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Job ID: 2309
Job Title: Preconstruction Director
Location: Beverly Hills, CA


  • Ensures that “Constructing with Integrity” is delivered by working with honesty, unity, safety, and quality of work.
  • Prepares estimates and supplementary information for potential projects.
  • Reads, understands and offers improvements to the contract documents (plans, specifications & addenda). Offers Value-Engineering and Life-Cycle cost options for review.
  • Performs quantity take-offs, organizes, prices and analyzes information.
  • Understands the difference between the narrow focus of just cost estimating services and the broader scope of preconstruction services.
  • Works well with Architects and Owners and provides leadership in the preconstruction process and demonstrates best practices throughout preconstruction.
  • Solicits bids and quotes from subcontractors and suppliers. Creates listings of appropriate contacts for specific projects.
  • Communicates with subs and suppliers to clarify pricing information. Determines the suitability and competitive stance of subs and suppliers.
  • Prepares and analyzes estimate formats in such areas as general conditions, general bidding, quantity takeoffs and bid analysis.
  • Is responsible for the preparation of bid proposal for submittal.
  • Attends Owner meetings during estimate development.
  • Prepares detailed schedules for proposed projects.
  • Initiates various special projects related to estimating. Assists and guides staff
  • towards completion of special projects.
  • Initiates schematic plans or sketches to illustrate approach and strategy.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned or required.


  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering or construction related field or equivalent education and experience.
  • Over 5 years experience in estimating large commercial projects ($25M+) demonstrating competence in hard-bid, design-build, and conceptual estimating.
  • Possesses sufficient knowledge of all construction systems and disciplines, including mechanical and electrical, in order to complete comprehensive cost estimates without assistance from others.
  • Has experience in estimating at all stages of design: conceptual, schematic, design development, and construction documents.
  • Understands and utilizes proven estimating and bidding strategies.
  • Fully understands and practices the principles of Target Value Design.
  • Has the ability to utilize the latest estimating software.
  • Proven working knowledge of Destini Estimator software, BlueBeam, Assemble, and other latest software and technology.
  • Ability to work under pressure, meets tight deadlines, and coordinate team members.
  • Has integrity: maintains normal standards of ethics, conduct, and organizational policies in job-related activities.
  • Ability to operate office equipment, computer, printer, phone, copier, fax, etc.
  • Effective written, verbal and presentation skills.
  • Presents well in interviews and in all meetings with clients.
  • Excellent knowledge of construction practices, methods, trends and crew data.
  • Working knowledge of Revit and Primavera systems.