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Director of Preconstruction (Carolinas) — Further Information

Director of Preconstruction (Carolinas) — Built Environment


Raleigh, NC, USA


Executive Package


Full Time




Role | Director of Preconstruction 
Location | Raleigh, NC
Executive Package 

Hamilton Mayer International is currently partnered with one of the largest, most recognized names in the US construction market. As a known name in the industry, this prestigious general contracting firm has a reputation for delivering some of the country’s more complex projects in vertical ground-up construction.

As a national builder, this highly regarded GC is a top 12-15 ENR firm which has put the wheels in motion to expand the Raleigh office, therefore is seeking to appoint a leader responsible for growing the company’s presence in the Carolinas.

Key Experience:

  • Participates in interviews and interview preparation for negotiated bids.
  • Review and oversee project schedules and develop draft general conditions estimates for operational input.
  • Execute mastery of the companies risk management procedures including strategies for bonds, insurance and Sub-guard.
  • Work with business development and account managers in proposal preparation and the delivery of sales presentations.
  • Navigate and utilize BIM models and effectively use the tools to our advantage.
  • Manage a team of estimators and engineers.
  • Establish relationships with subcontractors and business partners to accomplish preconstruction responsibilities.
  • Demonstrate Expert knowledge of construction pricing who can be counted on to maintain company pricing within our database.
  • Prepares and submits contract documents for legal and risk reviews.
  • Prepares qualifications and assumptions that align with the contractual requirements of the project.
  • Assists in the prequalification process.
  • Responsible for leading internal estimate review and bid process team meetings.
  • Acts as “Bid Captain” on pursuits, particularly those projects with a preconstruction period after award, such as a Design-Build pursuit.
  • Oversees the establishment and maintenance of budget control during the reconstruction phase of the project.
  • Presents deliverables to the owner in a complete and organized manner, per the approved guidelines of the company and the requirements of the owner.
  • Attends and represents the company all design and coordination meetings. On some projects may lead these meetings. Maintains an action log for outstanding items and assigns responsibility for such action items. Maintains scope issues log and is responsible for compiling pricing (with assistance from estimating as needed).
  • Prepares or oversees preparation of preconstruction schedule with buy-in from internal departments as relates to them. Interfaces with the owners and designers to maintain schedule. Keeps internal departments informed of schedule changes as relates to their activities.
  • Assists Project team in design decisions and development of solutions.
  • Reviews the project construction schedule and ensures the timely preparation of the General Conditions and coordination of General Conditions with trade packages.
  • 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.
  • Tracks and manages construction budget between formal estimating periods and keeps owner and team abreast of current budget and impact of design decisions.
  • Acts as the team liaison between operations, estimating and design management.
  • Represents the business to subcontractors through management of the preconstruction process.
  • Assists in the development and training of other preconstruction staff.
  • Manages a relationship management plan with owners and key stakeholders in the markets that we cover
  • Builds and maintains relationships with architects and engineers


  • Bachelor’s degree in Construction Management, Architecture or Engineering, and/or 10+ Years of applicable estimating, design management and/or field management experience.
  • Computer knowledge and efficiency, including Microsoft Office products,  Estimating Software and knowledge of the organisations subcontractor outreach and document control systems.
  • Understands consequences of actions and seeks counsel in making key decisions
  • Ability to maintain discretion and confidentiality at all times
  • Working knowledge of mechanical and electrical systems. If MEP Discipline, working knowledge of architectural, structural and civil systems
  • 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.
  • Demonstrates behaviours consistent with company core values.
  • Maintains a “value added” approach to preconstruction.
  • Strong communication skills with ability to communicate to varied audiences.
  • Strong presentation skills.

Our client is proud to be an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer regardless of race, colour, gender, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, religious beliefs, marital status, genetic information, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

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