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Preconstruction/Development Manager

Preconstruction/Development Manager

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Preconstruction/Development Manager
ARCO/Murray National Construction Company, Inc.
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US-IL-Downers Grove

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ARCO is a premier, full service design/build general contractor with more than 20 years of experience providing clients with complete project delivery throughout the United States. We are currently searching for a Preconstruction/Development Manager to help manage and lead domestic projects for our high-profile clients. This role supports design/build projects with all aspects of planning, design and plan preparation for residential, commercial and mixed-use projects.


ARCO’s Chicago office is the largest of 11 offices in the ARCO family of companies. The ARCO enterprise completed $1.2B in revenue in 2016 and is on pace to continue exceptional growth in 2017. ARCO has been named as one of the Fastest Fifty growing private companies in Chicago for the past 6 years and was recently awarded Best Places to Work in Chicago by Crain’s. ARCO currently ranks #28 in the ENR top 100 design/build firms. ARCO’s leadership attributes the companies’ success to its exceptional associates and the award-winning culture they create.


  • Manage the procurement of all necessary entitlements and permits for clients on multiple projects on accelerated time frames
  • Effectively communicate with clients/owners schedule, budget, and action items to facilitate projects
  • Be the single point of contact for the client during the preconstruction process and represent the development team to all external parties
  • Act as an advisor to clients on site layout, building design and entitlement path to best fit their timing and cost needs.
  • Coordinate with real estate attorneys, land owners, and development partners
  • Travel (primarily day trips) to visit prospective sites across the US, conduct visual inspection, and meet with local authorities to gather information and develop a preconstruction plan for a project
  • Create and manage schedules
  • Prepare and maintain preliminary cost estimates
  • Research and develop design alternatives and value engineering solutions and provide client with associated cost estimates
  • Prepare documents for regulatory agencies to obtain required permits.
  • Manage the civil design including conceptual site plans and preliminary engineering documents through construction documents
  • Oversee the preparation of engineering studies and report conclusions to design and construction team
  • Prepare engineering cost estimates
  • Opportunity for business development, cultivating and maintaining client relationships, implement marketing initiatives, proposal production, and public presentations


  • Bachelor of Science in Engineering, Architecture, Urban Planning or Real Estate
  • 2 – 10 years of preconstruction or land development experience
  • Experience should demonstrate successful project delivery including schedule and budget management
  • Professional Engineer (PE) license (preferred but not required), ARCO/Murray will support the pursuit of licensure for EIT
  • AutoCad and Civil 3D (or similar site work program) preferred
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, specifically Project and Excel

We Offer a Competitive Benefit Package that Includes:

  • Generous bonus program based on performance
  • ARCO funded Profit Sharing program
  • Tuition reimbursement for associates
  • 401k
  • One month paid sabbatical after every 5 years of employment
  • Scholarship reimbursement for associates’ children
  • Medical, dental, and vision insurance coverage

Please visit our website at  for more information about our family of companies. 


ARCO/Murray is proud to be an equal opportunity employer