SUE Technician IV – Lead Designator - San Antonio, Texas

Summary

Interested Candidates should email a resume, which includes work history, skills, and education to careers@rios-group.com

Job Summary

A SUE Technician IV, Lead Utility Designator will work as a lead field crew member, employing various types of geophysical equipment to identify and mark underground utilities, and document findings through field sketches. The SUE Technician IV, Lead Utility Designator will also provide daily field crew supervision as assigned. This position is an hourly, non-exempt from overtime position, and may require working more than 40 hours per week.

Additional Details

Essential Job Functions

  • Able to read and understand utility records and as-builts
  • Able to designate (MARK IN THE FIELD) various utilities (including electric, telephone, water, fiber, gas, sanitary sewer & storm drain) utilizing locating equipment and protocol
  • Able to produce high quality sketches of utilities and job site, using DesignCAD software
  • Able to work in Excel and Google Earth
  • Ability to coordinate with utility owner representatives in the field environment
  • Thorough understanding project budgets and scope, and ability to adhere to schedules
  • Thorough understanding of traffic control procedures
  • Thorough understanding of confined space safety protocol and procedures
  • Able to work throughout the state of Texas, staying overnight as needed at project locations, with the possibility of being out of town for up to two weeks at a time.
  • Able to drive a company vehicle utilizing your Class A Texas Driver’s License.
  • Able to maintain company issued vehicle, and track/keep up with all related purchases and services related to vehicle.
  • Able to communicate clearly with coworkers in the field, Project Managers, and Leadership via telephone, text and email.
  • Able to report to work on-time

Additional Job Duties

  • May on occasion or regular basis supervise SUE Tech I, II, and/or III associates in all daily crew activities
  • May use Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) equipment
  • Familiarity with Vacuum Excavation equipment and procedures.  Ability to layout test hole locations and lead vac truck crew

Qualifications

  • Minimum 5 years of experience as a Subsurface Utility Engineering technician or 5 years in the successful application of geophysical equipment in utility locating such as for a contract utility locating firm or a major utility company.
  • Must have a clean driving record, and a valid Texas driver's license
  • Must pass pre-employment drug & alcohol screenings, and random screenings thereafter
  • Must be authorized to work in the United States

Minimum Physical Requirements

  • Must be able to safely lift up to 75 pounds
  • Must be able to safely stand for up to 10 hours
  • Must be able to safely work outdoors, regardless of temperature (hot or cold)
  • Must be able to safely operate a motor vehicle

Benefits

  • Paid Vacation
  • Paid Personal Time
  • Safe Harbor 401k, with Company Match
  • Company Paid Medical Health Insurance for Employee
  • Company Paid Long Term Disability
  • Company Paid $20,000 Life Insurance
  • Company Paid Aflac Accident
  • Company Subsidized Dental Insurance
  • Company Subsidized Vision Insurance

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The Rios Group, Inc. is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will be considered without regard to age, race, color, sex, religion, nation origin, marital status, ancestry, citizenship, veteran status, sexual orientation or preference, or physical or mental disability.

Sr. Utility Coordinator - Round Rock, Texas

Summary

The Senior Utility Coordinator will coordinate all facets of utility issues relating to assigned roadway projects with government agencies, municipalities, project owners, utility owners, designers and construction teams to ensure all utilities are identified and proper accommodation plans are devised and communicated. This position reports to the Texas Utility Coordination Manager. This position is a salaried, exempt from overtime position, and may require working more than 40 hours per week.

Additional Details

Essential Job Functions

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.  Consistently communicating in a professional manner with clients, municipalities, agencies, and other company personnel in person, and via telephone and email.
  • Excellent organization skills. Documenting communication with utility owners. Maintaining files.
  • Organizing, scheduling, and leading coordination and status meetings with utility owners, TxDOT, and other interested parties. Preparing and distributing meeting minutes.
  • Assisting with budgets, planning and scheduling utility relocations.
  • Monitoring utility construction/adjustment progress and verifying acceptable completion of tasks.
  • Staying on task, and moving to next task with little oversight (self-starter)
  • Report to work on-time
  • Drive, utilizing a personal or company vehicle
  • Travel away from home office, for up to one week at a time. Anticipated travel is 20%

Preferred Experience

  • Reading TxDOT roadway plans and Subsurface Utility Engineering (SUE) plans.
  • Utilizing roadway plans and SUE plans to identify potential utility conflicts. Providing options for resolution of utility conflicts.
  • Preparing required TxDOT deliverables (e.g. Utility Conflict Matrix, Utility Contact list, Utility Layout)
  • Preparing utility agreements and reimbursement packages. Calculating Eligibility Ratio and Betterment Ratio.
  • Reviewing utility construction/adjustment plans to ensure compliance with federal and state laws and regulations. Understanding of TxDOT Utility Accommodation Rules (UAR) and TxDOT Utility Manual.

