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Construction Observer

Rock Island // Coralville


Veenstra and Kimm, Inc. has been deeply rooted in the upper Midwest since 1961. Our engineers, planners, and surveyors have been offering a full complement of services to our clients since the company’s inception. We pride ourselves on a high level of commitment to assist our clients in achieving their goals and making their homes a better and safer place. Our employees enjoy a flexible, relaxed work environment from which to work and grow. Access and exposure to a breadth of individuals and project types allow for both professional and personal growth.


We are currently seeking a full-time, on-site CONSTRUCTION OBSERVER in our ROCK ISLAND, ILLINOIS or CORALVILLE, IOWA office, covering southeast Iowa and Northeast Missouri. This position will be responsible for observing, testing, and documenting the construction of civil engineering projects including but not limited to roadway, flood protections, water mains, sanitary sewers, storm sewers, street pavement, water treatment facilities, and wastewater treatment facilities in accordance with project plans and specifications.

The ideal candidate would be an individual who is even-tempered, works well in a team environment, possesses a high level of self-motivation, and has strong communication skills when interacting with design professionals, the general public and contractors.


  • Read and interrupt plans and specifications
  • Prepare detailed diary notes documenting all aspects of testing and work completed each day
  •  Measure daily quantities installed
  •  Review shop drawing submittals
  •  Provide required information for the preparation of As-Constructed drawings
  •  Prepare project close-out documentation for audit purposes through a variety of funding agencies


  • Five (5) years of progressive experience with an associate degree in civil engineering technology is preferred but not mandatory.  Additional or related experience will be considered in lieu of an associate degree.
  •  A working knowledge of how to use Microsoft Word and EXCEL
  •  Must be able to remove and install manhole lids and intake grates weighing up to 115 pounds
  •  Valid Iowa driver’s license
  •  Familiarity with Iowa SUDAS Specifications is beneficial
  •  Iowa DOT course certifications are preferred but not mandatory

    Veenstra and Kimm, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer and values diversity in its workforce. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply. Employment selection and related decisions are made without regard to sex,race, age, disability, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other protected class.

    Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer

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