Utility Services Technician I

Charlotte, NC
Added: February 27, 2024
NV5 (NASDAQ: NVEE) is a provider of engineering and consulting services to public and private sector clients, delivering solutions through six business verticals: Testing, Inspection & Consulting; Infrastructure; Utility Services; Environmental Health Sciences; Buildings & Program Management; and Geospatial Technology. With offices nationwide and abroad, NV5 helps clients plan, design, build, test, certify, and operate projects that improve the communities where we live and work.

As engineers, architects, construction/program managers, environmental professionals and beyond, we play a significant role in shaping our communities through the services we provide. We are looking for passionate, driven individuals to join our team focused on Delivering Solutions and Improving Lives .

Entry and mid-level positions working primarily outside as part of a small team or crew. Chance to learn underground utility location as it pertains to the design of new roads, buildings, and utility master plans. Learn the mitigation of risk associated with the damage to underground utilities during construction from faulty design due to incomplete existing condition information. This opportunity provides the chance to work on GIS grade maps for cities, counties, and private institutions. All tools and equipment are provided along with a company vehicle. Primarily travel around the southeast with opportunities to travel to other NV5 offices in California, Oregon, Texas, Colorado, and Florida. The NV5 Utility Services Department likes to promote from within and will train the proper applicant.


NV5 is seeking a full-time Utility Services Technician I for our Charlotte, NC office. This entry level position will assist the Utility Services Team on utility service locating projects. The most frequent and essential work activities include:

  • Assist technician II and technician III on locating projects.
  • Assist with maintenance and repair of vacuum excavation truck.
  • Collect utility data on excavation projects.
  • Provide support for utility services/survey staff as needed.

Work Environment and Physical Demands

The characteristics described below are representative of those encountered while performing the essential functions of this position. When properly requested and when feasible (without undue hardship to the organization), reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential job functions.

  • This position will be subject to outside environmental conditions.
  • Work will primarily be in the field involving long term standing and frequent walking as well as include common hazards at construction and project sites.
  • Must be able to carry, lift and push/pull up to 50 pounds frequently and up to 100 pounds occasionally.
  • Must be able to walk over rough and uneven terrain with sustained standing or walking.
  • Must have the ability to see, smell, hear, talk, climb, balance, stoop, kneel and twist, crouch, crawl, reach, grasp, sit, stand, and walk.
  • Weekend and overtime work and/or overnight work and travel may be required.
  • Additional physical duties may be required as necessary.
  • Overtime pay at time and half.
  • Per diem for overnight travel.


  • High School Diploma or GED
  • 0-1 years of utility designation experience
  • Must possess or be able to obtain a valid driver’s license prior to employment
  • Ability to travel (up to 60% of the time)
  • Basic computer skills – can learn and understand new software
  • Familiarity with iPad or tablet, a plus
  • NV5 offers a competitive compensation and benefits package including medical, dental, life insurance, PTO, 401(k) and professional development/advancement opportunities.

NV5 provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. NV5 complies with applicable state and local laws governing non-discrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including, but not limited to, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.