Preconstruction Engineer

· Chicago, Illinois
Employment Type Full-Time

Helios Construction Services is looking for talented individuals to join our progressive construction management firm. Helios was founded on the belief that we can transform the construction process. We leverage people, experience, processes, data, and technology to deliver superior projects, from preconstruction to closeout. Our diverse portfolio of commercial construction work includes healthcare, hospitality, institutional, office, retail, multi-family residential, and industrial projects. 


At Helios, we believe that our greatest asset is our people. Our staff turnover rate is seven times lower than the industry average, and we have built a well-rounded team that allows us a 360-degree view of our field. Our project teams have backgrounds in architecture, engineering, and construction and have worked as owners, contractors, and subcontractors. If you want to hone your leadership and construction skills and work with a skilled group, this is the place for you. 


We are currently looking for a Preconstruction Engineer to work with our preconstruction team to ensure effective bidding, scheduling, and project management of Helios' projects.




  • Work in conjunction with Preconstruction team to prepare accurate proposals for all projects
  • Perform quantity take-offs for specific divisions/scopes of work
  • Manage subcontractor solicitation process
  • Build and maintain subcontractor relationships
  • Prepare Bid Evaluation sheets
  • Review project schedules and assist in preparing General Conditions Estimates
  • Assist with final assembly of estimate for presentation to owner
  • Maintain master subcontractor/vendor lists
  • Maintain and develop historical data for unit prices
  • Perform site visits, field surveys and other site analysis as required
  • Perform basic 3d Modeling tasks using Revit or similar tools.
  • Maintain and update costing databases


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Construction Management, Engineering, Architecture or equivalent experience
  • 1-3 years of estimating experience in commercial construction, relevant internships will be considered
  • Demonstrated knowledge of building construction, materials, systems, market conditions, and trade practices
  • Knowledge of estimating and quantity takeoff software
  • Familiarity with Revit, Navisworks and other BIM related tools
  • Strong computer skills
  • Self-starter who is comfortable working with a diverse team/


Why work with us?


  • Competitive compensation package, based on experience
  • Bonus opportunity
  • Exciting culture in a fast-growing, progressive work environment
  • Benefits package including health, dental, vision, and life insurance
  • Opportunities for career growth


About Helios 


Helios Construction Services was founded in 2008 as a commercial general contractor and construction management firm. We started the firm around the premise that construction does not need to be complicated and that our actions and work should represent the needs of our clients. We believe that building is best executed with experienced people, following tried and true construction processes, supported by the latest technology.

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    Chicago, Illinois
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