PreConstruction Manager (Fort Collins)

Brinkman Construction is 100% Employee Owned and proud of our accomplishments, and we need experienced Preconstruction Managers in Denver and Fort Collins who have what it takes to make us even better!  We’ve been on the Northern Colorado Mercury 100 List of Fastest Growing Companies 11 of the last 12 years and were named Best Commercial Builder Runner Up by Colorado Biz Magazine in both 2015 and 2017.  

We’re looking for candidates with more than just estimating experience – we want leaders who aren’t afraid to challenge the status quo and go the extra mile to oversee the whole preconstruction process, including professional interaction with clients, to handoff a high-quality plan to our project managers.

The ideal candidate will have a bachelor’s degree in construction management or engineering and at least five years’ experience in the construction industry.

Along with a dynamic work environment full of people who are passionate about what they do, Brinkman Construction offers a full benefits package, 401(k) plan, profit sharing, paid time off and employee ownership.



  • Oversee pre-construction/estimating efforts and effectively lead project team and foster solutions.
  • Provide pre-construction services for projects ranging up to $50,000,000.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with owners, developers, owner representatives, designers, subcontractors and vendors.
  • Lead the RFP and RFQ response processes.
  • Solicit pricing proposals from subcontractors and vendors.
  • Management of design build/assist projects including: estimating of design milestones, value engineering, constructability, schedule review, managing design/build subcontractors, maintaining and identifying long lead items.
  • Prepare estimates for all stages of design from conceptual through final construction documents (design/build, guaranteed maximum price and hard bid diversity) with input, assistance and review from project management and field staff.
  • Responsible for project hand-off to project management, field staff, and accounting.
  • Assist project managers with project buyout.
  • Mentor assistant pre-construction manager on all aspects of the pre-construction process.
  • Assist with developing and maintaining estimating software.
  • Manage the input of all costs during the bid analysis process.
  • Organize team so each supporting individual involved knows responsibilities and deadlines.
  • Manage pre-construction support personnel (ie. pre-construction coordinator, assistant pre-construction manager) when assigned to your project.
  • Demonstrate presentation and sales skills while assisting and serving on RFP/interview teams.

Desired Skills & Experience:

  • Knowledge of commercial, medical, multi-family, design/build, and design/assist construction projects.
  • Ability to act as primary pre-construction lead on projects with minimal oversight.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication; ability to effectively present information to groups.
  • Analytical skills and mathematical aptitude.
  • Ability to handle multiple projects at the same time.
  • Demonstrate ability for accuracy and thoroughness.
  • Effective organizational and time management skills.
  • Team oriented with ability to collaborate with other project team members.
  • Proficiency with On-Screen Takeoff and Sage Timberline Estimating.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, and Project.
  • Proficiency with Bluebeam preferred.
  • Experience utilizing project information management software.
  • Must have an acceptable motor vehicle record, per company policy.

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