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Pre-construction Department Manager

Company: Merritt
Location: Mentor
Posted on: March 17, 2023

Job Description:

Are you ready to take you career to the next level? Want to produce high-quality work for some of the most elaborate residential house and super-yachts in the world? Merritt is fast paced, innovative and changing the luxury woodwork and joinery industry from the inside out. We employ both cutting-edge technology and age-old techniques in cultivating our craft. -In 1967 George Merritt founded Merritt Woodwork in Cleveland, OH. By building a reputation for perfectionism and artistry, Merritt honed a niche delivering the highest-quality cabinetry and woodwork in the region. Today, Merritt continues the legacy of extraordinary craftsmanship, premium materials, hands-on management and have also grown the company in unexpected directions with exceptional results.


Leads planning of a construction project before the building begins. Estimates costs of construction, as well as participating in design decisions, evaluations, studies, value engineering and analysis, scheduling, constructability reviews, and more

  • Anticipate the full scope of work required to complete project, including costs, schedule, and risk impacts
  • Review overall project budget to guarantee all scope of work is properly captured throughout each design milestone, from conceptual through construction documents
  • Perform thorough document reviews, including schematic drawings, design development & construction drawings specifications, etc.
  • Develop project specific estimates utilizing vendor pricing, historical cost data and industry cost data sources
  • Develop change order estimates and impacts
  • Support and lead buyout of materials and scopes from vendors
  • Perform detailed quantity takeoffs utilizing industry takeoff software and conventional means
  • Develop project specific qualifications to be submitted to the Owner with RFP responses and/or bids
  • Direct the overall planning and development of new project activities and the activities of all current projects
  • Assist in schedule development and identify opportunities to optimize schedule
  • Evaluate and critique the progress of design development, budget, and schedule. Ensure communication to optimize the design, preconstruction managers and site teams
  • Coordinate with internal teams to define the deliverables needed and the quality expected
  • Lead, mentor and manage all team members
  • Build and maintain positive relationships with clients, subcontractors, vendors, architects, and engineers


    • 10-15 years experience in millwork industry
    • Project management and estimating experience
    • Understanding of blueprints/ability to read and interpret architectural millwork drawings and specifications
    • Ability to properly assess field measurements
    • Excellent math skills
    • Working knowledge of the Microsoft Office Suite with advanced Excel knowledge
    • Knowledge of report handling and documentation flow
    • Ability to meet schedules and ensure prompt deliveries
    • Strong communication skills

Keywords: Merritt, Mentor , Pre-construction Department Manager, Executive , Mentor, Ohio

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