Returning Candidate?

Engineer in Training

Engineer in Training

Job ID 
Job Location 
Construction Services

More information about this job


SAM-CS logo

SAM-Construction Services, LLC (SAM-CS) is a wholly owned subsidiary of Surveying And Mapping, LLC that specializes in construction services. Our engineering services include a full range of construction phase services, including construction inspection and observation, quality assurance and quality control (QA/QC) management, contract administration, and the development of quality manuals and specifications. Our team is comprised of licensed and highly-skilled engineers, surveyors, technicians, and inspection professionals with extensive experience across the full spectrum of construction projects, including for transportation, power transmission, and water/wastewater projects.


Position Summary:

The SAM-CS team is currently looking for a passionate, energetic, detail-oriented individual to join our staff as an Engineer-in-training.  The candidate will be involved with design and construction oversight and inspection, and auditing of quality processes associated with a large design-build project in the Austin, TX area working directly with the Project Manager.  All work will be under the supervision of a licensed Professional Engineer with opportunities for advancement. The ideal applicant will have some understanding of the TxDOT Design-Build Quality Assurance Plan (QAP), TxDOT Contract Administration Manual, TxDOT standards and specifications, and general construction practices.  This position entails both office and limited field assignments.


Duties & Responsibilities

  • Under the review and direction of Project Manager, performs field inspection and oversight of construction activities
  • Perform oversight of QA personnel to ensure contract compliance
  • Assist in management of field and laboratory testing personnel to ensure that testing requirements are met
  • Assist in the review of Critical Path Method schedules
  • Assist in composing a quarterly materials report to the Federal Highway Administration addressing all materials placed in the project
  • Assist in composing monthly and annual audit reports
  • Analyze roadway design plans for compliance with contract requirements
  • Assist with scheduling and coordinating project meetings with the client, the project team, and the developer
  • Review Contract documents, engineering plans, and technical specifications to verify compliance with governmental regulations and conformance with project requirements
  • Document construction progress by submitting daily inspection reports and updating schedules.
  • Collect field measurements and update plans for production of as-built drawings
  • Verify accuracy of payment requests and invoicing for completed work
  • Auditing of developer and design-builder plans and reports
  • Construction observation and verification
  • Traffic control compliance reviews
  • Review and comment on requests for information, non-conformance reports and lane closure requests
  • Other duties as assigned

Required Experience - Education and Skills

  • B.S. in Civil Engineering from ABET Accredited University or related field required
  • Excellent communication (oral and written) and organizational skills are essential
  • Proficiency with MS Office software is required, and experience with MicroStation and Geopak, or AutoCAD programs is a plus
  • E.I.T. preferred or ability to obtain in 6 months, but professional registration is not required
  • Other requirements typically include: ability to climb ladders, stoop and squat; ability to observe construction activities and distinguish colors; and ability to perceive back-up alarms and other warnings
  • Must be able to work outdoors in varying temperatures and weather conditions. 
  • Must be able to lift 50 pounds
  • Prior work experience preferred and an ability to demonstrate an understanding of the Texas Department of Transportation 2004/2014 Standard Specifications for Construction and Maintenance of Highways, Streets and Bridges
  • Prior work experience preferred and an ability to demonstrate an understanding of TxDOT materials sampling and testing, and familiar with the Guide Schedule of Sampling and Testing; and the Texas Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (TMUTCD)


A strong mission, vision and values culture is what drives SAM Family of Companies’ success.  Our Core Values:  Integrity & Ethics, People, Excellence in Service, Safety and Community defines who we are.  We are looking for talented people who embody these values to join our organization. 


We offer a best in class benefits package that includes company paid premiums for medical, vision, dental and life insurance.  SAM-CS provides a VERY generous 401 (k) plan, 401 (k) profit sharing AND performance-based bonuses.


SAM-CS is an EOE/Affirmative Action Employer M/F/D/V. If you are interested in applying for employment with SAM-CS and need special assistance to apply for a posted position, please contact (512) 685-3556 to leave a message or send an e-mail to


SAM-CS, LLC is not seeking nor intends to consider neither unsolicited resumes nor other information on job candidates from third parties, such as recruiters, placement agencies, etc. If, despite this notification, a third party decides to submit a candidate's resume or other information to SAM-CS and SAM-CS chooses to hire such a candidate, SAM-CS has no obligation and expressly disclaims any liability to provide any remuneration or compensation for the hiring of such candidate.


SAM-Construction Services (SAM-CS) participates in the federal E-Verify Program.


 E-Verify logo

Need help finding the right job?

We can recommend jobs specifically for you! Click here to get started.