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  • Preconstruction Development Manager

    Posted Date 7 months ago(7 months ago)
    Job ID
    # of Openings
    Preconstruction/Development Manager
    ARCO/Murray National Construction Company, Inc.
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  • Overview

    ARCO/Murray is a premier, full service design/build general contractor with more than 25 years of experience providing clients with complete project delivery throughout the United States.  At ARCO, our goal is to foster an environment of boundless organic growth where advancement opportunities for our associates are limitless.


    The ARCO family of companies completed $1.7B in revenue in 2017 and is on pace to continue exceptional growth in 2018.  ARCO has been named as one of the Fastest Fifty growing private companies in Chicago for the past 7 years as well as a five-time winner of 101 Best & Brightest Companies in Chicago. ARCO is also a five-time Best Place to Work in Illinois and in 2018, was named #1 mid-sized company in the state.  ARCO is currently #15 on the ENR Top 100 Design/Build firms list and #49 on ENR’s Top 400 Contractors list.  ARCO’s leadership attributes the companies’ success to its exceptional associates and the award-winning culture they create.


    If you are interested in our best in class merit based financial reward structure and are ready to take your career to the next level, consider joining our team of highly successful Preconstruction Development Managers. As a Preconstruction Development Manager at ARCO, you have high visibility to best-in-class clients and the ability to manage projects independently, whilst leveraging the knowledge of your Preconstruction team and internal Project Managers.


    • 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
    • 3 – 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

    **ARCO is proud to be an equal opportunity employer**

    ARCO/Murray does not accept unsolicited resumes from individual recruiters or third party recruiting agencies without pre-approval from ARCO’s Human Resource team. Pre-approval is required before any external candidate can be submitted. ARCO/Murray will not be responsible for fees related to unsolicited resumes and for candidates who are submitted directly to our hiring managers.



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