VCA is highly revered by puulic agencies
Senior Lead Inspector (Former Employee) – Emeryville, CA – July 16, 2014
A typical day of work is usaul night work because public agencies will place consultants in their least disirable shifts. I learned to keep records for over 3 years and show up at the jobsite at least 20 minutes early and get a gas receipt or cofee receipt from the nearest gas station because the client agency will try to throw you under the bus by saying your not on time. VCA Management will not back their people even if the client makes damaging staements against their staffs reputation. VCA co-workers are some the best recommended people in civil egineering, but rarely perform to their potential because how poorly public agencies are staffed The hardest part of the job is trying to keep a project compliant to the contracted requirements or regulations and your clients supervising engineer allows the contractor to vary his scope of work, with out your knowledge. The most enjable part of this work Is completing a project and later driving over a realigned Highway/Bridge/Drainage System/Box Culvert or Tunnel and being able to tell my family, friends or fellow californians that I played a big part of delivering that project.
VCA has long list of prime and on-call agency awarded contracts
No guarntees of working when submmited for on-call projects