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Preconstruction Director

Detroit, MI, USA | The Walsh Group

  • Industry:
    Architecture / Construction / Civil Engineering
  • Position Type:
  • Functions:
    General Management
  • Experience:
    15-20 years
Job Description:
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The Preconstruction Director will report to the Vice President of Estimating and work with the Chief Estimators and Preconstruction Leaders/Lead Estimators. The Preconstruction Director will support and work with management, operations and estimating staff in the review of project plans, requirements and specifications.

Walsh is a rapidly growing, highly diversified construction company, and we constantly seek builders and business people to join our industry-leading team. Walsh employees are "built to succeed" - competitive entrepreneurs with strong character who are energized by working on a team to meet challenges and are willing to take risks after careful planning. There are many compelling reasons why exceptional people should consider a career with our company:

Challenging, complex projects

Creative and innovative problem solving environment

Supportive, communicative managers who reward your success

Opportunities for growth, training, and development

Flexibility to build what you want, where you want


Review project plans, requirements and specifications.

Have demonstrated leadership abilities to coordinate a team of estimators to develop a large multidisciplinary estimate.

Determine labor and equipment costs.

Review accurate quantity takeoffs and materials pricing.

Review and understand all bid documents and assess project risks.

Understand project logistics and project schedule.

Prepare bid packages. Compare and analyze competitive subcontractor and supplier bids.

Review quotes and estimates with the Project Management Team.

Prepare estimates at different levels of completion (conceptual, Schematic, DD, CD, etc.)

Assist with certain post-bid buyouts.

Be able to lead responses to RFP’s

Performs other related duties as required and assigned


15+ years of Estimating or Construction Management experience.

Extensive knowledge of construction means and methods, costs and engineering principles

Estimating experience with large Commercial, Residential, Healthcare, Transportation projects

Must be confident working with estimating teams of varying sizes, and be capable of estimating hard bid, negotiated and conceptual projects

Individual must be self-motivated, possess strong communication/interpersonal skills and be confident in his/her ability to develop and manage their assigned portion of the estimate

Advanced computers skills with MS Office, Primavera P6

Well organized, flexible, detail oriented and have the ability to multi-task.

Prioritize work load and consistently meet deadlines while constantly changing tasks and demands

Effective presentation skills

Excellent written and oral communicator.

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