Jacobs Subsurface Utilites Review Specialist in Atlanta, Georgia

Subsurface Utilites Review Specialist


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Under general supervision serves as assistant to the State Subsurface Utilities Engineer. Assists in administrative and management activities for all seven district utilities offices to ensure timely and accurate utility locations by contract consultants for all designated projects. Provides technical review of Overheads/Subsurface Utility Engineering (S.U.E.) investigation plans, utility relocation plans and specifications statewide, and recommends actions to minimize utility conflicts/delays. Reviews electronic (MicroStation Design files) deliverables to ensure conformance with current Department electronic guidelines and National Standards for S.U.E. investigation plans. Assists in managing and overseeing payment and other contractual issues for S.U.E. consultant contracts. Ensures quality of Utility Plans included in designated project contract documents by detailed plan review and participating in Department project meetings. Assists in educating Department personnel, Department contractors, and the Utility Industry, in GDOT's S.U.E. process and how to optimize its benefits.

  • Look at the plans to ensure the plans are according to ASCE manual, EDG/PPG, and our SUE checklist.

  • Make field visits to ensure the information is accurate or google earth search. If they have SUE experience they can use SUE equipment to verify some questionable information (This step is not required, especially if not local project)

  • Work with the SUE consultant with due date based on schedule and amount of revisions needed

  • Once all comments have been addressed the SUE consultant provides final deliverables and the SUE reviewer places the files in ProjectWise and sends out email informing all parties where information is located and next step to be performed (Our office may complete since outside reviewer)


  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in a related field OR Associate's degree in a related field from an accredited college or university AND a minimum of 1 year of related experience

  • Knowledge of Subsurface Utility Engineering field.

  • Demonstrate experience to read and interpret department highway plans and specifications.

  • Demonstrate competencies in the use of MicroStation software.

  • Demonstrate experience to apply sound engineering principles and department policies.

  • Demonstrate experience to identify and analyze problems, and to recall and adapt solutions previously created for similar problems.

  • Demonstrate ability to maintain a professional bearing; show respect and courtesy to others.

  • Demonstrate experience to work and communicate with clients and customers to provide information and respond to their needs.

  • Demonstrate ability to work independently and as a team member.

  • Demonstrate experience to explain ideas and provide instruction to groups and individuals.

  • Demonstrate experience to organize work and set priorities to meet project schedules.

  • Display a high level of initiative and high standards of ethical conduct.

  • Demonstrate experience with the use of computer applications.

Essential Functions: Intermittent sitting, walking, standing, bending, squatting, climbing, kneeling, twisting, and lifting. Lifting requirements limited to 20 lbs. in the form of supplies, drawings, etc. Longest distance carried of 50 feet. Hand manipulation is required for simple grasping, pushing and pulling, and fine manipulation. Right and/or left hands utilized. Occasional need to reach and/or work above the shoulder, for supplies, as well as below the shoulder for same. No foot controls necessary. Must be alert to equipment in the field, there will be occasional travel, will work near construction job site equipment when in the field, occasional need to work near hazardous equipment and machinery, occasional need to walk on uneven ground, exposure to dust, gas or fumes, exposure to noise, extremes in temperature or humidity, and potential work at heights.

Jacobs is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status or other characteristics protected by law. Jacobs is a background screening, drug-free workplace.

Primary Location United States-Georgia-Atlanta

Req ID: BIA0003NK