Electrical Preconstruction Director

McCarthy   •  

San Francisco, CA

11 - 15 years

Posted 244 days ago

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Electrical Preconstruction Director

Key Responsibilities

  • Establish and maintain budget control over electricaltrades during estimating/preconstruction phases of the project.
  • Provide value alternative solutions including cost/, schedule, maintenance, and life cycle implications.
  • Assist project team in design decisions and development of solutions.
  • Assist field operations with change order pricing.
  • Assist field operations with solutions for issues during construction.
  • Track historical costs of projects with required information per McCarthy standards.
  • Represent McCarthy to subcontractors through management of the estimating/bid processes including solicitation of bids and constructability input.
  • Coordinate bid efforts, processing RFI’s, and interfacing between bidding community and design team members on negotiated projects.
  • Provide LEED analysis to meet the goals of the projects.
  • Provide basic and conceptual life cycle analysis on systems for Owner considerations without taking Engineering liability.
  • Review specification and equipment schedules for compliance to project goals.
  • Rely on existing relationships with subcontractors and engineers to provide input/recommendations concerning systems design.
  • Maintain working knowledge of electrical codes and changes to codes as it relates to electrical systems.
  • Prepare or manage the Exhibit 1 development process – scopes of work, for all electrical subcontracts.
  • Assist in the development and training of other estimating staff.
  • Assist the marketing department in preparation of responses to RFP’s and RFQ’s.
  • Participate in interview preparations for negotiated bids.
  • Assist in the prequalification process.
  • Actively participates in project design coordination meetings.
  • Reviews milestone documents for value alternative opportunities with a focus on initial cost, maintenance, and life cycle cost implications.
  • Develops and maintains internal client relationships. 

Subcontractor Analysis for Bids

  • Directs, coordinates and provides information and documents to subcontractors.
  • Prepares contractual exhibits for scope of work for subcontracts.
  • Participates in hard bid/estimating and GMP budgeting activities by soliciting subcontractor support and evaluating bids. 

Industry Knowledge / Relationships

  • Builds relationships with Subcontractors to obtain a competitive advantage for McCarthy.
  • Attends industry events and represents McCarthy to the industry in a professional capacity.
  • Builds and maintains relationships with internal McCarthy clients.
  • Keeps current with latest estimating technology and techniques. 


  • 10+ Years of Experience and/or bachelor’s degree in construction management or Engineering required
  • Proven experience estimating medium to large projects is required.
  • General knowledge of construction principles/practices required
  • Knowledge of Microsoft programs, including Word, Excel, Outlook and others
  • Ability to use, or learn to use MC2, TSI, Quick Pen, Accubid, OST, QTO and other estimating programs.
  • Experienced dealing with subcontracts, subcontractors and/or self-perform work
  • Experienced leading successful team ventures, including development of employees and maintaining relationships with external entities and subcontractor community
  • Self-starter. Highly motivated to bring results and success to the projects he/she leads.
  • Demonstrates behaviors consistent with McCarthy core values.
  • Maintains a “value added” approach to preconstruction.
  • Solid interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Strong work ethic and core values