SUE Field Technician

Job Locations US-IL-Chicago
Job ID
Subsurface Utility Engineering (SUE)
Full Time


We are seeking a SUE Technician to join our SUE team.


This position requires the candidate to work in a variety of outside conditions and be physically able to operate and maneuver truck equipment and the various tools utilized for underground utility exploration, designation, and survey location. Candidate must be able to follow company procedures and policy when performing both SUE and survey duties. Day to day operations may require that most of the day be spent performing SUE activities while the remainder of the day be spent performing survey activates. The ability to focus on the task at hand is an important aspect of this position in order to maintain workflow. Position will require travel at times, primarily within the office Geographic Region Location.


At WGI, you will find talented, passionate associates providing exceptional service in collaborative, team-driven environments, all while having fun and enjoying the work they do. WGI prides its reputation as one of the nation's top consulting firms -- and our awards support our beliefs. We strive to stay ahead of the curve investing in the latest tools and technology. We are always looking for remarkable individuals to join our team and help expand our visionary approach. If you think you are an innovative team-player and want to shape your community, join our WGI team today!




  • Works alongside an experienced SUE Tech or SUE Crew Chief in the field performing both designating and test hole tasks
  • Safety and adhering to safety culture
  • Awareness of the outdoor environment
  • Interest in advanced technologies
  • Assists with flagging and marking of utilities
  • Begins training to designate basic utilities such as gas, conductive water, utility services, low complexity telecommunications
  • Assists on test hole tasks of all types
  • Drives the designating vehicle and vac truck when needed
  • Helps maintain vehicles & equipment along with securing equipment and guard against loss and theft
  • Records information for test holes
  • Dependable and Responsive
  • Immediate room for advancement and promotion
  • Assists in office as needed



  • Entry Level position - 1 – 2 years' experience with SUE, utility designating and/or test holes
  • High School Diploma or GED required
  • Valid Driver's license and clean MVR
  • Must be able to pass DOT physical with the ability to obtain a DOT Medical Card within 60 days
  • Ability to pass drug screen
  • Ability to lift 50 pounds
  • Physically able to operate pneumatic tools such as jack hammers and pogo tampers
  • Must enjoy working outdoors in all types of weather conditions
  • Able to walk for long periods of time over all types of terrain
  • Must be able to travel for up to 2 weeks at a time
  • Technically and mechanically inclined
  • Understands basic physics
  • Higher than average problem-solving abilities
  • Good visual-spatial abilities
  • Basic math skills
  • Good writing and reading comprehension skills
  • Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the U.S. on a full-time basis. We are unable to sponsor or take over sponsorship of employment visas

Training (in addition to standard employee training):


  • Understanding SUE, Understanding ASCE SUE Quality levels preferred
  • Designating basics – Principles of electromagnetic fields, use of pipe and cable locators, difference between conductive and inductive methods, best applications for different frequencies preferred
  • Understanding GPR – How GPR works and how soil types and pipe size and material affects results preferred
  • Understanding utility infrastructure – gas, water, electric, telecom, CTV, traffic control, sewer (sanitary and storm) preferred
  • Other region-specific credentials


  • Railroad Safety (i.e. CSX Railroad training)
  • OSHA 10 hour
  • DOT Driver's Qualification, or ability to obtain
  • First Aid/CPR Certification

If you have what it takes to join our growing organization and want to be part of a dedicated team, please submit your resume for review by our Talent Acquisition Team. WGI provides a competitive salary, excellent benefits, and an outstanding work environment. Equal Opportunity Employer/Veterans/Disabled.


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