Associate Construction Observer, Kansas

at Kirkham Michael
Location Ellsworth
Date Posted May 13, 2021
Category Engineering
Job Type Full Time


Assistant Construction Observer
CHE, Cheney, KS,
Ellsworth, KS,
Garden City, KS,
US HAY, Hays, KS, US

Kirkham Michael Consulting Engineers is a growing company in need of an energetic and knowledgeable individual to fill our full-time Assistant Construction Observer position. This position may be located in either our Ellsworth or Cheney, Kansas Office.

Primary Function:

Observes highway construction work in progress to ensure conformance with plans and 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 supervision from senior-level Construction Services staff/engineer.


No experience required but construction related experience and possession of KDOT Inspection Training Certification are a plus. Starting pay will be commensurate with experience and qualifications.

• Basic math skills.

• Valid driver's license with acceptable driving record.

May require week long overnight travel during the work week for this position.

Kirkham Michael offers a competitive salary and benefits package, which includes medical, dental, vision, life, a flex spending plan, an employee stock ownership plan (ESOP), 401k plan and professional development opportunities (tuition reimbursement / professional memberships).

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.