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Resident Engineer

Department: 207 - CMS West
Location: Ventura, CA

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MWH Constructors, a global leader in heavy civil construction of water and wastewater facilities, is currently seeking a Resident Engineer to join our construction management services (CMS) group in support of critical infrastructure construction work in Southern California.

The Resident Engineer will oversee the appointed project field inspection staff and support service consultants to ensure the project is constructed in accordance with the project plans and specifications, as well as requirements of the contract and the expectations of the client. The Resident Engineer is the primary interface and coordination point for field progress between the owner and the contractor and with the engineer of record and regulatory representatives.

Essential Functions

  • Attend all construction meetings in support of the Construction Manager.
  • Organize and chair weekly progress meetings.
  • Review plans, specifications, and shop drawings to identify and resolve any potential issues with the contractor.
  • Prepare daily, weekly, and monthly reporting for the Construction Manager.
  • Monitor and control to ensure project is built on schedule and within budget.
  • Evaluate contractor’s detailed cost proposals and develop preliminary cost estimate.
  • Provide a daily review of project documentation for items such as inspections, daily reports, photographs, and material deliveries.
  • Ensure accurate field records are being maintained, such as daily reports, test reports, and as-built drawings.
  • Prepare trend reporting for any issues impacting the construction progress or potential change management issues.
  • Identify potential items of risk or claims arising from, or as a result of, contractor activities.
  • Serve as the primary project interface with the community in which the project is being constructed. Proactively coordinate contractor activities with community needs.
  • Assist Construction Manager in implementation of company safety program. Follow safe work practices and use company guidelines and policies for planning and executing work in a safe manner that ensures personal safety, as well as the safety of fellow employees.
  • Attend local industry networking events.

Basic Qualifications

  • Four-year degree in engineering, construction management, or related field. An equivalent combination of experience, skills, and training and/or trade school/ apprenticeship diplomas may be substituted.
  • Minimum 8 years’ experience in inspection, construction, or operations. Knowledge of company quality control program and ability to determine acceptability and deniability of work-based specifications. Thorough working knowledge of regulatory agency quality assurance/quality control activities.
  • Prior experience on municipal water and/or wastewater infrastructure projects, such as treatment plants, pump stations, pipelines, tunnels, etc.
  • Thorough knowledge of all aspects of construction (technology, equipment, methods), union jurisdiction, labor agreements, and negotiations.
  • Thorough understanding of corporate and industry practices, processes, standards, etc. and their impact on project activities.
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, organizational, supervisory and planning skills.
  • Knowledge of business practices and project P/L.
  • Familiarity with data management software.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience in medium/high voltage electrical, instrumentation, and controls on wastewater treatment plants.
  • CCM or PMP required, however consideration will be given to candidates willing to gain CCM or PMP within 18 months.
  • Experience with Primavera P6 / Microsoft Project.


  • Group health & welfare benefits including options for medical, dental and vision
  • 100% Company Paid Benefits: Employee Life Insurance & Accidental Death & Dismemberment (AD&D), Spouse and Dependent Life & AD&D, Short Term Disability (STD), Long Term Disability (LTD), Employee Assistance Program and Health Advocate
  • Voluntary benefits at discounted group rates for accidents, critical illness, and hospital indemnity
  • Flexible Time Off Program (includes vacation and personal time)
  • Paid Sick and Safe Leave
  • Paid Parental Leave Program
  • 10 Paid Holidays
  • 401(k) Plan (company matching contributions up to 4%).
  • Employee Referral Program


  • The salary range for this position is $85,000 - $130,000/yr. depending on experience.

MWH Constructors is a global project delivery company in heavy civil construction with a focus on water and wastewater treatment infrastructure. With the ultimate goal of delivering maximum value to clients and their local communities, MWH Constructors provides single-source, integrated design and construction services through a full range of project delivery methods. Incorporating industry-leading preconstruction and construction services, the Company’s multi-disciplined team of engineering and construction professionals delivers a wide range of projects, including new facilities, infrastructure improvement and expansion, and capital construction services.

Equal Opportunity Employer, including disabled and veterans.

Please note that all positions require pre-employment screening, including drug and background check, as a condition of employment

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