Utility Relocation Coordination Technician
Location: Oklahoma City, OK
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.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
- Under limited supervision, represents client, county, DOT, and municipality interests in all facets of utility coordination.
- Schedules, provides notification, and conducts field meetings and/or conversations with utility owners’ representatives that are within the project limits. Completes appropriate meeting documentation, such as Plan-in-Hand Reports and Field Meeting Reports.
- Reviews project plans, identifies utilities in conflict, determines if adequate right-of-way is shown to accommodate utility relocations and recommends adjustments as needed to project engineer.
- Researches county records to find recorded easements, draft easements, and legal descriptions for project plans to check accuracy and applicable limits or obtains affidavits for existing facilities as necessary to determine any eligible reimbursements.
- Produces right-of-way staking sheets and coordinates with survey crews.
- Reviews and prepares utility relocation proposals and cost estimates, relocation agreements, as-planned utility relocation plans, and other project documentation. Reviews and approves engineering or consultant fees and issues letters of concurrence.
- Determines and negotiates financial responsibilities of DOTs, municipalities, and counties and prepares required correspondence for reimbursement for applicable utility companies.
- Reviews relocation plans prepared by utility companies to confirm facilities will clear construction of the project. Reviews plans and estimates to evaluate compliance with guidelines, rules, and regulations. Completes redline mark-ups and corresponds as needed to secure final relocation plans, estimates, and agreements.
- Communicates with right of way agents, counties, and DOT to confirm legal right-of-entry. Reviews acquisition settlement agreements and conducts utility encroachment drives with local government officials.
- Compiles information from right-of-way settlement agreements and incorporates details, such as fencing, into the project plans.
- Provides counties with template letters for notifying landowners about utility work and applicable encroachment responsibility.
- Issues work orders to utility companies, coordinates, and inspects projects to confirm work is completed to plan. Provides status reports on progress to counties as needed.
- Collaborates with utility contractors and stakeholders to resolve issues and ensure relocation construction is on time and on-budget. This includes reviewing the project scope and ensuring the project right-of-way is staked, that plans are interpreted accurately in the field, and that contractors are aware of additional planned construction adjacent to their work.
- Reviews utility invoices for accuracy, works with utility companies to secure proper documentation or to resolve any invoice discrepancies, and provides letter of recommendation and claim paperwork to DOTs, municipalities, or counties for payment processing.
- May attend roadway or bridge project pre-construction meetings to discuss details of the project as it relates to utilities, landowners, and fencing items.
- Works with roadway contractors and inspectors to resolve unforeseen utility conflicts during construction and ensure successful completion of the project.
- 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.
- Performs other tasks as assigned.
- Problem solving/analysis
- Communication proficiency
- Technical capacity
- Thoroughness and attention to detail
- High school diploma or general education diploma (GED).
- Valid driver’s license and clean driving record.
- Ability to read plans and working knowledge of typical construction methods.
- Proficient personal computer skills including electronic mail, record keeping, routine database activity, word processing, spreadsheet, graphics, etc. Experience with AutoCAD Civil 3D and MicroStation with InRoads and/or OpenRoads preferred.
- English language skills: ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write business correspondence. Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to clients, landowners, and other employees of the organization.
- Mathematical skills: ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume. Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra, geometry, and trigonometry.
- 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.
- Organizational skills: ability to prioritize and organize tasks; ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously; ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously.
- Smart phone with data plan necessary for multi-factor authentication, mileage tracking, expense reimbursement, e-mail, and virtual communications.
- Light physical activity performing non-strenuous daily activities of a productive/technical nature.
- Ability to stand, walk and/or otherwise maneuver around a project site, including over uneven surfaces occasionally, for extended periods of time.
- Manual dexterity sufficient to reach/handle items, work with the fingers, and perceive attributes of objects and materials.
- Ability to sit up to eight hours per day.
- Ability to manipulate computer mouse up to eight hours per day.
- Ability to see clearly 20 inches or less and 20 feet or more; ability to identify and distinguish colors; ability to adjust focus.
- Well-lighted, heated and/or air-conditioned indoor office/production setting with adequate ventilation.
- Moderate noise.
- Occasional exposure to changing weather conditions, dust, dirt, cuts, bites, stings, and construction equipment (project site visits).
- Requires use of personal protective equipment.
- Fixed schedule of 40 hours per week between 7:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.
- Occasional overtime required.
- Eligible to submit application for telecommuting after 90 days.
This position includes safety-sensitive job functions, and random screenings will be conducted in accordance with CEC’s Drug and Alcohol Testing Policy.
CEC is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, or other legally protected status.