Director of Preconstruction

Job Locations US-NJ-Camden
TMO Urban Practice Design


The Michaels Organization is a national leader in residential real estate offering full-service capabilities in development, property management, construction, and investment. At Michaels, our teammates strive to fulfill our promise of creating communities that lift lives – ones that jumpstart housing, education, civic engagement, and neighborhood prosperity. With this passion at the forefront of our business, Michaels teammates can be proud to be a part of the extraordinary, every day.


The Director of Preconstruction will assist Development and the Construction Services Teams, with Preconstruction services on multiple development/construction projects. Preconstruction topics to include; Interaction and Support for the development team/client, conceptual estimating, preliminary Design management/Value Engineering (VE), assist with Owners program, preliminary scheduling, cost control, hiring consultants, selection of General Contractor (GC) and Owner Vendors (OVs), procurement, proposals, payment tracking, review of estimates, documentation turnover, early client/developer relations/coordination, early property management relations/coordination, and other duties required to manage the Preconstruction process leading up to the project “Hand-off” meeting.


• Manage the Project setup, Conceptual estimate coordination, Design Management, and Preconstruction, that fall within the duties of the Preconstruction Manager noted in the above Job/Position Summary
• Manage the completion of internal project reports
• Assist with the bid process and review of the General Contractors/GC contract, and vendor/consultant contracts
• Manage the review and implementation of multiple project specifications, drawing releases and design changes/VE, including all project specific governmental agencies or municipal agency project requirements
• Manage the implementation of the Project Development Task Responsibilities Checklist, for each project
• Manage early administrative procedures, project documentation, and filing
• Manage securing early applicable project permits
• Attend and participate in project and corporate meetings as needed. Generate Meeting Minutes as required.
• Manage the project turnover documentation, recordkeeping/retention, leading up to the project “Hand-off” meeting
• All other duties as assigned
• Manage early design coordination & scheduling with local utilities and authorities


Required Experience:

• 10 years’ experience in preconstruction in the construction industry.
• Candidate must be proficient with operating computer software. Software includes but is not limited to Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint and Access), document control, scheduling (Primavera/MS Project/Other), cost control/estimating, Bluebeam, Procore or other project management software.

Required Education/Training:

• BS in Architecture, Engineering, Construction Mgmt, or related field is preferred

Required Skills and Abilities:

• Candidates must be of high integrity and conduct themselves in a professional and ethical manner
• Possess leadership skills
• Past experience in estimating and/or preconstruction.
• Cross trained individual, having field work experience, is a plus

Working Conditions:

• Up to 20% overnight travel may be required.
• Regular visits to a project construction site.


Salary Range Information
The range displayed on each job posting reflects the targeted base salary for the position. Within the range, individual pay is determined by work location and additional factors, including job-related skills, experience, and relevant education or training.


Rewards & Benefits

We know Michaels’ promise of lifting lives starts with our teammates, so making sure every single teammate is happy, healthy, and set up for a successful future is important to us. As part of our team, you will enjoy a competitive wage, a comprehensive benefit package which includes Medical, Dental, Vision, prescription, etc., generous paid time off, a 401 (k) plan with a company match, and so much more:


• Help make the world a better place in a team-oriented environment.
• Grow with our organization through various professional development opportunities.
• Collaborate and thrive in a company culture where all are welcome


Michaels teammates make a difference in the lives of residents, colleagues, and the communities where we live and work every day.


Come join our team. You’re going to love it here!


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