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What is a Senior Preconstruction Director job description?

GENERAL DESCRIPTION
Responsible for all preconstruction and scheduling functions for a project or group. Has supervisory responsibility for all assigned preconstruction staff.

Should have successfully previously performed in the role of Senior Estimator or Preconstruction Manager, or other equivalent role.

PRINCIPLE AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITIES
* Administrative oversight of all estimating and scheduling resources
* Establish and direct the scope and pricing strategy for all work proposed and ensure the completeness and accuracy of all proposals
* Ensure that the intent/scope of the original estimate is maintained during buyout.

SPECIFIC REQUIREMENTS AND EXPECTATIONS TO MEET RESPONSIBILITIES
* Coordinate closely with sales and operations to determine, plan and schedule forthcoming workload. Assign and supervise the necessary estimating personnel for each proposal. Assist the Business Unit in forecasting personnel demands. Identify educational opportunities and training for assigned personnel. Conduct performance evaluations for assigned personnel. Review and finalize scheduling and pricing of all estimates. Assist in the preparation and management of the group's business plan. Monitor construction progress with regard to subcontractor performance and estimate accuracy, including jobsite visits.
* Establish and maintain good relationships with all business contacts (including architects, engineers, subcontractors and owners) to ensure awareness of all business opportunities available to the group. Together with the Business Unit Leader and sales personnel, assess all subcontractor solicitations to ensure they support the proposal. Ensure that all proposals are properly planned and scheduled and is responsive to the approved strategy and conduct the final review of the proposal with the Business Unit Leader and Operations leadership. Review pricing and other pertinent information to be included in each proposal. Participate in sales presentations as required. Assist in preparation of schedules required by specifications or as needed to complete the estimate. For design build proposals, assist in the selection of A/E firms, coordinate design fees, design schedule, design deliverables, and prepare written scopes for trades.
* Review plans and specifications to ensure adequacy for pricing. Prepare or review the list of bidders and distribute to all participants for review and comments. Perform post mortem on proposals not resulting in award. Evaluate supplier support and performance; increase supplier support and competitive edge. Obtain home office review by accounting, insurance and legal. Check work performed by others to as required. Completely manage bid day procedures, set and operate bid day cut sheet. Generate conceptual estimates from conceptual drawings.
* Ensure total input and commitment from the estimators during procurement, and review requisitions of major materials and subcontractors. Ensure that what is estimated and contracted for is what is designed and subcontracted for. Direct value engineering process. Prepare post-bid analysis. Coordinate with operations team to get buy-in of scope, approach, cost and schedule during preconstruction; and coordinate a smooth and complete transition from preconstruction to operations.
* Require that all work performed by subordinates is done in accordance with company standards with regard to the technology utilized in preparing the work and the storage and archiving of intellectual property, including but not limited to estimates, historical costs, value engineering.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
* BS degree in Building Construction, Engineering or related field and 15 years related experience.
* Minimum of fifteen years with (5) years as Senior Estimator or Preconstruction Manager.
* On-site experience in building construction .

KNOWLEDGE AND SKILL REQUIREMENTS

TECHNOLOGY SKILLS
Documentation
Resource Control
Cost Control
Planning and Scheduling

LEADERSHIP SKILLS
Management & Leadership
Conflict Resolution
Negotiation Techniques
Conducting Effective Meetings
Managing Workforce Diversity
Team Building

COMPUTER SKILLS & SPECIALTY APPLICATIONS
Microsoft Office Suite
Conceptual Estimating
Timberline Estimating
Primavera Scheduling (P6 preferred)
On Screen Takeoff
iSQFT
Earthwork Estimating (preferred but not required)
BIM / 3D estimating (preferred but not required)
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
* BS degree in Building Construction, Engineering or related field and 15 years related experience.
* Minimum of fifteen years with (5) years as Senior Estimator or Preconstruction Manager.
* On-site experience in building construction .

KNOWLEDGE AND SKILL REQUIREMENTS

TECHNOLOGY SKILLS
Documentation
Resource Control
Cost Control
Planning and Scheduling

LEADERSHIP SKILLS
Management & Leadership
Conflict Resolution
Negotiation Techniques
Conducting Effective Meetings
Managing Workforce Diversity
Team Building

COMPUTER SKILLS & SPECIALTY APPLICATIONS
Microsoft Office Suite
Conceptual Estimating
Timberline Estimating
Primavera Scheduling (P6 preferred)
On Screen Takeoff
iSQFT
Earthwork Estimating (preferred but not required)
BIM / 3D estimating (preferred but not required)
 




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