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Preconstruction Engineer

Janesville, WI| Madison, WI
Why JP Cullen?

We specialize in the “Tough Jobs” no one else can do. And we need the “Preconstruction Engineer” with the right teamwork skills to get even the most difficult jobs done on-time, in budget, every time. We have exciting new project opportunities for those looking to stay in Madison, Milwaukee, or Janesville, Wisconsin or travel the country.

  • Wisconsin-based $850 million, created in 1892, 5th generation family-owned construction management firm
  • Developed training programs and career paths for Preconstruction Engineer to Preconstruction PM, Director of Preconstruction
  • Seeking to be the construction manager of choice for the toughest jobs in the region.
  • Our clients have high expectations and our projects are high profile.

Our Mission: To identify, hire, train, and retain the best people to serve our customers.


Job Overview:

As part of our Preconstruction team, our Preconstruction Engineer plays an integral part procuring the next successful project at JP Cullen. Our ideal candidate has a strong interest in the construction industry, passionate about collaborating with teams to develop unique strategies to win work, and has a high ambition to execute at a high level during the planning and design phase of a project.


Major Responsibilities Include:
  • Develop strategies to win and execute work
  • Review of plans and specifications
  • Prepare project schedules, bids, budgets, and scope documents for clients
  • Perform quantity takeoff and price of self-performed work
  • Site visits and analysis of ongoing work for the tracking of historical costs
  • Collaborate with the preconstruction team, project managers, and superintendents
  • Coordinate with subcontractors and suppliers to obtain pricing and complete scopes
  • Maintain and utilize our historical cost database and estimating software
  • Conceptual estimating
  • Negotiate and award subcontracts
  • Identify risks to our project schedule, quality, and budget and develop strategies to mitigate
  • Preparation of turnover documentation to ensure a successful construction phase
  • Participate in training programs among other duties.


Qualifications Desired:
  • Four-year college degree related to construction, engineering, and/or business, or completion of an apprenticeship and an internship experience in a construction-related position where knowledge was gained in the areas of estimating, construction, and design
  • At least two years of experience in estimating is preferred but not required


If you are interested in this position, please send your resume to for consideration.


Compensation & Benefits:

JP Cullen has a commitment to its community, employees, and employees’ families. We offer outstanding benefits — Health Insurance, Dental, Competitive Bonus Structure, Profit Sharing, PTO, Holiday Pay, Employee Assistance, and Training.


JP Cullen is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action (EEO/AA) Employer. We promote diversity by proactively recruiting, hiring, and promoting women, minorities, disabled individuals, and veterans. JP Cullen provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.

In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire.

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