Careers

We are always looking for people who are experts at their craft that enjoy a collaborative team environment.

Career Opportunities

Construction Estimator

Align Builders is on a mission to redefine the construction experience. We are seeking an estimator who possesses strong values, communicates clearly, displays a consistently strong work ethic, and is eager to build lasting relationships. The primary function of the estimator is to support our pre-construction goals and estimating efforts by providing reliable and competitive estimates that our clients can trust with confidence. This is an exciting opportunity to be a part of a growing company with clear focus and purpose.

Competencies / Characteristics Required:

  • Team player with a reputation of hard work and strong personal values
  • Clearly understands and embraces working together as a team
  • Humble, hungry, and sharp
  • Aptitude and passion to learn, listen, and grow
  • Thinks big picture and long term
  • Can be trusted to hold themselves accountable and do the right thing even when no one is looking.
  • Quick to take responsibility and slow to assign blame
  • Maintains a positive and professional attitude under pressure
  • Optimistically fights to find hope and solutions in any situation
  • Responds thoughtfully instead of reacting emotionally
  • Can competently interpret plans, specifications, and code
  • Can adhere to organizational process, protocol
  • Understands and recognizes quality workmanship
  • Works diligently and urgently. Skillfully prioritizes their time
  • Communicates effectively and clearly
  • Disciplined in managing and executing multiple tasks and assignments

 

Essential Functions and Abilities Required:

  • Skillfully interprets and understands the components of a project and builds bid packages to capture all definable features of work.
  • Ability to oversee the pursuit of multiple projects concurrently or engage in a single large project pursuit.
  • Coordinates directly with project architects, designers, owners, subcontractors, and field personnel.
  • Responsible for managing project information within our estimating outreach software.
  • Can manage and track historical data on past pursuits, as well as maintain current cost data in our databases.
  • Manages and distributes information during the project pursuit/preconstruction process: addendums, ASIs, pre-bid RFIs, preliminary schedules, standard contract documents, etc.
  • Responsible for directly communicating to our clients and trade partners with estimate status and critical issues.
  • Provide support and information to the preconstruction manager to ensure we are meeting the client deliverable dates and providing the specific requests of the RFP.
  • Competency in utilizing our ITB software (Building Connected) and estimating/budgeting software (Destini).
  • Ability to evaluate/level bids received by subcontractors and confidently present the “best value” subcontractor to the client.
  • Assist with estimating hand-off to project teams.
  • Ability to participate in constructability reviews to identify constructability issues, drawing discrepancies, VE options, etc.
  • Support with project start-up and trade procurement.

 

Education / Experience / Requirements:

  • A minimum of 2 years of experience as a construction estimator or project manager.
  • Experience should be in commercial construction, preferably in Health Care (OSHPD), Life Sciences, Higher Education, and Office Improvements.
  • Bachelor’s degree preferred but not required.
  • Proficient computer skills in Microsoft Office Suite, Bluebeam, construction estimating software (Destini), bid solicitation/management software (Building Connected), project management software (Procore), and scheduling software (Microsoft Project). Experience and skills with OST, Sage/Timberline, Winest and other estimating software are also valuable.
  • Interpersonal skills – ability to engage with clients, internal team members, and trade contractors in a constructive, productive way to overcome obstacles and achieve results.

 

We exist to improve the construction project environment by inspiring people to build together.

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Project Engineer - San Diego

Align Builders is on a mission to redefine the construction experience. We are seeking a project engineer who possesses strong values, communicates clearly, displays a consistently strong work ethic, and is eager to build lasting relationships. This is an exciting opportunity to be a part of a growing company with clear focus and purpose.

Competencies / Characteristics Required:

  • Team player with a reputation of hard work and strong personal values
  • Clearly understands and embraces working together as a team
  • Humble, hungry, and sharp
  • Aptitude and passion to learn, listen, and grow
  • Willingness to be mentored by project manager and superintendent
  • Thinks big picture and long term
  • Can be trusted to hold themselves accountable and do the right thing even when no one is looking.
  • Quick to take responsibility and slow to assign blame
  • Maintains a positive and professional attitude under pressure
  • Optimistically fights to find hope and solutions in any situation
  • Responds thoughtfully instead of reacting emotionally
  • Can adhere to organizational process, protocol
  • Works diligently and urgently. Skillfully prioritizes their time
  • Communicates effectively and clearly
  • Disciplined in managing and executing multiple tasks and assignments

 

Essential Functions:

  • Assist project manager and superintendent in executing complex projects.
  • Feed critical information to the field (project superintendent and trade partners) to keep the project on schedule.
  • Can competently interpret plans, specifications, and code
  • Provide support and information to the project superintendent to ensure work complies with project design, code, and specifications.
  • Assist the project superintendent with site logistics (trailer, temp facilities) to ensure project is set up for success.
  • Manage and lead the RFI, submittal, and procurement process by working closely with our trade partners and project architects, engineers, and Owners.
  • Coordinate and effectively communicate with project architects, engineers, Owners, subcontractors and field personnel with current project status and critical issues.
  • Understands and recognizes quality workmanship
  • Assist project manager in cost management and reporting
  • Prepare and plan for weekly OAC, trade, and pre-install meetings. Document and distribute meeting minutes weekly.
  • Manage, generate, and execute subcontracts and subcontractor change orders.
  • Maintain up-to-date project logs including monthly project progress reports and project controls.
  • Maintain our construction management software (Procore) and document/drawing management.
  • Assist in managing project production and scheduling including CPM updates, mapping sessions, pull plans, etc. with project superintendent and project manager.
  • Lead the closeout process including Owner training, punch list, and as-builts.

