RS&H Talent Acquisition

Assistant Resident Engineer

Job Locations US-NC-Asheville
# of Openings
Construction Inspection & Contract Administration
Job Level

The Opportunity

We are seeking an Assistant Resident Engineer for our Transportation-Construction Management team in the Asheville, NC area.

The Assistant Resident Engineer has a can-do attitude and is a self-starter and problem-solver; responsible for helping with the firm's Construction Engineering Inspection Services. You will help grow and develop staff and work closely with clients, engineers, and sub consultants to ensure their needs are met. You will also be involved in business planning, marketing, and fulfillment of the firm’s strategic vision for the construction services program.

Also operating as an Assistant Resident Engineer, you must have the experience and proven ability to manage Project Engineers and Construction Engineering Inspection (CEI) teams for road and bridge transportation projects. Additional job duties include implementing quality assurance procedures, preparing and submitting estimates, checking engineering calculations, interpreting contract documents, and planning and organizing the work of subordinate and staff members while continually developing and reviewing policies, practices, methods, and procedures of a professional work environment.



  •  4+ years’ experience in Federally Funded Heavy Highway Construction Inspection and Contract Administration
  •  Excellent oral and written communication skills
  •  Experience working with contractors to resolve issues dealing with contract conformance disagreements
  • Extensive experience with traffic control plans and MHT reviews as well as inspection of major traffic realignments on major highway systems with lane closure restrictions
  • Completion of state DOT traffic inspection certification requirements, or equivalent certification from another state
  • Willingness to work weekends, nights, and swing shifts
  • Experience with constructing submittal review, change order development and cost analysis, construction schedule review, RFI review and coordination, and general contract administration for federally funded state transportation projects
  • Willingness to work weekends, nights, and swing shifts
  • Must have a valid driver's license with a good driving record
  • Ability to sit, stand, climb, bend, twist or stoop frequently and for prolonged periods
  • Ability to reach horizontally as well as vertically for required tasks
  • Ability to use construction or inspection safety equipment including fall protection
  • Ability to lift and/or move up to 50 pounds

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from an ABET-accredited university
  • Licensed Professional Engineer in applicable position location or the ability to obtain license within 6 months
  • Experience with NCDOT
  • Project Engineer experience

Benefits for Full-Time Associates:

  • 9 paid holidays
  • Minimum of 10 days of PTO
  • 10 days of Personal Leave
  • Paid parental leave
  • 401K options with stock match & supplemental contributions
  • Medical and Dental
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Please note: no agency representation or submissions will be recognized for this vacancy. Candidates should apply directly to this role to be considered. It is the responsibility of all third-party recruiting and employment agencies to know and adhere to our recruiting policy.

The Team

While RS&H was founded in 1941, we have been providing construction management services as one of our primary business practices since 1984.  RS&H’s Transportation-Construction Management Practice serves numerous state departments of transportation, mobility/transportation authorities, turnpike/toll authorities, rail/port authorities, municipal/county governments, and private clients throughout the United States. Our Construction Engineering and Inspections (CEI) teams as well as our Construction Management teams are industry leading experts who provide a full range of construction engineering, program management, specialized testing, and inspection services from the preconstruction phase through maintenance and operations.  By joining our team, you too can provide unique expertise in the full life cycle of transportation delivery, and lead the evolution of transportation.

The Company

Employee-owned, RS&H is one of the nation’s leading architecture, engineering, and consulting firms whose associates work hard every day to create a more connected future where everyone can thrive. We offer an exceptional journey from start to future. Our integrated teams translate experience into insight, turn challenges into opportunities, and build relationships that are as strong as the buildings and infrastructure we deliver together. We attribute our success to an unwavering commitment to our core values of: integrity, caring, forward-thinking, creativity, inclusivity, and ownership.


An Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.


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