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Assistant Preconstruction Manager

HITT Contracting Inc.

This is a Full-time position in Falls Church, VA posted January 10, 2022.

Assistant Preconstruction Manager


The Assistant Preconstruction Manager is an essential member of a high visibility team responsible for delivering exceptional and trusted client services in the construction industry. This role provides critical data inputs for preconstruction projects that are necessary for the team to fulfill its obligations to internal and external stakeholders. In the position, the Assistant Preconstruction Manager will develop an increased level of proficiency in the time and cost implications associated with construction: cultivating a fundamental knowledge of the relationship between building systems, the construction process, construction costs, and construction schedules.

The Assistant Preconstruction Manager role delivers invaluable day-to-day support in producing a full suite of preconstruction services. These services may include feasibility studies, budget estimates from conceptual design to final bidding, comparative studies, and value engineering.

Education/ Years of Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Construction Management, Architecture or related field preferred
  • (2) to (3) years field experience or close involvement with projects under construction

Direction, Supervision & Authority:

  • This position typically reports to a Senior Preconstruction Manager or Preconstruction Manager
  • This position does not supervise any direct reports, but does provide supplemental oversight of Project Engineers
  • This position is responsible for the day-to-day management of trade subcontractor activities


  • Software proficiency
    • Microsoft Office Suite, with high level of proficiency using Excel
    • On Screen Take-off (OST)
    • Adobe products, including Bluebeam
    • Destini Estimator experience preferred
  • Perform quantity take-offs from design documents for major building systems
  • Prepare written scopes of work for various trades
  • Review and understand technical and financial information being presented by subcontractors
  • Author RFI’s during the pricing phase of the projects
  • Communicate with subcontractors and suppliers on a routine basis
  • General understanding of how complete project budgets and bids are developed
  • Basic knowledge of construction process and building systems

Qualities and Attributes:

  • Positive attitude and able to adapt quickly
  • Passion for construction and our industry; ability to recognize and seek quality
  • Self-motivated and proactive – takes initiative and seeks responsibility
  • Integrity – behaves consistently with The HITT Way and HITT’s core values
  • Self-development – seeks continuous improvement of knowledge and abilities
  • Teamwork and Collaboration – is able to work collaboratively with people of various backgrounds and styles
  • Relationships – fosters positive relationships with colleagues, clients, subcontractors, and vendors
  • Organization and time management – is able to organize and manage tasks and priorities
  • Respectful – is punctual, engaged/focused, and respectful of others
  • Resilient – able to adapt well in the face of multiple and sometimes shifting priorities and deadlines
  • Analytical – is a capable problem solver, optimizer, and critical thinker

HITT Contracting, Inc. is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer providing opportunities to all employees and applicants without regard to race, sex, national origin, religion, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity and any other protected status in accordance with applicable law.

Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, veterans, and LGBTQ+ individuals are encouraged to apply.

HITT Contracting, Inc. promotes a drug-free workplace.