SUE Field Technician III

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
  • Manage individual 2D QL-B (2DB) & 3D QL-B (3DB) mapping projects, typically comprised of not more that (2) independent crews/teams
  • Selects and applies non-standard surfacegeophysical equipment and accessories to accurately designate complex public and private underground utility systems for 2DB & 3DB mapping projects
  • Collects data for and completes vault diagram forms for 3DB mapping projects
  • Acts as “lead” on crews employing vacuum excavators and associated equipment to excavate and backfill test holes on existing utilities at deeper than average depths and/or under other than average conditions
  • Employs total station survey equipment to collect horizontal data for 2DB mapping projects and QL-A test holes
  • Employs RTK GPR survey equipment to collect horizontal and vertical data for 3DB mapping projects
  • Employs automatic or digital levels and associated equipment to collect vertical data from structures associated with gravity flow utility systems
  • Collects data for and completes Structures Data Reports for structures associated with gravity flow utility systems
  • Coordinates with clients, utility owners, property owners, etc. in the field
  • Coordinates with providers of traffic control, off duty officers, saw cutting and other 3rd party services in the field.
  • Advanced comprehension and interpretation of planimetric and design plans, profiles and cross sections, utility records, etc.

What You Bring to SAM

  • High School Diploma
  • Ability to travel for extended periods of time
  • Thorough understanding of ASCE 38 guidelines and associated quality levels
  • (4-5) years of SUE field experience preferred
  • Experience working as a “lead” on SUE QL-A & QL-B field crew required
  • Experience working as a project level field supervisor on SUE QL-A & QL-B projects preferred
  • Survey experience preferred
  • Military experience is a plus

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.