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Assistant/Associate Construction Observer, Iowa

Kirkham Michael locationUrbandale, IA
10 positions

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Kirkham Michael locationUrbandale, IA
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Urbandale, IA, United States


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 Assistant/Associate Construction Observer position in our Urbandale, Iowa Office. 

Primary Function: 

Observes 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.

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


  • 1-3 years of experience inspecting civil engineering projects including general bridge and construction inspection.
  • Experience with IDOT preferred.
  • IDOT (PCCI and HMA) certification, and ACI certification preferred.
  • Valid driver’s license with acceptable driving record

Kirkham Michael is a great place to work where you can achieve both your professional and personal goals.  Kirkham Michael offers a competitive salary and benefits package, which includes medical, dental, vision, life, and a flex spending account as well as an employee stock ownership plan (ESOP), 401 (K) plan and professional development plans (tuition reimbursement /professional memberships).  

At Kirkham Michael, employees are rewarded based on performance so you create your own destiny! 

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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