Ocado Group is hiring a

Pre-Construction and Purchasing Engineer

Tysons, United States

Pre-Construction and Purchasing Engineer

Who We Are

Ocado is a UK based company admitted to trading on the London Stock Exchange (Ticker OCDO). It comprises one of the world’s largest dedicated online grocery retailers, operating its own grocery and general merchandise retail businesses under Ocado.com and other specialist shop banners, together with its Ocado Solutions division.

The Ocado Solutions division is responsible for providing Ocado’s innovative advanced robotics technology, known as the Ocado Smart Platform (“OSP”), to our major retailer clients around the world. OSP consists of access to Ocado’s physical infrastructure solutions, efficient warehouse operations for the single pick of products, end-to-end proprietary software applications, and advanced robotics required to operate a world-class online grocery business.

Our unique, proprietary, and industry-leading technology are set to transform the shopping experience of consumers around the world. We have partnered with the Kroger Family of Companies in the US to help redefine the grocery customer experience through the adoption of the centralized, automated model of online retailing provided by the Ocado Smart Platform.

Join us as we build our North American team, bringing world-class innovation and technologies to one of the most exciting global markets for e-commerce.

What You Will Do 

The Pre-Construction/Purchasing Engineer is responsible for supporting upcoming projects throughout the region. This role collaborates between the Construction and Installation team and multiple departments including; Planning, Purchasing, Engineering, Supply Chain. This position reports to the Pre-Construction Manager

Essential Functions:

  • Support the Pre-Construction/Purchasing Manager in the oversight of project planning and purchasing activities for North America
  • Review Client implementation plans to coordinate Construction and Installation activities
  • Participate in cross functional meetings to plan work including; Engineering, Supply Chain and Project Implementation
  • Review Engineering Documents for completeness to properly execute the work in the field
  • Prepare bid packages for contracting the Installation of Equipment at sites throughout the Region as directed
  • Review bids for completeness and provide analysis for use in final selection of installation contractors, including contracting strategies
  • Job site visits to review existing conditions
  • Coordinate with Site Teams to compile lessons learned to apply to future projects
  • Prepare take-off and review BOM as required for the projects.  
  • Assist in developing a pre-construction schedule and monitor progress
  • Support creation of initial construction/installation schedules for review with Project Teams
  • Plan site logistics with input from the field team
  • Conduct team meetings necessary to coordinate work, provide minutes of meeting to document
  • Present cost, scheduling updates, and budget updates to Manager for review

Who You Are

To qualify for this position, you should meet the following requirements:


  • 2-5 Years of experience in Construction Engineering, Construction Management, Equipment Installation
  • Education  - BS Civil Engineering, Construction Management, Finance, Management or similar

 Preferred (in addition to minimum):

  • 5+ Years Experience in Construction Engineering, Construction Management, Equipment Installation
  • MBA or Other Advanced Degree
  • Experience in an International organization in technology, distribution or manufacturing.
  • Experience with AUTOCAD, Revit, Primavera P6, MS Project.


This position will be Remote and will need to travel 25% of the time. 

What We Offer 

  • 401k Plan; 100% match up to 5% of earnings
  • Paid Vacation and Sick Days
  • 10 Paid Public Holidays
  • Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance
  • HSA with company contributions 
  • Company Paid Life Insurance  
  • Short Term Disability Insurance
  • Long Term Disability Insurance
  • Employee Assistance Program

Learn about our partnership with Kroger:

Ocado is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, gender, religion, age, disability, veteran’s status, or any other classification as required by applicable law.