Qualifications

  • Education (Minimum) - HS diploma with 5 yrs utility coordination experience; Bachelor of Science or Some College preferred
  • Certifications – Pre-certified in TxDOT Work Category 18.3.1 – Utility Adjustment Coordination
  • Experience working as a liaison with utilities on roadway contracts.
  • Must have 5 years minimum experience working as a utility coordinator. Prefer experience as a Task Leader on major TxDOT roadway projects.
  • Must be efficient with reviewing roadway plans, have an understanding of various types of utility systems
  • Proficient at Microsoft Word & Excel
  • Demonstrated understanding of scheduling
  • CADD experience preferred, but not required
  • Favorable driving record
  • Possess a valid Texas driver’s license
  • Must pass pre-employment drug & alcohol screenings
  • Must be authorized to work in the United States

Minimum Physical Requirements

  • Must be able to safely lift up to 25 pounds
  • Must be able to sit for up to 10 hours
  • Must be able to safely operate a motor vehicle
  • Must be able to tolerate moderate stress during peak workload times

Benefits

  • Paid Vacation
  • Paid Personal Time
  • Safe Harbor 401k, with Company Match
  • 100% Company Paid Medical Health Insurance for Employee
  • 100% Company Paid Long Term Disability
  • 100% Company Paid $20,000 Life Insurance
  • 100% Company Paid Aflac Accident
  • Low Cost Dental Insurance
  • Low Cost Vision Insurance
  • Low Cost Voluntary Additional Life Insurance

Project Manager - Professional Engineer - Dallas, Texas

Summary

The Project Manager/Professional Engineer (PM/PE) manages all aspects of his/her assigned public and private civil SUE projects, including field work, deliverables and client communication, under the direction of the Sr. Project Manager/PE or the Area Manager, dependent on office location. The PM/PE has a thorough knowledge of the methods, practices, and procedures to provide Subsurface Utility Engineering (SUE) services. The PM/PE operates under a certain degree of autonomy using the staff and resources allocated to them to provide top quality service to the client while meeting profitability goals. The PM/PE position is a salaried, exempt from overtime position, and may require working more than 40 hours per week.

Additional Details

Essential Job Functions

  • Able to apply ASCE standard Civil Engineering practices to assigned SUE projects.
  • Able to perform project assignments within the scope of work and guidelines defined, within the time and schedule allocations provided. These assignments will include, but are not limited to:
    • Preparing client proposals and estimates
    • Coordinating permits as needed for project execution
    • Contacting local, state and federal agencies and client personnel to request and check data, reports, and other material, as needed
    • Reviewing and processing field data on assigned projects, recognizing discrepancies in results.
    • Preparing engineering documents using AutoCAD and/or Microstation software platforms, and assembling project deliverable packages
    • Reviewing invoices and preparing/reviewing progress reports to client
  • Able to QA/QC deliverables of peer PM’s
  • Able to communicate clearly with other company personnel, including other Project Managers, Field Staff, Administration, and Leadership via telephone, text and email.
  • Able to communicate clearly with client personnel and subconsultants via telephone, text and email
  • Able to represent the firm at client meetings in a professional manner
  • Able to report to work on-time

Additional Job Duties (If Applicable)

  • Actively participates in at least one professional organization.

Qualifications

  • Education (Minimum) - B.S. degree in Civil Engineering
  • Certification – A Professional Engineer (PE), Civil, in Texas is preferred; an E.I.T. with some previous post-graduation engineering work experience will be considered.
  • Previous Engineering experience in SUE highly preferred, Minimum of 2-3 years of experience in related Civil Engineering field required
  • Previous experience in Utility Coordination a plus, but not required
  • Mastery of MS Office products, i.e.:  MS Word, MS Excel, and MS Outlook
  • Proficient knowledge of AutoCAD and/or MicroStation is a plus
  • Proficient technical writing skills
  • Must pass pre-employment drug & alcohol screenings
  • Must be authorized to work in the United States

Minimum Physical Requirements

  • Sit for up to 8 hours
  • May be required to go out to job site, walking long distances
  • Able to tolerate stress during peak work hours

Benefits

  • Paid Vacation
  • Paid Personal Time
  • Safe Harbor 401k, with Company Match
  • 100% Company Paid Medical Health Insurance for Employee
  • 100% Company Paid Long Term Disability
  • 100% Company Paid $20,000 Life Insurance
  • 100% Company Paid Aflac Accident
  • Low Cost Dental Insurance
  • Low Cost Vision Insurance
  • Low Cost Voluntary Additional Life Insurance

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The Rios Group, Inc. is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will be considered without regard to age, race, color, sex, religion, nation origin, marital status, ancestry, citizenship, veteran status, sexual orientation or preference, or physical or mental disability.

SUE Technician I - Fort Worth, Round Rock & Houston, Texas

Summary

Interested Candidates should send a resume that includes work history, skills, and education to careers@rios-group.com

Job Summary

A SUE Technician I will work as a field crew member, performing vacuum excavation of underground utilities. This position reports to the area's field manger. This position is an hourly, non-exempt from overtime position and may require working more than 40 hours per week. This is a labor-intensive position requiring strenuous physical exertion.

