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Construction Representative – Iowa City, IA

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Shive-Hattery’s Iowa City office has an immediate opening for a Construction Representative with 3+ years of experience. 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 25+ pounds

Preferred Certifications

  • American Welding Society – Certified Welding Inspector
  • American Society for Nondestructive Testing – NDT Level II
  • Post-Tensioning Institute – Level 1 & 2 Unbonded PT Inspector
  • IDOT Certifications in Aggregate, HMA, PCC, and Soils
  • ACI Field Testing Technician Grade I
  • ACI Concrete Strength Testing Technician 


  • Conduct tests on construction materials on constructions sites
  • Conduct tests on construction materials in lab
  • Materials to be tested include: Aggregates, asphalt, concrete, CMU, fireproofing, soils, structural steel, and waterproofing.
  • Evaluating plans and specifications for construction projects to ensure conformance with regulation
  • Conducting field inspections to document and measure daily quantities of installed materials
  • Referring deviations and disagreements to engineers for clarification
  • Maintaining records of documentation and keep a detailed daily work log
  • Assisting engineers and contractors with inquiries
  • Preparing project specific reports, DOT forms, and/or daily observation reports
  • Communicating with project managers, clients, and contractors regarding project specifications and testing results

Why Shive-Hattery?

Our learning and teaching culture is founded on collaboration. You will learn from and teach other employees while working across disciplines. You will grow your skills and continue your professional growth at Shive-Hattery.

Shive-Hattery offers outstanding benefits, a sound compensation package. 

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 offers a flexible work environment and supports balancing personal and professional responsibilities. We are an equal opportunity employer. It is our policy to afford equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, mental or physical disability, veteran status or genetic information.