Director of Preconstruction

Job Locations US-CO-Denver
Posted Date 2 weeks ago(3/13/2023 1:12 PM)
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Director of Preconstruction

IME is seeking a Director of Preconstruction. This individual will thrive in a leadership role and look for ways to make their mark in a $240B industry. IME’s Director of Preconstruction will have an opportunity to coach and build a winning preconstruction team that will prove to be essential to IME’s business strategy. With support from IME’s leadership group, this person will design creative strategies, search for solutions to complex challenges and drive all preconstruction decisions.


If the following describes you – Let us know!

  • You have a desire, the skills and a proven strategy to lead a winning team
  • You love the challenge of finding unique solutions for complex commercial and industrial electrical projects
  • The idea of growth and expansion motivates you
  • You are a team player who is ready to take on the responsibility of a prime role in a growing company
  • You live for watching your team win
  • You are a natural networker who never hesitates to help or connect other people

The Director of Preconstruction will report to the VP of Colorado and work at IME’s Headquarters in beautiful Denver, Colorado – one of the most sought-after locations in the U.S. The beautiful mountains, skiing, hiking and adventure are only part of Colorado’s allure. It is also home to many craft breweries, award-winning restaurants, a cultural downtown scene and annual events and festivals.


The Director of Preconstruction will oversee and ensure the success of all preconstruction and estimating operations. Provide exemplary leadership to the preconstruction and estimating teams with a focus on promoting the organization’s core values. Ensure that all estimates, schedules, constructability reviews, value engineering efforts, cost report planning, and purchase planning efforts and documents are in alignment with company goals. The position communicates plans and strategizes closely with BIM, Estimating, Service and Business Development teams. Mentor and provide training and development plans to team members, and ensure individuals meet and exceed goals. Your expertise in electrical preconstruction, coupled with your ability to manage and lead a team, will be key to your success in this role.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Collaboratively develops, leads and executes winning strategy to meet IME regional growth goals.  Ensures scalability of Estimating and Preconstruction  Departments to achieve business growth plans, systems, processes, policies, and team structure.Leads the Preconstruction process by regularly building and maintaining quality client relationships. Engages in client’s procurement process, providing support in budgeting, scheduling, and performance requirements for their project needs.
  • Ensures the quality of preconstruction and estimating services meet Intermountain Electric standards of excellence. Develop and maintain the integrity of the process and standards for preconstruction activities. Regularly attend and participate in design meetings and contribute to the development of scope-of-work documents. Review drawings, specifications and all other construction documents and communicate issues, accuracy of information, and potential risks. Assure that potential risk factors have been evaluated and reviewed with senior management.
  • Develops project specific client management strategy. Manages client expectations and communication based on contract specifications and needs of the Owner.
  • Partners with the Chief Estimator and estimating team regarding bid strategy decisions, responsible for positioning critical aspects of the project, including partnering with vendors and subcontractors. Oversees bid proposal process including bid packages, bid documents, and subcontractor solicitation as well as provides creative client solutions, leading to successful project outcomes. Leads the interview and presentation team strategy and process.
  • Supports the project hand-off between the bid and construction teams to ensure proper execution of construction plans and client expectations. Supports project management team with client relations during the initial phases of project construction, as needed. Support Project Management team as required during construction phase.



  • Bachelor’s Degree in Construction Management, Electrical Engineering, related discipline, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • 10 years of experience in a preconstruction or related role. Minimum of 5 years in a leadership role in electrical preconstruction, or equivalent combination of management in estimating and preconstruction.
  • Experience in preconstruction for large commercial electrical projects ranging from $5 to $50MM in value
  • Experience leading a team
  • Ability to consistently and effectively drive results that meet or exceed company goals
  • Strong understanding of electrical construction in a large-scale commercial environment
  • Ability to develop and maintain long-term relationships with clients, CGs and suppliers/vendors
  • Knowledge of building construction, materials, systems, market conditions and trade practices
  • Excellent communication skills – the ability to articulate a message, be persuasive, and explain complex information to audiences with varying levels of technical knowledge. Strong negotiation and conflict resolution skills
  • Proficient computer skills to include Microsoft Office Suite, Primavera, Bluebeam and Accubid/Live Count


Established in 1946, IME is part of Quanta Services, the largest specialty contractor in North America. We base our business model on always doing the right thing and pride ourselves in finding the best processes and practices in everything we do. As an electrical contractor, we install and service the power and lighting to commercial and industrial buildings in the Western US.


Working Conditions:

The majority of the time you will work in a typical office environment, the remainder of the time you will be on construction job sites. When on construction job sites you will encounter typical construction conditions including extreme temperatures, noise, dust, mud debris, welding, leading edge, trenching and shoring, sometimes in a confined space.  You may be required to visit multiple locations during any one day.

Benefit Overview:

IME provides an industry leading comprehensive benefits package.  Full time employees are eligible to choose from a variety of healthcare coverage options, which become effective the first of the month after hire.  In addition, employees are offered a substantial amount of PTO and immediately eligible to make contributions to a generously matched and fully vested 401k. 


Salary Range:  140000 – 200000 year



The statements included in this job description are not intended to be all-inclusive.  They represent typical elements and criteria necessary to successfully perform the job.  Other duties may be assigned as required.  It is the policy of the company to comply with all federal and state laws concerning the employment of persons with disabilities and to act in accordance with regulations and guidance issued by the Equal Employment Opportunities Commission (EEOC).  In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Americans with Disabilities Amendment Act (ADAAA), the company does not discriminate against applicants and individuals with disabilities, and when needed, will provide reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees who are qualified for a job, with or without reasonable accommodations, so that they may perform the essential job duties of the position.  Furthermore, it is company policy not to discriminate against qualified individuals with disabilities in regard to application procedures, hiring, advancement, discharge, compensation, training or other terms, conditions and privileges of employment. 

Intermountain Electric, Inc. provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment. In addition to federal law requirements, The Company complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. The Company strives to maintain a work environment free from all forms of unlawful employment discrimination. The Company will not tolerate any form of discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion/creed, gender, sex, pregnancy, national origin, age, citizenship status, veteran status, military service, disability, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, familial status or any other characteristic or status protected by federal, state, or local law. All employment decisions shall be consistent with the principle of equal employment opportunity and only job-related criteria (including but not limited to experience, skill, and job performance) will be considered. Please note that the Company’s commitment to extending equal opportunity does not in any way alter or diminish the at-will relationship we maintain with our employees.


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