Tuesday, September 27, 2011

RE: Billing Rates

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@teg-ar.com]
Sent: Tuesday, September 27, 2011 9:40 AM
To: seaint@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.

Jorge DuQuesne
The Engineering Group, Inc.
Post Office Box 536
Lowell, AR 72745
866.484.6298 fax

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.



Dilip Patel, PE