Pre-Construction Director in Atlanta


Exciting opportunity for a pre-construction director to work for a leading general contractor


My client is a general contractor that has been in operation since 1997. They specialize in commercial, healthcare, education, municipal, and worship markets. They are a 100% employee-owned company, and they are known for their creative problem-solving skills that add value to every project they undertake, from simple renovations to complex build-ups.


As a Pre-Construction Director, you will play a crucial role in the initial phases of construction projects, overseeing all aspects of pre-construction planning and preparation. Your expertise will guide project teams through the estimation, budgeting, scheduling, and procurement processes, ensuring that projects are set up for success from inception. You will collaborate closely with stakeholders, including architects, engineers, contractors, and clients, to deliver comprehensive pre-construction services that align with project objectives and expectations.

  • Pre-Construction Planning: Lead the development and implementation of pre-construction strategies, considering project scope, goals, and client requirements. Collaborate with project stakeholders to define project parameters and establish clear objectives.
  • Estimation and Budgeting: Oversee the estimation process, including quantity take-offs, material pricing, labor costs, and subcontractor bids. Develop accurate cost estimates and budgets for proposed projects, considering all relevant factors and contingencies.
  • Value Engineering: Apply value engineering principles to optimize project costs without sacrificing quality or functionality. Identify opportunities for cost savings through alternative materials, construction methods, or design modifications.
  • Scheduling: Develop comprehensive project schedules that outline key milestones, tasks, and timelines from pre-construction through project completion. Coordinate with project teams to ensure realistic scheduling and sequencing of activities.
  • Risk Management: Identify potential risks and challenges during the pre-construction phase and develop proactive mitigation strategies. Conduct thorough risk assessments and implement measures to minimize project disruptions and delays.
  • Procurement: Manage the procurement process for materials, equipment, and subcontractor services. Solicit bids, evaluate proposals, negotiate contracts, and establish procurement schedules to support project timelines and budgetary constraints.
  • Client Collaboration: Foster positive relationships with clients by providing transparent communication, timely updates, and proactive problem-solving throughout the pre-construction phase. Address client concerns and inquiries promptly, ensuring alignment with project goals and expectations.
  • Team Leadership: Provide guidance and direction to pre-construction teams, including estimators, schedulers, procurement specialists, and support staff. Foster a collaborative and cohesive team environment focused on achieving project objectives efficiently and effectively.
  • Continuous Improvement: Stay abreast of industry trends, best practices, and emerging technologies related to pre-construction planning and management. Identify opportunities for process improvement and implement enhancements to optimize workflows and deliver superior results.



  • Bachelor’s degree in construction management, Engineering, Architecture, or related field (master’s degree preferred)
  • Proven experience in pre-construction management, with a minimum of 8-10 years in a leadership role
  • Strong proficiency in construction estimation, budgeting, scheduling, and value engineering
  • Excellent analytical, problem-solving, and decision-making skills
  • Advanced knowledge of construction methods, materials, and building codes/regulations
  • Exceptional communication, negotiation, and interpersonal skills
  • Proficiency in construction management software and tools (e.g., Procore, Bluebeam, Microsoft Project)
  • Demonstrated leadership ability with a track record of effectively leading and motivating project teams
  • Professional certifications (e.g., PMP, CCM, LEED) are desirable but not required.


You will be paid a competitive base salary and be offered a number of benefits which include.

  • Paid vacation and holidays
  • Personal/sick time
  • Discretionary bonus program
  • 401K matching program
  • Company-subsidized medical insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • Pre-tax medical and dependent care spending accounts
  • Life insurance
  • Short/long-term disability
  • Ongoing education and training


About this Recruiter

Holly Lewis
Principal Recruitment Consultant

A bit about me

Holly has over five years of experience recruiting within the white-collar construction sector. At Cityscape Recruitment USA, she will be working on opportunities from our general contractor and construction management clients across Atlanta, North Carolina and South Carolina.
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About Cityscape Recruitment

Cityscape Recruitment is not like any other construction recruitment agency. Our business does not have a sales-driven environment, instead, we reward quality over quantity.

