Associate Director of Preconstruction

Join on the heart-warming journey with a team that is a top leader in the rehabilitation industry

Encompass Health is the leader in inpatient rehabilitation industry, you'll feel the Encompass Health as soon as you join. We collaborate and provide high-quality, compassionate, individualized care for our patients, allowing us time to get to know them and help them achieve their goals during their rehabilitation journey.

Position Purpose

The Associate Director of Preconstruction, Design & Construction (D&C) provides preconstruction expertise in the implementation and management of a program level budgeting system of capital projects. This position provides cost estimating, interim budget verification during the design process, budget tracking, cost modeling, and oversight on corporate development projects and initiatives revolving around presentations, reports, trends, and analysis. The position develops a program level cost history repository and researches market conditions in the preparation of capital budgets for multi-year initiatives as identified by operations. The position reviews plans and specifications with contractors, subcontractors, vendors, and operations to validate accuracy of estimates. The position develops preconstruction schedules and reviews with D&C personnel, designers, contractors, and vendors. The position works with 3rd party consultants to track group purchasing contracts, projected spend, actual spend, and reporting of effectiveness of sourcing programs through the Design & Construction Department and within the Enterprise.

Responsibilities & Tasks

  • Manages owner consultants, contractors and vendors through pre-construction and cost estimating process.
  • Assists in the required regulatory notifications and impact regarding project costs and schedules.
  • Analyzes estimates and quotes from general contractors, subcontractors, and vendors.
  • Provides project and program management services on capital improvement projects.
  • Assesses materials, labor, and equipment required for a construction project to determine if scope of work is satisfactory for stated project goals and related costs.


  • Bachelor's degree in Building Construction, Architecture, Interior Design, or Civil Engineering preferred
  • Minimum of 8 years in the construction field with strong emphasis in developing project budgets.
  • Healthcare experience required.

A little about us

We're confident you'll see the difference the moment you join our team. Working at Encompass Health means working with a growing national inpatient rehabilitation leader. We're proud of our career growth opportunities and how our team members work together for the greater good of our patients. We've been named one of the "World's Most Admired Companies" and a Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work ForĀ® Award, among others, which is pretty amazing.

Our benefits start day one

  • Affordable medical, dental and vision plans for full-time and part-time employees and their families.
  • Generous paid time off that accrues over time.
  • Tuition reimbursement and continuing education opportunities.
  • Company-matching 401(k) and employee stock purchase plans.
  • Flexible spending and health savings accounts.
  • A community of people who love what they do. Yes, we see that as a benefit.

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Birmingham, Alabama


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