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Preconstruction Manager

Janesville, WI| Madison, WI

Why JP Cullen?  

We specialize in the “Tough Jobs” no one else can do. And we need the Preconstruction Manager with the right leadership skills to get even the most difficult jobs done. We have exciting new opportunities in Madison or Janesville.

  • Wisconsin-based $650M , 131-year-old, 5thgeneration family-owned construction management firm
  • Seeking to be the construction manager of choice for the toughest jobs in the region.
  • Our clients have high expectations, and our projects are high-profile.
  • We seek a “secret weapon” that will help further separate us from the pack.

Preconstruction Manager Who Works Hard, Plays Hard and … Can Sell

  • Like Project management, Preconstruction Management is a way of life for you. You are adept at anticipating & solving complicated challenges others don’t even see.
  • You can confidently present budget information to owners and architects.
  • You want to be an entrepreneur, with a service attitude that opens the door to the next project.

Someone who strives for Excellence

  • You find creative solutions that help our clients and project teams be successful.
  • You stay organized and can produce high-quality takeoffs and estimates.
  • You can interpret historical data and notice trends to ensure work is priced correctly.
  • You have a track record of managing long-standing relationships with clients and design partners, with references that verify motivation, success, and a solid work ethic.

Influencer, Inspirer, Leader

  • Passion for shepherding project budgets through completion.
  • Able to properly budget and estimate projects in value up to $50 million.
  • Capable of coordinating scopes with subcontractors to ensure no scope gaps and an accurate, reliable budget.
  • Able to analyze project risks and find solutions to mitigate risks.
  • Accountable for producing and maintaining project schedules through preconstruction.
  • Passion for guiding a team of estimators on specific projects.
  • Able to review design release documents for constructability risks and opportunities.

What You Bring:

  • Desire to lead by example, coach and teach others.
  • Consistency and impact that justifies the salary budgeted for this position.
  • Be a recognized preconstruction management services expert, fully capable and able to do what it takes to serve client facilities needs from the boardroom to the facilities manager.
  • Ability to sell work and make big deals.
  • Four‐year college degree related to construction/engineering OR completion of an apprenticeship; and at least 6 years of experience in estimating or project management.


If you are interested in this position, please send your resume to for consideration.

Compensation & Benefits:

JP Cullen commits to its community, employees, and employees’ families. We offer outstanding benefits — Health, Life, and Dental Insurance, Competitive Salary and Bonus Structure, Profit Sharing, PTO, Holiday Pay, Employee Assistance, and Training.

JP Cullen is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action (EEO/AA) Employer. We promote diversity by proactively recruiting, hiring, and promoting women, minorities, disabled individuals, and veterans. JP Cullen provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.

In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire.

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