Pre Construction Director

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    London, England

  • Sector:

    Construction and Development

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  • Salary:

    £150000.00 - £200000.00 per annum

  • Contact:

    Sam Lee

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  • Published:

    over 1 year ago

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Pre-Construction Director

Location: London, with extensive European Travel

Salary: £150,000 - £200,000 per annum + bonus + benefits

A privately owned global real estate investment, development and management firm, with a presence within most major cities across 30 countries and over £100 billion of assets under management, are recruiting exclusively through Capstone to identify a Pre-Construction Director. The role is based at their Central London offices but will require extensive travel across Europe.

The Pre-Construction Director will act as a key leader within Europe. The candidate will work closely with the European Country teams, active in Design and Pre-Construction and alongside central teams from both European and global functions who drive subject matter expertise. The postholder will act as Owner's Representative and Design Manager for a portfolio of projects spanning living, commercial and mixed-use sectors, where your influence, skills and capability will be used between initial benchmarking and brief definition through to construction start. The scope and role will vary from country to country and between one project and the next.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Take ownership as a technical leader to support in the conceptualization, planning and execution of exceptional developments
  • Protect investments through professional, ethical and excellent technical service delivery
  • Support In-Country Development, Design & Construction Teams as an in-house consultant and technical expert to support the success of their project
  • Actively record and process lessons learned for the benefit of future projects
  • Record Value added by Conceptual Construction to the Developments we support

Essential Duties:

  • Coordinate preconstruction activity with development team
  • Oversee the preparation of benchmarking exercises and documents to set the new project in context with its peer group / competitor set
  • Development of the Project Brief aligned with the underwriting / Investment Model
  • Support the development of project ESG Strategy including Embodied and Operational Carbon Strategies and move these strategies to execution
  • Work proactively in the selection and contract negotiations for all consultants
  • Monitor and review consultant performance
  • Oversee preparation and reviews cost estimates, budgets, and budget updates
  • Review design and working drawings at each stage of the design development process
  • Play a proactive role in the tender and award phases with general contractors, subcontractors, specialist and negotiates construction contract
  • Assist in preparation and monitoring of the project budget, schedule and other key project control documents

Person Specification

  • Degree qualified with a minimum of twenty years of relevant industry experience
  • Able to manage multiple simultaneous projects
  • Able to manage design team and coordinate with development team
  • Ability to travel extensively
  • Ability to read and interpret detailed construction drawings and specifications plus communicate with the team of professionals

If you are interested in the opportunity and fit the above criteria, please contact Sam Lee on 020 3757 5000 or email

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