Assistant Resident Engineer - BART (Coliseum/Fruitvale Retrofit)

Oakland, CA posted on May 1

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About Us

Established in 1987, Vali Cooper and Associates, Inc. (VC&A), is a leading construction management firm providing professional services to a wide range of public and private sector clients.  With more than 180+ licensed engineers, inspectors, and other support professionals in 9 offices in California, Nevada and Colorado.  VC&A has the proven capabilities and consistency of service by local professionals to successfully manage the construction of virtually any project. For the past 15 years, VC&A has been listed by Engineering News-Record as one of the nation’s top 100 construction management firms. 


VC&A is seeking an Assistant Resident Engineer for the Coliseum/Fruitvale BART Retrofit. This position requires a valid PE license. The Assistant Resident Engineer position requires the use of engineering judgment to evaluate project construction in compliance with the plans, specifications, standard plans, and standard specifications.



The principal duties and responsibilities of the Assistant Resident Engineer include, but are not limited to:

  • Reading and interpreting project plans, specifications, permits, and other pertinent contract documents
  • Monitoring construction for compliance with contract documents
  • Documenting and informing the Project Representative of relevant observations, including the progress of the work, problems that develop, and work proactively in identifying potential problems/issues
  • Recommending workable solutions to problems/issues encountered for approval by Project Representative
  • Monitoring the contractor’s safety program for compliance with the construction contract requirements
  • Preparing neat and accurate diaries and photographs recording construction progression including thorough and accurate records of the contractor’s operations that Measure, calculate, and document quantities of installed materials in accordance with Project Representatives procedures, format and required computer programs
  • The person in this position must exercise sound engineering judgment and follow through with the contractor on outstanding issues
    • Demonstrate knowledge of pertinent contract documents and references specific to projects
    • Verify that the contractor’s work and materials conform to the contractual requirements
    • Update As-Built drawings
    • Provide support to project team on change order preparation and monitoring
    • Coordinate surveys, material testing and sampling as required



  • Valid California PE license a minimum of 5 years of construction experience and experience with the following:
    • Equipment used in inspection, surveying, and construction office engineering
    • Computers, computer applications, and computer software programs in the Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Outlook, or equivalent)
    • Experience with bridge retrofits would be helpful.


Compensation & Benefits

Vali Cooper offers an attractive compensation package that is negotiable depending upon experience.  In addition we offer a comprehensive benefits package including:

  • Life, AD&D, LTD, Medical, Dental, Vision & Long Term Care insurance
  • Profit Sharing Plan including 401-k with matching funds feature
  • Fitness program
  • Educational & Professional development opportunities
  • Reimbursement for Membership in Professional Associations
  • Paid Time Off and Holiday Program