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Associate Construction Observer, Kansas

Kirkham Michael Cheney, 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 Associate Construction Observer position in our Ellsworth, Cheney, Garden City, Hays, or Salina, 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.


Date Posted April 25, 2024
Date Closes June 9, 2024
Requisition 1137
Located In Cheney, KS
SOC Category 00-0000.00

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