Since 1969, Prein&Newhof has grown from a venture of two engineers working from a rented space in Grand Rapids to an established business that employs more than 100 professionals across Michigan. While working together in another firm, Ed Prein and Tom Newhof saw a disconnect between the design intent and the constructed product when the design engineer turned the project over to a construction department to oversee it. They saw how discontinuity affected their clients and their projects, and they thought they had a better way. Therefore, they started their own consulting firm.

When Ed and Tom founded Prein&Newhof, they joined their creative minds, strong work ethic, solid values and ambitious ideals to create a distinctive engineering company; one based on the belief that a project has the best results when an engineer stays from start to finish.

Our values have guided us since the beginning, and our dedication to them has made Prein&Newhof one of the most trusted engineering firms in West Michigan. But as common-sense as these values may seem, we cannot assume that our corporate character will take care of itself. We cannot rest on our reputation or presume that we know enough. Rather, we must dedicate ourselves to See Farther every day. We must live these values, and use them to direct everything we do.

Because choosing to See Farther isn't one decision. It's a hundred little decisions we make every day - speaking with kindness and respect, working with other offices and departments rather than against them, going the extra mile to do the job right, foregoing our personal preferences, making time to learn and improve our services, taking risks and accepting responsibility for them, and telling the whole truth. We refuse to find quick fixes or settle for "good enough." We willingly sacrifice our personal preferences and egos when they stand in the way of serving our clients and each other. We never bend the truth or try to "get things past" regulatory agencies. Rather than thinking project by project, we are building infrastructures that will last and a company that will weather change and grow stronger over time.

We are looking to hire an experienced civil engineer to support our municipal engineering business. Job responsibilities include report writing, design engineering, construction engineering, client coordination for municipal clients, and preparation of workload forecast for staff.


  • Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering or related field
  • P.E. License in the State of Michigan or ability to become licensed within 3 years
  • Proficient in CADD Software

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