Preconstruction Manager


Diamond Peak Recruiting

Preconstruction Manager Macon GA

Position Overview: We are seeking a highly skilled and experienced Preconstruction Manager with a minimum of 7 years of relevant experience, preferably in ground-up student housing projects. The ideal candidate will have a strong background in construction management, cost estimation, budgeting, and project planning. As a Preconstruction Manager, you will play a pivotal role in the early stages of our projects, providing expertise and leadership to ensure the successful planning and execution of student housing developments.

Key Responsibilities:

  1. Project Planning and Strategy:

    • Lead the preconstruction phase of projects, collaborating with internal teams, clients, architects, and engineers to develop comprehensive project plans and strategies.
    • Conduct thorough site evaluations and feasibility studies to assess project viability and identify potential challenges or opportunities.
    • Develop and implement innovative solutions to optimize project efficiency, cost-effectiveness, and sustainability.
  2. Cost Estimation and Budgeting:

    • Prepare detailed cost estimates and budgets for projects, considering all relevant factors such as materials, labor, equipment, permits, and contingencies.
    • Analyze and review subcontractor bids and proposals to ensure accuracy and competitiveness.
    • Monitor project budgets throughout the preconstruction phase, identifying and addressing any discrepancies or cost overruns proactively.
  3. Value Engineering:

    • Collaborate with design and engineering teams to identify value engineering opportunities without compromising project quality or functionality.
    • Recommend alternative materials, construction methods, or design modifications to optimize project value while maintaining project goals and standards.
  4. Risk Management:

    • Identify potential risks and challenges associated with project sites, designs, or construction methods, and develop mitigation strategies to minimize their impact.
    • Maintain a proactive approach to risk management, addressing issues early in the preconstruction phase to prevent costly delays or setbacks during construction.
  5. Client and Stakeholder Management:

    • Serve as the primary point of contact for clients during the preconstruction phase, providing regular updates, addressing concerns, and ensuring alignment with project objectives and expectations.
    • Foster strong relationships with subcontractors, vendors, and other stakeholders, negotiating contracts and agreements to secure favorable terms and conditions.
  6. Team Leadership and Development:

    • Provide leadership, guidance, and mentorship to the preconstruction team, fostering a culture of collaboration, innovation, and continuous improvement.
    • Encourage professional development and skill enhancement among team members, identifying training opportunities and promoting knowledge sharing within the organization.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Construction Management, Civil Engineering, Architecture, or related field. Master’s degree preferred.
  • Minimum of 7 years of experience in construction management, with a focus on preconstruction and ground-up projects.
  • Proven track record of successfully managing preconstruction activities for student housing or similar residential developments.
  • Experience with project backgrounds of $35 million or more.
  • Strong technical knowledge of construction methods, materials, and building codes.
  • Proficiency in construction estimating software (e.g., Procore, Bluebeam, RSMeans) and project management tools.
  • Excellent communication, negotiation, and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to multitask, prioritize workload, and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment.
  • Professional certifications (e.g., PMP, CCM) are a plus.

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