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Pre Construction Director

Posted on Jul 30, 2020 by Walbridge

Charlotte, NC 28202
Immediate Start
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The Pre Construction Director will plan, coordinate, and supervise Walbridge Southeast estimating program providing technical and administrative direction to insure corporate objectives are met. Provide and/or coordinate full estimating services on large, complex projects of all types including Industrial, Power, Institutional and Commercial.

We want you to join our team.

Through industry-leading innovation our company has forged a legacy of quality and safety since our founding in 1916.

What we offer you:
  • Career planning, development & growth
  • Industry-leading training programs

Why choose Walbridge:
  • Large organization with award-winning projects, yet small enough for you to have an impact
  • Strong values which are the foundation of our growth for over 100 years
  • International, regional and local recognition for stand-out projects, safety, sustainability, culture, wellness and diversity practices


  • Manage and administer department functions including operating budgets, staffing, wage reviews, work assignments, performance evaluations, etc.
  • Review and incorporate historical data from purchase orders, subcontracts, productivity analysis reports, etc. into unit and man-hour figures.
  • Assist in determining what types of projects to pursue. Jointly develop bid strategies and techniques to meet objectives.
  • Ability to analyze and mitigate project risk.
  • Review proposal specifications, drawings, attend pre-bid meetings, etc. to determine scope of work and required contents of estimate.
  • May assist in the preparation of studies, materials and methods, recommendations, and cost estimates as required.
  • Provide complete conceptual (or bid work) and final estimating input on complex projects.
  • Provide technical support to personnel preparing discipline estimates for assigned bids.
  • Insure all working documents and data are maintained to back-up estimate figures.
  • Review all final estimate packages to insure accuracy and completeness, prior to formal quotation.
  • Assist contracting department during preparation of inquiries and final evaluation of submitted bids as required.
  • Track awarded contracts as required - may include estimating/pricing extra work items, change orders, credit; procuring materials, etc.
  • Provide technical assistance in negotiating contracts, change orders, etc. as required.
  • Participate in presentations to corporate management and Clients. May be responsible for closing the "sale".
  • Perform additional assignments per supervisor's direction.


  • 4 year engineering degree or equivalent combination technical training and/or related professional experience. P. E. preferred.
  • 8+ more years of experience in similar facility construction estimating to include cost control, and/or engineering experience (at least 4 years estimating experience) in similar facility construction type.
  • Thorough knowledge of estimating techniques, all engineering disciplines, cost control systems and accounts required.
  • Extensive knowledge of corporate objectives impacting estimating, estimating strategies and techniques, and construction contracts required.
  • Excellent organizational, supervisory and decision making/problem solving skills are essential.
  • Ability to estimate all types of projects/contracts, plus ability to coordinate and supervise group work effort essential.

EEO/AA Employer M/F/D/V

Walbridge is an equal opportunity employer. We provide equal employment opportunities to all qualified employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, marital status, sexual orientation, citizenship status, status as an individual with a disability, military, or protected veteran status or any other legally protected status. We prohibit discrimination in decision concerning career development, recruitment, hiring, compensation, benefits, training, termination, promotions, or any other condition of employment.


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