Assistant Resident Engineer
Michael K. Nunley & Associates Inc.
Oceanside, CA

$34 - $40 an hour


Do you feel there is no clear path for advancement at your current job? Are you ready to take on a new challenge and elevate your career to the next level? MKN is seeking a highly motivated Assistant Resident Engineer who is excited to become part of a growing, water resources construction management firm looking to transform consulting engineering in the San Diego region. We are a rapidly growing, team-oriented and highly motivated group with offices in Arroyo Grande, Bakersfield, Fresno, Santa Clarita, Irvine and Ventura. MKN strongly believes in and understands the important balance between work and personal life balance. Our collaborative work environment and operating philosophy supports our staff in achieving this goal while maintaining excellence in our service to our clients.


The primary duties and responsibilities of the Assistant Resident Engineer are to be a field point of contact for the client and project stakeholders.

Reporting directly to the Construction Manager (CM), the Assistant Resident Engineer (ARE) supports the CM in managing and supervising an assigned project. The ARE will be responsible for working directly with and assisting construction field inspection staff. The ARE conducts reviews and verifications of submittals, RFIs, change order requests, construction schedules and inspector’s daily reports.

The ARE Is responsible for tracking changes in work, assisting in the preparation and negotiations of construction change orders and for preparation of weekly and monthly project reports. The ARE conducts weekly project progress meetings, takes job site photographs, reviews monthly pay requests, performs assignments requiring application of spreadsheets, databases, and scheduling software.


Excellent written and oral communication skills are required, as well as eagerness and enthusiasm to work in a team environment on a wide variety of construction management projects throughout California.

Requirements & Experience:

Position requires a BS Civil Engineering or Construction or a comparable combination of education and experience. Additionally, 3-5 years progressive experience on multi-disciplinary public works construction projects, such as water, wastewater and other similar projects.

Compensation & Benefits:

Compensation based on experience and qualifications. The firm offers highly competitive salary and fringe benefits and most importantly an opportunity for engagement and support from a senior engineering team who has led major regional water resource projects throughout the western US.

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $34.00 to $40.00 /hour


  • relevant: 3 years (Required)


  • Bachelor's (Required)


  • Oceanside, CA (Required)

Work authorization:

  • United States (Required)

Work Location:

  • Multiple locations


  • Health insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • Vision insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Retirement plan
  • Parental leave

Pay Frequency:

  • Bi weekly or Twice monthly

This Job Is Ideal for Someone Who Is:

  • Dependable -- more reliable than spontaneous
  • People-oriented -- enjoys interacting with people and working on group projects
  • Autonomous/Independent -- enjoys working with little direction

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