Civil Construction Inspector/Observer

HGM Associates Inc. has an immediate opportunity for a Civil Construction Inspector/Observer to join our rapidly growing Transportation Practice in our Omaha, Nebraska office. Our ideal candidate is someone with excellent interpersonal and communication skills who can work both independently and in a team environment. They must be familiar with a broad spectrum of construction materials, methods, and processes. Types of inspection will include concrete roadway, bridge, general civil, traffic control, and utility/underground construction. The position receives supervision and support from more senior field representatives and the primary Construction Manager.


  • Provide construction inspection services for major Transportation and Civil projects.
  • On-site observation while construction work is being completed by a contractor.
  • Documentation of the project progress and materials incorporated in the project.
  • Material testing (concrete in particular), or coordination of material testing service providers.
  • Qualifications:
  • High school diploma or equivalent required; Two-year tech school degree or four-year college degree preferred
  • 1+ years of experience inspecting civil engineering projects including concrete, asphalt, bridge, storm, and sanitary sewer; experience on Federal aid projects a plus
  • Ability to read construction drawings and specifications and a proven job history of determining conformance of constructed work with contract requirements
  • Strong written communication and documentation skills
  • Valid driver’s license with an acceptable driving record
  • ACI Field Concrete Certification preferred
  • Nebraska DOT Technician Certifications in asphalt inspection, concrete inspection, earthwork, and Site Manager experience preferred
  • Relevant industry certifications preferred
  • Ability to interpret construction schedules preferred
  • Local candidates preferred


  • Zero premium option for health insurance
  • Flexible work schedule
  • Paid time off
  • Relocation assistance
  • Signing bonus
  • 401(k) plan
  • 401(k) matching
  • Dental insurance
  • Vision insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Disability insurance
  • Health savings account
  • Flexible spending account
  • Employee assistance program
  • Professional development opportunities/assistance
  • Referral program
  • Tuition reimbursement

Salary: $25.00 – $35.00 per hour with a generous bonus program


  • Full-time
  • Monday to Friday
  • 10-hour shift
  • Overtime
  • Weekend availability

Education: High school diploma or equivalent

Experience: 1+ years of highway or transportation construction inspection


  • Driver’s license
  • ACI Field Concrete Certification preferred
  • Nebraska DOT Technician Certifications in asphalt inspection, concrete inspection, earthwork, and Site Manager experience preferred

Work Location: Omaha, NE

HGM Associates Inc. is a full-service engineering and architectural consulting firm driven to provide innovative solutions for our clients. As a smaller firm, we value your family’s needs and have operated with that in mind for over 60 years. Within our two offices (Omaha, NE, and Council Bluffs, IA), HGM offers competitive salaries and benefits including sick and vacation time, flex time, optional 4-day work weeks, hybrid opportunities, zero premium option for health and life insurance, disability insurance, an employer contributed 401k, paid professional licensure fees

Why HGM? Obviously, there are a lot of engineering and architecture firms in our local area. So why choose us? As a small business, we understand that one of the most valuable ways we impact our employees is through the professional development opportunities we offer. Our collaborative team structure allows you to learn firsthand from the experience of senior leadership and the fresh perspective of your newest coworkers. With a lot less red tape, our management makes decisions with the team in mind and not always the bottom line. If you’re looking for a company where your contributions will get noticed sooner rather than later, HGM is the place where you can showcase your abilities directly to leadership. Recognition for a job well done is commonplace, not rare. Our culture fosters camaraderie as it advances our company’s mission and vision. Every one of us knows we are an integral part of HGM’s overall success. We honor each individual’s unique work/life balance preferences by encouraging alternative work arrangements such as flexible hours, hybrid, and remote schedules. HGM is a company that allows a more personal work environment, more flexibility, and a real opportunity to make a real difference.

HGM is an EEO employer and encourages qualified female and minority candidates to apply.

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