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What is Construction Director of Pre-Construction Job Description ?
Primarily responsible for the daily management, supervision, coordination, and successful completion of the preconstruction phase of the projects to meet the cost objectives with respect to contracting, scheduling, estimating, and bidding. This individual will coordinate with the Operations Manager or Project Manager on team assignments.
The following statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work for this position.
Prepare detailed estimates (conceptual, schematic, design development, construction).
Assemble the estimate including general conditions, special conditions, insurance, and bonds.
Prepare and analyze cost models during the Design Development and/or bidding period.
Assure that the estimates, including general conditions, are accurate, complete, and reflect the actual requirements of the project. This includes assuring that there are an adequate number of qualified and financially sound subcontractor proposals received and evaluated.
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 (i.e. Peer Review, if required, contract bond authorization, contract review, insurance review, etc.).
Prepare bid packages, obtain bids from subcontractors and material vendors, and analyze bids from subcontractors and material vendors.
Assure that an adequate and proper number of documents are available for estimating the project.
Assist the Director of Preconstruction Services in maintaining subcontractor evaluations utilizing the Financial Review form provided by the Treasury Department.
Coordinate the assembly of the preconstruction material for presentation purposes to the Owner (i.e. Design Development estimates or Guaranteed Maximum Price (GMP) booklets, etc.).
Review subcontracts and major purchase orders, prior to issuance to the subcontractor, for compliance with the documents and the estimate.
Coordinate, manage, and supervise the work of subordinate preconstruction members and support staff.
Coordinate and assure that a preliminary construction schedule has been developed for each estimate.
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.
Visit ongoing projects to verify status of estimate vs. project status, meet with the project operations team, view work in place for experience and comparison to the estimate.
Proactively identify and solve problems to minimize risk.
Keep current on changes and trends in methods of construction and materials, construction costs, wage rates, fringes, and working rules.
Identify and qualify new material suppliers and subcontractors and place into subcontractor database.
Initiate and maintain liaison with client and A/E contacts to facilitate successful preconstruction process. This includes attending client-initiated meetings and ceremonial events.
Identify new work opportunities and inform Sales and Marketing of potential projects with current clients.
Familiar with all Policies and Processes as it relates to this position.
Support and implement the company's Project Quality Processes.
Actively participate on internal team(s) that focus on continuous improvement of the business.
Take an active role in the Personal Development Plan (PDP) process to develop and mentor subordinates towards a successful career with the company.