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Resident Engineer (Rail)  Rancho Cordova, CA  : 3/8/2022
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Take Your Construction Career to the Next Level!

Are you ready to be challenged, make a difference, and experience professional growth in your career? Kleinfelder's Construction Services team is looking for you! From construction management and observation/inspection services to laboratory testing and materials and forensic engineering, our Construction Services market helps to develop and maintain America's infrastructure and supply chain and is a recognized industry leader with more than 25 accredited laboratories. 


Step into Your New Role 

Kleinfelder Construction Services is seeking experienced Resident Engineers (Rail) to join our team! The responsibility of the Resident Engineer (Rail) is to manage construction contracts for rail projects located in the Sacramento and outlying areas. 



  • Manage and supervise a construction management team for all phases of the construction, consisting of field office, construction inspection, and specialty field staff. Provide engineering and technical control of the construction contract. 
  • Conduct reviews and verifications of construction schedules. 
  • Manage construction change orders and claims. 
  • Conduct project meetings, prepare project reports and documentation. 
  • Serve as point of contact for the contractor, project owner, and project stakeholders. 
  • To check and review Contractor's Project Execution Plan, Health & Safety Plan, Quality Control Plan, Method Statements and other documents; 
  • To review and verify site records, reports and as-built drawings 
  • To promote and support in the monitoring and implementation of Safety, Health and Environment policies and plan relating to compliance with SHE documents approved by Client. 
  • To advise on any deficiencies of safety aspects in subcontractor's work method statement and to ensure all hold points for the SHE critical elements (e.g. temporary works) are observed; 
  • To provide support on any incident/accident and its investigate as required 
  • To direct and supervise the execution of all technical, fiscal and administrative functions of the project and the site team 
  • Working with Client's Program Managers and their internal staff to develop budgets, schedules and plans for the various elements of the project 
  • To seek resolution of Non Compliance Reports (NCR) which may have an advise impact on the quality and work progress and to provide support on any incident/accident and its investigate 
  • To prepare monthly reports on the quality of the works 
  • Liaise with internal and external stakeholders including contractors and local authorities to facilitate the construction activities; 
  • To manage the start-up, commissioning and handover of the Work, including maintaining records of the project milestones 
  • Other duties as assigned. 



  • BS degree in Civil Engineering or Construction Management 
  • California Professional Engineer's license 
  • A minimum of 10 years of progressive experience with at least 5 years as Resident Engineer on major infrastructure projects, particularly railway civil works, transit stations, bridges and elevated structures with a broad general engineering background. 
  • Specific project experience working with major Rail Agencies within California, e.g. Metrolink, BNSF, UPRR, Amtrak, MTS and/or NCTD very desirable 
  • Knowledge of FRA, FTA, CPUC, AREMA, and other rail regulatory standards and procedures 
  • Knowledge of standards and specifications for public works projects 
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills 
  • Computer literate, experienced with Microsoft Office, Microsoft Project and related PC software packages used on design and construction projects 
  • Proactive and personable  


Move Forward with Kleinfelder

Kleinfelder has been connecting great people to the best work since 1961. We are engineers, scientists, and construction professionals providing solutions that improve our clients' transportation, water, energy, and other private infrastructure. As a responsive, cross-disciplinary team of bright, curious, and innovative problem-solvers, we are dedicated to doing the right thing, every day, on every project from over 85 offices in the US, Canada, and Australia. Connecting great people to the best work is our purpose - together, we deliver.


Progress with an Employer that Values You

Kleinfelder is an inclusive organization free from discrimination. We are a stronger organization when we are a diverse workforce and believe that through diversity, equity, and inclusion comes creativity, innovation, and unity. We are proud to offer the following:


Benefits: Kleinfelder offers an excellent compensation and benefits package, including: medical, dental, vision, life insurance, 401(k) plan, and paid holidays.


Career Development: We are committed to investing in the professional development of our staff, offering each employee every opportunity to grow, develop, and take control of their career paths. We support these efforts through reimbursements for continuing education as well as many of the expenses associated with trainings and certifications, and opportunities for career development through our internal Mentoring Program.


Equal Opportunity: Kleinfelder is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Minorities/Women/Disabled/Veterans. (Compliant with the new VEVRAA and Section 503 rules)



Please note that Kleinfelder does not accept unsolicited resumes from recruiters or employment agencies. In the absence of a signed Recruitment Fee Agreement, Kleinfelder will not consider or agree to payment for any referral compensation or recruiter fee. In the event a recruiter or agency submits a resume or candidate without a previously signed agreement, Kleinfelder explicitly reserves the right to pursue and hire those candidate(s) without any financial obligation to the recruiter or agency. Any unsolicited resume, including those submitted to hiring managers, are deemed to be the property of Kleinfelder. 




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