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Director of Preconstruction

Director of Preconstruction

Posted on: February 7, 2023
Salary: Based on Experience

Department/Group: Estimating/ELT
Location: Pogue Construction Company | McKinney, TX
Reports To: Chief Of Staff
Position Type: Full Time
Applications Accepted By: Until position is filled
Pogue Construction Company
ATTN: Hayley Hobson
1512 Bray Central, McKinney, TX 75069
Phone: 972-529-9401

Experience: 15+ years’ experience in preconstruction for a general contractor
Education: Bachelor’s degree in construction management or Engineering

Primary Responsibilities:

Team Leadership:

  • Recruit & select new Estimating Team Members
  • Training & develop all estimating Team Members on best practices to include LEAN construction processes
  • Maintain tools to communicating staff scheduling & workload
  • Assign newly awarded & pending projects to staff
  • Conduct performance reviews for Estimating Department Team Members
  • Promote positive relationships between the Estimating Team & other Pogue departments

Estimating Leadership:

  • Lead Bid Room activities on CSP/Hard Bid projects
  • Act as a lead estimator on projects when necessary
  • Support Team with conceptual through GMP estimates when necessary
  • Review Bid Forms, scope of work & bid tabbing for completion
  • Review GMP with associated Alternates & Value Management
  • Review general conditions & general requirements
  • Review other’s estimates for accuracy & completeness
  • Update/manage/archive unit cost & historical cost information
  • Measure metrics for estimating success (+/-3%)

Process Improvement:

  • Lead estimating process improvement initiatives
  • Oversee all estimating procedures & processes
  • Evaluate estimating software & hardware
  • Participate in strategic planning exercises with Pogue Leadership Team
  • Collaborate with Leadership Team to determine & incorporate innovative practices/initiatives
  • Support VDC Integration in conjunction with VDC Department
  • Collaborate with Pogue Project Management Staff to review subcontractor performance

Business Development: 

  • Participate in industry expositions & conventions
  • Promote activities essential to developing new market sectors

Required Skills/Expectations:

Technology Skills (preferred):

  • Google Sheets technology
  • Microsoft Office Suite
  • Scheduling software
  • On-Screen Takeoff
  • ISqFt

Estimating Skills:

  • Unit price fluency
  • Bid tabulation technique
  • Subcontractor/Supplier influence
  • General conditions estimates
  • Pogue Self-performance estimates
  • Construction means methods
  • Buyout technique

General Skills:

  • Verbal & written communication skills
  • Active listening
  • Recruiting/Interviewing skills
  • Effective public speaking & teaching
  • Sales proficiency
  • Time management


  • Promote and Maintain Culture Within Department
  • Promote Pogue Core Values
  • Open, honest & frequent communication between Supervisor, Owner & Architect
  • Contribute to process improvement efforts
  • Internal and external customer service
  • Minimum 20 hours of continuing education (annually)
  • Generate proposal narrative for estimating responses
  • Perform RFP or contract review for all necessary risk management options
  • Review final GMP booklets to be delivered to owners for consistency of appearance
  • Archive historical statistics for RFP competitions

Oversight: Senior Estimators, Estimators Level 1&2, Jr. Estimator, Estimating Coordinator