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Senior Construction Observer, Yankton, SD

Kirkham Michael Yankton, SD

Senior Construction Observer, Yankton, SD

21 days agoRequisition ID: 1135


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 Senior Construction Observer position on transportation focused projects in the Mitchell, South Dakota Region.  Salary Range for this position is $24.00 to $30.00 Hourly.


Primary Function:


Oversees and manages construction administration phase.  Directs Construction Administration activities on projects, monitors project for construction document compliance.  Works with project manager to establish project procedures and implement them in the field.  Performs observation and materials testing of projects with little supervision. Receives and distributes test reports.  Prepares punch-list and close-out procedures and performs post-construction services and investigations as needed.


Will work independently with minimal supervision and may supervise less experienced Construction Observers.  



  • 2+ years of experience inspecting civil engineering projects including concrete, asphalt, bridge, storm, and sanitary sewer; experience on Federal aid projects a plus
  • SDDOT Technician Certifications in asphalt inspection, concrete inspection, and earthwork preferred, but not required
  • ACI Field Concrete certification preferred
  • Valid driver’s license with acceptable driving record is required
  • Travel is required for this position; use of a company vehicle will be provided.

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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Full-time Employee
Date Posted March 6, 2023
Date Closes April 20, 2023
Start Date March 6, 2023
Requisition 1135
Located In Yankton, SD
Job Type Full-time Employee
Shift Custom
SOC Category 47-2061.00 Construction Laborers
Zipcode 57078
Name Rose Hauge
Address 12700 West Dodge Road
City, State and Zip Omaha, NE 68154
Phone 402-255-3807

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