“Meet Berengere "B" Moss, Preconstruction Services Manager and this month's Hard Hat Hang-Up feature.
B Moss joined CCG in 2019 as Bid Coordinator and was quickly promoted to Associate Estimator the following year. In 2021, B was promoted again to a newly created position, Preconstruction Services Manager. In this role, B is responsible for ensuring compliance with bid processes and standard operating procedures, managing our trade partner pre-qualification process and providing support to the entire Preconstruction Department.
B's problem solving skills, attention to detail and determination and are few attributes that make her excel in her role. She adds, "I get to think outside the box and I love having this creative space to explore. Questions I try to focus on are: 'What can we do better? Can we do this more efficiently/effectively? What tools are out there to help us?'" B also accredits her success at CCG to her associates. "I love being mentored by Dan Hannon. I always learn so much from him on projects we build. Micah Boyce is not officially my mentor but I consider him as such. I’m learning a lot about leadership from him and I am excited to come to work every day, wondering what I will possibly be learning from others that day."
When B is not at work, she enjoys spending time with her 7-month-old son, reading books and sailing her little laser sailboat around Annapolis. Keep up the great work, B!
What do you like most about being a Preconstruction Services Manager?
This is a fairly new position, and while I have specific responsibilities, I also get to think outside the box and I love having this creative space to explore. Questions I try to focus a lot on are: “What can we do better? Can we do this more efficiently/effectively? What tools are out there to help us?”.
I also get to help on all of our bids, in various capacities. I have really been enjoying participating in the writing of technical proposals, understanding the strategies of our Project Executives, discussing ideas, and just helping the team with putting together great proposals for our clients.
When I started in this role, I took over our Subcontractor Prequalification program. We’ve hit a few technological difficulties in the beginning, but we’ve been able to overcome that as best we could. Of course, we can always improve on how we manage this program (and we will) but I’m proud of what we’ve been able to accomplish to date. I’ve had the help of a great many people on this and I’m very grateful for all the team work that went into getting us to where we are today. Filling out a prequalification form is not fun for our subcontractors but we are doing our best to help each and everyone of our subs. I’m glad to see that effort pay off as we continue to improve our prequalification records. I’m also grateful for all of our subcontractors and their cooperation with this new compliance program.
What do you enjoy doing when you’re not at work?
- Spending time with my 7-month-old son – he’s the best of the best
- Having a nice brunch
- Sailing my little Laser sailboat
- Trying my hand at all sorts of crafts (and never finishing projects, which seems to be a trend)
- Going outside for a nice walk
- Reading books
What’s your favorite thing about working at CCG?
I love the people I work with. Everyone is motivated to get stuff done, which I like. At the same time, everyone seems to care about each other and I know I’ve received a lot of support from teammates when things were a bit more difficult for me in my personal life. It’s good to have people you can talk to and laugh with in your workplace.
I also very much appreciate all the support I have received from my superiors that have gotten me to where I am today. I’m extremely grateful for the opportunities I’ve been given and continue to be given. I love being mentored by Dan Hannon, I always learn so much from him on projects we build. Micah is not officially my mentor but I consider him as such. I’m learning a lot about leadership from him and I am excited to come to work everyday, wondering what I will possibly be learning from others that day.
What is your favorite project you’ve worked on (bidding)?
There are so many…. I think I really enjoyed bidding 106 Annapolis Rd because 1) I was involved very early on, 2) Dan and I are following the progress of construction so it is really cool to see the concept come to life, 3) I live in Annapolis and I am very much looking forward to a restaurant that will be going there.
Otherwise, I really enjoyed working on a recent private education bid. It was a very different proposal from what I’ve done before, I loved working with Taylor, Dan and Megan on this, I think we were a great team and I know I could not have provided as much value to the bid without them.
What important skills are needed for your role?
In no particular order
- Attention to Detail
- Ability to work as a team but also alone
- Problem Solving Skills
- Open mindedness