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Company: David Evans and Associates, Inc.
Location: San Antonio, TX
Career Level: Mid-Senior Level
Industries: Manufacturing, Engineering, Aerospace


DEA is searching for a Construction Manager to join our Freight Rail group. This position will be located out of our College Station, TX office and will provide on-site construction project management and construction inspection for railroad projects located primarily in Texas; however, travel to locations outside of Texas for extended periods will be required for some projects. The Construction Manager is responsible for managing the day-to-day activities on the construction site, facilitating coordination between clients and contractors, and monitoring construction quality for compliance with the project plans and specifications. Responsibilities of the Construction Manager may vary from one project to another, based on the needs of the client, however, the general responsibilities of the Construction Manager are included below. Additional responsibilities may be required.


  • Monitor progress of construction work on railroad projects, including earthwork, asphalt or concrete paving, drainage and utility installation, track construction, bridge and retaining wall construction or building construction for conformance with plans and specifications.
  • Observe work activities of Contractors to identify at-risk behavior and coordinate with Contractor safety personnel to mitigate risk.
  • Interpret the intent of project plans and specifications. Coordinate with Contractors in the field to resolve disputes.
  • Provide on-site, field engineering services to make minor field changes to design or to gather information for review by Engineers.
  • Review Contractors submittals and RFIs and draft responses for approval by the Engineer.
  • Maintain accurate daily records of work performed for project tracking and construction progress payments.
  • Communicate effectively with Contractors, Owners or Engineering Staff. Lead or participate in project meetings, as directed.
  • Monitor compliance with project schedule and budgets and work with project team to mitigate delays.
  • Monitor quality control program, reviewing quality control testing and maintaining project documentation. Identify deviations from project documents and coordinate with Contractor to bring to standard.
  • Monitor Contractors compliance with permit requirements (Construction Permits, SWPPP, 404, etc.)
  • Manage daily activities of Construction Inspectors, if assigned to the project.
  • Assist engineering and office staff with various tasks, including but not limited to: design reviews, writing specifications and developing cost estimates.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Ability to read and comprehend plans, specifications and instructions.
  • Ability to travel on a per project basis.
  • Ability to work outdoors in various weather conditions.
  • Ability to work effectively with client and contractors, and possess good verbal communication skills.
  • Basic computer skills in Word and Excel.
  • Ability to work independently, effectively multitask and prioritize work, and track issues to completion.
  • Ability to monitor several projects or types of work activity at one time.
  • Ability to obtain eRailsafe certification.
  • Participation in FRA 219 Drug and Alcohol Program is mandatory.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Prior experience in earthwork, paving, structures or utility construction.
  • Bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering or Construction Management
  • Previous railroad construction experience
  • Geotechnical Engineering experience


  • Medical, Dental, Vision and Life Insurance
  • Paid Time Off (PTO) and Holiday Pay
  • 401k and Employee Stock Ownership Program (ESOP)

Railroad Planning and Engineering Jobs with DEA

DEA provides our railroad clients with proven experience in planning, design and engineering, surveying, and construction oversight for a wide range of railroad projects. Our railroad professionals have the technical expertise to develop successful system-wide rail projects for both freight and passenger rail systems. We work directly with Class I railroads, short line railroads, industrial clients, ports and public agencies to assist with the ongoing and ever-increasing demand to move freight, people, and cargo safely and more efficiently. Our in-house rail engineers, structural engineers, civil engineers, transportation planners and engineers, environmental specialists, and surveyors work together to develop cost-effective and constructible design solutions for our clients.

Potential office locations include: Dallas, TX; Houston, TX; San Antonio, TX; Austin, TX; El Paso, TX; College Station, TX.

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