Subsurface Utility Locator

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Survey / Geospatial


We’re seeking a utility locator technician to join our team for subsurface utility mapping work using geophysical instruments to map and locate and document existing site utilities above and below the surface.

Ideal candidates would have experience with electromagnetic interference (EMI) and ground-penetrating radar (GPR) technology along with field survey data collection, and geophysics background.


  • 3-5 years of experience as a SUE Locator;
  • Read and understand survey plans and utility records;
  • Experience interpreting utility and highway design plans, maps, and as-built drawings;
  • Use electromagnetic locating equipment, GPR equipment to designate utility lines;
  • Familiarity with typical SUE marking techniques (sweep, direct connects, indirect connects, induction methods, etc.);
  • Use survey equipment and data collectors to locate existing structures and locate marked lines;
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills;
  • Perform and understand directions and follow company procedures and standards for all phase of field work to execute utility surveys with other field and survey staff;
  • Prepare field sketches and photo documentation of utilities, manholes, hand holes and other items;
  • Knowledge of local jurisdictional and industry requirements;
  • Willingness to work flexible hours and overtime as needed;
  • Physical ability to work outdoors on project sites that may extend several miles, carry equipment, and walk throughout the day;
  • Opening manholes;
  • Working in roads and around traffic;
  • Working in all weather conditions;
  • Occasional travel is required;
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

About Us

CEC offers big firm opportunities with a small firm culture. We understand the importance of professional growth and offer career advancement and leadership opportunities. You will work on diverse projects providing high quality services to our clients. Join our team where your contribution matters.


CEC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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