Pre-Construction Manager

Lenexa, KS
Construction/Commissioning – Construction Management /
Full Time - Salary
/ On-site
At Henderson, we're about more than just buildings. We're about the people, experiences and potential found inside. We're known for our technical excellence, but we bring so much more to the table. We love the process that brings buildings to life. And we're changing the industry by integrating the building design and construction process.

We view each of our employees as an essential part of our mission to lead the field.

It's What We Do
We provide total building system design services across multiple high-growth markets for industry leaders. You'll get to use your talent to work on some of the country's biggest names in higher education, sports & venue, healthcare, grocery, restaurant and retail.

It's How We're Different
But, we're also about more than just engineering and buildings. We're about you. You, and the hundreds of passionate employees who made us who we are today.
Together, we dream up inventions that solve industry-wide problems, design spaces that become landmarks, win medals in fitness challenges, and toast to the good life at our legendary golf tournaments.

So what will you be doing all day? You would join us as a Pre-Construction Manager working on things like... 

    • Represent Henderson Building Solutions in initial discussions with client/owner
    • Formulate preconstruction services proposal for initial approval of project development
    • Lead the project team in preliminary scope development activities, including:
    • Reviewing original problem statement
    • Conducting site visits
    • Observe and troubleshoot issues onsite
    • Formulate recommendations to satisfy problem statement
    • Develop conceptual design schematics to communicate to Client and Sub parties
    • Formulate budget aligned with recommendations
    • Assist in the completion of preliminary schedule
    • Formulate and deliver Design-Build proposals
    • Assist in Prime and Sub Contract negotiations 
    • Plan and execute a Buyout Strategy for awarded projects
    • Lead the subcontractor and vendor solicitation procedures
    • Evaluate subcontractor responses and lead the selection process
    • Participate in a team environment with Construction Management, Engineering, Subcontractor and Vendor throughout the Design-Assist process to maintain scope, budget, and schedule
    • Assist in project implementation activities throughout the construction, commissioning, and closeout phases

We'd love for you to apply for this position if you...

    • Have a background in mechanical engineering, with relative familiarity in related disciplines (electrical + plumbing).
    • Possess at least 3-5+ years' experience with HVAC design and/or construction. Experience in both areas a plus.
    • o   Central chilled water (water and air cooled), steam, hydronic heat, VAV/CV air handling equipment, DX, etc.
    • o   Experience in multiple vertical market sectors
    • Bachelor’s degree in relevant field of construction or engineering preferred. Common examples include Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Construction Science, Construction Engineering, and Construction Management.
    • Ability to apply pragmatic thought processes to solve complicated issues
    • Advanced proficiency in technical knowledge, the industry, codes, and standards relating to a limited range of practice, project, or program types
    • Familiarity with estimating software platforms
    • Experience formulating comprehensive conceptual budgets
    • Ability to work in a collaborative environment, considering input from multiple internal and external stakeholders to identify solutions
    • Excellent communication skills (written and verbal)
    • Intermediate financial acumen
    • Understanding of client motivators, and ability to identify solutions best meeting objectives
    • Valid driver’s license
    • Advanced proficiency in technical knowledge, the industry, codes, and standards relating to a limited range of practice, project, or program types
    • Proficient Microsoft Office skills specifically within Excel, Word, Access, PowerPoint, Outlook
    • Adapts to changing work environments, work priorities and organizational needs
    • Generates ideas for improvement, takes advantage of opportunities, suggests innovations
    • Ability to prioritize and execute multiple tasks in a dynamic environment
    • Ability to identify and understand relevant emerging technologies and industry trends
    • Must be a self-starter, proactive and help others when needed
    • Ability to travel 25% of the time
Anticipated salary range for this position may be $65,000 - $95,000
Salary may be higher or lower than the stated range depending on factors unrelated to the applicant’s race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, ethnicity, age, or disability. Salary can vary from this range based on geographic cost of labor statistical differentials.

Let's Talk Perks
We take care of our people. As a Henderson employee, you'll enjoy some pretty awesome perks. Trust us, your friends will all have work envy.

Flexible Work Hours (Because we all need to balance work and life.)
Casual Dress Code (Be yourself, please.)
Paid Volunteer Time (We literally pay you to volunteer.)
Paid Parental Leave (Because we know both parents deserve to be there for a new baby.)
Health and Wellness Initiatives (Get Fit and Stay Fit.)
Receptive and Forward-Thinking Leadership (Our doors are always open.)
Clear Career Path Options (We want you to excel.)

Industry-leading 401K match and profit sharing (When the company succeeds, we all share in that success.)
Employee Stock Ownership Plan (Yes, our employees are the owners.)
Paid Training for Professional Development (We’ll pay for the time you take getting better at what you do.)
Performance Bonuses (When you do well, we reward you for your work.)
Comprehensive and Extensive Insurance (We’ve got you covered.)
Paid Term Life and Disability (We’ve got your family covered, too.)
Health Savings Account & Flexible Spending Accounts (We'll help you take advantage of tax savings.)
Paid Time Off and Sick Time off (Take a break. You deserve it!)
Financial Wellness & Coaching Program (Financial security makes you a happier team member.)

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Henderson Engineers, Inc. and Henderson Building Solutions are EEO Employers/Vet/Disabled and participate in the E-Verify program
Applicants for positions with Henderson Engineers/Henderson Building Solutions must be legally authorized to work in the United States, and verification of eligibility will be required at the time of commencement of employment
All offers will be contingent upon completion of the hiring process including verifications and background checks as required for employment

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