Director/Vice-President Of Mechanical Preconstruction - 1353233


The Director of Preconstruction is responsible for overseeing the preconstruction phase of projects, including conceptual estimating, budgeting, value engineering, and proposal development. They will manage a team of estimators and work closely with other department heads to ensure that all preconstruction activities are aligned with the company's goals and objectives.

Note: Must possess a high level of competency in the following disciplines: Mechanical systems and estimation


• Provide strategic leadership and direction to the preconstruction department, ensuring that all activities are aligned with the company's goals and objectives.

• Review solicitations and vet opportunities for strategic advantages, corporate alignment, and profitability.

• Oversee the development of project execution strategies aligning estimate, proposal, schedule/sequencing, and contractual obligations while focusing on Safe execution for field resources.

• Ensure compliance with RFPs and coordinate with internal and external stakeholders to ensure timely and accurate completion of preconstruction activities.

• Manage the preconstruction budget and resources, including the coordination with Chief Estimator for quantitative take off needs and estimating support.

• Lead the development of estimates and qualified proposals which leverage market advantages, mitigate risks, and ensure company profitability.

• Review estimates and proposals and make recommendations to executive personnel and project operational team.

• Lead final bid closings with executive personnel and project operational team.

• Generate project setup including line-item budget based upon estimate for Director of Preconstruction review prior to accounting entry.

• Lead transition/turn-over meetings with Operations for new awards, clearly conveying organization obligations, scope of work, schedule commitments, vendor/supplier/subcontractor commitments to facilitate a smooth transition from Preconstruction.

• Participate in post project review meeting and collect feedback from Operations and Accounting to reconcile estimated costs vs actual costs.

• Provide pipeline reporting and projections for executive team review

• Establish, manage, maintain customer relationships that are based on delivering the highest level of service, trust and responsiveness.

• Ensure compliance with company policies, rules, regulations, and standards.

• All other duties as assigned.


Individual must possess a strong understanding of mechanical systems and the ability to conceptualize the final product.

• Individual must possess the abilities to handle a wide spectrum of work and understand how/when to include various subject matter experts to mitigate risk and/or properly estimate project.

• Individual must maintain high levels of accuracy and possess ability to independently QC work products.

• Advanced computer and mathematical skills.

• Individual must be high energy, team-oriented, cost-conscious, and customer-driven

• Excellent problem-solving, time management, organization, and prioritization skills.

• Maintain the highest levels of confidentiality and discretion.

• Able to maintain focus on goals and the required level of activity necessary to achieve those goals without direct supervision.

• Comfortable working in a dynamic and high-pressure environment.

• Willing to accept and grow from feedback, and be accountable for meeting performance standards

• Resiliency and flexibility in the face of adversity.

• Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

• Must be able to work cooperatively and maintain a positive and professional manner.


  • Salary commensurate on experience ($250k - $300k+)
  • Full benefits (Health, dental, vision, etc.)
  • Profit sharing contributions
  • 401k with company match
  • Paid vacation and holidays
  • Full relocation package
  • Opportunity to live in paradise

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Honolulu, HI
Job Type:
Full Time
Date Posted