Southway Builders Inc
  • Baltimore, MD, USA
  • Full Time

Why work for Southway Builders?

As a regional Construction Manager, we don't just build buildings, we also build communities and PEOPLE. While we continue to grow in size and expertise, our foundational values of quality, dependability and integrity have remained steadfast.

Our passion for construction, coupled with our collaborative team-oriented approach, sets us apart in attracting and retaining clients. We always look out for our clients' best interests while ensuring their projects are a success. The solid reputation we have built affords us continued growth, allowing us to offer a dynamic work environment that attracts new team members who are seeking opportunities for personal development and career growth. We offer on the job learning and mentoring through a diverse portfolio of challenging projects including adaptive reuse, historic preservation, renovations, and new construction.

We are seeking a Pre-Construction Project Manager/Estimator to join our team! Reporting to the VP of Preconstruction, you will be responsible for preconstruction activities for commercial and multi-family projects, including developing preliminary budgets, value management, preconstruction schedules, procurement plan, prequalification of subcontractors, detailed take-off and estimating, definition of bid package scopes, the subcontractor/supplier bidding process, evaluation of bids, presentation of detailed estimates of the work, and evaluation of alternatives and comparative studies.


  • Responsible for accurate estimates. Review drawings, specifications and all other construction documents and makes others involved in the project aware of construction related problems, completeness of information, and potential risks.
  • Responsible for the preparation of conceptual, schematic, design development, and construction estimates and studies during pre construction, monitor design development cost trends in order to detect over-runs and potential problem areas. Participates in the value management process.
  • Supports Business Development in proposal presentations, aids in building client and Architect/Engineer relationships.
  • Maintains current and accurate estimating records, studies, unit prices, etc.
  • Evaluates and analyses subcontractor proposals and assists in preparation of subcontracts.
  • Oversees all aspects of construction project from planning to implementation
  • Allocates resources for assigned projects
  • Interface with project inspectors, contractors, architects, engineers, city and county officials, and clients
  • Negotiates with contractors to receive reasonable order costs
  • Maintains high standards of workmanship that adhere to original plans and specifications


  • Engineering, Construction Management, Architecture, Building Management or a related field preferred
  • 5 years of experience in pre-construction with a General Contractor
  • Experience managing projects budgets of more than $10M
  • Knowledge of building construction, materials, systems, market conditions and trade practices.
  • Ability to work with minimum information and quickly develops an understanding of the Owner/Architect requirements.
  • Excellent oral and written skills required.
  • Excellent computer skills and familiarity with Microsoft office suite programs.
  • Knowledge of estimating software, On-Screen Take-off, Prolog Manager and CPM scheduling (including software such as Microsoft Project, SureTrak, or Primavera) is preferred
  • Strong leadership qualities
  • Strong negotiation skills
  • Deadline and detail-oriented

Southway Builders is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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