Senior Manager, Preconstruction

 Published 7 days ago
 United States
 $150,000 to $180,000
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What you’ll do

Become part of an iconic brand that is set to revolutionize the all-electric pick-up truck & rugged SUV marketplace by achieving the following:

  • Work closely with real estate, design, construction, operations and other cross-functional managers supporting Scout Motors development projects to ensure all financial, administrative, and contractual aspects of multiple projects are being executed as required.
  • Projects associated with this role may include, but are not limited to: office spaces, logistics facilities, amenity spaces, business support spaces, and customer-facing marketing deployments.
  • Develop budget and benchmarking templates, support development of cost reporting system, produce RFP and scope-of-work templates, establish standards for preconstruction project reviews to ensure budget alignment.
  • Collaborate with real estate, design, operations, and construction teams to identify a project delivery strategy, including contract structure, project phasing, end user requirements, bid list creation, development of RFPs, bid leveling, interviews, and partner on-boarding.
  • Lead initial project investigation of scope and schedule with real estate, design and construction teams.
  • Lead and develop initial ROM (Rough Order of Magnitude) pricing and scope of work documents as projects arise. Support investment committee review and governance process.
  • Lead pre-construction efforts around scope creation and cost management. Provide support through due diligence efforts, assist with leading third-party teams as needed, participate in project kick-off meetings with development team members (internal and external).
  • Develop cost reporting system and templates for project team to manage against from initial investment approval through completion of project.
  • Communicate ROM budget, clarifications and assumptions to stakeholders for investment justification considerations.
  • Lead and develop cost estimates for all new project requests, to include: IT/AV, FF&E, Signage, Security, etc. for accurate scope development and pricing. Work with property administration team to confirm infrastructure and long-term property management assumptions.
  • Collaborate with design and construction teams (internal and external) to identify and solve for long-lead procurement risks, value engineering opportunities, and efficient/creative design solutions.
  • Create budget and schedule clarifications and assumptions to be included in RFPs to general contractors and design firms.
  • Assist construction project management team with evaluating change orders as needed. Establish change management process to ensure accurate budget management throughout project lifecycle.
  • Lead budget tracking, regular cost-reporting and cost-forecasting efforts. Produce executive reports as required.
  • Support constructability review of design documents, specifications, and estimates with design and construction teams, along with stakeholders, to ensure project and program requirements are being met.
  • Support design, construction and finance teams on developing escalation and justification approvals if project scope or program evolves after initial request.
  • Conduct postmortem financial review of projects, maintain log of ‘lessons learned’ for future project implementation.
  • Maintain overall team budget for design and construction projects, including forecasting, spend-to-date, and future planning rounds.

Location & Travel Expectations: The responsibilities of this role require attendance at in-person meetings and events occasionally. We will consider remote applicants for this role. This role is not eligible for remote work in New York City. Applicants should expect that the role will require the ability to convene with Scout colleagues in person and travel to participate in events on behalf of the company from time to time.

What you’ll bring 

We expect all Scouts to have integrity, curiosity, resourcefulness, and strive to exhibit a positive attitude, as well as a growth mindset. You’ll be comfortable with change and flexible in a fast-paced, high-growth environment. You’ll take a collaborative approach to achieve ambitious goals. Here's what else you'll bring:

  • Bachelor’s Degree from accredited degree program in Engineering, Architecture, Construction Management, or related field, and minimum of 10 years of building preconstruction or construction experience required, or equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.
  • Experience with variety of building construction types in a variety of geographic locations.
  • Thorough understanding of drawings and specifications, general contract and subcontract documents, materials, means and methods.
  • Thorough knowledge of construction cost, scheduling, estimating, purchasing and engineering principles and techniques, and accounting principles.
  • Extensive client relationships that generate partnership in construction opportunities.
  • Extensive knowledge of regional market, competition, and industry trends.
  • Extensive experience analyzing estimating documents.
  • Advanced project management skills, able to manage high volumes of work and ability to move projects forward in a complex environment in a timely manner.
  • Management experience required, and coach and mentor others, observe performance, identify areas of development, and effectively provide performance feedback.
  • Seasoned negotiation skills.
  • Executive level presentation skills, ability to anticipate needs of an audience, and ability to tailor communications appropriately.
  • Pursues work with ingenuity, energy, drive, and sees initiatives through to completion.
  • Effectively works across all levels within our organization.
  • Advanced process and critical thinking skills with sound judgement and decision-making.

What you'll gain

The benefits of joining Scout include the chance to build products and a company from the ground upThis is a chance to create something new and lasting – with an iconic brand at its foundationIn addition, Scout provides competitive compensation and benefits to support your physical, mental, and financial wellbeing. Program specifics are detailed in company policies and employee benefit guides, select highlights:

  • Competitive insurance including:
    • Medical, dental, vision and income protection plans
  • 401(k) program with:
    • An employer match and immediate vesting
  • Generous Paid Time Off including:
    • 20 days planned PTO, as accrued
    • 40 hours of unplanned PTO and 14 company or floating holidays, annually
    • Up to 16 weeks of paid parental leave for biological and adoptive parents of all genders
    • Paid leave for circumstances related to bereavement, jury duty, voting time, or military leave
  • Corporate Vehicle Program with:
    • Eligibility for 1 assigned vehicle and to lease 1 vehicle at competitive rates 
    • A mobility stipend

Pay Transparency

This is a full-time, exempt position eligible to receive a base salary and to participate in an annual performance bonus program. Final salary offered will be determined based on factors including but not limited to the candidate's skills and experience. The annual performance bonus program is preset and not candidate dependent.

Initial base salary range = $150,000-$180,000

Internal leveling code: M7

Notice to applicants:

  • Residing in San Francisco: Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, Scout Motors will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records. 
  • Residing in Los Angeles: Scout Motors will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance. 
  • Residing in New York City: This role is not eligible for remote work in New York City.

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