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Director, Preconstruction

Company: RELATED
Location: Chicago
Posted on: March 19, 2023

Job Description:

ResponsibilitiesThe Preconstruction Director will report to the Vice President of Construction and work with both Market Rate and Affordable project management teams, superintendents, architects, and consultants in developing budgets, schedules, and logistics and lead presentations to leadership. This individual will be the liaison between the design and construction teams and the development team to ensure that the project objectives are maintained and delivered throughout preconstruction, from project concept thru contract and subcontract execution. This individual must be fluent in the understanding of conceptual estimating and have the ability to create the missing detail and to ensure that a complete and holistic budget is developed. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Attend all project meetings; provide real time professional feedback and engagement.
  • Develop the project target budget in connection with overall development budget
  • Prepare estimates at different levels of completion (conceptual, Schematic, DD, CD, etc.)
  • Review project plans, requirements and specifications, provide feedback and suggestions in timely manner.
  • Have demonstrated leadership abilities to coordinate a team to develop a large multidisciplinary estimate.
  • Determine labor and equipment costs.
  • Understand and track commodity pricing and market trends.
  • Perform pricing studies to evaluate design solution options, including initial construction costs along with long term operating costs.
  • Participate in the creation of the project EDID and ensure that project objectives are achieved from concept through construction contracting.
  • Review accurate quantity takeoffs and materials pricing.
  • Understand project logistics and project schedule.
  • Prepare bid packages, scopes of work, compare and analyze subcontractor and supplier bids.
  • Assist with subcontractor buyouts and awards.
  • Oversee and manage the contract administrator.
  • Other related duties as required and assigned. Qualifications
    • A minimum of 15 years of relevant real estate / construction experience.
    • Extensive subcontractor and supplier trusted and dependable relationships.
    • Knowledge of construction means and methods, costs and engineering principles.
    • Self-motivated and possesses strong communication/interpersonal skills
    • Well organized, detail oriented and have the ability to prioritize critical activities.
    • Strong proficiency with fa--ade, mechanical, electrical and structural systems.
    • Suitability to an entrepreneurial culture that places a premium on performance. - Hard working. Committed to do what it takes to get the job done. - Self-starting personality that can work well with limited direction. - High energy, upbeat attitude.
    • Ability to multi-task and shift direction easily.
    • Personal style that is easily adaptive to different cultures and styles of transacting business.
    • Team player.
    • Investor/owner mentality.
    • Unquestioned integrity.
    • Strong communication skills, both written and verbal.
    • Knowledge of current safety regulations.Please note that Related has adopted a COVID-19 vaccination policy to safeguard the health and well-being of our employees. As a condition of employment, Related employees working on-site are required to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19, unless a reasonable accommodation is approved or as otherwise required by law.Related Companies is an equal opportunity employer.For information about how we use your personal information, including information submitted for career opportunities, please review our Privacy Policy at .#TRC #LI-JF1 OverviewRelated Companies is a global real estate and lifestyle company defined by innovation and the most prominent privately-owned real estate firm in the United States. Formed 50 years ago, Related is one of the largest private owners and preservationists of affordable housing in the U.S. and isa fully integrated, highly diversified industry leader with experience in virtually every aspect of development, acquisition, management, finance, marketing, and sales. Headquartered in New York City, Related has offices and major developments in Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco, West Palm Beach, Miami, Washington, D.C., and London, and boasts a team of approximately 4,000 professionals. With over $60 billion in assets owned or under development, our projects include the 28-acre Hudson Yards neighborhood on Manhattan's West Side, The Square in Downtown West Palm Beach, The Grand LA and Related Santa Clara in California and The 78 in Chicago. Each Related project emphasizes a strong commitment to environmentally conscious real estate development and advances the sustainable design, construction and management of urban spaces., the Chicago office of Related Companies, is the preeminent developer of mixed-use properties, affordable housing communities, and luxury condominium and rental homes across Chicago. The company commands a portfolio of residential, mixed-use and master-planned properties, including pioneering projects like The 78 where the company is heading a transformational development on 62 acres in the heart of downtown Chicago to create the city's next great neighborhood. Related Midwest is also one of the largest developers of affordable housing in the Midwest, with more than 10,000 units owned and managed. The firm's other market-defining projects include ultra-luxury residential tower One Bennett Park, designed by Robert A.M. Stern Architects, with adjacent park by Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates; Fulton Market's 900 Randolph, the first high-rise in Chicago co-built by a Black-owned general contractor; luxury rental towers500 Lake Shore Driveand OneEleven; Lathrop, an ongoing restoration and redevelopment of the historic Julia C. Lathrop Homes into a mixed-income community; 400 Lake Shore Drive, two residential towers situated where the river meets the lake in Chicago, and Roosevelt Square, aninnovative 120-acre multi-phase development on Chicago's west side.#TRC

Keywords: RELATED, Chicago , Director, Preconstruction, Executive , Chicago, Illinois

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