Director of Preconstruction

Who We’re Looking For

A Director of Preconstruction that will ensure projects are setup properly to be executed to the highest standards on all varieties of project types.

  • A rock-solid preconstruction manager that is ready for an opportunity to lead a team.
  • An entrepreneurial spirit looking for a meaningful role leading a department in a high-performing company.

Director of Preconstruction Attributes

Howell Construction is looking for a Director of Preconstruction Manager with the following qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in related field
  • 8+ years’ experience in estimating and preconstruction
  • Demonstrated experience with ground-up and conceptual estimates
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Experience with commercial, health care, advanced industries, corporate interiors projects, and public a plus
  • Ability to lead a department and project team

Position Responsibilities

This position requires skills as a conceptual estimator, estimator, scheduler, site safety reviewer, team builder, and effective communicator. The person in this position will be capable of leading (or participating at a significant level) the preconstruction process, and be proficient in leading all estimating efforts utilizing the estimating staff, best practices, tools, attention to detail and the personal ownership needed to create accurate, and timely results and set the project up for success. Additionally, he/she will support the marketing and business development efforts at Howell Construction. Key responsibilities include:

  • Manage multiple estimates depending on size, complexity, and type.
  • Manage the largest and/or most complex estimates.
  • Develop complete and accurate conceptual budgets based solely on a written narrative and/or concept plan.
  • Evaluate Estimators performance and identify training needs. Conduct training of others.
  • Assist in the hiring and recruiting process of Estimators.
  • Represent Howell with Owner(s), Architects, Consultants, Vendors and Subcontractors in a courteous and professional way.
  • Build effective working relationships with clients and the Howell project team members.
  • Become “subject matter expert” in Preconstruction Best Practices and conduct training on that topic to fellow employees.
  • Manages and maintains Howell estimating software database.
  • Supervise and check other estimators work.

Salary | Compensation | Benefits

Compensation is competitive and commensurate based upon experience: base salary, bonus plan, company benefits, etc.

At Howell, we consider our employees family, which is why our turnover rate is practically non-existent. We genuinely care about the work we do, the people we work with, and the community in which we live and work. In addition to competitive compensation and comprehensive benefits, Howell is committed to enhancing employees’ work/life balance through personal and professional development opportunities, team bonding activities, a dog-friendly office environment, company outings, holiday celebrations, community service opportunities, and an on-site fitness center and golf simulator.

Next Steps

Interested and qualified candidates, please email your resume as a Word or PDF attachment to All inquiries will be held in the highest level of confidence – respecting your current situation.

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