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Pre-Construction Project Manager

Solving difficult problems with meaningful solutions

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Office is in Naperville, Illinois. In-person or hybrid work environment.


Full time

Position Type


  • Bachelor's degree in Construction Management, Engineering, Architecture, or related field

  • Minimum five years of proven experience in pre-construction management, ideally within the construction industry.

  • Strong knowledge of construction methods, materials, and building science.

  • Proficiency in project management software, estimating tools, and Microsoft Office suite.

  • Excellent communication, negotiation, and problem-solving skills.

  • Ability to work effectively in a fast-paced environment and manage multiple priorities simultaneously.

  • Detail-oriented with a focus on accuracy and quality assurance.

  • Leadership skills to motivate and coordinate cross-functional teams effectively.


  • Building Performance Institute (BPI) certification

  • Project Management Professional (PMP) certification

  • Bilingual

Position Qualifications

  • Project Planning: Lead the pre-construction planning process, including defining project objectives, scope, and deliverables.

  • Budgeting and Estimating: Develop accurate cost estimates for materials, labor, equipment, and other project expenses. Analyze project specifications and drawings to identify cost-saving opportunities.

  • Value Engineering: Collaborate with design teams and subcontractors to identify opportunities for value engineering, ensuring that projects are delivered cost-effectively without compromising quality or functionality.

  • Risk Management: Conduct thorough risk assessments to identify potential project risks and develop mitigation strategies. Proactively address issues related to scheduling, resource allocation, and project scope to minimize delays and cost overruns.

  • Procurement: Coordinate the procurement of materials, subcontractor services, and equipment necessary for project execution. Negotiate contracts and agreements with vendors to secure favorable terms and pricing.

  • Client Communication: Serve as the primary point of contact for clients during the pre-construction phase. Provide regular updates on project progress, budgetary considerations, and any potential challenges or opportunities.

  • Team Coordination: Work closely with architects, engineers, consultants, and other stakeholders to align project objectives and ensure that design plans meet client requirements and regulatory standards.

  • Documentation and Reporting: Maintain accurate records of pre-construction activities, including cost estimates, design revisions, and project timelines. Generate comprehensive reports and presentations for internal and external stakeholders as needed.

  • Continuous Improvement: Stay abreast of industry trends, best practices, and emerging technologies in pre-construction management. Identify opportunities to enhance processes, improve efficiency, and drive innovation within the organization.

Position Responsibilities

As a Pre-construction Project Manager, you will be responsible for overseeing all aspects of the pre-construction phase of a project, from initial planning to the start of construction. You will collaborate closely with clients, subcontractors, engineers, and other stakeholders to ensure that projects are thoroughly planned, scoped, and budgeted before entering the construction phase. Your role will involve conducting site assessments, coordinating with design teams, estimating costs, and developing project timelines. Additionally, you will play a key role in value engineering, risk assessment, and procurement strategies to optimize project outcomes.

Position Summary

Why Join Our Team?

Some people wonder all their lives if they've made a difference; we at Anura don't have that problem.

Our company is built on the principle to be good stewards of the programs we implement, and we are
committed to ensuring that our work is making a difference in the lives of the families and individuals we
serve. Our effectiveness is measured in the number of communities our projects improve. We think
differently – and our work reflects that. By not falling into the pitfalls of conformity, we are able to help more families with deeper impacts than traditional approaches.

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