Company: Volumetric Building Companies
Posted on: January 26, 2023
The Volumetric Building Companies (VBC) are redefining the future
of housing. VBC is a vertically integrated design, manufacturing,
and construction company that builds volumetric modular
multi-family buildings. Our company is headquartered in
Philadelphia, PA with offices located in Boston, MA; Philadelphia,
PA; Hamlet, NC; and Tracy, CA.
VBC manufactures building products and modular building assemblies.
Over the past 10 years VBC has built over 1 million square feet of
multifamily real estate across the US. VBC recently announced the
acquisition of Katerra Inc.'s state of the art office and
manufacturing facility in Tracy, CA in 2021. More information can
be found at www.vbc.co
In this role you will be a member of the Global Volumetric Modular
Business Development/Pre-Construction Team. The Pre-Construction
Manager (PCM) will be responsible and accountable for supporting
company sales strategy, following company preconstruction process
and best practices, and acting as the key leader in the entire work
delivery/acquisition process including management, coordination,
and delivery of the pre-construction phases of the project.
The Pre-Construction Manager is responsible for representing VBC,
both internally and externally,
in a manner that aligns with our brand and core values to establish
new business relationships and opportunities in various
--- Coordinate, manage, and supervise the work of all
preconstruction resources including interdepartmental staff and
--- Plan and lead the preconstruction strategy meetings on the
approach to the project and ensure that potential risks have been
evaluated and reviewed with senior management.
--- Ensure the creation of realistic and detailed scopes and
schedules for all design, approval, estimating and construction
--- Ensure that each project has prepared a cost model(s) during
the Design Development Milestones/Stages and analyze these cost
models with estimating and construction resources to verify
--- Coordinate and ensure that a preliminary construction schedule
has been developed for each estimate at design milestones. Work
with the Project Team to develop Master Project Schedule.
--- Produce progress reports at development milestones, evaluate
materials and systems costs, review document progress and
coordination and build and maintain subcontractor and vendor
relationships where required
--- Ensure that the estimates, including general conditions,
reflect the actual schedule, resource and other requirements of the
--- Ensure that clearly defined, comprehensive and accurate scopes
of work are completed for all work packages
--- Act as document reviewer and adviser for constructability and
--- Ensure estimates are complete and reflect all that is required
to build the project
--- Provide monthly cost analysis and progress status reports for
all active preconstruction assignments and manage the
--- Organize and lead the transition meeting between the project
operations team and the preconstruction team and coordinate the
--- Visit ongoing projects to verify status of estimate, schedule,
etc vs. project status, meet with the project operations team for
comparison to the preconstruction planning estimation of cost,
progress, quality etc.
--- Provide feedback for business process improvement and
--- Proactively identify and help to solve problems to minimize
--- Actively participate on internal team(s) that focus on
continuous improvement of the business.
The role will work closely with and report to VBC's
pre-construction, business development and project management
organization in Philadelphia. As part of the pre-construction team,
you will be responsible for:
--- Manage the customer experience by overseeing modular projects
from early-stage design and into manufacturing.
--- Collaborate closely with Business Development on conceptual
estimates, plan reviews, initial proposals and client review.
--- Collaborate closely with VBC's integrated architecture and
engineering division, VBC Studio, to advance projects from
schematic design through manufacturing shop drawings.
--- Collaborate closely with VBC's manufacturing and construction
divisions to develop and maintain modular unit specifications,
scope of work documents, requests for quote/information, product
submittals, project schedules.
--- Directly oversee the modular project during design, through
material procurement and into manufacturing to ensure strict
adherence to project specifications and scope of work.
--- Contract administration - draft and negotiate contract
documents, manage, and monitor contractual obligations, develop and
manage change orders, prepare timely payments applications
--- Estimation - support VBC's sales and design teams with various
- Bachelor's degree in construction, construction management,
architecture, engineering, or related field
- Strong leadership, organizational and decision-making
- Ideal candidate is a driven self-starter who is adaptable to a
fast-paced work environment with the ability to adapt to change and
--- Experience working both independently and, in a team-oriented,
--- Ability to prioritize and manage workload.
--- Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
- Minimum 5 years' experience working in the construction field
in similar or related position.
- Experience with turnkey general contracting and site/civil
--- Technical knowledge of building codes considered a plus
- Knowledge of Microsoft applications (Excel, Word, Outlook,
etc.) and Planswift preferred
--- Familiarity with (or willingness to learn) cloud base CRM
and/or project management tools such as HubSpot, ProCore, MS
--- Construction or modular industry experience preferred but not
--- Multi-family construction experience required.
- AutoCAD experience a plus
- Demonstrate strong interpersonal skills with the ability to
work with individuals at all levels, both internal and external
--- Ability to travel and work in the field when necessary
--- Willingness to travel (Valid driver's license). Travel with
overnight stay may be required.
--- We believe the future of housing is inclusive. As such, VBC is
a proud equal opportunity employer. We are committed to diversity
in the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive
consideration for employment without regard to race, color,
religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, national origin,
disability, protected veteran status, gender identity, or any other
factory protected by applicable federal, state, and or local
--- VBC is committed to working with and providing reasonable
accommodation to individuals with disabilities. Please let your
recruiter know if you need special accommodation at any point
during the interview process.
--- All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO
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