Careers

Not Just a Job, but a Career

Prein&Newhof works to serve our clients, educate our communities, and offer our employees challenging careers – that together we may build strong, sustainable communities and improve the quality of life throughout Michigan. 

We employ more than 100 professionals, including:

  • Engineers
  • GIS and CADD Specialists
  • Surveyors
  • Geologists
  • Construction Observers
  • Chemists
  • Support Staff

All full-time employees are owners of the Company, and only employees own Company stock.

Prein&Newhof provides equal employment opportunity for all persons and prohibits discrimination in employment because of race, color, religion, sex, age, height, weight, marital status, disability, national origin, or any other category protected by law.

History

Since 1969, Prein&Newhof has grown from a venture of two engineers working from rented space in Grand Rapids to an established business that employs more than 150 people across Michigan.

Values

We live out our values through our dedication to think ahead, build lasting relationships, and craft long-term solutions. 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 Michigan.

Culture

We live out our values by using them to direct everything we do. Choosing to See Farther isn’t one decision–it’s dozens of little decisions we make every day—speaking with kindness and respect, working with professionals across our company for the best interest of our clients, going the extra mile to do the right thing, making time to improve, and telling the whole truth.”

Benefits

Prein&Newhof works to serve our clients, educate our communities, and offer our employees challenging careers – that together we may build strong, sustainable communities and improve the quality of life throughout Michigan.

Team

As a 100% employee-owned company, our team strives to give the best to our clients. On our team page, you can find out who we are; click on the photos below to learn more about what we do and how you can contact us.

Just for you

Benefits

We offer the lowest tier of a high deductible health plan, and we cover 85% of the premium cost for employees who participate in our health insurance. To offset the cost of your deductible, we give you half of the annual deductible amount. We deposit it in your Health Savings Account (HSA), and if you don’t use it, the balance just keeps growing year after year.

With this optional coverage, you can get yearly checkups, reduced cost contacts and glasses, and more with our vision insurance.

With this optional coverage, you can get yearly exams, cleanings, and x-rays, as well as reduced cost on basic and major services.

This account allows you to pay for dental, vision, medical, and childcare costs during a given year with money that isn’t taxed.

Prein&Newhof will match your 401(k) retirement savings up to 4%. If you contribute 8% to your 401(k) account, Prein&Newhof will contribute 4%, so that your savings for the year would total 12%. Through Principal, we offer both a Traditional and a Roth 401(k) option for you to choose from. Our employer contribution ensures that everyone is a part owner of the company through our employee stock ownership plan (ESOP).

Once you’ve been with Prein&Newhof for 3 years, you have the opportunity to purchase company stock to increase your ownership.
We care about your work-life balance. That’s why we pay all of our employees hourly, and if your workload necessitates working more than 40 hours in a week, we pay you time and a half. Your extra effort is worth it.
Our employee life insurance benefit is 2 times your average salary, including bonuses, over the prior 24 months. Our spouse benefit is $10,000 and child benefit is $2,000.

Our short-term disability insurance replaces 60% of your weekly salary in the case of injury or illness. Should your injury or illness last longer than 13 weeks, long-term disability will continue to replace 60% of your weekly salary.

  • Tuition Reimbursement – We can assist employees with the cost of tuition for job-related education.
  • Prein&Newhof University – We provide learning opportunities for those looking to keep up with their continuing education credits through hour long presentations and free lunch!
  • Professional Association Memberships – P&N believes it is important to continually learn and grow with and from our peers. That’s why we’ll pay for your association memberships fees.
  • Seminars, Conferences, Classes – Find an educational opportunity? We’ll pay for you to go learn. We believe it’s important to stay current in our areas of expertise.

We offer full-time employees who have been with us less than 10 years 19.5 days of paid time off per year and those who have been with us, or in the industry, for over 10 years 26 days of paid time off per year. 

We provide six paid holidays: New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, and Christmas.

We care about your families, which is why we give every new parent two paid days per child to use as they see fit.

P&N understand there may be difficult situations that arise in an employee’s personal or work life where outside assistance may be useful to work through questions, concerns and challenges. We provide an EAP to help you through those times.

We want to make every community we live in and serve a better place to be. We are involved in many ways to be a positive force in our communities. We frequently host blood drives, participate in the Adopt-A-Road program, Annual Grand River cleanup, and so much more.

Join Our Team

Open Positions

Water & Wastewater Treatment Engineer
Grand Rapids Office
CADD Technician
Grand Rapids Office
Civil Design Engineer
Grand Rapids Office
Civil Engineer
Kalamazoo Office
Construction Observer
Cadillac Office, Grand Rapids Office, Muskegon Office, Kalamazoo Office
Surveyor
Kalamazoo Office, Grand Rapids Office
Construction Services Manager
Grand Rapids Office
Certified Office Technician
Grand Rapids Office, Muskegon Office
Engineer-in-Training (EIT)
Grand Rapids Office