• Director of Pre-Construction (New Development and Commercial)

    Job Locations US-GA-Atlanta
    Posted Date 1 year ago(4/27/2017 9:18 AM)
    # of Openings
    Construction - PreCon

    Role Overview


    At Cortland Partners, you map the story of your success. We don't adhere to the status quo, we love outside industry perspective, and we thrive on exploring possibilities and reimagining solutions. As an innovative leader in multifamily, our high performance continues to drive exponential growth – and we invite you to join us on our journey towards real estate excellence. With tools and guidance to sharpen your skills, you can forge your own career path, love what you do, and let it show.


    As a Director of Pre-Construction, you handle the day-to-day on specific projects related to new and commercial construction and act as a key leader in the entire work acquisition process – including management, coordination, and delivery of the pre-construction phases of the project and extensive client contact.


    Roles You'll Play



    • Lead internal estimate review and bid process
    • Oversee the establishment and maintenance of budget control during the pre-construction phase of the project
    • Assure that the estimates, including general conditions, are accurate, complete, and reflective of the actual requirements of the project 
    • Create variance reports that allow for clearly identifying of changes made to the estimate 
    • Provide monthly cost analysis for all active pre-construction assignments and manage the pre-construction department budgets 


    • Participate in interviews and interview preparation with Owners
    • Work with the VP of Pre-Construction to develop the division strategy, vision, and business plan
    • Assist project team in design decisions and solution development
    • Assure that potential risk factors have been evaluated and reviewed with senior management 


    • Organize and lead the transition meeting between the project operations team and the pre-construction team; coordinate the follow-up meetings 
    • Prepare or oversee preparation of pre-construction schedule with buy-in from relevant internal departments; interface with the owners and designers to maintain schedule
    • Plan and lead the pre-construction strategy meeting to discuss topics such as the approach to a project or an estimate 
    • Create realistic and detailed schedules for all design, approval, estimating, and purchasing activities 


    Our Vision of What Success Looks Like

    • Your expertise in managing the budget and forecasting estimates outlines the costs of pre-construction process in a way that has never been more clear or easy to understand.
    • Everyone feels like they’re kept in the loop on projects because you communicate so effectively and act as the point person between various departments.
    • From a scheduling standpoint, you’re the best there is – everything is scheduled out minute by minute so there is never doubt about when certain tasks are supposed to be completed.


    Your Building Blocks of Success

    • Stellar 7+ years of experience in pre-construction and new construction, preferably in the multifamily or hotel sector, with field, supervisory, and ground-up construction experience
    • Bachelor’s degree in construction management, construction/building science, engineering, business management, or architecture and design
    • Fundamental knowledge of contract law and project accounting
    • Thorough working knowledge and understanding of all project management control systems (scheduling, estimating, cost control, procurement and business development)
    • Effective leadership, interpersonal, and problem-solving skills
    • Familiarity with current estimating software, i.e. Timberline Estimating, Word, Excel, Project, Adobe Acrobat Professional, Bluebeam, OnScreen Takeoff; working knowledge of applications and benefits of BIM and VD&C


    The Foundation of Cortland Partners


    At Cortland, we create, reimagine, and manage apartment communities for over 100,000 residents nationwide. Headquartered in Atlanta, GA, we have communities in ten states and regional offices in Charlotte, Dallas, Denver, Houston, and Orlando. From product design and procurement to general contracting and property management, we do it all – to make sure our communities are the perfect setting for living life to its fullest.


    Our success is fueled by our belief in a better life – where hospitality is always a given, each detail is worth a second thought, and every open door is a new opportunity to go beyond expectations. We come to work every day to create possibilities for people – possibilities that translate into superior living spaces and experiences designed to inspire our residents, associates, and investors to live a better life focused on what matters most to them.



    Cortland Partners is an equal opportunity employer, and we’re proud to support and celebrate diversity in the workplace. We are committed to equal consideration for all qualified applicants regardless of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. If you have a disability and need an accommodation or assistance with the application process and/or using our website, please email talentresources@cortlandpartners.com or call 404.965.3988.


    Cortland Partners is a drug-free workplace.


    Cortland Partners participates in e-verify to verify the employment status of

    all persons hired to work in the United States.


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