AECOM Director of Preconstruction in Dallas, Texas

Business Line Construction Services

Position Title Director of Preconstruction

United States of America - Texas


Job Summary


Develop, create and prepare construction cost estimates for large complex projects in the early stages of development and continue to support the project team with updated cost information throughout the Pre-construction phase of the projects. The position will require involvement in several projects simultaneously.

  • Participate in detailed conceptual estimates from Leads and coordinates the preparation of estimates during the pre-construction phase. Responsible for the day-to-day operations of the Pre-Construction Department and provides support services as required to Operations during the pre-construction and construction phases. Performs all functions and responsibilities in partnership with the company’s culture, corporate vision, ethics and code of conduct.

  • Oversees the most complex/quantity of jobs.

  • In charge of setting the direction for the Pre-Construction department by coaching/mentoring the rest of the department’s staff.

  • Direct and monitor the implementation of all pre-construction services and ensures that the company’s policies and procedures guide all activities.

  • Supervises and occasionally participates in the design phase of the construction process.

  • Guides junior estimators in the solicitation and bid process.

  • Tracks prospective work; establishes and maintains liaison with individuals in charge of procuring work by identifying and developing strategies that enhance opportunities for securing that work.

  • Often one of the primary representatives of the company in pre-construction meetings with the owner and designer through GMP.

  • Monitors the development of conceptual estimates, pre-construction schedules, and works with senior department personnel in the creation of all estimates and GMP’s.

  • Supports business development in preparation of proposals and presentations.

  • Provides training, feedback and mentoring for the pre-construction staff, coordinates schedules and monitors the workload of employees.

  • Reviews and approves takeoff assignments.

  • Insures the timely updates of the PCS specific database.

  • Responsible for continuously expanding and updating professional knowledge and honing skills and competencies to enhance individual and team innovation and productivity.

  • Accommodates additional responsibilities as assumed through personal initiative or assigned by higher authority.

  • pre-construction, concept design, schematic design and design development documents.

  • Work in a team environment to perform and/or coordinate quantity survey efforts to produce detailed cost estimates.

  • Prepare and distribute document packages to engage subcontractors, suppliers and vendors in order to solicit reliable budget information.

  • Review subcontractor, supplier and vendor pricing information for compliance with the scope and budget requirements.

  • Continually maintain key subcontractor, supplier and vendor relationships.

  • Utilize historical cost information and organize as required for application to the various project types.

  • Continually work to develop innovative solutions for the various project requirements.

  • Utilize enterprise based solution software applications for delivery of services.

  • Participate in all training required for enterprise based software required to perform position specific tasks.

  • Participate either as an individual or as part of a team in presentations related to the pursuit, preconstruction, construction or delivery of projects and/or professional organization conferences.

  • Coordinate with the operations and project based personnel in the performance of all tasks.

  • Be able to conduct and manage project team and/or design team meetings as necessary for specific projects.

  • Develop and maintain relationships with multiple design, engineering and consulting firms.

  • Continual review of recently completed project data and incorporation of the data into the historical cost database.

  • Performs other tasks and functions as directed by the Vice President of Estimating and Executive Vice President and Division Manager

Minimum Requirements

  • 10+ years of progressive experience in estimating and pre-construction with the emphasis on expertise in conceptual estimating

  • Relevant engineering or Construction Management degree (BS, or AS with requisite experience)

  • Intermediate to advanced Excel and Word skills

  • Intermediate to advanced skills in onscreen take-offs

Preferred Qualifications


What We Offer

AECOM is a place where you can put your innovative thinking and business skills into high gear and work alongside other highly intelligent and motivated people. It's a place where you can apply your skills to some of the world's most challenging, interesting, and meaningful projects worldwide. It's a place that values the diversity of our areas of practice and our people. It's what makes AECOM a great place to work and grow.

AECOM is an equal opportunity employer and Minorities, Females, Veterans, and Disabled persons are encouraged to apply. For further information, please click here to view the EEO Is The Law poster.

Job Category Construction Management

Country United States of America

Position Status Full-Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 165840BR