Additional Details

Essential Job Functions

  • Safely operate vacuum excavation equipment, mounted to a large truck or trailer, to uncover underground utilities
  • Safely operate tools and equipment such as a jackhammer, pogo-tamper, concrete saw, compressor blower, vacuum hose, air lance and hand tools. This list is not all inclusive
  • Accurately and legibly complete required paperwork, including record keeping
  • Perform simple mathematics for purposes of record keeping
  • Set up maintenance of traffic as instructed
  • Take basic field measurements as instructed
  • Perform geophysical prospecting as instructed
  • Maintain vehicles, equipment, and worksites in a safe and clean condition
  • Travel throughout the state of Texas, working and staying overnight as needed at project locations, with the possibility of being out of town for up to two weeks at a time
  • Safely operate/drive a company vehicle, with or without a trailer hooked-up
  • Maintain company vehicles and track all related purchases and services related to vehicles
  • Communicate clearly and work cooperatively with coworkers in the field, Project Managers, and Leadership via telephone, text and email
  • Report to work on-time

Qualifications

  • Must have a clean driving record, and a valid Texas driver’s license
  • Must pass pre-employment drug & alcohol screenings, and random screenings thereafter
  • Must be authorized to work in the United States

Minimum Physical Requirements

  • Must be able to safely lift up to 75 pounds
  • Must be able to safely stand for up to 10 hours
  • Must be able to safely work outdoors, regardless of temperature (hot or cold)
  • Must be able to safely operate a motor vehicle

Benefits

  • Paid Vacation
  • Paid Personal Time
  • Safe Harbor 401k, with Company Match
  • Company Paid Medical Health Insurance for Employee
  • Company Paid Long Term Disability
  • Company Paid $20,000 Life Insurance
  • Company Paid Aflac Accident
  • Company Subsidized Dental Insurance
  • Company Subsidized Vision Insurance

_____________________________________________________________________________________

The Rios Group, Inc. is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will be considered without regard to age, race, color, sex, religion, nation origin, marital status, ancestry, citizenship, veteran status, sexual orientation or preference, or physical or mental disability.

SUE Project Manager - Round Rock, Texas

Summary

The Project Manager (PM) manages all aspects of his/her assigned public and private civil SUE projects, including field work, deliverables and client communication, under the direction of the Branch Manager. The PM has a thorough knowledge of the methods, practices, and procedures to provide Subsurface Utility Engineering (SUE) services. The PM operates under a certain degree of autonomy using the staff and resources allocated to them to provide top quality service to the client while meeting profitability goals. The PM position is a salaried, exempt from overtime position, and may require working more than 40 hours per week.

Additional Details

Essential Job Functions

  • Able to apply ASCE standard Civil Engineering practices to assigned SUE projects.
  • Able to perform project assignments within the scope of work and guidelines defined, within the time and schedule allocations provided. These assignments will include, but are not limited to:
    • Preparing client proposals and estimates
    • Coordinating permits as needed for project execution
    • Contacting local, state and federal agencies and client personnel to request and check data, reports, and other material, as needed
    • Reviewing and processing field data on assigned projects, recognizing discrepancies in results.
    • Preparing engineering documents using AutoCAD and/or Microstation software platforms, and assembling project deliverable packages
    • Reviewing invoices and preparing/reviewing progress reports to client
  • Able to communicate clearly with other company personnel, including other Project Managers, Field Staff, Administration, and Leadership via telephone, text, email, and face-to-face conversations.
  • Able to communicate clearly with client personnel and subconsultants via telephone, text, email, and face-to-face conversations
  • Able to represent the firm at client meetings in a professional manner
  • Able to report to work on-time

Additional Job Duties (If Applicable)

  • Actively participates in at least one professional organization.
  • Actively participates in Business Development efforts as requested by Leadership
  • Additional job duties as assigned by Branch Manager

Qualifications

  • Education (Minimum) – High School diploma; B.S. degree in Civil Engineering or related field preferred
  • Minimum of 1 year of experience with a Civil Engineering or related degree; 5 years of experience in SUE Project Management, without a Civil Engineering or related degree
  • Previous experience in Utility Coordination a plus, but not required
  • Mastery of MS Office products, i.e.:  MS Word, MS Excel, and MS Outlook
  • Proficient knowledge of AutoCAD and/or MicroStation is a plus
  • Proficient technical writing skills
  • Must pass pre-employment drug & alcohol screenings
  • Must be authorized to work in the United States

Minimum Physical Requirements

  • Sit for up to 8 hours
  • May be required to go out to job site, walking long distances
  • Able to tolerate stress during peak work hours

Benefits

  • Paid Vacation
  • Paid Personal Time
  • Safe Harbor 401k, with Company Match
  • 100% Company Paid Medical Health Insurance for Employee
  • 100% Company Paid Long Term Disability
  • 100% Company Paid $20,000 Life Insurance
  • 100% Company Paid Aflac Accident
  • Low Cost Dental Insurance
  • Low Cost Vision Insurance
  • Low Cost Voluntary Additional Life Insurance