Gannett Fleming, Inc.

Pre-Construction Manager

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Throughout our 100-year history, Gannett Fleming has been an innovator and leader on a global level, providing world-class services in engineering, consulting, design, program, and construction management. With more than 60 offices worldwide, we are consistently ranked among the nation’s most prestigious engineering firms.


Our people are our secret to Excellence Delivered As Promised! We have fostered a culture of promoting progressive thinking to tackle complex engineering challenges – transforming creative ideas into reality! We are committed to supporting your career goals by providing professional development and training and the opportunity to work with respected industry thought leaders, while at the same time encouraging a healthy work-life balance. Our benefits and perks are competitive because we want to see a smile on your face as we change the world together.


Since 1915, Gannett Fleming has played a major role in some of the most multifaceted and iconic engineering accomplishments in the world. Join us on our journey as we continue to provide thought-provoking, customized solutions to our clients, improving and sustaining communities for the next 100 years!


Gannett Fleming is a global firm with more than 60 offices worldwide. Founded in 1915, we have fostered a culture of service and innovation with more than 2,100 diverse and talented professionals. Consistently ranked among the nation’s most prestigious engineering and construction firms, we provide multi-discipline engineering services, including civil, transportation, environmental, structural, as well as Design-Build and construction management services. In the Gannett Fleming family of companies, Gannett Fleming Project Development Corp (GFPDC) is the Design-Build, EPC Contractor leading the complete project delivery to our various clients.


These are exciting times at Gannet Fleming and GFPDC! Our Design Build team is looking for a number of positions including a Pre-Construction Manager to join our team!  We service a wide variety of clients and work on projects in multiple arenas including: Renewable Energy, pharmaceutical and biotechnology, industrial waste, site remediation, water/wastewater treatment, corporate, power/utility, commercial/industrial facilities.   Successful candidates will have the opportunity to be lead or assist on multi-discipline projects on a local, regional and national level.   Consider joining our team and contributing to our on-going success while setting the pace of your career.

Our Raleigh, NC offices are seeking a highly-motivated Pre-Construction Manager for nationwide large scale turn-key and EPC pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and industrial projects of various types and sizes.

Responsibilities and Core Duties:

  • Prepare preliminary budgets, conceptual estimates, and detail estimates for projects of varying size and complexity.
  • May include cost, material, and labor dynamics. Analyze drawings and perform or delegate material take-off for detailed estimates.
  • Utilize preferred estimating system on all budgets and estimates.
  • Hand-off estimate and preferred/pre-defined sub-contractors to Project Management Team for final buy-outs.
  • Work with sub-consultants and sub-contractors to define value engineering options.
  • Have a working knowledge of material unit costs, systems square foot costs and total building square foot costs in.
  • Work closely with the project management and project development teams, and collaborate as needed to procure pricing from sub-contractors and develop quality field cost data.
  • Research and recruit new sub-contractors as required for design-build applications, and value engineering to drive competitive buy-outs and strategically align with Project Management team on sub-contractor qualifications.
  • Assist with contract documents.
  • Manage cost documents from budgetary estimate to final contract * Visit projects before, during and after construction.
  • Coordinate and oversee the delegated responsibilities of others on the project team in the preparation of the estimates and budgets.
  • Research and compile historical cost data and keep database current for use in future estimate preparation.
  • Keep current on changes and trends in methods of construction and materials, construction costs, wage rates, fringes and working rules.
  • Prepare detailed schedules with resource loading capabilities.
  • Champion the transition from pre-construction to construction.
  • Prepare proposals with the assigned project teams for project pursuits.
  • Participate in design progress meetings and client presentations as required.

Project Scope:

  • Design/Build
  • Engineer/Procure/Construct
  • Occasional Hard Bid



  • Four-year degree in an accredited construction related curriculum and min 10 years of experience in estimating, design related activities, project management, or construction management.
  • Alternatively, 10-15 years of experience in estimating, design related activities or project management. Experienced with design-build, engineer/procure/construct, construction management, and hard bid projects.
  • 15 years of overall experience desired in the construction, construction management 
  • Must have pharmaceutical industry experience
  • Experienced in the use of computer-based estimating systems and competent in the use of recognized electronic spreadsheets, and word processing. Ability to gain a good working. knowledge of estimating software and basic use of CAD or Revit.
  • Proficiency in Divisions 2 – 16.
  • Working knowledge of local contractor and sub-contractors ideal but not required.
  • Ability to compile and analyze data.
  • Organizational skills, oral & written communication and team attitude.
  • Working knowledge of basic computer software.

Gannett Fleming is an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action Employer, including veterans and disability status.


NO AGENCIES PLEASE: Unsolicited resumes from third party agencies will not be accepted.


Gannett Fleming Inc. will not sponsor an employment visa (e.g., H-1B visa), including any visa renewal during employment, for any candidate for this position.

No relocation assistance will be provided for this position. Local residents will be given preference.


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