Structures Representative (CA Bridge)

Riverside, CA posted on July 23

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Vali Cooper and Associates, Inc. (VC&A), now proudly part of TRC’s Construction Services West, is a leading construction management company 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 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. 


We are seeking experienced Structures Representatives (SR) in Riverside and potentially other opportunities throughout Southern CA. This position may require travel. The person filling this position will be a representative for the client supervising the structures (as defined below) portion of the project,  and committed to making certain that the project progresses efficiently. For purposes of this position, structures are defined as bridges, retaining walls, sound walls, culverts or any other structures related to roadway projects.

This position verifies that inspection and documentation on the contract relating to roadway structures is generated and filed in general conformance to the Caltrans Construction Manual, the Local Assistance Procedures manual and/or any Caltrans Bridge-related guidelines. In addition, the candidate must have experience working in a team environment. Candidate must have the ability to direct and supervise field construction activities and staff, office engineering, inspection, materials testing, field contract administration, and to act as liaison with clients/owners, consultants, contractors, design professionals and regulatory agencies.


Under the supervision of the assigned Project Manager, the SR uses his/her engineering judgment to evaluate project structures construction in compliance with the plans, specifications, standard plans, and standard specifications with an emphasis on the structures portion of the project work The Structure Representative works directly with and, generally, reports directly to the Resident Engineer, providing technical expertise required to properly administer the structural portion of the roadway work:

  • Read and interpret project plans, specifications, permits, and other pertinent contract documents
  • Generate and/or review contract change orders and requests for information relating to structure items
  • Review submittals from the contractor relating to structure items
  • Ability to properly administer the contract's structures work. Verify documentation on the contract relating to structures is generated and filed in proper order
  • Supervision experience of field staff
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the pertinent contract documents and references specific to the project
  • Ability to understand, interpret and make sound engineering determinations regarding the contract documents relating to structure work
  • Proven resolution and or facilitation of discrepancies or problems with the contract documents relating to structures and issues arising from structure field operations
  • Coordinates and/or performs quality testing of the structure work


Registered Civil Engineer with a valid PE license with two (2) years’ experience in structures construction or ten (10) years of increasingly responsible work. Experience with Freeway Interchanges and/or as a resident engineer is a plus.

Proficiency in the following areas:

  • Equipment used in inspection, surveying, and construction office engineering.
  • Computers, computer applications, and computer software programs such as Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Procore construction management software, P6 scheduling software, or their equivalents.
  • Principles of effective communication and supervision.
  • Falsework, bridge deck grade, prestressing and shoring calculations

Compensation & Benefits

Vali Cooper & Associates, Inc. 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 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