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What is a Director of Preconstruction Services job description?

Director of Preconstruction Services is to act as a key leader in the entire work acquisition process including management, coordination and delivery of the preconstruction phases of the project and extensive client contact.

Primary responsibilities include:
Assist the Division Manager 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

Develop and maintain leads, review lead sources, participate and help guide the identification of pursuit targets

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

Position requirements include:
Engineering, Construction Management or Architectural degree, or equivalent experience

Field construction experience (5-8 years, including supervisory skills)

Commitment to client service

Leadership ability

Effective interpersonal skills

Working knowledge of applications and benefits of BIM and VD&C

Problem-solving ability

Strong sense of urgency

Computer skills

Fundamental knowledge of contract law and project accounting

Thorough working knowledge and understanding of all project management control systems (scheduling, estimating, cost control, procurement and business development)

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