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  • Preconstruction Development Manager

    Posted Date 1 month ago(11/14/2018 11:58 AM)
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    Preconstruction/Development Manager
    ARCO/Murray National Construction Company, Inc.
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    Do you take pride in making the construction process as painless as possible for your clients from the day a contract is signed until the day they take over occupancy? Are you passionate about anticipating and solving the problems that can plague a construction project before they ever happen? If the answer is, “Yes!” then we have an opportunity that will impress you. Who are we? We are ARCO, The Design/Build Experts.


    ARCO/Murray National is currently seeking a Preconstruction Development Manager to join our team based in River North, Chicago. As a Preconstruction Development Manager at ARCO, you have high visibility to best-in-class clients and are expected to manage your clients' projects from start-to-finish independently, whilst leveraging the knowledge of your Preconstruction team as well as internal Project Managers.


    We are dedicated to the well-being of our associates and are proud to be consistently recognized as a Best Place to Work. Our compensation and benefits package not only supports our associates and their families but benefits local communities and communities around the world.

    • Industry-leading performance-based bonus program
    • Generously funded profit sharing
    • Traditional and Roth 401k
    • Tuition reimbursement for associates
    • Scholarship for associates’ children up to $28,000 per child
    • 1-month paid sabbatical after every five years of employment, plus $5,000 for travel
    • 1-week paid volunteer leave each year
    • 100% charitable match
    • Medical, dental, and vision insurance coverage
    • 100% paid 10-week maternity leave

    At ARCO, our first core value is to treat people fairly and do the right thing. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment.


    • 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 are one of the fastest-growing, privately owned companies in America, completing over 4,000 design/build projects across 48 states. We ranked #15 out of the top 100 design/build companies in the U.S. and #49 on the ENR Top 400 Contractors list of 2018. Most importantly, our clients like us, they trust us and want to do business with us. We are looking for people with the same enthusiasm, passion, and respect for hard work that brought us to where we are today. Are you a person that can make a difference at ARCO? If the answer is, “Yes!” we look forward to meeting you.


    ARCO 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 will not be responsible for fees related to unsolicited resumes and for candidates who are sent directly to our hiring managers.


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