Director of Preconstruction Needed for Prestigious Design/Build Firm

Do you want to help create high-profile civic, commercial, education and healthcare buildings? Could you do your best work within an organization that’s creative, innovative and fun, with a national reach and a century-long track record? Would you enjoy a robust perks package and an award-winning training program? If so, a leading firm in design, construction and engineering is looking for a skilled preconstruction executive/chief estimator to join its team. The firm would prefer to locate this position in Pittsburgh but is willing to consider highly qualified candidates working from Chicago, Washington, Baltimore or Buffalo, New York.

This professional will create bid strategies and help shape scopes of work. He or she will manage bid selection, maintaining vital relationships with consultants and subcontractors. Schedule and budget maintenance also will fall within this person’s range of responsibilities. Throughout, he or she will look for value engineering opportunities. In addition to working closely with internal teams, this executive will provide effective presentations to clients on a regular basis.

Candidates should bring several years of relevant experience in the industry, including at-risk estimating experience. The job calls for familiarity with construction markets in multiple locations, as well as previous work in preconstruction for complex, large-scale projects. In addition to in-depth knowledge of construction practices and project coordination, this professional will be proficient with estimating database software. The new director of preconstruction/chief estimator will be an exceptional negotiator who also has a talent for interpersonal communication and problem solving.

Christopher Frederick Search Consultants, a trusted national recruitment firm, has been retained to help find the next member of this dynamic organization’s construction leadership. If you feel your background and estimating skills would make a good fit, contact firm principal Chris Hingle at (713) 961-5582, email him at or visit

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