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You should be compensated for your time as a consultant, whether you are driving to the job site, meeting, etc. or doing engineering.

Which would you rather do - work eight hours of billable time in the office or go to 4 job sites requiring one hour travel each(non-billable) and get paid for 4 hours?

 

Oshin Tosounian, S.E.


From: Jorge Du Quesne [mailto:jduquesne(--nospam--at)teg-ar.com]
Sent: Tuesday, September 27, 2011 9:40 AM
To: seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org
Subject: Re: Billing Rates

 

I typically won't charge for the travel time except for mileage.  As I see it, you really aren't doing any engineering work on the road.

Sincerely,
 
Jorge DuQuesne
The Engineering Group, Inc.
Post Office Box 536
Lowell, AR 72745
479.633.7654
866.484.6298 fax
www.TEG-AR.com


On 9/27/2011 11:33 AM, Dilip Patel wrote:

I have a client who has several sites which need engineering evaluations, reports, details etc.

One site was within an hour from office & another about 4 hours travel by car one way.

Can I bill the client for travel time for a distant site as Engineering rate of $120/hr or should be it be different rate?

I would appreaciate input from a small owner/engineer firm.

Thanks.

 

Dilip Patel, PE