Chief Estimator/Preconstruction


Company Overview:

We’re partnered with a premier general contractor specializing in high-profile construction projects across multiple sectors, including multi-family high rises, education, and healthcare. With a strong presence in the South Florida market, they pride themselves on exceeding client expectations.

Position: Chief Estimator/Preconstruciton Director

Location:Miami, FL

Job Summary:

The ideal candidate will bring over 20 years of construction sector experience, specifically within multi-family high-rise, education, and healthcare projects. This role requires a strategic thinker with exceptional leadership abilities to oversee a team of estimators and manage complex, high-value construction projects.

Key Responsibilities:

Leadership & Management:

  • Lead and manage an Estimating Department comprising at least 5 estimators.
  • Mentor and develop team members to enhance their skills and performance.
  • Ensure accurate and timely preparation of cost estimates for various construction projects.

Project Estimation:

  • Oversee the preparation of detailed cost estimates for multi-family high rises, education, and healthcare projects.
  • Ensure estimates are comprehensive and align with project specifications and client requirements.
  • Utilize experience in preconstruction, CM at Risk delivery methods, and hard bid processes to develop reliable cost projections.

Project Management:

  • Successfully manage and complete a minimum of 10 projects with construction values between 30MM – 160MM.
  • Work closely with project teams to ensure smooth transition from preconstruction to construction phases.
  • Client & Subcontractor Relations:
  • Establish and maintain strong relationships with clients, owners, and subcontractors.
  • Negotiate and manage owner and subcontractor contracts effectively.
  • Utilize excellent presentation and writing skills to communicate project details and estimates.

Market Expertise:

Demonstrate in-depth knowledge of the South Florida construction market and local subcontractor landscape.

Leverage market insights to enhance project planning and execution.


  • Minimum of 15-20 years of experience in the construction sector, with significant exposure to multi-family high-rise, education, and healthcare projects.
  • At least 10 years of experience overseeing an Estimating Department with 5 or more estimators.
  • Proven track record of managing and completing a minimum of 10 high-value projects ($70 million+).
  • Expertise in preconstruction, CM at Risk delivery methods, and hard bid processes.
  • Minimum of 10 years of experience in the South Florida market and familiarity with local subcontractors.
  • Strong presentation and writing skills.

Chief Estimator/Preconstruction


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