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Associate Construction Observer, Kansas

Kirkham Michael Ellsworth, KS

Kirkham Michael provides integrated engineering and construction services to a wide variety of public and private clients. We are a dynamic firm focused on our clients’ success and we fulfill project and program needs from initial concept through implementation with innovative, yet practical solutions.

 We are currently looking for an energetic and knowledgeable individual to fill our full-time Associate Construction Observer position in our Ellsworth, Cheney, Garden City, or Hays, Kansas Offices.

 Primary Function:

Observes highway construction work in progress to ensure conformance with specifications.  Examines workmanship of finished installations for conformity to standards.  Maintains daily report of construction inspection activities.  Prepares sketches of construction installations that deviate from plans and incorporates changes into master plans.  Inspects equipment operation and material on the job site.  Interprets specifications as related to materials and workmanship.  Assumes responsibility of administering portions of the contract, which includes preparing change orders and pay requests.  Completes materials testing including aggregate sieve analysis, properties of fresh concrete, and soil density.

Receives moderate supervision from senior-level Construction Services staff/engineer.  May be assigned to work independently on a project with some complex features.


  • 3-5 years of experience inspecting civil engineering projects including general bridge inspection and bridge construction inspection.
  • Inspections of KDOT projects and experience to become pre-qualified as a KDOT Routine Bridge Inspection Team Leader preferred
  • Valid driver’s license with acceptable driving record
  • Week-long overnight travel is frequent for this position.

For more information or to apply, please see our website at

Kirkham Michael is an equal opportunity employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability or protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by local, state, or federal laws, rules or regulations.

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Full-time Employee
Date Posted July 13, 2022
Date Closes August 27, 2022
Start Date Immediately
Requisition 1094
Located In Ellsworth, KS
Job Type Full-time Employee
Shift Custom
SOC Category 47-1011.00 First-Line Supervisors / Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers
Zipcode 67439
Name Rose Hauge
Address 12700 West Dodge Road
City, State and Zip Omaha, NE 68154
Phone 402-255-3807

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