DIRECTOR OF PRECONSTRUCTION

Kalamazoo

Brief Description

Miller-Davis Company seeks a forward-thinking and results-driven individual to foster innovation and company advancement through their role as Director of Preconstruction. This individual plays a crucial role in providing unparalleled service to our company’s impressive list of clients and requires keen attention to detail, the ability to improve processes, and cross-departmental collaboration savvy. They will have a seat at our leadership team table and must possess the ambition to guide overall corporate strategic development and drive preconstruction technology appropriation and implementation.

The Director of Preconstruction position with Miller-Davis Company is an excellent opportunity to enhance leadership skills, for career advancement, and to influence company growth — all within a flexible and collaborative culture.

Job Responsibilities

Cross-Departmental Coordination

The skillful management of preconstruction and estimating operations is a key responsibility of our Director of Preconstruction and include the following duties, among others:

  • Provide comprehensive and accurate cost estimates and schedules
  • Onboard and ongoing training for preconstruction team members
  • Maintain schedules and staff assignments
  • Assess skilled labor requirements for self-perform work
  • Collaborate with Miller-Davis’ Project Executives on all projects
  • Ensure coordination between preconstruction and other project team members, both internal and external

Process Improvement

Miller-Davis Company continually strives to increase efficiency and our Director of Preconstruction is instrumental in developing process improvement and implementation that will lead to enhanced workflows and client and project partner experiences. This position will be responsible for duties that include, among others:

  • Review of estimates with preconstruction team members
  • Maintenance of historical cost and productivity data
  • Bid and contract management
  • Oversee proper bid form preparation including completion of bid bond requests and any other required bid form documents
  • Assess and apply preconstruction technology with Miller-Davis’ Strategic Process and VDC Specialist

Relationship Management

Establishing and maintaining strong relationships is foundational to upholding Miller-Davis’ mission and core values. The Director of Preconstruction is a sentinel to our client relationship-management strategy and performs the following duties, among others:

  • Develop relationships with owners and project partners
  • Pursue project leads
  • Provide conceptual estimates
  • Participate in project interviews
  • Oversee solicitation of sub-contractor and supplier proposals
  • Represent Miller-Davis Company at pre-bid conferences and project meetings

Education requirements, certifications, work experience

  • Proven problem solving, active listening, and leadership skills
  • Desire to teach and mentor
  • Excellent oral and written communications skills
  • Decisiveness, patience, and composure under pressure
  • College Degree in Engineering, Architecture, Construction, or related experience
  • Prior construction experience including at least 10 years of estimating
  • Familiar with Microsoft Project, Microsoft Office, and digital estimating software

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