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Director of Pre-Construction

St. Louis

Due to unprecedented growth, a substantial backlog, and an enormous potential for 2019 and beyond we are seeking a Director of Pre-construction that will directly contribute significant contributions towards Lawrence Group’s overall long-term growth and diversification strategy.

The Director of Pre-construction is responsible for the daily management, coordination and successful completion of the construction group’s pre-construction efforts. This includes conceptual estimates at early stages of project design (SD, DD, 50% CD) as well as soliciting and obtaining subcontractor and supplier bids for projects nearing the construction phase. Additional responsibilities will include client meetings, design meetings, cost comparisons, preliminary project schedules and phasing/sequencing plans, etc.

Lawrence Group is a building design, development, and project delivery firm headquartered in St. Louis with offices in Austin and New York. With 160+ employees, Lawrence Group offers architecture, interior design, landscape architecture, furniture procurement, graphic design, planning, construction and real estate development services to a wide variety of clients, including housing, hospitality, healthcare, academic, and retail.

Lawrence Group supports a growth culture that subsequently provides new opportunities for growth. We recognize and embrace our people as our greatest asset. Everyone in the organization is responsible for our cumulative success and reputation.

This position will promote Lawrence Group’s core values:

  • Legendary Customer Service
  • Inspiring Individual Growth and Creativity
  • Growing Great Relationships in All Directions
  • Having Fun and Celebrating Mutual Success
  • The Business of the Built Environment

Position responsibilities:

  • Promote the growth and development of Client and Designer relationships.
  • Present to clients and owners.
  • Represent the Company and project teams in a positive manner in all project meetings.
  • Able to meet deadlines on multiple projects under different stages of progress in a positive and productive manner.
  • Responsible for the preparation of preliminary, schematic, and design development conceptual estimates as well as final construction estimates, monitor design development cost trends in order to detect over-runs and potential problem areas. Participates in suggestion and evaluation of cost savings options throughout the project process.
  • Participation in the preparation of the preliminary construction schedule for estimating purposes, staffing requirements and logistics plan with Project Manager and Director of Construction Services.
  • Responsible for the preparation of General Conditions estimate and reviews with Project Manager and the Director of Construction Services.
  • Responsible for the accuracy and completeness of all estimates.
  • Maintain in current fashion all estimating records, studies, unit prices, etc.
  • Responsible for preparing clear, concise and efficient subcontractor/supplier bid packages. Leads the efforts with Project Manager assist in evaluating and analyzing subcontractor proposals and in preparation of subcontracts.

Candidate Qualifications:

  • A four year college degree in engineering, construction management, building construction or similar is preferable and a minimum of ten years of construction estimating experience.
  • Proven proficiency in conceptual estimates and a Design-Build pre-construction philosophy is required.
  • Knowledge of building construction, materials, systems, market conditions and trade practices.
  • Demonstrate imaginative, innovative and succinct approach to a project.
  • Excellent oral and written skills required.
  • Excellent computer skills and familiarity with Microsoft office suite programs.
  • Proficient in use of construction project scheduling software programs.
  • St. Louis market knowledge is required. Previous experience performing work out of state is a preferred.
  • Previous supervisory experience managing and mentoring junior staff.
  • Experience with bid solicitation and quantity take off software.

Reporting Relationship: Director of Construction Services

Qualified applicants please submit resume and salary requirements to employment@thelawrencegroup.com.

Only applicants that meet the qualifications and include the above items will be contacted.

Lawrence Group Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, genetic information, sexual orientation, status as a protected veteran or status as a qualified individual with a disability, or any other characteristic protected by applicable Federal, State or Local law.

Equal Opportunity

Lawrence Group Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, genetic information, sexual orientation, status as a protected veteran or status as a qualified individual with a disability, or any other characteristic protected by applicable Federal, State or Local law.

Why this job is important to Lawrence Group?

In this position, you will be an instrumental part of our growing ​team. ​You will be looked upon to follow and promote Lawrence Group’s core values:

  • Legendary Customer Service
  • Inspiring Individual Growth and Creativity
  • Growing Great Relationships in All Directions
  • Having Fun and Celebrating Mutual Success
  • The Business of the Built Environment

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