• Director of Preconstruction

    Job Locations US-TX-Houston
    Requisition ID
    Construction and Extraction
  • Overview

    Do you want to make a difference when it comes to building iconic structures?  Are you looking to put your strong preconstruction skills to use for a leader in the construction industry?  Austin Commercial is currently seeking a Director of Preconstruction in Houston, TX.  We excel at what we do and are looking for talented construction professionals that want to excel with us. 


    The primary purpose of this position is to lead Austin Commercial’s preconstruction efforts in the Houston region.  Aligns with Operations Business Unit Leaders, Preconstruction Managers and Estimators to deliver quality, end-to-end Preconstruction services across multiple projects.   Directs and supervises activities related to Preconstruction, including conceptual estimates, bid estimates and other deliverables.  Demonstrates an exceptional ability to effectively conduct Preconstruction services issues with clients, architects, engineers, consultants and contractors.  The Director of Preconstruction will a take an active role in regional industry organizations, develop and maintain subcontractor relationships, be knowledgeable regarding regional/national commodity markets and assist in the pursuit and development of new project opportunities


    • Review and ultimate accountability for all preconstruction efforts produced by the business unit.
    • Manage the assignments of all individuals to effectively and efficiently deliver superior responses to clients.
    • Coordinate the involvement of estimators, schedulers, project managers, superintendents, MEP managers, BIM managers, LEED accredited professionals, and other specialized employee-owners during preconstruction to deliver preconstruction services required.
    • Work with the Vice President of Preconstruction to coordinate resources in all business units to ensure a comprehensive effectiveness of the Preconstruction process.
    • Oversee implementation of Austin Commercial preconstruction standard practices and ensure that submittals are consistent from business unit to business unit.
    • Implement training and development programs to improve the preconstruction process and individual development of all direct reports.
    • Support Business Development in the maintenance of customer relationships and in support of specific project pursuits. The Director of Preconstruction will offer technical expertise and advice during the entire timeline from lead to prospect to pursuit. 
    • Strengthen existing customer relationships at all times, and not just during pursuit of particular projects.
    • Austin Commercial’s strong relationship with our subcontractors is crucial to the success of our organization, so the Director of Preconstruction will work to develop and maintain subcontractor relationships and must actively participate in the Austin Commercial minority and women owned business (MWBE) program by reaching internal and external goals of inclusion on all projects.


    Specific Duties and Responsibilities


    • Provide leadership to the preconstruction team that enables a collaborative, positive, responsive environment.
    • The Director of Preconstruction Manager is responsible for reviewing all deliverables during the preconstruction process. This includes Austin Commercial deliverables as well as the tracking of the deliverables for the other stakeholders.
    • Reviews conceptual and programmatic design documents to determine both the nature and scope of the work to be performed. In order to prepare an accurate conceptual budget, the nature and extent of the scope of work must be identified.  The Director of Preconstruction should be able to examine conceptual or programmatic documents and develop a description of the various scopes of work required to complete the project. 
    • Coordinate with the Preconstruction Manager, Project Manager and, Superintendent to provide Constructability Reviews during all phases of design.
    • Coordinate with the Preconstruction Manager, Project Manager, Superintendent, and Scheduler to produce and maintain a detailed preconstruction schedule and a schematic construction schedule.
    • Examines and analyzes estimates, schedules, and constructability reviews for accuracy and sufficiency.
    • Ensures that the Preconstruction Manager coordinates the Contract review process with Corporate Services and review contracts with regard to compliance with the qualifications in the RFP, fee and general conditions, insurance, bonds and specific references to the scope of the work and that all submittals accurately reflect the project specific nuisances.
    • Actively participates in design meetings in support of the Preconstruction Manager with owners and architects during development of the design
    • The Director of Preconstruction participates in all and ensures that all projects hold a Preconstruction hand off meetings led by the Preconstruction Manager and assigned Project Manager.


    • Bachelor of Science degree in construction management or related degree.
    • Minimum 10 years’ experience working for a GC on large, commercial construction projects.
    • Demonstrated industry experience managing a preconstruction department for a large, commercial construction general contractor is required.
    • Knowledge of Prolog or other estimating software.

    We offer excellent benefits including medical, dental, life and disability insurance, and a matching 401K plan. We are proud to be a 100% Employee Owned Company!  To learn more about Austin’s Employee Ownership history, please go to http://www.austin-ind.com/employee-ownership.html


    Austin Commercial is an Equal Opportunity Employer.




    About Austin Commercial


    This is an opportunity to join one of North America's most respected and fastest growing Commercial/Aviation construction firms.  With regional operations and iconic projects across the United States, Austin Commercial has clearly established itself as a builder and employer of choice.  From complex airports, healthcare facilities, educational institutions, research labs and sports facilities, and other emerging markets, brings ingenuity and a proven track record through construction manager at risk, bid-build, design-build, fast track, etc.


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