• Preconstruction Manager (Design Phase Manager) Seattle

    Job Locations US-WA-Kirkland
    Posted Date 2 months ago(9/20/2019 4:11 PM)
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  • Overview

    Mortenson is doing big things in the Seattle area and we are looking for an experienced preconstruction manager (design phase manager) to join our awesome team! The Design Phase Manager will provide overall project leadership during the design phase as it relates to customer experience, financial performance, schedule, estimating, design and planning that results in a smooth transition to construction operations.


    The Big Picture

    Mortenson’s success is not a matter of luck; it’s a result of our ingenuity, expertise, and exceptional people coupled with our unparalleled focus on customer service.

    Our foundation and culture are based upon our company values of trust, safety, teamwork, responsibility, service and stewardship. We are inspired by a compelling purpose to build structures and facilities for the advancement of modern society and a mission to create an exceptional customer experience. Mortenson has built a reputation for being a leader in our industry and in the communities in which we live and work.

    It all starts with our exceptional people and exceptional teams. Mortenson is honored to receive 40+ Top Workplace Awards since 2002… what are you waiting for?!



    In this role, the Design Phase Manager will ensure the owner’s vision is translated into design solutions and construction parameters through leadership of the design process and team members including but not limited to the following:


    • Lead the project team in achieving scope and budget alignment, schedule alignment, an integrated team experience, construction readiness, and excellent financial performance
    • Establish and manage project budget and scope expectations, budget trending logs, and any associated communications and resources
    • Create and manage project schedules and key milestones, hold team members accountable for reaching set milestones
    • Ensure regulatory approvals and permits are obtained
    • Ensure proper alignment of design documents and project execution plan
    • Responsible for bid packages and contract manuals
    • Identify and resolve technical design and specification concerns
    • Develop project margin plan
    • Act as primary point of contact with owners, architects, engineers, and trade partners during the design phase and lead the overall project team
    • Monitor and measure against project success factors for customers, design partners, and Mortenson team
    • Foster an integrated team experience through communication and collaboration
    • Manage, mentor, and guide design phase team members to ensure clear direction and career growth
    • All other duties as assigned


    • Four year college degree in Construction Engineering, Civil Engineering, Construction Management, Estimating, or equivalent
    • Minimum 5 years previous preconstruction / project management experience required with projects valuing $30+ million
    • Design Build, Progressive Design Build, GC/CM experience
    • Relationships in the local market strongly preferred
    • Knowledge and experience with conceptual estimating 
    • Strong teamwork orientation, initiative, communication, problem-solving, and leadership skills
    • Detail orientation sufficient to organize and manage multiple project task
    • Possess basic understanding of construction law and generally accepted business practices
    • Proficient computer skills in Microsoft Office, project and pertinent web applications at an intermediate level



    Mortenson is an EOE/Affirmative Action/M/F/Veteran/Disabled employer.





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