Director of Preconstruction | Chicago, IL

The ideal candidate will be responsible for overseeing the estimating team in assembling project estimates for hard bid, negotiated bid, and preconstruction opportunities. This includes analyzing plans and specs, developing bid scope and preparing bid strategy.


  • Contact client to obtain necessary bid documentation
  • Organize bid documents and identify trades needed in the project
  • Quantity take offs for self perform
  • General Conditions budget creation
  • Preparation of bid and work scopes
  • Subcontractor solicitation
  • Perform subcontractor bid analysis
  • Attend pre-bid meetings
  • Track bid results
  • Review estimates and work as a team with Project Managers on project wins
  • Work with senior management to develop and implement bid strategy
  • Record pricing data for future bidding


  • Bachelor's Degree or equivalent experience
  • 5+ years in the construction industry
  • Strong business acumen in estimating and management
  • Strong verbal, written, and organizational skills
  • Advanced skills in Microsoft Excel and Estimating softwares

  • Corporate HQ 8410 S. South Chicago Ave.
    Chicago, IL 60617
    (773) 374-1000
  • Downtown Chicago 111 E. Wacker, Suite 2450
    Chicago, IL 60601
    (312) 726-6624
  • Northwest Indiana 126 Venturi Drive
    Chesterton, IN 46304
    (219) 926-4246
  • Florida 4616 Eagle Falls Place
    Tampa, FL 33619
    (813) 612-5765
  • Ohio 371 Maier Place B15
    Columbus, OH 43215
    (773) 374-1000
  • Champaign 3301 Fields South Drive Suite 104
    Champaign, IL 61822
    (773) 374-1000
  • Wisconsin 1650 West Miller Park Way
    Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53214
    (773) 374-1000


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