Manager of Preconstruction (Rowland Heights)


Who is Southland Energy?

As a division of Southland Industries , Southland Energy is a national provider of performance-based energy and infrastructure solutions with roots in one of the nation’s leading MEP building systems companies . We leverage our design build engineering and construction expertise to help our clients reduce their operating expenses , renew their infrastructure , and make their facilities more resilient . Southland Energy combine s a self-performance project delivery model with world-class energy engineering expertise to develop, construct and sustain the most cost- effective and reliable solutions in the industry .

Why Join Southland Energy?

Southland Energy is rapidly growing to meet our clients ‘ demand s for providing turn-key facility life-cycle solutions . We’re building a n industry- leading team with the capabilities to plan, execute, and sustain all elements of our client s’ energy infrastructure ,

As a privately held Company, we have the autonomy , agility and flexibility to quickly develop and execute customized solutions that meet our clients ‘ unique and diverse goals . Our employees experience a streamlined business structure that encourages innovati on and entrepreneurial spirit while also providing the tools and support necessary to deliver outstanding projects for our clients.

Our people- first culture provides opportunities for personal and professional Development and our work environment is progressive, exciting, supportive, and fun .

If you’re ready to own your success and be a part of an industry- changing team, then Southland Energy is for you!

What will you do?

The Preconstruction Manager is responsible for overseeing all project design and constructability activities during preconstruction. The role ensures that scopes of work and project performance expectations are aligned with the project’s goals. This role is specifically accountable for design, construction scopes of work, cost estimates, and value engineering during preconstruction.

Some key accountabilities you will have as the Preconstruction Director include…

  • Works with project development and construction teams to ensure alignment of project scopes of work client and Southland expectations.
  • Develops overall project design approach and strategies.
  • Prepares basis of designs, system concepts / designs, cost estimates, and construction design documents.
  • Refines construction scopes of work and design packages during development phases; coordinates internal/external design teams toward required project deliverables for construction documents.
  • Coordinate with Project Executives and Project Managers on cost estimates, contract and procurement strategies, and construction planning.
  • Provide input regarding sub-contractor and vendor strategies, prequalification, scoping, pricing, and management during the preconstruction phase.
  • Perform site investigations and attend in-person meetings with clients, design teams, subcontractors, vendors and other project participants as required
  • Attend and participate in applicable industry conferences and seminars.
  • Participate in client meetings and presentations as needed to support the sales, project development and delivery teams

Things you may have done before

  • Must have a broad knowledge of building systems, onsite generation, renewable energy systems, lighting, plumbing systems, and energy management control systems.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills to become a collaborative persuasive leader of cross functional teams and help develop favorable customer relationships.
  • Must understand the fundamental concepts and practical application of design build/design assist scope development, cost estimating and contracting.
  • A thorough understanding of the different trades including MEP and building construction as it relates to cost and scope.
  • A thorough understanding of the commercial terms within a construction contract
  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or University in mechanical, electrical or architectural engineering.
  • A minimum of 10-15 years of design, estimating, contracting and management experience

How will you grow with the organization?

Southland Energy prides itself on impressive, sustainable growth and our philosophy on talent is no different. All Southland Industries divisions commit to Attracting the right talent, while fostering talent retention through diverse career experiences .

How does Southland make sure you are growing in your career? Along with training opportunities, Southland Industries’ “connected solution” approach provides opportunities to work both with industry experts in the Energy division as well as across all Southland divisions to gain unique exposure to these construction and engineering disciplines. Through this cohesive and collaborative work dynamic we often see our people change roles, teams, divisions, and locations as they grow with the company and progress in their career!

YOU Matter


As an employee-owned company, we offer a comprehensive benefits package that includes excellent benefits for you and your family:

  • 401(k) Plan with 50% Company Match(no cap) and immediate 100% vesting
  • Annual bonus program based upon performance, profitability, and achievement
  • Medical, Dental, Vision Insurance – 100% Paid for Employee
  • Term Life, AD&D Insurance, and Voluntary Life Insurance
  • Disability Income Protection Insurance
  • Pre-tax Flexible Spending Plans (Health and Dependent Care)
  • Holidays/Vacation/Personal Time/Life Events Leave
  • Numerous training opportunities and company paid membership for professional associations and licenses

For more information on Southland Industries, please visit our web site: Southland Careers or on Facebook or LinkedIN or Twitter

To hear what our employees are saying about working at Southland Industries, check out our Career Video – Working at Southland

Southland Industries and all its subsidiaries are an Equal Opportunity Employer and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any kind. We are committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all employees and to providing our employees with a safe work environment free of discrimination and harassment. All employment decisions at Southland Industries are based on business needs, job requirements and individual qualifications, without regard to race, color, religion or belief, gender, sex, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, medical condition, marital status, sexual orientation, family care or medical leave status, veteran status, or any other status protected by the laws or regulations in the locations where we operate. Southland Industries will not tolerate discrimination or harassment based on any of these characteristics.

**All employment offers are contingent upon successful, drug test, background check and professional reference checks. ****We are not able to offer sponsorship of employment at this time**

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