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Assistant Structure Representative

Department: Transportation
Location: Santa Ana, CA

Anser Advisory, is a premier California-founded program, project and construction management consulting firm providing services nationwide.

Our mission is clear. We help clients solve challenges by providing top talent to develop the right solutions at the right time. With forward-thinking and utilization of the most advanced technology on the market, we’re leaders in project management strategy and execution; providing the visibility our clients want to see. Our relationships are built on our credibility to deliver on our commitments, with unbeatable service levels to our clients, at Anser Advisory; we let our work product lead the way.

Responsibilities will include (but are not limited to):

  • 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, committed to making certain that the project progresses efficiently.
  • For purposes of this position, structures are defined as bridges, retaining walls, sound walls, MSE walls, CIDH piles, steel piles, foundations, culverts or any other structures related to roadway or highway construction 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.
  • Responsibilities under the supervision of the assigned Project Manager or Resident Engineer, the Assistant Structure Representative 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.


  • B.S. or higher degree in Civil Engineering
  • PE Registration in the State of California (Desirable), or Engineer in Training
  • Experience with CALTRANS practices and procedures & Construction Manuals
  • 5+ years of experience in roadway or highway inspection
  • Minimum 2+ years' of those 5 years as lead worker in Structure inspection
  • Experience in CALTRANS roadway/bridge construction projects
  • Be able to work nights and weekend as required to meet the contractor’s schedule.

Knowledge and Experiences:

  • Understanding of falsework analysis and falsework construction.
  • Understanding of shoring analysis and shoring construction.
  • Understanding bridge 40-scale for bridge widenings or new bridge construction.
  • Understanding deep foundations such as CIDH Piles or driven piles. 
  • Knowledge and experience with the equipment used in structure construction inspection, surveying, field testing of construction materials, and construction office engineering.
  • Knowledge of Caltrans Standard Plans, Standard Specifications, and Bridge Construction Manuals.
  • Experience in preparation of Claims files, documents and reports.
  • Experience in assisting in the preparation claims or claim response. 

We offer a competitive total compensation package including comprehensive health coverage, 401k and more!

We are an equal opportunity employer. Applicants are considered for positions without regard to veteran status, uniformed service member status, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, physical or mental disability, genetic information or any other category protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws.  Anser Advisory will consider for employment qualified applicants with a criminal history in a manner consistent with the requirements of the LA Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring.

The preceding functions have been provided as examples of the types of work performed by employees assigned to this job classification. Management reserves the right to add, modify, change or rescind work assignments. This position is classified as exempt meaning more than 50% of the employee’s time is spent performing exempt job duties consistent with this job description. If the employee finds the actual job duties change from those described herein so the employee is not performing exempt duties more than 50 % of the time, the employee must immediately inform management. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


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