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Preconstruction Manager

R0079066 Raleigh, North Carolina


Greystar is looking for dedicated and hard-working individuals who want to help us continue to be the best as what we do. Today, we are the largest rental housing operator and developer in the US and one of the largest global investment management companies, delivering industry-leading services to investors, clients, and residents. We offer unrivaled professional development and career growth opportunities to our team members and look forward to welcoming you to Greystar, where our people are what make us the Global Leader in Rental Housing.

Success Profile

What makes a successful Greystar team member? Check out the top traits we’re looking for and see if you have the right mix.

  • Creative
  • Decision Making
  • Conceptual
  • Imaginative
  • Industrious
  • Leadership



Health insurance (including company-paid opportunities) is offered, along with competitive dental and vision insurance plan options

Retirement Planning

Flexible Spending Accounts and Employer-matched 401(k) plans are offered

Paid Time Off

Full-time team members receive generous paid time off – including your birthday! – as well as paid sick leave, personal days, and company holidays

Paid Parental Leave

Maternal and paternal paid leave is available for the birth or adoption of a child

Professional Development

Ongoing support is available for career advancement opportunities in addition to corporate training programs

Employee Assistance

Experienced counselors are available 24/7 for confidential assistance to listen and help you find solutions at no cost to you

Note: Outlined benefits may vary for international team members.

Job Responsibilities

The Preconstruction Manager contributes to the preconstruction process including proposals, budgeting, estimating, scheduling, value analysis, and design management working closely with the Company’s Development Team.


Essential Responsibilities:

•    Conducts research and development as it relates to building systems, materials product selection, costs and building codes.

•    Distributes bid packages, reviews and evaluates bids and proposals from suppliers, vendors and subcontractors.

•    Obtains and reviews offers and quotes from selected contractors, subcontractors, and other service providers needed to complete the project work.

•    Conducts quantity surveys and material takeoffs for assigned scope of work.

•    Builds and maintains relationships with key vendors (subcontractors, suppliers, engineers, etc.) and manages their databases.

•    Participates in managing the budgets and estimates at various stages of each project and helps to maintain Master Budget Template, GMP Estimate Roll-Up, and cost guidance models for various key project inputs.

•    Participates in project site inspections to ensure all plans, specifications and subcontractor scopes of work are being adhered to, resolves issues and problems, and recommends, approves, and implements modifications to the project plans, as needed.

•    Communicates with key business leaders to provide updates on the status of projects. Provides feedback and addresses concerns, planning specific actions as needed to ensure the on-time and on-budget completion of the projects.

Other Responsibilities:

•    Completes various human resources, financial, administrative, and other reports and analysis, and performs other duties as assigned or as necessary.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:

•    Demonstrated ability to read, write, and communicate effectively to develop, comprehend, and complete legal, financial, construction-related, and human resources documents and to provide updates and reports to owners and key business leaders.

•    Demonstrated proficiency in word processing, spreadsheet, and database management programs in order to complete required reports and employment documents. Experience in Timberline, On-Screen Takeoff, scheduling and other Company software applications related to budgeting and overall project management.

•    Demonstrated mathematical skills necessary to add, subtract, multiply, and divide numbers, decimals, and fractions, and calculate percentages in order to complete financial records, budgets, and other fiscal reporting information.

•    Solid knowledge and understanding of the development and new construction business, with a concentration in Multi-Family construction, from both a technical standpoint, and from a project management standpoint.

•    Conceptual ability to work with minimum information and quickly develop an understanding of the owner/architect requirements with a demonstrated imaginative, innovative and succinct approach to a project.

•    Four-year degree in engineering, construction management, building construction, or related field and/or equivalent experience is preferred with a minimum of 6 to 10 years of estimating and preconstruction experience.


Depending on the position offered, regular full-time and part-time team members may be eligible to participate in a bonus program in addition to their base salary.  Once eligible,  team members may participate in the 401k plan.  Regular, full-time team members are also offered a  range of medical, financial, and/or other benefits from which to choose.

Greystar will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

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