Director of Pre-Construction

San Diego, CA

A self-capitalized and vertically integrated multi-family investment and development company with a focus in supply constrained, secondary, and tertiary markets is looking for a Director of Pre-Construction to join their North County San Diego team and execute on their development pipeline. The Director of Pre-Construction will leverage expertise in design, construction, and coordination to lead the pre-con process.

The company is an entrepreneurial, hands-on family office in growth mode, looking to expand its footprint given strong corporate level liquidity and the ability to obtain construction financing in a challenging capital environment. With core markets spanning Southern California, Central Valley, Sacramento, and Nevada, their commitment to excellence is showcased by their robust portfolio and deep-rooted industry relations. This opportunity will often involve direct interaction to the executive team and decision makers, greatly accelerating the Director’s professional development and immediately boosting their career experience.


  • RFP process: Lead the Request for Proposal (RFP) process to select third-party general contractors, ensuring a competitive and comprehensive selection procedure.
  • Pre-construction and design process: Oversee the pre-construction and design process, guiding projects from schematic design through construction initiation.
  • Cost estimates for prospective projects: Monitor, generate and analyze cost estimates for prospective multifamily projects via coordination with consultants and contractors throughout the design process.
  • Qualify contractor information: Review, negotiate and thoroughly analyze underlying subcontractor bids and scopes versus information presented by general contractors during bidding and design process including proposed allowances, exceptions, qualifications, and exclusions.
  • Project schedule: Develop preliminary schedule and manage project timeline and deliverables, manage all preconstruction meetings to ensure submission will include all necessary data and documentation.
  • Value engineering: Review schedule and construction plans to identify cost savings opportunities within the contract specifications by adjusting quantities, estimate materials or alternative construction methods.
  • Contractor and consultant relationships: Leverage existing and source new contractor and consultant relationships to select the best in class for future developments.
  • Coordination with Construction team: Communicate and coordinate workload with VP of Construction.


  • Minimum 5 years in construction management, with a focus on multifamily residential projects.
  • Bachelor’s degree in construction management, engineering, architecture, or related field.
  • General contractor background and experience is preferred.
  • Proven experience leading RFP processes and managing pre-construction phases of large-scale projects.
  • Ability to work in a dynamic, fast-paced environment.
  • Executive presence, communication, and leadership.
  • Expert level proficiency in constructability, design, pre-construction, industry cost standards, analysis of scopes of work and job implementation.
  • A keen eye for detail, ensuring every aspect of a project is up to company’s standard.
  • Stellar work ethic that resonates with the company’s ethos.
  • A proclivity for continuous learning and skill enhancement.
  • Resilience and adaptability, with a proven ability to thrive under pressure.
  • A relentless drive to provide unparalleled excellence.
  • Open to new information and feedback, techniques, and methods that can enhance personal and organizational growth.
  • Ability to pivot based on changing scenarios, ensuring that the company remains at the forefront of the industry.

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