Vice President, Preconstruction and Estimating - Military veterans preferred



  full-time   employee

United States

United States of America - Texas, Dallas

Job Summary

AECOM Hunt is seeking a highly talented Vice President, Pre-construction & Estimating to be based with our team in Dallas, TX.

Primary responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Chief designee and primarily responsible for communicating, proposing and preparing preliminary budget estimates, design cost estimates, design-development cost estimates, and guaranteed maximum price (GMP) proposals, inclusive of value engineering.

  • Principal liaison between current & potential clients, joint venture partners, architects, and engineers, sub-contractors, vendors, suppliers to organize pre-construction efforts for the project.

  • Responsible in overseeing the pre-construction phases and products such as budget estimates from the pre-concept design stage to the construction document stage.

  • Primary communicator between current & potential clients, joint venture partners, architects, and engineers to assess, examine and review drawings, BIM and specifications of projects.

  • Determine final propositions of means and methods of construction, cost savings or potential problems on the project.

  • Presents budgets to clients, architects, and Project Management Executives and team after having reviewed & adjusted trades costs, if necessary, with estimators.

  • Articulate and present correct strategy and pricing for each component of the construction cost in order to provide our clients with the most competitive and accurate pricing available.

  • Negotiates, analyzes and presents value engineering and cost savings opportunities to clients as required to meet budget constraints.

  • Delegates pre-construction team workload such as acquiring additional project information to finalize proposals such as preliminary schedules, procurement schedule and cost analysis, GMP, construction documents, blueprints, bid packages from subcontractors and contractors, etc.

  • Oversees schedule and work load priorities with pre-construction staff and organize estimating schedule.

  • Assigns work load to distribute drawings specifications, bulletins and all pertinent information to all estimating staff so they can complete their assigned task.

  • Negotiates and reviews bids to sub-contractors, reviews scopes of work and analyze costs as bids are received.

  • Proficiency and usage of estimating program and system to ensure integrity of pre-construction information at all times.

  • Performs other job related duties as assigned.


At AECOM, we believe infrastructure creates opportunity for everyone. Whether it’s improving your commute, keeping the lights on, providing access to clean water or transforming skylines, our work helps people and communities thrive.

We take on the most complex challenges and pioneer innovative, iconic solutions that push the limits of what’s possible – the world’s longest cable-stayed bridge, record-breaking sports events, the largest greenfield port development mega project, life-sustaining disaster recovery programs, and the tallest tower in the Western Hemisphere.

On projects spanning transportation, buildings, water, energy and the environment, we deliver professional services throughout the project lifecycle.

We are proud to be recognized for excellence:

  • Named one of Fortune magazine's "World's Most Admired Companies" for the sixth consecutive year

  • Ranked #1 in Engineering News-Record ’s 2020 “Top 200 Environmental Firms”

  • Ranked #1 in Transportation and General Building in Engineering News-Record ’s 2020 “Top 500 Design Firms”

  • VIQTORY 2020 Military Friendly® Gold Employer

About AECOM Hunt

Founded in 1944, AECOM Hunt has earned a reputation for being unconditionally client-focused – delivering construction projects on schedule and within budget, no matter the scope. From iconic stadiums and arenas to next-gen transportation hubs to sustainable healthcare and academic buildings, AECOM Hunt deploys the latest technologies, industry-leading safety best practices, and highest ethical standards on every project. AECOM Hunt has proven time and again to be industry pioneers in delivering the most challenging projects by emphasizing quality and skill-utilization in all that we do. As evidenced by our long list of repeat clients, we focus on specific needs to create strong relationships and consistently exceed expectations.

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering or related field of study.

  • Fifteen (15) years of experience in construction and estimating or demonstrated equivalency of experience and/or education.

  • Six (6) years of leadership experience.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Ability to make decisions regarding financial accuracy of Cost Estimates.

  • Ability to manage/lead staff estimates.

  • Proven strong management experience leading a team

Additional Information:

  • This position does not include sponsorship for United States work authorization.

What We Offer

When you join AECOM, you become part of a company that is pioneering the future. Our teams around the world are involved in some of the most cutting-edge and innovative projects and programs of our time, addressing the big challenges of today and shaping the built environment for generations to come. We ensure a workplace that encourages growth, flexibility and creativity, as well as a company culture that champions inclusion, diversity and overall employee well-being through programs supported by company leadership. Our core values define who we are, how we act and what we aspire to, which comes down to not only delivering a better world, but working to “make amazing happen” in each neighborhood, community and city we touch. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person’s potential, and we’ll help you reach yours.

Job Category Construction Management

Business Line Construction Services

Business Group Construction Services Group (CS)

Country United States of America

Position Status Full-Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 254033BR

Virtual: No

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.