Carlson McCain is seeking a Civil/Environmental Engineering Technician to perform various activities supporting civil engineering and environmental engineering projects throughout our market area. The primary duties will include performing construction quality assurance (CQA) work in the field during the construction season and performing civil technology work in the office during the remainder of the year. The position may also involve sampling of various environmental media (soil, water, air), construction staking using GPS survey equipment, and corresponding with clients, contractors, vendors, etc., among other tasks. Much of the work will support projects related to engineered containment facilities such as landfills, surface impoundments, etc.

There are multiple positions available in our Plymouth, MN, and Bismarck, ND offices. During field projects, the job will require extensive time out of the office and may require out-of-town travel as dictated by the construction site location and schedule.


  • Provide full-time, on-site presence and oversight of construction activities.
  • Observe and document daily activities performed by contractors, and maintain communication with engineers, contractors, and owner.
  • Interpret construction documents and monitor construction activities to ensure compliance with project specifications.
  • Conduct GPS surveying and staking.
  • Perform CAD drafting and/or GIS mapping.
  • Conduct sampling of soils, groundwater, surface water, soil gas, landfill gas.

Qualification Requirements:

  • A high school diploma or equivalent is required.
  • A two-year civil technology degree, previous construction inspection, or related experience (e.g. materials testing, surveying, etc.) is preferred.
  • General knowledge and understanding of civil construction methods and materials, including the ability to read and interpret construction plans and specifications are preferred.
  • Ability to work independently under the supervision of professional engineering staff, and communicate effectively with clients, contractors, and coworkers (written and verbal).
  • Capable of working long days, non-traditional work weeks, and outdoor working conditions.
  • Ability to occasionally lift and move up to 50 pounds.
  • Valid driver’s license and acceptable driving record.

Carlson McCain, Inc. is a full-service consulting firm specializing in environmental, engineering, and land surveying services. We are an equal-opportunity employer with a commitment to diversity. To apply, please visit our website at

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