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:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Tuesday, September 27, 2011 9:40 AM
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.
The Engineering Group, Inc.
Post Office Box 536
Lowell, AR 72745
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.