Construction Representative

Job ID 1948 Location Iowa City, IA Job Type Full-Time Apply Now

Shive-Hattery has an immediate opening for an Entry to Mid-Level Construction Representative to join our Iowa City, IA office. As one of our construction representatives you will perform hands-on, real-world work on various civil, and structural projects located throughout the area. You will conduct field inspections, and construction testing in both the field and laboratory on a variety of construction materials such as asphalt, concrete, and soils.  


  • Associates Degree from Technical School in Construction Technology or 2+ years of experience in lieu of degree.
  • Valid driver’s license with acceptable driving record.
  • Ability to lift 50+ pounds.

Preferred Certifications

  • IDOT Certifications in Aggregate, HMA, PCC, and Soils
  • ACI Field Testing Technician Grade I


  • Conduct tests on construction materials on constructions sites and testing laboratory.
  • Conduct tests on aggregates, asphalt, concrete, fireproofing materials, masonry, soils, and waterproofing materials.
  • Keep a detailed daily work log.
  • Prepare daily reports.
  • Communicate with project managers, clients, and contractors regarding project specifications and testing results. 

A large portion of the day is spent on project sites. The physical demands include climbing ladders and walking building and roof perimeters. Applicant may encounter exposure to electrical equipment, cold, heat, heights, skin irritants, lung irritants, loud noises and difficult or unusual site surfaces. Risk from these exposures is minimized by strict adherence to Company and OSHA safety standards, policies, practices, and procedures.

Shive-Hattery offers outstanding benefits, a sound compensation package and extensive professional development opportunities.

Benefits go beyond financial (possibility for paid overtime, profit sharing, matching 401K, ownership opportunities). You will live and work in a vibrant community where work-life balance is possible. You will work in a culture that values self-motivated people, appreciates problem solvers, and provides opportunities you seek. 

For certain clients, we are required to conduct drug and/or alcohol testing on employees who perform work at the client site or on the client project. Consequently, employees and/or applicants will be required to satisfactorily pass a drug and/or alcohol test prior to any such work assignment.

Shive-Hattery is an equal opportunity employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.

Future Consideration: Yes

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