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Preconstruction Engineer in Kansas City, MO at BetterJobs

Date Posted: 2/12/2019

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Every member of the U.S. Engineering family is expected to understand and consistently demonstrate the following Core Values:

  • Exhibit integrity in everything we do.
  • Listen, identify and respond to customer needs.
  • Provide quality, on schedule, at a competitive price.
  • Respect, challenge and recognize each employee.
  • Ensure a safe working environment.

Primary Purpose:

Assists Preconstruction Manager with a variety of project development related functions, including project designs and budgets and continues to act as a resource throughout the project, for designated Midwest division.

Principal Duties and Accountabilities:

Design / Engineering:

  • Assist in conceptually finishing the design on incomplete decision documents.
  • Review of design documents for evaluation of project, cost impact, and schedule impact.
  • Review engineering calculations by the design engineer.
  • Assist in performing life cycle cost analysis of systems and options to generate desirable outcomes for potential clients.
  • Provide support with the generation of schematic drawings of systems for consultation.
  • Support Preconstruction Manager in overseeing the design progress on design-assist and design-build projects in terms of scope control, schedule impact and coordination.
  • Serve as a resource for Project Managers and Field personnel on design issues.
  • Research solutions to engineering applications both internally and externally.


  • Assist with generating budget estimates along with scope definition from incomplete design information.
  • Assist in the development and maintenance of a preliminary estimating method, format and process that meets our preliminary estimating goals.
  • Update preliminary estimates until final design is complete.
  • Generate and maintain database of estimating information from past projects.

Critical Path Schedule Items:

  • Develop preliminary mechanical project schedules, soliciting input from the Preconstruction Manager.
  • Assist the Project Manager for updates to the project schedule until preconstruction ends.


  • Develop and foster effective relationships with clients who possess decision making authority.
  • Take support role in marketing of design-assist and design-build projects as coordinated with regional leadership.
  • Participate in the development of marketing materials that will aid in business development.

Management Responsibility:

X Individual Contributor – no subordinates.


  • Bachelor s Degree in Mechanical Engineering, Construction Science, or Architectural Engineering preferred.
  • Equivalent technical training and related experience will be considered.


  • Minimum of 4 to 5 years technical or administrative experience in HVAC, piping, and plumbing at a commercial, industrial, or institutional level.
  • Professional Engineer (P.E.) registration complete or strong desire to take soon required.
  • Basic estimating knowledge. We are willing to train on the rest.

Knowledge, skills, and abilities:

  • Knowledge of construction engineering technology, processes and standards
  • Team orientation and collaborative spirit
  • Self-motivation; ability to drive results
  • Effective communication skills
  • Ability to develop and foster strong professional relationships
  • Basic level of business acumen
  • Ability to proactively identify potential problems and their solutions

Physical and/or travel demands:

  • Infrequent travel may be required.

This position is not eligible for sponsorship.

Disclaimer: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this position. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and job specifications required of employees so classified. U.S. Engineering reserves the right to revise as needed. The job description does not constitute a written or implied contract of employment.