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Director, Pre-Construction & Estimating


Head Office


The Director of Preconstruction and Estimating, will work closely with internal Development and Construction team to provide construction costs for new residential and mixed used projects through the various stages.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Working with the Development and Construction Team provide hard construction cost estimates predominately for new residential and mixed use projects through the various stages of ideation, concept design and approvals
  • Lead budget review, quantity take-off’s, scope management in production of complete cost estimates to manage all aspects of hard cost throughout the construction of the project.
  • Provides value alternative solutions taking into consideration cost, schedule, maintenance, and life cycle cost implications.
  • Fills in design gaps for incomplete documents for the completion of estimates. 
  • Ensures estimating department has most current design information in the preparation of estimates.
  • Prepares qualifications and assumptions that align with the contractual requirements of the project.
  • Assists in the vendor and supplier prequalification process.
  • Oversees the establishment and maintenance of budget control during the reconstruction phase of the project.
  • Prepares or oversees preparation of preconstruction schedule with buy-in from internal departments as relates to them.
  • Assists Project team in design decisions and development of solutions.
  • Manages and maintains consistent deliverables in the approved format.
  • Manages all aspects of risk and defines such for the executive team.
  • Ensures we are adhering to contractual requirements and strategically meeting overall goals by understanding preconstruction and construction contracts and applying knowledge to assigned project.
  • Acts as team liaison between development, construction and finance.
  • Maintaining knowledge of the market, in addition to current prices and fair rates for goods
  • Monitoring, reviewing and analyzing bids and quotes with suppliers, including the negotiation


  • Bachelor’s degree in Construction Management, Architecture or Engineering
  • 5 – 7 Years of applicable estimating, design management and/​or field management experience
  • Experience with estimating large ($50M+) residential projects 
  • Proven experience managing preconstruction for large scale projects with emphasis on highly complex projects.
  • In-depth knowledge of construction principles/​practices required.
  • Experience dealing with subcontracts, subcontractors and/​or self-perform work.
  • Experience leading successful team ventures, including development of employees and maintaining relationships with external entities and subcontractor community.
  • Self-starter. Highly motivated to bring results and success to the projects he/​she leads.
  • Ability to build trust and influence others internally and externally.
  • Strong communication skills with ability to communicate to varied audiences.
  • Strong presentation skills.