Construction Observer

Hakanson Anderson has been providing Engineering and Land Surveying services to municipalities and private enterprises for the past 45 years. Hakanson Anderson is a 100% Employee-Owned Company. We are seeking a seasonal (summer months) Construction Observer to observe the construction of engineering projects.

Typical Job Responsibilities
Interpret plans and specifications. Keeps accurate records of daily construction activities. Reviews cut sheets. Keeps accurate records of quantities. Inspects and maintains records of grading operations, placement and handling of aggregate base, bituminous base course, bituminous wear course, concrete curb and gutter, concrete paving, sanitary sewer, forcemain and appurtenances, lift stations, watermain, wells, water storage tanks, storm sewer, traffic control devices, pavement markings, traffic signs, drainage improvements, and other structures. Checks materials to ensure conformance to specifications and checks for SWPPP conformance.

A qualified candidate will possess:

  • 2-5 years or more of similar experience
  • The ability to keep accurate records of daily construction activities
  • Understanding of the standards of engineering practice
  • The ability to interpret construction plans and specifications
  • The ability to quickly identify non-conforming work
  • MnDOT Certifications for Grading and Base, Concrete Field (I & II), Bituminous (I & II), Erosion Control Inspector / Installer a plus
  • Understanding of the SWPPP standards and their application to construction projects a plus
  • Valid MN Driver’s License with an acceptable driving record
  • Ability to work in an outdoor environment in all types of weather and occasionally work long hours
  • Ability to effectively communicate with Engineers, Contractors and Community
  • Must have the ability to immediately work in the United States on a full-time basis

This position has an hourly rate of $30 to $38 plus time and a half after 40 hours per week – dependent upon experience.

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Hakanson Anderson is an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status or another protected characteristic.

Hakanson Anderson participates in E-Verify and is a drug-free workplace.