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Vice President of Preconstruction & Estimating Omaha NE

Boyd Jones Construction Omaha, NE

Job Description

Vice President of Preconstruction & Estimating Omaha NE

This position is responsible for leading the strategic development and implementation of services that support the complete lifecycle of our clients’ facilities. In a strategic role, the VP-P&E will work with the President, Executive Management, Sector Focused Teams, Internal Departments, and outside resources to deliver our brand promise of providing “solutions that exceed your expectations”. 

Leadership & Vision

  • Provides strategic leadership for emerging models of integrated service delivery driven by the company’s desire to provide holistic services to support our clients.
  • Contributes to the development of strategies, planning, and implementation of integrated solutions that remove barriers and make it easy to do business with our company.
  • Selects, guides and leads staff (maximize effectiveness)
  • Develops cross-training opportunities across departments and clears paths for the long-term development and advancement of our employees leading to increased performance and retention. 
  • Participates in project reviews to continue to build upon our holistic approach to preconstruction and estimating. 

Performance, Profitability & Promotion

  • Collaborates with the President and Executive Management to develop KPI’s and data collection tools leading to the enhanced measurement of performance, establishment of benchmarks, and dashboards for strategic analysis.
  • Measures and maximizes ROI.
  • Provides executive review and approval of all project estimates and bids.
  • Identifies new and maximizes existing service offerings and profit centers.
  • Builds relationships with new clients and strengthens relationships with existing clients while maintaining an active presence in the community and across multiple sectors.   
  • Participates in client pursuits and project interviews as required.
  • Looked to as a trusted advisor for an understanding of the real estate continuum as it pertains to clients and projects.
  • Participates in contract negotiations to mitigate risk and maximize opportunity.
  • Shepherds projects/relationships from award through GMP/Lump Sum Price Proposal ensuring client/project retention.


  • Develops communication strategies and a common language to streamline internal and external communication.
  • Develops a standardized/ repeatable preconstruction and estimating program to create consistency of our service offerings to ensure exceptional client experiences. 
  • Leads integration of new, more efficient industry technologies.
  • Develops best practices, forums to share knowledge across the company’s departments, and employs technology to enhance efficiency and accuracy. 
  • Oversees the implementation of strategies including construction cost modeling, overall project budget planning, constructability analysis and reviews, value management and engineering, lifecycle cost analysis, scheduling, and phasing support.
  • Ensures project lifecycle process integrity.
  • Performs other duties as required and assigned.

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities:

  • Knowledge of and proficiency utilizing Microsoft Office suite of software (Word & Excel)
  • Knowledge of and proficiency utilizing Sage 300 Estimating or similar software
  • Proven track record of preconstruction and estimating excellence
  • High degree of verbal, written and presentation communication skills
  • Ability to build strong relationships with clients and industry partners
  • Ability to lead and motivate a team of employees.
  • Ability to travel 15% of the time to meet with clients, visit project sites, attend necessary public meetings, trade shows or conferences, etc.


  • Minimum of 10 years of progressive commercial preconstruction and estimating experience, including leadership of a team, required; 3-5 years of experience in a similar role preferred.

Education & Training:*

  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in a construction-related or relevant field required

*Equivalent education and experience will be considered

Job Details

Date Posted July 3, 2019
Date Closes August 2, 2019
Requisition 151
Located In Omaha, NE
Department Integrated Services
Job Type Full-time Employee
Shift Custom
SOC Category 11-1021.00 General and Operations Managers
Zipcode 68108
Name Emily Morrissey
Address 950 S 10th Street, Suite 100
City, State and Zip Omaha, NE 68108
Phone 402-550-1844

This job offers the following benefits

  • 401(k) Retirement Savings Plan
  • Profit Sharing
  • Accidental Death and Dismemberment
  • Dental
  • Life Insurance
  • Long-Term Disability
  • Medical
  • Prescription Drug Plan
  • Voluntary Life Insurance
  • Bereavement Pay
  • Employee Referral Program
  • Free Parking
  • Paid Holidays
  • Paid Vacations
  • Workout Facilities
  • Merit Increases

This job requires the following skills

  • Executive Leadership
  • Commercial Construction
  • Construction Estimating / Bidding
  • Construction Management
  • Construction Project Management
  • Construction Superintendent
  • Estimating - Other Software
  • Excellent Communication

Course(s) relevant to the skills listed for this position

At a Glance
Enjoy these benefits
  • 401(k) Retirement Savings Plan
  • Profit Sharing
  • Accidental Death and Dismemberment
  • Dental
  • Life Insurance
  • And More ...