Manufacturing Lead

The future you want is within reach.


At PCL, we build the places where life happens and find camaraderie in the process. We're a community of builders committed to building better communities. That's why we're always looking ahead, and not just to the next project or what's next in our industry.


We're also looking at what's next for you and how we can help you build a career you're proud of.


Here's how a(n) Manufacturing Lead for our Minneapolis office contributes to our team:


Strategic Business Development

  • Develops and executes strategic plan and objectives around client development and business growth in the manufacturing sector.
  • Identifies, assess' and recommends construction projects to pursue.  Utilizes a disciplined go/no-go approach to qualifying project opportunities. Utilizes Strategic Account management techniques to identify high-potential clients.
  • Develops and implements pursuit strategies to ensure we have an opportunity to propose on targeted projects.
  • Develops relationships with key personnel in target client companies as well as supporting services providers like architects, engineers and consultants in the manufacturing sector.

Preconstruction Activity Management

  • Creates project execution plans and develops budgets and schedules, in close coordination with colleagues in estimating and operations. 
  • Works closely with the proposal coordinator, lead estimator and operations manager for all pursuits.
  • Attends all kick-off meetings to get alignment with all stakeholders of the pursuit team.
  • Evaluates project pursuits for execution risks and recommends mitigation strategies.

Construction Activity Management

  • Provides overall leadership and support for manufacturing sector projects
  • Ultimately accountable for safety, budget, quality, schedule, and profitability performance.
  • Oversees project personnel operations and maintains excellent industry stakeholder relationships to create opportunities and new work.
  • Responsible for direct supervision of project teams. Leads teams of up to 20+ direct and indirect reports.


  • Minimum of 10 years progressive leadership experience in the manufacturing sector, in particular food processing/agribusiness and medical device manufacturing.
  • In-depth knowledge of manufacturing construction industry operations, including building materials, construction specifications, methods and procedures, and safety and quality management practices for complex and more diverse projects.
  • Currently has a strong network within the manufacturing sector.
  • Proven experience in business development; forming relationships with decision makers and influencers.
  • Demonstrated ability to secure new work and clients on large projects.
  • Proven experience working successfully in a team environment.
  • Possesses a detailed knowledge of development, design and construction terminology with an understanding of construction and design systems and costs.
  • Comfortable utilizing MS Office Suite and Salesforce.
  • Demonstrated leadership, communication and interpersonal skills are a must. Impeccable speaking, grammar and writing skills are required.
  • Travel and/or temporary project assignments (including out of town work) will be expected.

PCL is an innovative, employee-owned company comprised of people who find passion in their profession and take pride in doing great work every day. Our work powers the infrastructure and utilities that are essential to daily life and our projects are the scene of vacations, careers, education and healing. We are consistently ranked among the best companies to work for because we are committed to supporting and developing our teams.

The PCL Companies celebrate diversity and are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to an inclusive environment for all employees and applicants and will make all employment-related decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability or veteran status.

PCL combines numerous pay and benefit strategies to provide a comprehensive and competitive total rewards package. The total rewards package includes an employee share purchase offering, discretionary annual performance bonus, comprehensive benefits & wellness programs, retirement plan plus matching and career development programs.


Should you require an accommodation during the application process, please contact us at careers@pcl.com with the position and location you are interested in.

Together, we can build success and a better future. Let’s get started!


Target Start Date: 01/31/2022  

Employee Status: Regular Full-Time  

Company: PCL Construction Services, Inc. 

Primary Location: US  US : Minnesota : Minneapolis || US : North Dakota : Grand Forks 

Job: Manufacturing Lead