SUE Field Technician II

Gainesville, VA
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

  • Designating all types of utilities in rural and urban environments using geophysical equipment, project field documentation and survey, and vacuum excavation to expose utilities
  • Obtains and maintains all required safety certifications
  • Selects and applies standard issue surface geophysical equipment and non-standard accessories to accurately designate moderately complex public and private underground utility systems for 2D QL-B (2DB) & 3D QL-B (3DB) mapping projects
  • Acts as “lead” on 2-person designating teams
  • Collects data for and completes vault diagram forms for 2DB mapping projects
  • Employs VRS GPR survey equipment to collect horizontal data for 2DB mapping projects and QL-A test holes
  • Acts as “lead” on crews employing vacuum excavators and associated equipment to excavate and backfill test holes on existing utilities at average depths and, under average conditions
  • Employs automatic or digital levels and associated equipment to run level loops and collect QL-A data from utilities exposed in test hole excavations
  • Collects data for utility pole inventories and overhead utility mapping projects
  • Implementation of approved traffic control plans for work conducted outside of travel lanes
  • Coordinates with internal survey crews in the field
  • Ability to travel for extended periods of time

What You Bring to SAM

  • High School Diploma
  • Working knowledge of ASCE 38 guidelines and associated quality levels
  • Basic comprehension and interpretation of planimetric and design plans, profiles and cross sections, utility records, etc.
  • (1-2) years of SUE field experience required
  • Experience working as a “lead” on SUE QL-A & QL-B field crews preferred
  • Survey experience is a plus
  • Valid drivers license

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.