 

Education / Experience / Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in construction management or engineering preferred but not required.
  • 1-3 years of experience as a construction project engineer is preferred but not required.
  • Experience should be in commercial construction, preferably in Health Care (OSHPD), Life Sciences, Higher Education, and Office Improvements.
  • Proficient computer skills in Microsoft Office Suite (excel, word), Bluebeam, project management software (Procore), and scheduling software (Microsoft Project).
  • Interpersonal skills – ability to engage with clients, internal team members, and trade contractors in a constructive, productive way to overcome obstacles and achieve result.

 

We exist to improve the construction project environment by inspiring people to build together.

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Project Manager - Orange County

Align Builders is on a mission to redefine the construction experience. We are seeking a project manager who possesses strong values, communicates clearly, displays a consistently strong work ethic, and is eager to build lasting relationships. This is an exciting opportunity to be a part of a growing company with clear focus and purpose.

Competencies / Characteristics Required:

  • Team player with a reputation of hard work and strong personal values
  • Clearly understands and embraces working together as a team
  • Humble, hungry, and sharp
  • Aptitude and passion to learn, listen, and grow
  • Willingness to be mentored by project manager and superintendent
  • Thinks big picture and long term
  • Can be trusted to hold themselves accountable and do the right thing even when no one is looking.
  • Quick to take responsibility and slow to assign blame
  • Maintains a positive and professional attitude under pressure
  • Optimistically fights to find hope and solutions in any situation
  • Responds thoughtfully instead of reacting emotionally
  • Can adhere to organizational process, protocol
  • Works diligently and urgently. Skillfully prioritizes their time
  • Communicates effectively and clearly
  • Disciplined in managing and executing multiple tasks and assignments

 

Essential Functions:

  • Assist project manager and superintendent in executing complex projects.
  • Feed critical information to the field (project superintendent and trade partners) to keep the project on schedule.
  • Can competently interpret plans, specifications, and code
  • Provide support and information to the project superintendent to ensure work complies with project design, code, and specifications.
  • Assist the project superintendent with site logistics (trailer, temp facilities) to ensure project is set up for success.
  • Manage and lead the RFI, submittal, and procurement process by working closely with our trade partners and project architects, engineers, and Owners.
  • Coordinate and effectively communicate with project architects, engineers, Owners, subcontractors and field personnel with current project status and critical issues.
  • Understands and recognizes quality workmanship
  • Assist project manager in cost management and reporting
  • Prepare and plan for weekly OAC, trade, and pre-install meetings. Document and distribute meeting minutes weekly.
  • Manage, generate, and execute subcontracts and subcontractor change orders.
  • Maintain up-to-date project logs including monthly project progress reports and project controls.
  • Maintain our construction management software (Procore) and document/drawing management.
  • Assist in managing project production and scheduling including CPM updates, mapping sessions, pull plans, etc. with project superintendent and project manager.
  • Lead the closeout process including Owner training, punch list, and as-builts.

 

Education / Experience / Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in construction management or engineering preferred but not required.
  • 1-3 years of experience as a construction project engineer is preferred but not required.
  • Experience should be in commercial construction, preferably in Health Care (OSHPD), Life Sciences, Higher Education, and Office Improvements.
  • Proficient computer skills in Microsoft Office Suite (excel, word), Bluebeam, project management software (Procore), and scheduling software (Microsoft Project).
  • Interpersonal skills – ability to engage with clients, internal team members, and trade contractors in a constructive, productive way to overcome obstacles and achieve result.

 

We exist to improve the construction project environment by inspiring people to build together.

Apply

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"There may be people who have more talent than you, but there’s no excuse for anyone to work harder than you do."

Superintendent

Austin Housley

After graduating from San Diego State University, Austin began a career in law enforcement working locally in the county of San Diego. Austin was drawn to the construction industry because it provided an excellent opportunity to work collaboratively as a team to find solutions and make a difference in the community. Since making the transition into the construction industry, Austin has thrived on the daily challenges that arise on fast paced projects. He enjoys building relationships and finding solutions to ensure each project is a success for the client and all of Align’s trade partners.

 

Outside of work, Austin enjoys golfing, traveling, and going to the beach.

"There may be people who have more talent than you, but there’s no excuse for anyone to work harder than you do."

Superintendent

Ben Horak

After graduating from San Diego State University, Austin began a career in law enforcement working locally in the county of San Diego. Austin was drawn to the construction industry because it provided an excellent opportunity to work collaboratively as a team to find solutions and make a difference in the community. Since making the transition into the construction industry, Austin has thrived on the daily challenges that arise on fast paced projects. He enjoys building relationships and finding solutions to ensure each project is a success for the client and all of Align’s trade partners.

 

Outside of work, Austin enjoys golfing, traveling, and going to the beach.

"There may be people who have more talent than you, but there’s no excuse for anyone to work harder than you do."

Superintendent

Bob Vincent

After graduating from San Diego State University, Austin began a career in law enforcement working locally in the county of San Diego. Austin was drawn to the construction industry because it provided an excellent opportunity to work collaboratively as a team to find solutions and make a difference in the community. Since making the transition into the construction industry, Austin has thrived on the daily challenges that arise on fast paced projects. He enjoys building relationships and finding solutions to ensure each project is a success for the client and all of Align’s trade partners.

 

Outside of work, Austin enjoys golfing, traveling, and going to the beach.

"Attitude Determines Altitude. "
Superintendent

Andy James

Andy is one of Align’s OSHPD Superintendents with vast experience in OSHPD projects throughout San Diego County. Andy has a strong background in Doors, Frames, and Hardware including door Automation. Andy is DBIA Professional Certified and Enjoys working in the Healthcare Environment. Andy enjoys building relationships of trust, that help with current and future projects.

Outside of work, Austin enjoys golfing, traveling, and going to the beach.