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The Walsh Group Preconstruction Manager in Atlanta, Georgia


Walsh is currently seeking a Preconstruction Manager for our Building Division in Atlanta, GA.

The Preconstruction Manager will report to the Vice President of Estimating and work with the Chief Estimators and Preconstruction Directors/Lead Estimators. The Preconstruction Manager will support and work with management, operations and estimating staff in the review of project plans, requirements and specifications.

Walsh is a rapidly growing, highly diversified construction company, and we constantly seek builders and business people to join our industry-leading team. Walsh employees are "built to succeed" - competitive entrepreneurs with strong character who are energized by working on a team to meet challenges and are willing to take risks after careful planning. There are many compelling reasons why exceptional people should consider a career with our company:

  • Challenging, complex projects

  • Creative and innovative problem solving environment

  • Supportive, communicative managers who reward your success

  • Opportunities for growth, training, and development

  • Flexibility to build what you want, where you want


  • Reviews project plans, requirements and specifications to develop a comprehensive understanding of the project and determine scope of work, labor and equipment costs.

  • Identifies, organizes and prepares estimates for multiple delivery systems to ensure a complete and competitive bid. Prepares accurate and well-crafted bids/proposals that result in competitive awarded contracts that are profitable and maintain quality standards.

  • Leads and coordinates teams of estimators to develop a multidisciplinary estimate; leads self-performed, hard bid, negotiated and conceptual estimating teams.

  • Reviews and understands all bid documents including project logistics and schedule to assess project risks and advise project management on bid alternatives and techniques. Identifies and exploits key parts of the bid.

  • Prepares bid packages involving comparison and analysis of competitive subcontractor and supplier bids. Involves advanced understanding of historical project information including self-performed work. Leads responses to RFPs ensuring that Walsh is positioned as a bidder of choice for future work.

  • Builds relationships with subcontractors, architects, engineers and owners ensuring that Walsh is positioned as a builder of choice.

  • Coordinates with project sponsorship on schedule, general condition, and final bid preparation.

  • Conducts turnover/debriefing meeting upon project award/completion with estimating, engineering and operations teams to evaluate positive aspects of the project as well as lessons learned

  • Verify, coordinate and underwrite with sponsorship the organization and assembly of all required documents for bid submission (i.e., Bond, required signatures, required DBE/MBE/WBE/SBE forms).

  • Comprehends contract requirements for diversity compliance.


  • 8 – 10 years of experience or College Degree with 7 years of previous preconstruction estimating experience

  • Able to perform all duties of an Estimator and Senior Estimator. Understands the competition. Has contacts in the market that will help provide advantages to our bid. Engages and coordinates with Sponsorship on the bid. Understands Costs and Market Conditions. Understands the risks and rewards. Works with the team.

  • Exposure to Preconstruction stage of a building project is necessary.

  • Proficient in all applicable estimating software.

  • Identifies key issues and relationships.

  • Accepts and adapts to change in a professionally appropriate and thoughtful manner.

  • Initiates and participates in meet and greet presentations with subcontractors and suppliers.

  • Engaged in Sponsorship with a Service Group.

  • Effectively communicates and listens.

  • Enables others to act.

  • Looks to continually improve and grow.

  • Demonstrates high levels of enthusiasm and energy

  • Emphasizes the importance of people’s contributions.

  • Organizes and uses meeting time effectively.

  • Engages others and encourages high performance

  • Presents ideas in a manner that is clear, concise and easy to understand

  • Able to handle confrontation in a professional and constructive manner.

The Walsh Group offers competitive wages and benefits, including:

  • Medical, Dental & Vision Insurance

  • Generous Vacation Time & Paid US Holidays

  • Company 401(k) Matching Contributions

  • Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA)

  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

  • Commuter Benefits Program

  • Maternity Leave Policy

  • Short and Long-Term Disability Insurance

  • Term Life and AD&D Insurance

Equal Opportunity Employer, Disability / Veteran

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Job Locations US-GA-Atlanta

Requisition ID 2021-5654

Position Type Experienced - Full-Time

Category Estimating

Division Building