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Preconstruction Director

  Northern Virginia
Position Title: Preconstruction Director
Location: Northern Virginia

Position Title: Preconstruction Director

Location: Ashburn, VA,Dallas, TX

Your role 

This position is responsible for preconstruction support for contemplated development projects across North America. This position will act as a liaison both internally and externally for preconstruction services by interacting with Project Managers, Procurement team representatives, clientele, consultants, contractors, and vendors. 

What you’ll do 

  • Review current standards for cost savings opportunities and better constructability.  Support evaluating potential standards changes/updates. 
  • Review individual project drawing deliverables on select projects for technical content, pricing and constructability.
  • Participate and lead cost review meetings with internal stakeholders including members of our portfolio management, design and construction teams. 
  • Help establish and update budgets for potential development projects across the portfolio.  Evaluate cost and constructability implications of incorporating customer driven change requests. 
  • Follow market trends that impact project budgets.      Establish and maintain deep relationships with general contracting partners on the preconstruction side.     
  • Create in house budgets as well as liaise with general contractor partners on budget developments.   
  • Provide oversight and assistance with any cost related issues that may arise on projects in flight. 
  • Present budgets for potential developments to internal stakeholders and external partners such as investors.  Help explain to various stakeholders how budgets evolve due to internal and external factors. 

What you’ll need 

  • Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university in a related field
  • 10-15 years minimum experience encompassing the construction or preconstruction of Data Centers and Mission Critical facilities is required.
  • Ability to communicate effectively and tactfully with discipline personnel, office staff, and clientele
  • Demonstrated ability to promote and establish teamwork and individual leadership within the discipline
  • Ability to successfully and continuously lead a team of internal and external stakeholders to meet and exceed project, discipline, and business unit goals
  • Extensive knowledge of building codes and construction systems
  • Effective time management and organizational skills; ability to become involved in several projects and remain up to date on the various developmental stages
  • Well-developed analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Develop and grow the preconstruction department as determined by evolving business goals and internal expertise

A bit about us

Digital Realty brings companies and data together by delivering the full spectrum of data center, colocation and interconnection solutions. PlatformDIGITAL®, the company’s global data center platform, provides customers with a secure data meeting place and a proven Pervasive Datacenter Architecture (PDx®) solution methodology for powering innovation and efficiently managing Data Gravity challenges. Digital Realty gives its customers access to the connected data communities that matter to them with a global data center footprint of 300+ facilities in 50+ metros across 25+ countries on six continents.

To learn more about Digital Realty, please visit or follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter.

A bit about our Digital team 


Our Operations team keeps our customers’ infrastructure running safely and securely. We get plenty of opportunities to take on a variety of tasks and develop our technical skills. From overseeing electrical power to cooling and fire suppression systems, our team plays a vital role in making sure everything in our data centers operates as it should.

What we can offer you

Our rapidly evolving business sector offers the opportunity to be part of a courageous and passionate team who work together to understand and meet the changing needs of our global customers. 

Join us and you’ll be part of a supportive and inclusive environment where you can bring your whole self to work. As part of our team, you’ll get to work with people from different business areas, challenge the way we do things and put your ideas into action. We’ll also give you plenty of development opportunities so you can build a rewarding and successful career with us. 

Our Compensation Philosophy

Digital Realty offers its employees a highly competitive compensation package, excellent benefits, and an environment that recognizes and rewards your contributions. Central to our compensation philosophy is rewarding our employees for achieving the values and objectives aligned to the company's overall goals and values.

This is an exciting time to join our business so apply now and make your mark on our future.


The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified.

Digital Realty is an equal opportunity employer, EOE/AA/M/F/Vets/Disabled.  All applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability or protected veteran status, or other status protected by law or Company policy.

Digital Realty is a publicly traded company (NYSE: DLR) with investment grade ratings from all three major ratings agencies.

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