Um, No. You need to evaluate what the load is carrying.
Lets see what we can figure out.
Does the sheetrock behind the post have a solid piece, or pieces of 2x4?
What does the top part of that wall look like behind the sheetrock also. I think there may be 2x4s stacked on top of each other, or is there a small beam under those short cripple studs?
Do the post supports have anything underneath it where it sits on the floor?
Is the attic above this area carrying any posts?
And finally, your engineers are idiots, this will take 2 hrs at the most!! try your local building supply company, see if they have someone on staff who wants to sell you an LVL beam. Laminated veneer lumber. Then take this info to your Building department, and please get a permit, this is what those guy's and gal's are here for. To keep you safe!!, and give free advice.