Assistant Resident Engineer

PACIFIC is seeking Assistant Resident Engineers in various parts of California. The primary projects are Caltrans highway projects and Caltrans transportation facilities.

Region: California; various locations/counties from San Diego all the way to Oregon Border, e.g. Del Norte (D1 and D2), Los Angeles and Orange County (D7/12), Riverside (D8), San Bernardino (D8), San Diego and Imperial County (D11), …

Status: Full-time

Primary Responsibilities

The primary duties of an Assistant Resident Engineer are

  • Perform daily field inspection of roadway construction to ensure compliance with approved plans and specifications, Caltrans procedures and safety protocols.
  • Independently resolve onsite issues and coordinate with contractors for project compliance.
  • Prepare detailed documentation, including daily diaries and quantity sheets.
  • Coordinate materials testing and construction staking services.
  • Read and interpret plans, specifications and other complex construction documents.
  • Review submittals including shop drawings, product data, test samples, construction work plans
  • Assist the Resident Engineer in all aspects of required field and office engineering work including, but not limited to the following: inspection of roadway construction operations, traffic control; contract change order (CCO) preparation and review; and Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP) enforcement, coordination of construction staking and surveying, responding to Request for Information (RFI)
  • Review, inspect, and approve traffic control systems, including lane closures, in accordance with Caltrans’ standards and requirements.
  • Ensure approved materials are received and correctly incorporated within the project.
  • Monitor, coordinate and enforce construction compliance with contract documents, safety regulations and environmental documents.
  • Identify non-compliant work and takes appropriate action to bring back into compliance
  • Immediately report critical issues and/or possible delays to supervisor
  • Monitor and document all construction equipment, personnel and activities.
  • Assist Resident Engineer with documenting the project progress
  • Perform calculations from the plans verifying location, grade, line, and depth of various elements
  • Ensure all changes and/or modifications are noted on the final plans
  • Facilitate safety meetings and other team meetings.
  • Communicate and coordinate effectively with various contractors, entities, clients, and regulatory agencies
  • Perform constructability review of design plans

Required Qualifications

  • US Employment Authorization without needing sponsorship
  • 2+ years of documented progressively responsible experience in roadway inspection of highways or major public works projects, DOTs, and OSHA safety standards, serving as an Assistant Resident Engineer, Assistant Structure Representative, Construction QA Inspector, or equivalent. Preferably: Knowledge of Caltrans Standard Plans, Standard Specifications, and Construction Manual
  • A 2-year pre-engineering degree, OR a Bachelor’s Degree OR higher degree in Civil Engineering, Construction Management, Structural Engineering or relevant majors (ABET Accredited).
  • OSHA 10
  • Proven experience in Portland Cement Concrete (PCC) and Hot Mix Asphalt (HMA) paving, especially in Continuously Reinforced Concrete Pavement (CRCP)
  • Ability to work autonomously and make decisions in a dynamic environment
  • Proficiency in Caltrans specifications, Lane Closure System, and safety measures
  • Strong skills in documentation and record-keeping
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Proficient with writing daily inspection reports and preparing progress payment quantity sheets
  • Flexible to work alternative shifts including weekends and nights
  • Ability to work in outdoor field construction sites, and office include sitting for periods of time
  • Knowledge of computers, computer applications, and computer software programs. Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • A valid Driver’s License and compliance with PACIFIC’s Vehicle Policy
  • Pre-employment drug test. Also, subject to drug and alcohol testing during the course of employment in accordance with PACIFIC’s Drug, Alcohol and Illegal Items Policy

Preferred Qualifications

  • Possession of a California PE license
  • Possession of a valid Engineer-in-Training (EIT) or FE certificate
  • Possession of ACI Field Technician Grade 1 Certificate
  • Ability to use the common Caltrans bridge construction manuals: Construction Manual
  • Knowledge and experience with monitoring labor compliance
  • Knowledge and experience with the Storm Water Pollution Prevention Program (SWPPP)
  • Knowledge of Critical Path Method (CPM) software such as Primavera Project Planner (P3, P6) and SureTrak, or any updated version, as a minimum; Scheduler Analyzer Pro; and Microsoft Project
  • Professional certifications by recognized inspection agencies (ACI, QSP, Caltrans, etc.) for applicable CTMs, ASTMs and/or ACI procedures and take samples and perform field-controlled tests of construction materials for quality assurance
  • Background clearance to perform work on or near the rail system
  • Design Build experience
  • Previous hands-on experience working with projects on DOT Right-of-Way
  • Experience in preparation of position papers and meetings for the Dispute Review Board (DRB) or DRA
  • Experience in preparation of Claims files, documents and reports


PACIFIC is a privately-owned company specializing in construction engineering, inspection and project management/construction management in public works, focusing on heavy civil construction and transportation projects. PACIFIC offers competitive salary and benefits, including Paid Time Off (PTO), paid holidays, medical, dental,  and more. PACIFIC policies, procedures and culture are in line with PACIFIC core values: client focus, excellence and professionalism. PACIFIC gives a high priority to employees’ safety and training.

How to Apply

If you are interested in this position with PACIFIC, please feel free to email your resume to [email protected]. Cover letter is optional, but preferred.