Director of Preconstruction

Dallas/Fort Worth, TX

Role Overview

The Director of Preconstruction is a significant contributor that leads all preconstruction activities to transition projects from Business Development through Estimating and into Project Management.


  • Continuously maintain a positive working relationship with clients, architects, subcontractors, city officials and neighboring businesses
  • Network with partnering firms and industry contacts to support future project opportunities while supporting continuous business growth
  • Lead design-assist services during the preconstruction process
  • Deliver proposals (verbal and or written) to clients and architects
  • Provide detailed updates and variances during each of the design phases
  • Be a knowledgeable resource for accurate cost, constructability, and scheduling information to the development team
  • Deliver proposal and associated updates to the owners’ development team including conceptual estimates, value enhancement options and cost/benefit analysis
  • Effectively report all due diligence opportunities prior to discussing schedule, permits, financing, and regulatory approvals
  • Develop and manage the preconstruction schedule and process
  • Quickly develop early-stage conceptual or square foot estimates based on logical scenarios
  • Review design documents as they progress for completeness and identify changes
  • Establish a strong rapport with the lead architect to clearly understand each design phase deliverable
  • Prepare the project manager for construction activities while ensuring a complete package at hand-off


    • Relationship driven and collaborative approach that builds strong relationships and effective work environment
    • Construction Management and/or Engineering Degree or related field experience
    • 10 years of construction management or architectural experience
    • Thorough understanding of wood-frame and high-rise construction systems, details, and techniques
    • Negotiation skills based on the ability to listen, understand and maintain perspective
    • Key knowledge of trade activities
    • Experience in scheduling, conceptual estimating, and pre-construction processes and procedures
    • Client focused with an awareness of client/end-user cares and needs
    • Strong work ethic
    • Professional composure and demonstrated integrity

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