Current Job Opportunity

Assistant Resident Engineer

Washington, DC
Career Level
Delon Hampton & Associates is seeking an Assistant Resident Engineer for WMATA's station platform reconstruction program (SPRP).

WMATA is planning a three-year capital project that will reconstruct the outdoor platforms at 20 Metrorail stations to address structural deficiencies. The Assistant Resident Engineer supports the Construction Manager overseeing the activities of the office engineers, construction inspectors, administrative, and project personnel. The Assistant Resident Engineer will monitor contractors’ work for compliance to schedule, budget, technical specifications, and legal requirements; resolve design and field construction problems; attend progress meetings and report on project status; expedite design and field changes; review contractor requires for change; and when appropriate, assist in preparing contract change orders and modifications. This position requires an effective team leader who can mentor project team members and foster a working environment where project staff can work cooperatively to deliver the project on time and on budget. This individual will be responsible for managing all aspects of the contractors performing their work.


  • Assist in the development of the construction contract packages, and prepare all packages forbidding, proposal evaluation, and award recommendations.
  • Coordinate the work with all contractors; will be responsible for ensuring all project deliverables are in conformance with the technical specifications of the contract.
  • Communicate to the contractor construction techniques and changes where necessary to enhance job safety as directed by WMATA’s safety department.
  • Participate in weekly construction progress meetings, readiness review meetings, third-party coordination meetings, design coordination meetings, and other construction meetings. Draft meeting minutes.
  • Participate in submittals, RFIs, RFCs, design submittals, claim reviews, and responses.
  • Monitor and report on construction progress, and participate in meetings.
  • Ensure compliance with the contractors’ and WMATA’s quality programs.
  • Provide technical scope and justification for contract changes, and complete other tasks as assigned.


  • Bachelor’s degree in construction management, engineering, or related field.
  • PMP and/or CCM certification is desirable.
  • At least 10 years of experience in civil construction with five (5) years in construction of transit projects in the areas of: stations, utility relocations and demolition, or track and systems and maintenance-of-way facilities.
  • Experience as an assistant resident engineer or assistant construction manager on projects valued over $15 million.
  • Must be able to work nights and weekends.
  • Must be able to successfully complete WMATA’s Railway Worker Protection (RWP) Certification class.
  • Must have knowledge of working in a government environment.
  • Must be able to pass a government background check.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license with reliable transportation.

Working Conditions 

Work is performed within a general office environment 50% of the time. Work is generally sedentary in nature, but may require occasional standing and walking. Field work is required 50% of the time where work may be conducted outside in one or more of the following conditions: heat or cold, wet or humid, and dry or arid. Must be able to work in confined spaces. Some lifting (up to 25 lbs.) may be required as needed.

Special Instructions

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Delon Hampton & Associates is an Equal Opportunity Employer for VEVRAA protected veterans and all other protected classes. DHA is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, gender identity or sexual orientation. We encourage minorities, women, protected veterans and disabled individuals to apply. Click here for EEO law and policy.

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