Construction Observer

at Hanson Professional Services, Inc. in Springfield, Illinois, United States

Job Description

Position Profile

This position will be responsible for observation and documentation of airport paving, drainage, utility, lighting, structural and site development during construction. Projects could also include highways, local roads, bridges, and earthen structures.

A Day in the Life of a Construction Observer at Hanson

Here’s a snapshot of what you would do in this role:

+ Represent owner in monitoring construction activities for compliance with plans and specifications.

+ Perform or schedule/observeonsite construction materials testing.

+ Coordinate and communicate field construction activities with contractors, designers and/or owner’s representative(s).

What We’re Looking For

We feel the following qualifications would set you up for success in this role:


+ High School Diploma/equivalent

+ A minimum of 2 years of construction experience

+ Valid driver’s license

Preferred Qualifications

In addition to the minimum qualifications above the following will result in a more competitive candidate:

+ Experience working in an airport environment preferred; but experience with other infrastructure projects (roads, bridges, earth structures) would apply as well.

+ IDOT Construction Technician courses: Documentation of Contracts and Quantities, 3- Day Aggregate, PCC Level I and II, HMA Level I and II

+ Must have documentation by June 30th 2024

+ Department of Transportation project experience (IL preferred) and familiarity with the respective agency documentation and material testing certifications; and

+ Candidates must be able to work as a team member as well as independently, have the desire to learn new skills, be self-motivated, and possess good interpersonal communication skills.


Our focus on people means we offer a generous benefits program to help you create a solid foundation for health and security throughout your career, including:

Competitive compensation

Performance bonuses

401(k) with matching contribution

Employee Stock Ownership Plan

Comprehensive health & well-being plans

Financial wellness plans

Work-life balance programs

Want to know more? Visit our benefits page ( for all the details.


We understand that selecting a job is about more than the day-to-day tasks. It’s important to feel like you belong and safe to grow and progress along your career path. You’ll find that at Hanson. We have an inclusive, diverse workforce awaiting to connect with you and numerous opportunities to cultivate your career, including:

Monthly educational webinars

Leadership training

Lunch & learn development sessions

24/7 access to thousands of skill-building courses

Mentorship opportunities

Award-winning internship program

Employee recognition

And so much more!

As employers/governmental contractors, we comply with government regulations, including affirmative action responsibilities where they apply. To assist us in meeting our affirmative action goals, employees are encouraged to refer minorities, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities.



We do not accept unsolicited resumes from recruiters or agencies/staffing firms. Resumes are only accepted from recruiters and agency/staffing firms if a signed agreement is in place at the inception of the recruiting effort and authorized for a specified position.

? At Hanson, our people are what distinguishes us.

Hanson is a dynamic, employee-owned consulting firm providing a full range of engineering, scientific, and allied services throughout the United States. With innovative spirit and a drive to continuously improve, our people go the extra mile to give our clients the best possible results.

Those efforts have helped us maintain our status as one of the top firms in the engineering industry. We’re large enough to take on exciting, challenging projects; but small enough to know and inspire each other along the way.

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Job Posting: JC259361065

Posted On: May 15, 2024

Updated On: Jun 15, 2024

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