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Annual Openings - Construction Inspector and Office Engineer- SouthernCalifornia Job

Req ID: 14861



The TranSystems southern California offices are requesting resumes for Highway Inspection, Bridge Inspection, and Office Engineering positions to establish our 2018 job pool.  Positions may be for projects managed by TranSytems or by our clients under staff augmentation (on-call) contracts.   Locations include Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, and San Bernardino Counties.  Staff augmentation assignments may require a client interview and approval.


Basic Qualifications:

  • High school diploma or general education degree (GED).  Degree in Civil Engineering preferred for inspection. 
  • Minimum 2 years Caltrans construction experience (Caltrans employee or consultant).  Minimum 5 years preferred.
  • Must be proficient in Microsoft Office, Word and Excel, with good overall computer skills
  • Must have good communication skills, both written and verbal


General Duties & Responsibilities for inspection include the following.   Other duties may be assigned.

  1. Checks construction line-and-grade.
  2. Observes work in progress to ensure that procedures followed and materials used conform to specifications and other contract requirements.
  3. Prepares samples of construction materials for laboratory testing according to California Test Methods and/or AASHTO
  4. Interprets plans and specifications to respond to Contractor questions.
  5. Records quantities of materials received or used during specified periods.  Develops Quantity Calculations Sheets for monthly progress payments to the Contractor.
  6. Maintains daily log of construction and inspection activities and photos.
  7. Maintain construction safety practices and protects the safety of the traveling public
  8. Can work independently with supervision or as a part of a team.
  9. Support project public outreach efforts, including response to the traveling public in the field.
  10. Positions may require flexibility with working hours and/or location.  Night shifts may be required depending upon the assignment.
  11. Specialty inspection experience desired for SWPPP, and electrical inspection.
  12. Desired bridge inspection skills include reviewing falsework (independent check of engineering calculations), prestressing calculations (elongations, etc.), and calculating grades using a 4-Scale (Deck Contour Sheet).


General Duties & Responsibilities for Office Engineer include the following.  Other duties may be assigned.


  1. Maintain all project files.
  2. Assist in processing Contract Change Orders.
  3. Develop the monthly progress payment estimate from inspector’s quantity calculation sheets.
  4. Process Extra Work Bills (time and materials payments).  Caltrans projects will require use of the Caltrans electronic Extra Work Bill system.
  5. Perform administrative support as required (office supplies, phone answering, etc.)
  6. Assist with labor compliance monitoring (checking certified payrolls)


Work Environment - The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to moving mechanical parts and outside weather conditions.  The noise level in the work environment is usually loud. 


Physical Demands - The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. This position will require the candidate to perform a lot of physical work.  While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand and talk or hear.  The employee frequently is required to walk, use hand and fingers to operate a computer keyboard, mouse, and telephone keyboard, reach with hands and arms, and drive a car.  The employee is required to sit; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.  The employee must frequently lift and/or move light equipment up to 50 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include ability to adjust focus.  The employee must be able to work in a variety of climates (hot: summer temperatures in the 90’s and low 100’s, cold: winter temperatures in the 30’s) and inclement weather. 

TranSystems is an equal opportunity / affirmative action employer and ensures nondiscrimination and equal employment opportunity in all programs and activities in accordance with all applicable laws and regulations. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, pregnancy status, marital status, sexual orientation, genetic information, citizenship status, disability, protected Veteran status or any other status protected by law. In compliance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, we will hire only U.S. citizens and aliens lawfully authorized to work in the United States (if the position is or will be one which is subject to U.S. law).

Full time
Santa Ana, CA 92701, US