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Preconstruction Executive in Irvine, CA at Gilbane

Date Posted: 4/3/2018

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    Irvine, CA
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Job Description

At Gilbane we’re building more than buildings, we’re helping create schools, hospitals, laboratories and other facilities across the United States and throughout the world that will be helping people live better for decades to come. As a fifth generation family business we’ve built the best team in the industry with a culture of caring that treats every one of our employees as a trusted member of the Gilbane family. We also invest in our employees’ education and have built Gilbane University into the top training organization in the construction industry. If you have the desire to make a real difference in people’s lives and become part of a growing organization that treats you like member of the family – you will feel right at home at Gilbane.


The Preconstruction Executive performs the role of Resource and Risk Manager on multiple projects during the design phase. The prime responsibility is leadership of the entire preconstruction process to ensure a design which meets the clients functional, cost, and schedule requirements.


The Preconstruction Executive typical responsibilities and duties include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Assist Business Development as a knowledgeable technical resource.
  • Assist in creation of Project Proposal materials (including Fee Prop).
  • Assist in presentations to secure projects with strong Preconstruction need.
  • Reports to Project Executives (PX) on each project as an “Internal customer”.
  • Attend all major design meetings with the owner and design team.
  • Get appropriate resources to the right meetings at the right time to find the right solutions.
  • Work with Design Team, Estimating, Scheduling and Purchasing to assure all deliverables are provided per contract.
  • Spend time with owners and designers in between deliverables to assure design progress is in accordance with Owner’s expectations for scope, cost, schedule, and quality.
  • Provide cost trending advice to the design team and owner to assure the best long term systems/materials are being explored and utilized.
  • Assist estimating to feed historical databases with current market pricing information.
  • Facilitate all value engineering workshops and follow-up with updated Value Management Log.
  • Take the lead in GMP preparation in conjunction with Project Executive.
  • Create, update, and manage the preconstruction schedule. Conduct and facilitate design phase card trick sessions.
  • In Conjunction with Operations, develop the construction phase schedule (including Project Phasing and Site Logistics Plan).
  • Schedule and facilitate all constructability reviews in conjunction with appropriate Operations personnel.
  • In conjunction with Purchasing Department and PX, ensure bidder interest is generated early in the design phase (get on subcontractors bid schedules).
  • Help Sell and coordinate all BIM and IDC efforts.
  • Help Sell and coordinate all Regulatory Compliance efforts (including HAZMAT).
  • Assist Owner, Design Team, Operations and Purchasing in creation of proper bid packaging strategies ( including Supplemental Instructions to Bidders).
  • In Conjunction with Operations, develop early Construction Phase administrative procedures manuals (including early Roles and Responsibilities Matrices).
  • Assisting in the initiation and management of the LEED / Sustainability / High Performance Buildings process.


  • Undergraduate degree in Engineering or Architecture preferred.
  • Proficiency in different project delivery methods.
  • Detailed knowledge of construction methods, equipment, systems, and materials for all divisions of work and relationship to the Design and Construction phases of the project.
  • LEED AP status and understands how to achieve LEED credit goals.
  • Is familiar with HPB/Sustainability practices and can manage the sustainability design process.
  • Understands local and national market conditions in the Los Angeles and surrounding counties.
  • Understands the permitting & regulatory processes in the Los Angeles and surrounding counties.
  • Understands environmental issues


Excellent total compensation package which includes competitive health and welfare benefits, generous profit-sharing/401k plan, as well as technical and management training programs.

Gilbane is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, or disability status.

Gilbane has an unwavering focus on safety, the environment and caring about everyone involved in our work.

Qualified applicants who are offered a position must pass a pre-employment substance abuse test.

Gilbane is not accepting unsolicited resumes from third party recruiters at this time.