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Subsurface Utility Engineering Senior Technician

Subsurface Utility Engineering Senior Technician


Location: Oklahoma City, OK, Tulsa, OK, Norman, OK or Allen, TX

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CEC is a privately-held engineering firm, serving both public entities and private developers. We offer extensive services, which allow us to be involved with projects from conception to design, to construction. Our focus is to eliminate aging infrastructure and drive community growth through innovative and collaborative engineering design. CEC is a Top Workplace that offers excellent benefits, professional development and growth opportunities for employees.


  • Under licensed professional engineer authority, manages SUE and utility designation projects and works autonomously with team to apply standard field and office techniques in carrying out a sequence of SUE and/or utility designation tasks per ASCE 38-02 standards for the collection and depiction of existing subsurface utility data.
  • Works with the SUE Department Manager to establish work assignments and plans for the team related to SUE and underground utility designation.
  • Completes One-Call and utility research for assigned projects.
  • Operates utility locating equipment, including pipe and cable locators and ground penetrating radar, to identify and mark existing underground utilities.
  • Prepares sketches and reports of utilities with features marked.
  • Coordinates with and assists the Professional Engineer, Survey Field Team Leader, and other team members with various tasks related to a variety of projects.
  • Provides technical support to other team members as trainer and mentor, including training how to properly and efficiently operate utility locating equipment.
  • Fosters and maintains client relationships.  Helps pursue repeat or follow-up work with current clients.  Collaborates with Practice and Department staff to respond to new business opportunities, including engaging in preparation of proposals, interviews and presentations.
  • Participates in and ensures QC/QA procedures are followed. Maintains accurate design standards and procedures in assigned work.
  • Participates in proactive team efforts to achieve departmental and company goals.
  • Complies with all safety policies, practices, and procedures.
  • Maintains assigned equipment and vehicle (if applicable).
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


  • Critical thinking
  • Problem solving/analysis
  • Accuracy and attention to detail
  • Thoroughness
  • Technical capacity
  • Communication proficiency
  • Project management


  • Associates or Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering, Geomatics, or Surveying from an ABET accredited program preferred but not required.
  • Minimum of five years of utility locating experience required.
  • Valid driver’s license and clean driving record.
  • Ability to pass background check and pre-employment drug/alcohol testing.  Safety-sensitive position subject to random drug testing.
  • Knowledge and proper use of all utility locating equipment, including pipe and cable locators and ground penetrating radar, to identify and mark existing underground utilities and the ability to use office software to create required utility deliverables.  Experience with MetroTech 810m RD 8100, Pro3 preferred.
  • Knowledge and use of vacuum excavation equipment and the ability to train others on its use.
  • English language skills:  ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively to clients or CEC employees.
  • Mathematical skills:  ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference, and fundamentals of plane and solid geometry and trigonometry. Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.
  • Reasoning skills: ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.
  • Proficient personal computer skills.  Proficiency with Microsoft Office, MicroStation, Trimble, AutoCAD Civil 3D and/or GEOPAK preferred.
  • Organizational skills:  ability to prioritize and organize tasks; ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously; ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously.


  • Moderate to heavy physical activity performing strenuous daily activities of a primarily productive/technical nature.
  • Ability to stand and walk up to ten hours per day, frequently over uneven surfaces.
  • Ability to traverse uneven terrain and climb over or crawl under obstacles; ability to occasionally bend, crouch or stoop.
  • Manual dexterity sufficient to reach/handle items, work with the fingers, and perceive attributes of objects and materials.
  • Intermittently, ability to sit up to eight hours per day.
  • Ability to manipulate computer mouse up to eight hours per day.
  • Ability to hear and talk, to communicate, and give verbal direction.
  • Ability to see clearly 20 inches or less and 20 feet or more; ability to identify and distinguish colors; ability to adjust focus.
  • Ability to lift and move up 50 pounds regularly.


  • Mostly outdoors exposed to changing weather conditions (rain, sun, snow, wind, etc.), dust, dirt, cuts, bites, or stings.
  • Requires use of protective and/or safety equipment.
  • Intermittently, well-lighted, heated and/or air-conditioned indoor office/production setting with adequate ventilation.


  • Monday through Friday normally; occasional weekend work may be required.
  • Flexible schedule with extended hours may be required.
  • Required to travel 75-100% to field project sites.

This position includes safety-sensitive job functions, and random screenings will be conducted in accordance with CEC’s Drug and Alcohol Testing Policy.

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