Preconstruction Engineer Intern

Clayco - Chicago, Illinois

As a Preconstruction Engineer Intern, you will assist the Preconstruction Team in the bidding of the construction projects by preparing conceptual and hard dollar estimates, proposals for new projects, and soliciting of subcontractor bids. You will also learn to review and verify accuracy and completeness of all project documents received and will also perform quantity take-offs, constructability reviews, and value engineering analyses for all projects assigned.

This position is located in the Chicago, IL office.


  • Must be actively enrolled in an undergraduate program at an accredited University.
  • General knowledge of construction principles/practices required
  • Excellent problem-solving skills, with an adaptable and flexible style in working with all types of individuals
  • Experienced dealing with subcontracts, subcontractors and/or self-perform work is a plus
  • Creative and results-oriented, with a strong sense of urgency
  • Successful internships or Preconstruction and/or Project Management experience on projects of at least $5 million (design build preferred) is a plus
  • Highly entrepreneurial and self-motivated, with the ability to work equally well on own as well as in a team environment
  • Very strong work ethic with the willingness to travel and/or relocate.

Some things you should know

  • In this role you will work with Preconstruction team to prepare accurate proposals for all business units including (Commercial, Industrial, Institutional, Residential)
  • You will be expected to provide guidance and leadership
  • No other builder can offer the collaborative design-build approach that Clayco does
  • We work on creative, complex, award-winning, high profile jobs
  • The pace is fast

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 $3.8 billion in revenue for 2020, 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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