Senior Utility Coordinator

Austin, TX
Added: March 5, 2024
Who We Are

SAM is the nation’s largest combined geospatial solutions and inspection service provider in the industry. We use the industry’s most advanced software and hardware for collecting and analyzing complex spatial data across a wide range of markets and scientific disciplines. Our national reach, expertise, and applied technologies uniquely equip us to capture physical environments from coast to coast — delivering practical insights and high-quality spatial data with unrivaled speed and accuracy.

Your Impact at SAM

This position reports to the Utility Coordination Manager and works with Project Managers, Engineers, and Technicians to provide assistance, technical support, and coordination for utility adjustment efforts to resolve design conflicts with utilities impacted by projects associated with the Department of Transportation (DOT) and Renewable clients throughout the region. Works directly with the client’s assigned contact and/or Prime firm PMs. These projects include, utility coordination associated with maintenance, rehabilitation, improvements and reconstruction of ongoing projects for the DOT.

  • Attend project scoping meetings and provide input and recommendations relative to utilities
  • Provide Utility Coordination Manager with project details to assist with the development of scope and fee proposals
  • Provide oversight and guidance of Utility Coordinators, ensuring that client, owner and Company requirements are met
  • Conduct regular project status meetings with Utility Coordinators to ensure project milestones and deliverables are on track
  • Assist the Utility Coordination Manager in ensuring that Direct Labor (DL) goals for the Utility Coordination Team are met
  • Maintains existing clients and performs business development
  • Responsible for the coordination of the utility adjustment process for roadway and utility improvement projects
  • Determination of Utility Conflict and conflict resolution using Subsurface Utility Engineering data and design plans
  • Preparation and submission of Utility Agreement Assemblies
  • Receipt and review of utility relocation plans to ensure that such materials are constructible, do not pose conflicts with other utility relocations, accommodate the project and adhere to DOT requirements
  • Perform other tasks as assigned to help accomplish the Company’s strategic goals

What You Bring to SAM

  • 1-5 years’ experience in preparing agreements for relocating utilities in accordance to local, state and federal utility accommodation processes and practices
  • 1-5 years’ experience as a utility coordinator on state DOT projects or comparable experience working for utility companies
  • 1-5 years’ managing project budgets
  • Experience in proving Utility Coordination services for Design-Build projects
  • Must be able to demonstrate strong communication and negotiation skills
  • 1-5 years’ supervisory experience of multiple projects and personnel
  • BS/BA and/or equivalent experience
  • State DOT pre-certifications to function as a Utility Coordination task lead
  • Professional Engineer license a plus or ability to get it within 6 months

Our Perks

  • Company paid premiums for medical, dental, vision, LTD and life insurance (HSA and FSA plans available)
  • Generous paid time off (vacation, sick, holidays and parental leave) - Accrual starts immediately
  • 401(k) program offers 100% employer match up to 5%
  • Paid continuing education courses and tuition reimbursement
  • Employee Assistance Program - Your mental health is our priority
  • No glass ceiling! Truly a place to spread your wings (Ask about our Career Pathing!)
  • Trainings throughout the year - Specialized in-house trainings programs designed to assist you in advancing in your career
  • Office snacks, free food and fun-themed events for employees throughout the year
  • Passion for our Community - You have endless opportunities to volunteer alongside your peers with our Corporate Social Responsibility Program

Our Culture

Our entrepreneurial culture is a key factor in SAM being recognized as a Top Workplace for eleven consecutive years, and we make it our mission to ensure every one of our employees learns how to build and manage a business, not just be the subject matter expert on the team. At SAM, our employee’s development is instrumental to our success. Your learning will be supported by specialized in-house training programs and mentoring by the industry’s leading experts, who just happen to be on our staff! We make SAM a GREAT place to work, but it all starts with YOU!


SAM is an EOE/Affirmative Action Employer M/F/D/V. SAM also participates in the federal E-Verify Program.