Senior Preconstruction Engineer - Chicago

Clayco - Chicago, IL, United States

The Senior Preconstruction Engineer will assist in the bidding of construction projects by preparing conceptual and hard dollar estimates, proposals for new projects, and soliciting of subcontractor bids. Review and verify accuracy and completeness of all construction project documentation received and perform quantity take-offs, constructability reviews, and value engineering analysis for all assigned construction projects. Prepare accurate proposals for all business units, including Commercial, Industrial, Institutional, and Residential; perform quantity take-offs for specific divisions/scopes of work; manage subcontractor solicitation process; build and maintain subcontractor relationships; prepare bid evaluation sheets; review project schedules and assist in preparing general conditions; assist with final assembly of estimate for presentation to owner; assure clean handoff of estimate, bid info, drawings, and specs to Project Management; assist Project Managers in negotiating contracts and change orders; maintain master subcontractor/vendor lists; and maintain and develop historical data for unit prices.


  • Bachelor’s degree (Civil Engineering or Construction Management) and 3 years of experience.
  • 3 years of estimating and project management experience;
  • 3 years of experience interpreting technical drawings and scope of work;
  • 2 years of experience with constructability review of technical documents including drawings and specifications;
  • 1 year of experience with online storage and file sharing software (Box, OneDrive, and DropBOX).

Things You Should Know:

  • We have an amazing office environment
  • Our culture is entrepreneurial, challenging, and rewarding
  • Hard working, honest people thrive here

About Us:

Clayco is a full-service, turnkey real estate development, master planning, architecture, engineering and construction firm that safely delivers clients across North America the highest quality solutions on time, on budget, and above and beyond expectations. With $4.9 billion in revenue for 2021, Clayco specializes in the "art and science of building," providing fast track, efficient solutions for industrial, commercial, institutional and residential related building projects.

Why Clayco?

Best Places to Work – Crain’s Chicago Business, St. Louis Business Journal

ENR – Top Midwest Contractors (#1), Top Design Build Contractors (#4), Top 400 Contractors (#16)

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