APPLICATION DEADLINE: January 28, 2018 For over 125 years, Portland General Electric has proudly served Oregon. Our dedication to helping customers is matched by our commitment to providing PGE employees with a diverse array of rewarding career opportunities. Diversity and community are at the heart of what we do for our customers and for each other. We are committed to a team that looks like the Oregon community that we know and love. PGE team members are creative problem solvers who love to apply themselves to challenges, big and small. We are looking for team members who will grow their skills, their career and their future with us. Survey Technician (R17-642) 2 positions (Salem or Portland office)In this role, you’ll be responsible for participating in the day to day activities of a Power Supply Engineering Services survey crew. You’ll be working under the general supervision of the survey Crew Chief, participating on a team that completes complex surveys requiring a high degree of precision. You’ll be responsible for the quality of measurements taken, using a level, total station instrument, GPS systems, and data collector; taking field notes, performing survey computations, preparing and transferring survey data to desktop computers, processes electronic survey data into graphic elements utilizing current computer aided design (CAD) programs.
You will support our journey by:
Conducting Survey Operations, including:
Operating survey equipment including, but not limited to: Global Positioning System (G.P.S.), robotic total station, total station, electronic and self-leveling level. Accurately measuring distances and angles for routine surveys with electronic equipment using standard industry techniques and procedures Operating precise electronic total station for control and dam deformation surveys. Accurately measuring distances and angles for complex surveys which meet criteria established for the highest degree of precision (i.e., conduct FERC-mandated control surveys for PGE hydroelectric dams in which repeated reliability of measurements is essential and the need for accuracy is extremely important) Survey Data Processing, including: Preparing and transferring to office based personnel graphical representations of completed work primarily in draft versions Transferring raw electronic field data to desk top and laptop computers for processing Calculating and coalescing positional relationships from diverse sources: electronic files, field survey notes, record surveys and maps, deed descriptions Writing draft version of easement descriptions to be approved by registered surveyors Preparing maps, sketches and surveys using AutoCAD, Civil 3D, and other types of software Performing computations and prepare accurate electronic drawings dealing with "as built" conditions, analyze legal descriptions and accompanying drawings, areas, volumes, positions, and elevations of land masses, structures, equipment, or piping systems Calculating, checking, reducing, and compiling survey data and producing CAD drawings detailing surface and submerged features of the earth and man-made structures Solving survey computational problems of adjustment, line and curve intersection inverse, spiral curves, grades and slope, resection, volume, area, and coordinate rotation and transformation Determining positional relationships from diverse data, integrate information, produce primarily draft drawings Conducting surveys where the degree of accuracy and reliability of data are essential Recognizing, analyzing, and resolving discrepancies in survey data that are inconsistent Interpreting field notes accurately Researching, analyzing, managing records, or working on special projects Coordinating Surveys, including: Coordinating and interfacing with civil, plant, distribution and transmission engineers, service design project managers, technicians, property agents, drafters, records clerks, and others. Sharing information resources as needed with public agencies (federal, state, county, city); surveyors and engineers of other companies
You will bring the following skills to our team: Typically a two-year degree in surveying/engineering technology, and 2 years survey field/office experience in the surveying industry, or four years surveying industry experience Autodesk Civil 3D, and Trimble Business Center experience Thorough knowledge of contemporary field and office land survey practices including the following types of surveys: property, topographic, control, engineering, industrial, and construction Thorough knowledge of plane survey mathematics; understanding of theory of measurement error and knowledge of principles and techniques of error adjustments, survey history, and familiarity with basic property law Thorough knowledge of geodetic survey mathematics; understanding of geodetic datums, familiarity with a variety of map projections and state plane coordinates Thorough knowledge of and ability to operate field equipment including: Global Positioning System (G.P.S.), robotic total station, total station, transit, electronic level, self-leveling level Working knowledge of real property boundary descriptions - metes and bounds, subdivision plats, federal government surveys, strip and stationing, proportional conveyances and centerline Knowledge of State and local survey laws Proficient in use of Window Operating System and applications Excel and Word Effective communication and human relations skills Ability to work alone on routine surveys with robotic survey equipment Ability to read engineering plans Ability to read and layout legal descriptions of real property. Ability to graphically present survey results in a variety of electronic formats, primarily Autodesk Civil 3D, and Trimble Business Center. Ability to interpret metes and bounds legal descriptions of real property. Physical ability to carry equipment weighing 20 to 30 lb to remote locations Ability to meet deadlines in fast-paced rapidly changing environment Ability to follow processes and procedures A valid driver’s license and a history of safe driving practices. Occasional overnight travel to PGE locations is expected.
Join us today and power your potential! PGE is committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace and is an equal opportunity employer. PGE will not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment based on race, color, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, religion, disability, protected veteran status, or other characteristics protected by law. To be considered for this position, please complete the following employment application by the deadline: https://PGN.igreentree.com/CSS_External/CSSPage_Referred.ASP?Req=R17-642. If you have any questions, please feel free to call us at 503-464-7250. PGE believes in rewarding strong performance. We provide a total compensation package that is designed to reward your contributions to the company, and, at the same time, support your well-being and professional development, both now and into the future. Assisting with storms or other Company emergencies is a part of all positions at Portland General Electric. Talent Acquisition Contact: Jane DeSimone 503-464-7250 Staffing@pgn.com Connect with us on Twitter (twitter.com/PortlandGeneral), Facebook (facebook.com/portlandgeneralelectric) and LinkedIn (linkedin.com/company/portland-general-electric)
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About this company
For more than 125 years, we’ve been powering the pioneering spirit of our region — keeping energy safe, reliable and responsibly generated. We are deeply committed to the success of the communities we serve and strive to bring innovative solutions to our customers and a bright energy future for Oregon.
Location/Region: Portland, OR (US)