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Preconstruction Engineer II

Corporate | Indianapolis, IN | Full Time

Job Description

Thompson Thrift is seeking to hire a Full-Time Preconstruction Engineer II to work out of the corporate office in Indianapolis, IN. As the Preconstruction Engineer II, you will be responsible for assisting with all aspects of the project design from conceptual phase through complete construction documents on behalf of the project Owner. 

In the role, you will review the plans and help manage design professionals to assist in providing an accurate and complete set of construction drawings for contract. You will work alongside the Preconstruction Manager to verify and coordinate all project requirements set forth by the city/municipalities, design consultants and third-party providers. 

You will also work closely with the general contractor throughout the design process to ensure we arrive at contract with a construction budget that fits within the constraints of the project proforma.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Review plans at each phase to identify general deficiencies, coordination issues between disciplines, conformance to Thompson Thrift Residential Standards, accessibility issues, cost and constructability issues, etc.
  • Create and manage RFP’s for contractor proposals.
  • Analyze contractor proposals for accuracy and conformance to budget and communicate issues and opportunities to development team and GC accordingly.
  • Review and interpret geotechnical report and ensure that the design conforms with the recommendations.
  • Assist in meetings with design consultants.
  • Assist in managing building permit process from application through issuance.


  • 4 -year degree (preferably in Construction Management, Architecture, or Related Field).
  • 3 - 5+ years of preconstruction, project management or development experience.
  • Advanced computer skills, including MS Office, and project management tracking.
  • Ability to lead meetings with assertiveness.
  • Ability to identify a plan deficiency for all design disciplines (Architectural, Structural, MEP, Civil and Landscape).
  • General knowledge of construction pricing.
  • Familiarity with accessibility codes.
  • Ability to operate independently, report in written and verbal formats.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Attention to detail and willingness to learn.

At Thompson Thrift, we work to fulfill our mission daily 'to positively impact our team members and the communities we serve.' As a successful, 30+ year development and construction company, we are looking for team members who are inspired by our mission and share our core values of leadership, excellence and service. Our property management teams work in a fun, fast-paced work environment and have tremendous room for professional growth. Full time position with benefit package including health insurance, vision, dental, short and long-term disability, 401K and paid time off.  

Are you ready to join our team?