Carrers at DeSilva Gates Construction

“We’re always looking to hire the future leaders of our company; we hire for careers with our organization.”

Pete Davos – Vice President Construction Operations

The DeSilva Gates Philosophy

As part of the DeSilva Gates family you will have the opportunity to positively shape the success of not only the projects that you work on but of the company’s future. We believe that it is our people that sell our company and the individual success of our people translates into overall success of our company. Having the best people on our team has allowed us to consistently remain profitable since our inception – through good times and bad. In turn, we believe in sharing the fruits of our success by generously rewarding and recognizing our people for their efforts. We treat our people like family!

“The thing I like most about working at DeSilva Gates Construction is the people that I work with. They are all approachable. They listen to my questions and concerns and are willing to spend time giving me the guidance and support needed for me to be successful at managing construction projects.” 

Hayley Crittenden – Project Manager

Experienced Professionals

Do you love the construction business and the people in it? Do you enjoy hard work, and do you get a great deal of satisfaction from solving difficult problems and delivering a job well done? Are you a good planner and good at recognizing and managing risk? Are you good and working in a collaborative environment and communicating with your team?   Do you want a competitive compensation package? If you answered yes to all of these questions there may be a future for you at DeSilva Gates Construction.

At DeSilva Gates Construction, you will have the opportunity to work alongside the most talented professionals in the business. As an experienced professional, you will be pushed to reach even greater heights and be provided with unparalleled development opportunities, working on some of the most exciting and challenging infrastructure projects in the industry. We also have exciting opportunities for finance, construction technology, information technology, administrative professionals and more.

“The first thing that drew me to DeSilva Gates was their distinct and unquestionable leadership. I have known Rich Gates, Pete Davos, and Ramzi Nassoura for many years through various industry committees and associations.  I’ve always had a sense of their leadership strengths and their solid business principals, and somewhere in the back of my mind, I knew that I would be a good fit. The surprise to me was that Rich, Pete, and Ramzi were just three of many, and that the talent of leadership at DeSilva Gates extends well beyond.

What continues to impress me is the overall willingness to help or provide guidance at any and all levels. In observing and experiencing this support personally, it’s obvious why DeSilva Gates is so successful.”   

                                          Mike Llamas – Senior Project Manager 

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Skilled Crafts People

Are you a skilled operating engineer or construction laborer? Do you enjoy hard work and taking on challenges? Do you want steady work with quality co-workers and interesting, complex infrastructure projects in the Northern California region? At work, do you watch out for others around you, and do you want to know that they care about keeping you safe as well? Do you want to work for a company that respects your skills and rewards you for your efforts? Do you want a skilled craft position with the opportunity for advancement into a management position? Do you want to work for good supervisors who value your input? Do you want to work for a company that provides work dispatch information through an app on your cell phone? If you answered yes to all of these questions then we may have a job for you.


“We hire and employ career-minded people.  We want our employees to retire as members of our DeSilva Gates family.  Those with a willingness to learn and who have a positive and forward thinking attitude will always find their desired success at DeSilva Gates.”

Dean Salinas – Operations Manager


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Link to skilled craft job opportunities

College Graduates

Are you an emerging construction, business, information technology or administrative professional that wants to work for one of the premier infrastructure contractors in Northern California? Do you want to work in a culture that fosters growth and opportunity for young aspiring leaders, where your managers will train and mentor you for the next steps in your career? Do you want to work in an environment that believes in collaboration and communication, where you are an integral part of the team? Do you want to work on challenging and complex infrastructure projects? If you answered yes to all of these questions, then we may have a job for you.

 Link to DeSilva Gates College Recruiting

Link to College Graduate job opportunities

“I interviewed with several construction companies after I graduated from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. What sold me on DeSilva Gates Construction was the daylong ride around I did with two of their project managers. I was able to see a heavy grading project, a paving operation and a large highway project and go to lunch with them and get their perspective of working for the company.”

Will Pitman – Project Engineer


Our paid internship program will prepare you for leadership positions both on and off the jobsite. Our program will place you on a project(s) in Northern California in a position that will allow you to gain hands-on experience in project engineering and field management. You will obtain both field and office exposure on a variety of challenging and complex construction projects. We carefully match you with positions related to your academic status, career goals and commuting logistics, providing you with a broad range of construction experience that will help you determine the right career path after graduation.  Many of our most valued employees started with the company as interns.


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“In my internship with DeSilva Gates Construction I was assigned to the Oakland Airport Runway 12-30 Reconstruction Project.  I was put in charge of coordinating the badging of DeSilva Gates’ workers who would be working within the airport security area.  Along with this very important duty, I also prepared RFI’s, submittals and attended weekly coordination meetings.    I had a blast working with everyone on this project, gained valuable construction knowledge and had an unforgettable experience!  Thank you DeSilva Gates for the fantastic internship opportunity.”

Ariana Godinez – Fresno State Student and DeSilva Gates Intern