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Preconstruction Project Engineer

Indianapolis, IN  •  Full Time

Job Description

About Thompson Thrift

Thompson Thrift is a respected and nationally recognized, full-service development and construction company committed to making a positive impact in the communities we serve. We firmly believe in creating opportunities, improving communities and enhancing lives with every project we develop and build.

POSITION OVERVIEW:

  • This position will prepare cost estimates/budgets for construction projects, provide support to the Preconstruction team for both Multifamily and Commercial projects or services to aid management in bidding on or determining price of product or service.

ACCOUNTABILITIES:

  • Consult with clients vendors, personnel in other departments, or construction foremen to discuss and formulate estimates/budgets and resolve issues.
  • Analyze blueprints and other documentation to prepare time, cost, materials and labor estimates/budgets.
  • Prepare, analyze and or recommend vendors or subcontractors for project selection.
  • Confer with Engineers, Architects, Owners, Contractors and Subcontractors on changes and adjustments to cost estimates.
  • Prepare estimates/budgets used by management for purposes such as planning, organizing, and scheduling work.
  • Assess cost effectiveness of products, projects or services, tracking actual costs relative to bids as the project develops.
  • Visit site and record information about access, drainage and topography and availability of services such as water and electricity.
  • Visit with local authorities for each project being estimated to determine local rules and regulations to ensure estimate/budget is as complete and accurate as possible.
  • Provide necessary training and direction to assist staff to achieve position advancement.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelors degree in Construction Management or related field.
  • Two to five years experience preferred.

Physical Demands: 

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Employees may perform other duties as assigned. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions. Performance of the required duties will require physical ability to climb permanent and temporary stairs, passenger use of construction personal hoists, ability to climb ladders and negotiate work areas under construction. Performing this job will sometimes require the employee to walk work sites that do not have infrastructure, this includes walking on uneven surfaces, through mud, through ruts, etc. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. Performing this job requires the use of hands to finer, handle, or feel objects, tools or controls, sit, talk and hear (bells, whistles, etc.), stand, climb, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. Employees must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.

Work Environment: 

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee regularly works on-site at the construction work site where the employee is exposed to moving mechanical parts; high precarious places; fumes or airborne particles; outside weather conditions and the risk of electrical shock. The noise in these work environments is usually moderate to very loud.
*May perform other duties as assigned.