Director of Preconstruction

Job Title: Director of Preconstruction

About Us: Roanoke Construction is a mission-driven team working to improve lives and strengthen communities. We believe that everyone deserves to live in safe, high quality, and affordable housing and that as builders we have a responsibility to bring this housing to low-income neighborhoods. Our team takes immense pride in building thriving communities throughout the Midwest and in setting new standards for diversity and inclusion within our industry.

Why Work for Roanoke Construction?

  1. Meaningful Impact: At Roanoke Construction, every day is an opportunity to make a real difference. Your work will directly impact the lives of families in need of affordable homes, bringing lasting positive change to the neighborhoods we serve.
  2. Collaborative Environment: We believe in the power of teamwork and collaboration. As a member of the Roanoke team, you’ll work alongside industry professionals who value your expertise and input. We foster a positive and inclusive work culture where every individual feels valued, respected, and empowered to succeed.
  3. Growth Opportunities: At Roanoke Construction, we invest in our employees’ professional development and growth. Whether you’re looking to expand your skill set, take on new challenges, or advance your career, we provide the resources and support you need to reach your full potential.
  4. Competitive Benefits: We understand that our employees are our most valuable asset. That’s why we offer competitive compensation packages, including health, dental and vision insurance, retirement plans, and other benefits designed to support your well-being and financial security.
  5. Commitment to Excellence: Excellence is not just a goal; it’s a standard we strive for in everything we do. From project management to client service, we uphold the highest standards of quality, integrity, and professionalism. Joining Roanoke Construction means joining a team that takes pride in delivering exceptional results, every time.
  6. Community Engagement: Beyond our work on construction sites, we’re deeply committed to giving back to the communities we serve. As a Roanoke employee, you’ll have opportunities to participate in volunteer initiatives, charity events, and other community engagement activities, helping us make an even greater impact together.

Join Us: Ready to join a company that values your talents, invests in your growth, and makes a meaningful difference in the world? Consider a career with Roanoke Construction and be part of something truly special.

Primary Responsibilities

The Director of Preconstruction will report to the COO and will be responsible for creating the budgets, scopes, and schedules for all projects. The Director will work with the design and development team throughout the pre-construction phase and will manage the project from inception through completion of construction documents. Upon issuance of the construction documents, the Director will engage the Project Management team to collaborate on final bidding and project buyout. Upon completion of buyout, the Director will transition the project fully to Project Management.

Successful candidates will be detail and deadline oriented, with a solutions-based mindset, and strong leadership skills. They will also be invested in helping to create and adhere to the use of standard operating procedures and project management software to ensure thorough documentation, consistent and clear communication, effective task management, and timely follow-through.

The duties of this role are as follows:

  • Establish and maintain standard scope of work packages for each subcontract and supplier trade
  • Work with the design team and developers to assist in site evaluations and identify site risks on new construction projects, and assist in surveying existing conditions on renovation projects
  • Establish project budgets and develop project schedules
  • Handoff project budget to Project Management team at issuance of construction documents, assisting the team through final bidding and buyout process
  • Assist in the creation of project-specific subcontractor final scopes of work and the final selection of subcontractors and suppliers
  • Develop and maintain historic cost database to maximize estimating efficiency and increase conceptual estimating accuracy

Skills and Education

  • Bachelor’s degree in Construction Management, Engineering (or similar) and a minimum of 15 years’ experience in general contracting project management, estimating, or related field
  • Experience with multifamily housing and specifically affordable housing is preferred
  • Strong leadership skills and ability to manage a team of diverse employees
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite with expertise in Excel as well as On Screen Takeoff software or similar estimating software

Working Environment

Work is based in company headquarters in St. Louis, MO. Some travel to visit project sites throughout Midwest is required.

Compensation and Benefits

Company provides competitive salary ($125k – $150k, dependent on experience), defined annual bonus plan, health, dental vision, life, and long-term disability insurance, and a company match on a 401K.