We use our specialist industry knowledge to help introduce and guide construction professionals into companies that best suit their desired career aspirations and personal goals. From Quantity Surveyors to Site Managers to Civil Engineers, we work to the same objective of helping to enhance their careers.

And our relationships don’t end on day one of a new role – we pride ourselves on our ability to build long-lasting relationships with both clients and construction professionals. And we are fortunate enough to work with many leading construction companies and professionals in London and throughout the rest of the UK.


Clients we work for

Our clients range from small, privately owned specialist contractors right up to top-tier PLCs responsible for shaping our country’s landscape.

What our clients say

We have worked with Alex Wallace and the Cityscape Recruitment team for a number of years now and find their service excellent.

They supply well matched and vetted candidates and very quickly understood all our requirements. They have always demonstrated good market knowledge and an ability to deliver to our requirements.

Commercial Director,
Main Contractor

I have used Cityscape Recruitment multiple times over the last 5 years. Very pleasant to deal with and all candidates put forward for interview are well suited to the position and well vetted by the team, so there is no time wasted with unsuitable applicants. I would highly recommend Cityscape. I intend to use them again in the future should any vacancies become available.

Operations Director,
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The Cityscape Recruitment team has always been great to deal with. Always ready to listen to our needs and requirements, a quality some recruiters do not appreciate or have, then advising where they can assist in our staff procurement. We look forward to working with Laura and Cityscape in the coming years.


Construction Recruitment FAQs

Here are answers to some questions that you may have.

At Cityscape Recruitment we have teams of consultants who find opportunities for construction professionals in the following sectors:

  • Main Contractor – Build
  • Fit Out and Refurbishment
  • Residential Development
  • Specialist Contract
  • Civil Engineering
  • Consultancy

Read more about our company here.

Our Residential Development team recruits for the very broad range of roles available in the Construction and Civil Engineering industries. From Quantity Surveyor to Technical Coordinator to Project Manager.

They can also recruit for the complete range of seniorities within these specialist areas. From Graduate roles, up to Heads of Departments and Managing Directors

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Our clients range from small, privately owned specialist contractors right up to top-tier PLCs responsible for shaping our country’s landscape. 

Some of our key clients are Statom Group, 8Build, AJ Morrisroe and Sons, VolkerFitzpatrick, Troy Group and Bellway Homes. 

Whatever your career aspirations may be, we will have the opportunities and the industry knowledge to share with you.

Our office is in Rickmansworth, West Hertfordshire. We are, therefore, best placed to provide recruitment services for London, the Home Counties, and the Southern Region of the country. However, we can and do recruit for the whole of the UK and have made many successful placements for construction professionals in the Midlands and the North and West regions of the country. 

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When you first contact us, be that through direct contact, responding to an advert or applying through our website, we will connect you with a consultant who works in your specialist area. 

Initially, they will arrange a meeting to talk through your CV and career history. They will encourage you to go into detail about your background and experiences, capabilities and responsibilities, personal circumstances and any other factors they feel are relevant to help them build up a well-rounded profile of you. 

We take extraordinary care in matching professionals to an opportunity – one that will help enhance their careers and a clients’ team. We therefore also use this meeting to empower you in your career. Using our extensive knowledge of the construction industry, we would provide in-depth overviews of businesses, projects and available roles, and guidance on where your strengths will add the most value and career potential. 

After this meeting, the consultant will speak to a number of their clients about you and your CV. Who they speak to can be either jointly agreed upon or you can trust the judgement and expertise of the consultant to contact clients they feel are the best fit for your experience and goals.

If any clients are interested in meeting with you, the consultant will manage the interview process, coaching you before any interviews if required. (Further guidance can be found here.)

If you are successful in receiving an offer(s), our consultant will communicate this with you and help to negotiate the offer(s) and any other terms of employment. 

Finally, we will support you in resigning from your current role, navigating potential counter offers and starting your new role.

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