Live, Work, Play

SC Bodner Company

MBA Construction, committed to the “Live, Work, and Play” lifestyle, is growing rapidly. Focused on developing multifamily communities in metropolitan areas across the country, the company is currently developing land in Florida, South Carolina, Nebraska, and West Virginia. The coming years are only going to get better as our assets continue to grow.

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Corporate Location: Indianapolis, IN Type: Full Time
Job Description

MBA Construction, a division of the SC Bodner Company, is looking for a Pre-Construction Manager

LOCATION: Indianapolis, IN 

HOURS: This position requires a minimum of 40 hours per week or as many hours as needed to successfully fulfill the requirements of the position.


The Pre-Construction Manager is responsible for the planning and estimating of the projects that come through the preconstruction division, from initial concept through the GMP budget. This role includes communicating and collaborating with Owners, Development, Project Managers, Superintendents, Architects, Engineers, Subcontractors, and other General Contractors/Construction Managers. The position will act as a liaison between the Construction team, Development team, and Property Management team to ensure the projects are delivered On Time and On Budget, and are consistent with Company standards. The Pre-Construction Manager is on the front lines of setting up our projects for success and will be responsible for leading the process related to preconstruction, engaging and training construction team members, building subcontractor relationships, developing and protecting our building/design standards, and managing Company construction risks at each phase of development and prior to construction commencement.


This list does not reflect all of the duties and responsibilities of the Pre-Construction Manager, there may be times when the superintendent needs to take on different responsibilities for the success of any given project.  

·      Develops cost estimates at varying depths for each phase of the development/construction process.

·      Accurately weighs and monitors historical cost data and current market conditions/research for each pricing phase.

·      Meets with the design team/owner team / and other parties at each phase many times leading the charge in schedule and deliverables.

·    Works with the MBA Construction team and leadership to engage construction staff (PM, Supt, etc..) in the process to develop increasingly accurate and risk-adjusted schedules, logistics plans, and end manager involvement in the process.

·     When working with 3rd party contractors this role will review budgets, define our standards, challenge assumptions, and be a resource for the Owners Technical Rep, and developer on the project.

·      Maintain accurate records and logs of cost exercises.

·      Grow and improve our internal preconstruction processes and standard operating procedures.

·      This role will work on other Company Construction initiatives and regularly meet with the execution teams to capture lessons learned throughout the project delivery and ensure those lessons are integrated into new projects for continuous improvement.

·      Meet and cultivate subcontractor relationships that are like-minded with MBA Construction’s approach.

·     Attend and represent the Company in design and coordination meetings. Create and track issues lists and instill accountability for scope creep, and close out of outstanding issues.

·      Prepare and monitor design and construction schedules (with assistance from the execution team).

·      Prepare and present various levels of data for different audiences. High-level budgets vs. fully detailed estimates.

·    Lead the bid process and GMP process. Set the standard for the scope of work definition, package creation, plan room process, and bid tabulation.

·      Create pre-qualification standards and processes for MBA Construction vendors in various markets.

·   Lead in solution-minded value engineering that balances the costs, full life cycle costs, schedule, maintenance, and initial development requirements.

·      Review each phase of documents and fill gaps in scope while providing trackable feedback in a collaborative manner that sets the standards for document quality.



·   Bachelor’s Degree in a Construction related field

·  Five to ten years of proven experience in multi-family and/or commercial construction operations, including project management, scheduling and estimating/budgeting.

·       Prefer three to five years of experience implementing the pre-construction or estimating of complex construction projects.

·       Experience building and developing subcontractor relationships

·       Experience with multiple delivery methods

·       Field management experience and/or constructability understanding