Assistant Construction Observer

Kirkham Michael   Salina, KS   Full-time     Construction / Physical Labor / Skilled Trades
Posted on November 10, 2022
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Ellsworth, Cheney, Hays, Salina & Garden City, KS

Kirkham Michael is a growing company in need of an energetic and knowledgeable individual to fill our full-time Assistant Construction Observer position.  This position will be located in either our Ellsworth, Cheney, Hays, Salina, or Garden City, Kansas offices.

Primary Function: 

Performs inspection services along haul routes for energy projects, including acting as a liaison between County and Developer. Maintains daily job log and is familiar with plans and specifications. Has some exposure to clients. No initial responsibility for the direction of others.  Performs several basic engineering and mathematical procedures, which require following instructions and guidelines, and providing accurate and complete records of that work.  Assist experienced staff performing inspection and testing on energy and transportation related construction projects. Receives supervision from senior-level Engineering staff.


  • High School Diploma or equivalent.
  • Basic math skills.
  • Valid driver’s license with acceptable driving record.
  • CIT certifications and/or construction inspection experience preferred but not required.

Monday to Friday overnight travel is required for this position. Lodging and per diem paid by the company. Work environment is primarily outdoors.

Pay starts at $18.00 per hour if no inspection experience or certifications.

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.