Director of Preconstruction

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Job ID: 1980
Job Title: Director of Preconstruction
Location: Plano, TX

The Director of Preconstruction is responsible for all preconstruction and estimating efforts for north Texas. Working closely with with owners, architects, and consultants along with preconstruction staff in developing budgets, presentations and other needed items that the client may request.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Assist the VP of Preconstruction/Estimating in developing the division strategy, vision and business planning process
  • Coordinate, manage, and supervise the work of subordinate preconstruction members and support staff
  • Establish and maintain relationships with existing and new clients
  • Lead preparation of proposals for new business and presentations to clients
  • Attend and participate in business meetings, industry events and conferences to promote firm in the markets we serve
  • Participate in and assist in attracting, recruiting, developing and retaining top caliber talent
  • Prepare and analyze cost models during the Design Development and/or bidding period
  • Coordinate and assure that a preliminary construction schedule has been developed for each estimate
  • Produce progress estimates at design milestones, evaluate material and system costs, review document progress and coordination, build and maintain subcontractor and vendor relationships
  • Assure that the estimates, including general conditions, are accurate, complete, and reflect the actual requirements of the project
  • Plan and lead the preconstruction strategy meeting on the approach to the project or estimate
  • Assure that potential risk factors have been evaluated and reviewed with senior management
  • Responsible for variance reports allows for clear identification of changes to the estimate
  • Create realistic and detailed schedules for all design, approval, estimating and purchasing activities
  • Provide clear scopes of work to all bidders and pre-qualify bidders
  • Act as document reviewer and adviser for constructability and value analysis
  • Ensure estimates are complete and reflect all that is required to build the project
  • Provide monthly cost analysis for all active preconstruction assignments and manage the preconstruction department budgets
  • Organize and lead the transition meeting between the project operations team and the preconstruction team and coordinate the follow-up meetings


  • 10-15 years of ground-up, commercial, estimating experience
  • Knowledge of construction means and methods, costs and engineering principles
  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Construction Management, Engineering or Architecture…or related field