Preconstruction Director

McCarthy Building Companies     Construction     General Contracting     CA-San Francisco     June 18, 2020

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McCarthy is a national construction company known for operational excellence and maximizing client outcomes with lasting results and superior value.

Position Overview

Position Summary

The Preconstruction Director serves as a key member of each project team. This individual will lead McCarthy’s team efforts to provide preconstruction services to our clients. Depending on the specifics of the project, may be the primary day-to-day contact of the owner and the design team during the preconstruction period.

Key Responsibilities

  • Participate in interviews/interview preparation for negotiated bids
  • Assist marketing in preparation of responses to RFPs and RFQs
  • Provide value alternative solutions taking into consideration cost, schedule, maintenance and life cycle cost implications
  • Fill in design gaps for incomplete documents for the completion of estimates
  • Prepare/submits contract documents for legal and risk review and prepare qualification/assumptions that align with project contract
  • Assist in the prequalification process
  • Lead internal McCarthy estimate review and bid process team meetings, acting as "Bid Captain" on pursuits
  • Oversee establishment/maintenance of budget control during the reconstruction phase of the project
  • Present deliverables to the owner in a complete and organized manner
  • Represent McCarthy at all design and coordination meetings, occasionally leading meetings
  • Oversee preparation of preconstruction schedule and ensure maintenance of schedule and that all project staff are informed of schedule changes
  • Assist project team in design decisions/development of solutions
  • Review project construction schedule and ensure timely preparation/coordination of General Conditions
  • Manage all aspects of risk and define such for executive team
  • Ensure adherence to contractual requirements and meeting of goals
  • Track/manage construction budget between formal estimating periods, keeping owner and team informed
  • Act as team liaison between operations, estimating and design management
  • Assist in development/training of preconstruction staff
  • Build/maintain relationships with architects/engineers, subcontractors, internal clients and owners/key stakeholders, occasionally attending industry events to represent McCarthy
  • Maintain knowledge of cost elements of projects by bid package and/or uniformat
  • Manage/maintain buyout log for project
  • Prepare/manage Exhibit One production into subcontracts
  • Set up the chart of accounts for the project into Oracle
  • Implement all applicable Safety and EEO/Affirmative Action programs

Skills & Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Construction Management, Architecture or Engineering, and/or 10+ years experience with estimating, design management and/or field management
  • 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 with the ability to build trust and influence others
  • Demonstrate behaviors consistent with McCarthy core values while maintaining a "value added" approach to preconstruction
  • Strong communication and presentation skills with ability to communicate to varied audiences

McCarthy is proud to be an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer regardless of race, color, gender, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, religious beliefs, marital status, genetic information, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. San Francisco, CA Construction-General Contracting

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