreements with subcontractors, focusing on competitive pricing and value-added services.


Team Leadership:

  • Manage and mentor a team of estimators, providing guidance, training, and development opportunities.
  • Foster a collaborative and high-performance work environment within the estimating department.


QUALIFICATIONS, KNOWLEDGE & EXPERIENCE


  • Bachelor’s degree in Construction Management, Engineering, or related field.
  • Minimum of 10 years of experience in estimating roles with a preference for general contracting.
  • Strong knowledge of British Columbia's construction market, building codes, and regulations.
  • Strong ability to read design drawings and full understanding of construction assemblies
  • Excellent analytical, problem-solving, and communication skills.
  • Knowledge of BIM or Revit software
  • Proficient in estimating software (e.g., AutoDesk Build, ProEst, On-Screen Take Off and Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Proven leadership experience with the ability to inspire and motivate a team.
  • Standing relationships with sub-trades that have relevant experience with multi-family and mixed use construction
  • Experience working onsite or as a sub-trade, is an asset


EXPECTED COMPENSATION


  • The expected salary range for this role is $170,000 - $190,000 per annum. Actual offered salary will depend on individual experience, qualifications, geographic location, market conditions for the role, and internal equity.
  • Annual Bonus Program - Wesgroup also offers a competitive Annual Bonus Program that is intended to financially reward eligible employees for their contribution to the Company’s financial, and overall success.


WHAT WE OFFER


  • A competitive compensation package with robust and extensive health benefits.
  • A fun and inclusive culture supported by an employee-led Culture Committee with sponsorship from the President, providing you with opportunities to participate in group workouts, team sports, company-wide social events or celebrations, and other great initiatives that foster Wesgroup’s culture.
  • The Wesgroup Store, stocked with amazing name-brand apparel and items to purchase using points earned for milestones, participation, and going above and beyond.
  • A Lifestyle Spending Account which includes coverage for fitness, daycare, and eldercare costs. Wesgroup also covers the cost for all employees to attend two fitness classes per week at partnering fitness facilities to promote wellbeing.
  • Wesgroup supports a broad range of community initiatives through donations and employee volunteer activities, including paid days off to volunteer your time each year and give back to our communities.
  • Stocked kitchens with healthy (and not-so-healthy!) snacks, fresh fruit and veggies, sparkling water, premium coffees and teas with a wide range of dairy alternatives to support your daily caffeine hit.
  • A brand-new, beautifully designed office downtown with incredible views of the ocean and North Shore mountains, across from the Burrard sky train station.


HOW TO APPLY


If you are interested in exploring this exciting opportunity to join one of Western Canada’s largest real estate companies, please visit our website at https://wesgroup.ca/careers/ and apply with your resume and cover letter today. We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those selected for follow-up will be contacted.


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