HBK Engineering is seeking a Field GIS Technician. This position is responsible for performing surveying duties, while work directly with Survey Field Leads, safety managers and project managers to meet the needs of HBK’s field services.

Since first opening our doors in 1998, HBK Engineering has quickly emerged as a leader in the utility infrastructure space through our experience on smart grid, modernization, resiliency, communications, fiber to the home (FTTH), and microgrid projects. Today, we’re a Quanta Services Company—a team of 43,000 dedicated individuals offering end-to-end solutions for the utility, energy, and construction industries. 

Team members at HBK Engineering are committed to designing the future we want to live in, and safety is at the center of everything we do. HBK Engineering offers a professional environment where you’ll work alongside some of the best talent in the industry. We offer excellent benefits, competitive salary, employee resource groups, and a community-focused environment where our staff members believe in giving back. At HBK Engineering, you’ll discover a culture where the values of diversity, equity, and inclusion are exemplified by all. Better outcomes are achieved when we bring our authentic selves to work daily. 

Our sights are set on the future, and we invite you to rise to the challenge. 

The responsibilities of the position include, but are not limited to: 

  • Conducts surveys to ascertain the locations of natural features and man-made structures on the surface and underground.
  • Adjusts and operates surveying instruments such as Total Station and GPS survey equipment.
  • Perform make ready engineering for aerial plant
  • Records survey measurements and descriptive data using notes, drawings, and sketches.
  • Searches for property corners and survey monuments.
  • Positions and holds vertical rods or targets that Total Station operators use for sighting to measure angles, distances, and elevations.
  • Lay out and recovers stakes, marks, and other monumentation.
  • Performs surveys of existing utility and/or street light poles utilizing total station, rangefinders, di-electric height sticks, target poles and/or GPS survey equipment
  • Perform manhole inspections.
  • Perform value-based engineering approach to determine best construction route and placement method.
  • Ability to take detailed field notes and photographs.
  • Works directly with survey crew lead to ensure proper and efficient use of survey equipment.
  • Communicate with landowners for access to private property as required.

Minimum Qualifications 

  • One (1) year of OSP construction, survey, or engineering experience in aerial or underground environment is required.
  • Ability to travel up to 100% of the time and work nights/weekends when required.
  • Working knowledge of NESC rules.
  • Perform topographic surveys, aerial utility surveys, and construction staking.
  • Operate a variety of survey equipment, including total stations and GPS.
  • Learn and understand HBK survey methods and standards.
  • Support and/or lead project teams in the execution of project engineering goals.
  • Work under the direction of a Field Lead to gain a deeper understanding of efficient surveying techniques and strategy.
  • High school diploma or GED certificate.
  • Formal survey training preferred, but not required.

Essential Skills

  • Ability to do outdoor standing and/or walking work every day
  • Self-motivated, proactive with good interpersonal communication skills.
  • Ability to effectively communicate
  • Valid driver’s license (CDL not required)

Valued but not required skills and experience

  • Experience with infrastructure, utility, and/or construction projects.
  • Knowledge of total station survey equipment and GPS survey equipment.
  • Basic proficiency in Microsoft Excel.
  • Knowledge of AutoCAD.
  • Construction experience.
  • Surveying experience.

Tools and equipment used

  • Robotic total station
  • Tripod
  • Motor vehicle
  • Mobile Phone
  • Camera
  • GPS rover
  • Measuring wheel
  • Metal detectors

Physical requirements

  • Physically capable of moving about on construction work sites, public streets, and parkway
  • Capable of lifting to 40lbs
  • Ability to walk and stand for extended periods of time.
  • Ability to sit, kneel, and squat on a daily basis – minimal frequency of kneeling and squatting
  • Hand-eye coordination necessary to operate surveying equipment and measurements

Work environment

  • Work safely outside in all weather conditions year-round.
  • Frequently work in excavations areas and roadways.
  • Occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, fumes or airborne particles, and vibration.
  • The noise level in the work environment is occasionally moderate to loud.
  • May be required to work nights or weekends.
  • May be required to travel.

Background Check and Drug Testing Information

Offers contingent upon satisfactory results from our standard background check and receipt of results of a satisfactory drug screening test from a location specified by HBK.