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Rockbridge Search & Recruitment 11/01/2021

Preconstruction Director

Ref #: 215
Location: Arizona Arizona 85001
Salary: $140k-$160k
Sector: Construction
Type: Permanent
  • Participate in interviews/interview preparation for negotiated bids
  • Assist marketing in preparation of responses to RFPs and RFQs
  • Provide value alternative solutions taking into consideration cost, schedule, maintenance and life cycle cost implications
  • Fill in design gaps for incomplete documents for the completion of estimates
  • Prepare/submits contract documents for legal and risk review and prepare qualification/assumptions that align with project contract
  • Assist in the prequalification process
  • Lead internal estimate review and bid process team meetings
  • Oversee establishment/maintenance of budget control during the reconstruction phase of the project
  • Present deliverables to the owner in a complete and organized manner
  • Represent the company at all design and coordination meetings, occasionally leading meetings
  • Oversee preparation of preconstruction schedule and ensure maintenance of schedule and that all project staff are informed of schedule changes
  • Assist project team in design decisions/development of solutions
  • Review project construction schedule and ensure timely preparation/coordination of General Conditions
  • Manage all aspects of risk and define such for executive team
  • Ensure adherence to contractual requirements and meeting of goals
  • Track/manage construction budget between formal estimating periods, keeping owner and team informed
  • Act as team liaison between operations, estimating and design management
  • Assist in development/training of preconstruction staff
  • Build/maintain relationships with architects/engineers, subcontractors, internal clients and owners/key stakeholders, occasionally attending industry events to represent the company
  • Maintain knowledge of cost elements of projects by bid package and/or uniformat
  • Manage/maintain buyout log for project
  • Prepare/manage Exhibit One production into subcontracts
  • Set up the chart of accounts for the project into Oracle
  • Implement all applicable Safety and EEO/Affirmative Action programs


  • Bachelor’s degree in Construction Management, Architecture or Engineering, and/or 10+ years experience with estimating, design management and/or field management
  • Proven experience managing preconstruction for large-scale projects, with emphasis on highly complex projects
  • In-depth knowledge of construction principles/practices required
  • Experience dealing with subcontracts, subcontractors and/or self-perform work
  • Experience leading successful team ventures, including development of employees and maintaining relationships with external entities and subcontractor community.
  • Self-starter, highly motivated with the ability to build trust and influence others
  • Demonstrate behaviors consistent with the company’s core values while maintaining a "value added" approach to preconstruction
  • Strong communication and presentation skills with ability to communicate to varied audiences