Construction Observer (Resident Project Representative)

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Position Description

Specific programs vary by region, in accordance with the competitive environments of local areas. We are currently looking for individuals with experience in water/sewer collection, distribution and rehabilitation as well as aviation construction observation experience.

Resident Project Representatives serve as Construction Observers and are responsible for a variety of activities including, and not limited to, monitoring progress and standards of construction projects according to the designs and specifications, serving as liaison with contractors and owners, and performing inspections and tests in accordance with contract documents.

WK Dickson is hiring contract positions, hired on a per project basis, as well as full time.  Contract positions are not eligible for benefits.

Job Responsibilities

  • Review the progress schedule, schedule of shop drawing submittals and schedule of values prepared by Contractor and consult with project manager concerning acceptability.
  • Attend and/or run meetings, such as pre-construction conferences, progress meetings, job conferences and other project-related meetings, and prepare and circulate copies of minutes thereof.
  • Conduct on-site inspections in determining if work is in accordance with contract documents; report to project manager defective, faulty or unsatisfactory work; and accompany visiting inspectors representing public or other agencies with jurisdiction.
  • Report to project manager when clarifications and interpretations of the contract documents are needed; transmit to Contractor clarifications and interpretations as issued by project manager; and consider and evaluate Contractor’s suggestions for modifications to drawings or specifications.
  • Respond to project emergencies on behalf of the project manager at the direction of the project manager
  • Maintain all records at job site such as correspondence, drawings, samples, contract documents, change orders, progress reports as well as logs for Contractor’s hours, weather condition, job site visitors, and contract information for Contractors, Subcontractors and suppliers.
  • Provide reports on progress, tests, inspections and job site accidents.
  • Review applications for payment with Contractor for compliance with the established procedure for their submission and forward with recommendations to project manager.
  • During the course of the work, verify that certificates, maintenance and operation manuals and other data required to be assembled and furnished by Contractor are applicable to the items actually installed and in accordance with the contract documents, and have this material delivered to project manager for review and forwarding to Owner prior to final payment for the work.
  • Conduct final inspection in the company of project manager, Owner and Contractor and prepare a final list of items to be completed or corrected. Observe that all items on final list have been completed or corrected and make recommendations to project manager concerning acceptance.
  • Comply with all company safety policies and rules.


  • Experience in construction
  • Ability to work well independently and on a team.
  • Ability to communicate ideas and technical information to staff, supervisors and clients in a professional manner both verbally as well as with clear, concise written correspondence.
  • Dependable mode of transportation.
  • Travel as necessary to meet the needs of the position.
  • General software needed for role is BlueBeam, AutoCad (minor use), OpCenter and Microsoft products.
  • Candidates must have a minimum of 5 year’s experience with Civil engineering projects.
  • High school diploma or equivalent required
  • Two-year or four-year degree in survey, a construction-related field, civil engineering technology, civil engineering, or construction management/science preferred.


• Free medical and dental coverage with qualifying wellness credits
• Flex-time policy (half-day Fridays)
• Matching 401K program
• Life and disability insurance
• Paid Time Off /Paid Holidays
• Continuing education/tuition reimbursement
• Professional registration reimbursement
• Performance-based incentives/bonuses

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About WK Dickson

WK Dickson is a multi-disciplined consulting firm specializing in total community infrastructure solutions, including airport planning and design, environmental and water resources engineering, community planning and site development, and energy support services. Our team is committed to helping communities improve the lives of their citizens through sound, ecologically responsible design principles and funding support. Headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina, since its founding in 1929, WK Dickson has steadily grown to operate twelve regional offices throughout the Southeastern United States.


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Equal Opportunity

WK Dickson is an equal opportunity employer regardless of race, color, religion, creed, sex, national origin, disability, age, or veteran status. Employment decisions are made without consideration of these or any other factors that employers are prohibited by law from considering. WK Dickson also prohibits discrimination against individuals with disabilities and will reasonably accommodate applicants with a disability, upon request, and will also ensure reasonable accommodation for employees with a disability. Our E-Verify number is 110665 and was issued on April 1, 2008.