Senior Preconstruction Engineer

Clayco - Greenville, SC

Clayco is currently seeking a Senior Preconstruction Manager for our southeast region . This is a senior leadership role for our preconstruction team. In this role you will be responsible for high level management of design-build project pursuits and preconstruction efforts across business units. You will work collaboratively with the VP of Preconstruction and other Preconstruction team members. You will provide expertise across all Business Units, working with Business Unit Leaders, Project Executives, and Senior Management.

The Specifics of the Role

  • Work with Business Unit Leaders (Institutional, Industrial, Residential/Hospitality, Commercial) and Project Executives to identify projects to pursue
  • Lead the team to prepare accurate proposals
  • Prepare conceptual estimates
  • Develop scope of work for each trade
  • Review scopes with subcontractors
  • Oversee subcontractor selection process
  • Prepare final estimates for owner presentation
  • Present to clients and owners
  • Review construction schedules
  • Review construction documents for value engineering
  • Prepare and price the value engineering items
  • Train and mentor junior estimating staff
  • Maintain master subcontractor/vendor lists by trade
  • Assist project managers in negotiation of contracts, change orders, etc.
  • Maintain and develop historical data for unit pricing
  • Develop general conditions for review with project management



  • Bachelor’s Degree in Construction Management, Engineering, Architecture or related
  • 10+ years of estimating commercial construction projects ($50+ million)
  • Mission Critical and Data Center experience is a plus
  • Capability to lead project pursuits in multiple market sectors including Commercial, Industrial, Healthcare, Institutional, and Residential
  • Demonstrated knowledge of building construction, materials, systems, market conditions, and trade practices
  • Knowledge of estimating and quantity takeoff software
  • Experience leading Preconstruction meetings
  • Previous supervisory experience managing and mentoring junior staff

About Us

Clayco is a full-service, turnkey real estate development, master planning, architecture, engineering and construction firm that safely delivers clients across North America the highest quality solutions on time, on budget, and above and beyond expectations. With $4.9 billion in revenue for 2021, Clayco specializes in the "art and science of building," providing fast track, efficient solutions for industrial, commercial, institutional and residential related building projects.


Why Clayco?

Best Places to Work – Crain’s Chicago Business, St. Louis Business Journal

ENR – Top Midwest Contractors (#1), Top Design Build Contractors (#4), Top 400 Contractors (#24)

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