Chula Vista
United States


Ron Caraet serves as the District Division Chief of Construction at Caltrans District 11, which includes

San Diego and Imperial Counties. His responsibilities include oversight of 92 staff and engineers and management of most construction projects in the region.


Ron previously worked as the Project Manager/Construction Engineer on the Interstate 805/State Route 52 Corridor where he managed projects from the environmental phase through construction. During this time, Ron also led the effort to develop procurement documents for the District's first Design Build Project, Interstate 805 North, one of the first 10 Design Build pilot projects in the state. 


After promoting to Senior Transportation Engineer in 1999, Ron worked on several high-profile projects, including the State Route 125 Gap/Connector and Toll Road, State Route 52 Extension in Santee and on the State Route 905 extension through Otay Mesa.


His experience and ability to effectively communicate and collaborate with transportation partners and contractors have given Ron the leadership skills to continue delivering high quality transportation projects throughout the region.


Ron began his career Caltrans in 1989 following his graduation from San Diego State University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil Engineering.  He grew up in National City and graduated from Sweetwater High School. Ron and his family currently live in the Eastlake area of Chula Vista.