Director of Preconstruction - Oconomowoc

Oconomowoc, Wisconsin Permanent USD110,000 - USD150,000 per year
  • Direct leadership opportunity, this position reports directly to the VP
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About Our Client

My client is a mid-sized general contractor that specializes in delivering high-quality multifamily developments. With experienced and skilled leadership, they prioritize collaboration, accountability, and innovation to exceed our clients' expectations. They excel in all aspects of construction, including preconstruction, value engineering, design-build, project management, and post-construction services. The company has a commitment to safety, quality, and sustainability is reflected in our work and community involvement.

Job Description

  • Lead the preconstruction team to develop and deliver high-quality preconstruction services for all projects, including but not limited to cost estimating, value engineering, constructability review, scheduling, and design-build coordination.
  • Collaborate with project managers and business development to ensure that project goals are aligned with the company's overall strategy and objectives.
  • Develop and maintain strong relationships with clients, architects, engineers, subcontractors, and vendors, and actively participate in preconstruction meetings and presentations.
  • Establish and maintain a database of historical cost data and project metrics to inform future estimates and improve preconstruction performance.
  • Continuously analyze and improve preconstruction performance metrics, such as accuracy of estimates, schedule adherence, design quality, and client satisfaction.
  • Develop and implement preconstruction processes and procedures that align with industry best practices and support the company's commitment to safety, quality, and innovation.
  • Provide oversight and guidance to the preconstruction team, including performance management, training and development, and resource allocation.
  • Manage the preconstruction department budget, including staff, software, and other resources, and ensure compliance with company policies, procedures, and safety standards.
  • Participate in the preparation and presentation of proposals and bid packages, including review of project specifications, drawings, and other contract documents.

MPI does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, marital status, or based on an individual's status in any group or class protected by applicable federal, state or local law. MPI encourages applications from minorities, women, the disabled, protected veterans and all other qualified applicants.

The Successful Applicant

  • Bachelor's degree in construction management, engineering, or a related field. Master's degree preferred.
  • 10+ years of experience in preconstruction management, preferably in the multifamily construction industry.
  • Proven experience managing a team of estimators, schedulers, and design-build coordinators, and ability to foster a collaborative and inclusive team environment.
  • Strong technical knowledge of construction methods, materials, and systems, and ability to stay abreast of industry trends and innovations.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, and ability to build and maintain strong relationships with clients, architects, engineers, subcontractors, and vendors.
  • Strong problem-solving and decision-making skills, and ability to lead teams through complex challenges and conflicts.
  • Proficiency in preconstruction software, such as Bluebeam, Procore, and PlanGrid, and ability to leverage technology to improve preconstruction efficiency and accuracy.
  • Experience working with project management software, such as Procore, and scheduling software, such as Primavera, and ability to integrate preconstruction data into project management systems.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and manage multiple projects simultaneously, and willingness to travel as needed for client meetings, site visits, and project inspections.
  • Commitment to safety, quality, and innovation, and ability to model these values and inspire them in others.

What's on Offer

  • Competitive base salary commensurate with experience and qualifications, with the potential for annual increases based on performance and company growth.
  • Performance-based bonus program tied to individual and team performance metrics, such as project profitability, client satisfaction, and preconstruction accuracy.
  • Comprehensive health, dental, and vision insurance options, including a choice of plan options and employer contributions to premiums.
  • 401(k) retirement plan with company match, enabling employees to save for retirement with the benefit of matching contributions from the company.
  • Generous paid time off and holiday pay, providing employees with ample time to rest, recharge, and spend time with family and friends.
  • Flexible work schedule and telecommuting options, allowing employees to balance their work and personal lives and work in a way that suits their needs.
  • Professional development and training opportunities, including access to industry conferences, seminars, and workshops, as well as in-house training programs designed to help employees develop new skills and advance their careers.
  • Company-sponsored social events and activities, fostering a strong sense of community and team spirit among employees.
  • Relocation assistance, if applicable, to help employees relocate to the area and settle into their new roles with ease.
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