Subsurface Utility Engineering (SUE) Technician

Location: Poughkeepsie, NY, United States
Job Description
The US Department of Transportation cites a long troublesome problem for highway designers in the US -the inability to obtain reliable underground utility information. The engineering practice of S.U.E. has evolved considerably over the past few decades. This combination of civil engineering, surveying and geophysics is a blooming field and we at the Chazen Companies use the latest in technology for this practice. Do you have the experience and the skills we need for our open S.U.E. position? Check out our current need:
We are seeking a motivated, dynamic Subsurface Utility Engineering Field Technician to provide utility locating services from our Poughkeepsie or Troy office location.
Reporting to the Director of Utility Designating, the technician will be responsible for providing utility designating using a variety of geophysical instruments and GPR.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Effectively operate radio-frequency electromagnetic pipe and cable locators and ground penetrating radar (GPR) systems for designating subsurface utilities and other subsurface objects
  • Support utility mapping crews and provide quality control for all work products
  • Perform and document field work for utility mapping, land survey, environmental remediation and geophysics projects
  • Prepare detailed field sketches & photo log
  • Use of Bluebeam, Adobe or Civil 3D to prepare deliverable
  • Provide exceptional customer service to internal and external clients

Education Requirement:  Associates or Bachelor’s Degree
Experience/Skills Required:
  • 2 - 4 years of applicable experience with a geophysical sciences firm, contract utility locating firm or major utility company using radio-frequency electromagnetic pipe and cable locators and ground penetrating radar (GPR).
  • Valid driver’s license with good driving record
  • Working experience with radio-frequency electromagnetic pipe and cable locators and ground penetrating radar (GPR) systems for designating subsurface utilities.
  • Self-motivated, self-starter capable of working independently and as part of a team
  • Solid interpersonal and communication skills (written and verbal)
  • Possess high ethical and core values
  • Clean/neat professional appearance
  • Physical capability to perform field work under strenuous environmental conditions with ability to lift up to 50 lbs.
  • Demonstrated competency with Microsoft Office software and AutoCAD Civil 3D a plus
  • Working experience with Land Surveying instrumentation such as survey grade GPS and/or robotic total station a plus
  • Ability to travel for work assignments, including occasional overnight assignments    
Melissa Galloway
ProEnlist, LLC
720-358-4638 Direct
720-507-2417 SMS 

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