Vice President of Operations
Director of Engineering Services


Bachelor of Science - Civil Engineering, Magna Cum Laude, California State University, Fresno, California


Registered Civil Engineer - California


Qualified SWPPP Developer / Practitioner
Radiation Safety Officer
Nuclear Density/Moisture Gauge Operator
40-Hour HAZWOPER Training (29 CFR 1910.120)

Mr. Rhodes graduated Magna Cum Laude with his Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil Engineering from california-state-university-fresnoCalifornia State University, Fresno (CSUF) and quickly began his engineering career with an established California engineering firm in 2002. He quickly rose to upper management, managing the construction inspection & material testing department at his previous employer's Fresno office location. Mr. Rhodes joined the Salem Engineering Group, Inc. team in 2008 and managed the construction inspection & material testing department. He subsequently took a leadership role as the Department Manager for the Geotechnical Engineering Department in 2013.  Mr. Rhodes’ leadership and operational management skills quickly lead him to be promoted to the Vice President of Operations and Director of Engineering Services. Joshua is responsible for the day to day operations of the company, managing the various departments and personnel.

Mr. Rhodes provides direction and engineering oversight for the multi-faceted engineering departments of the company. Joshua has worked on various public works, private retail, commercial, industrial, educational, medical, institutional, and communications projects as the design engineer, project manager, responsible professional in charge, and/or client liaison.   Working with these various client groups has allowed him to develop relationships with agency personnel as well as a thorough understanding of what clients need and want from their engineering service providers. His multi-disciplined experience with high profile projects and challenging site conditions has instilled a broad knowledge of various areas of Civil Engineering making him an indispensable asset to Salem Engineering Group, Inc. and our clients. Mr. Rhodes takes pride in mentoring and guiding junior staff as well as field and office personnel for future careers in the Civil Engineering field.

lcoeaMr. Rhodes is active in numerous professional organizations, serving as a President of the Fresno Branch of the American Society of Civil Engineers from 2009 to 2010, the President of the Fresno State Lyles College of Engineering Alumni in 2016, and the President of the Central California Chapter of the American Public Works Association in 2017.