Preconstruction Engineer (Denver)

Job Locations US-CO-Aurora
Posted Date 3 months ago(8/5/2021 5:23 PM)
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At Brinkmann, our purpose is people and our passion is building.

Is creativity at your core to provide the best right answer? Are you managing large construction projects as if they are your own? Are you always prepared to build success with honesty and accountability? Do you stand up and speak out on behalf of your new and repeat clients?

If these values are important to you, apply now!

Our Top Incentives:
• 100% Employee Owned
• Competitive salary and annual merit increase
• Annual bonus program
• Company contributed 401K
• Medical, Dental, and Vision plans with HSA
• Work life balance
• Service Awards including paid sabbaticals and milestone bonus
• Continuing Education Reimbursement
• Community involvement, team building events and “Fun Committee” celebrations
• Positive and collaborative work environment


The Preconstruction Engineer (or Estimator) will support the preconstruction process by preparing conceptual estimates and hard bid proposals for project pursuits. This position will be responsible for all aspects of the bidding and estimating process including quantity takeoffs, review of plans and specifications, developing unit costs to estimate final project costs, soliciting proposals from subcontractors/suppliers, bid analysis and interacting with owners, architects and engineers. As a preconstruction engineer, you may assist in recommending sub selection and award, buyout and value engineering. Duties include but are not limited to:


Conceptual Estimating

  • Review and understand project documents at a conceptual and schematic level
  • Complete onscreen takeoff of project quantities for all scopes of work
  • Prepare internal estimates based on use of historical cost information from bids and completed work
  • Complete design review and analysis in order to identify value engineering solutions
  • Prepare proposal information for clients

Bid Administration

  • Prepare and maintain status of plan reproduction
  • Solicit and maintain communication with subcontractors and vendors
  • Prepare subcontractor bid packages
  • Transmit addenda and other bid information to subcontractors
  • Ensure proper coverage from subcontractors on bid day
  • Show creativity and resourcefulness to gain better pricing from subcontractors

Project Knowledge

  • Review bid requirements thoroughly and ask follow-up questions on every bid
  • Understand scope for each trade assigned
  • Develop RFIs and clarifications to ensure adequate subcontractor coverage
  • Perform a comprehensive "bid day" analysis and scoping of specific assigned trades
  • Understand how to fit subs to the size/scope of project
  • Create bid lists that fit scope of job to ensure we have the right subs for the project
  • Provide value engineering ideas

Subcontractor Award

  • Check requirements to buy the proper scope
  • Award subcontracts in a timely manner to ensure release of materials
  • Ensure subs are aware of and committed to project schedule
  • Provide subs with as much project information as possible (i.e. project team, permit status, etc.)

Subcontractor Management

  • Seek and qualify new subcontractors


  • Bachelor's degree in engineering (i.e. civil, architectural, or construction), construction management or related field
  • 0-3 years' estimating or field experience in the vertical, commercial construction industry
  • Excellent computer skills including proficiency in MS Excel, working knowledge of On-Screen Take Off, iSqft, Bluebeam, estimating or scheduling software preferred. 
  • Experience in AutoCAD is a plus
  • Proven success in initiating and maintaining strong interpersonal relationships with internal and external customers
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Detail oriented

Salary starts at $70,000 and up. Your actual pay will be based on your skills and experience. 


No agency submittals are accepted. 


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