Utility Coordination Project Manager



Job Description

Who We Are

SAM is the nation’s largest combined geospatial solutions and inspection service provider in the industry. We use the industry’s most advanced software and hardware for collecting and analyzing complex spatial data across a wide range of markets and scientific disciplines. Our national reach, expertise, and applied technologies uniquely equip us to capture physical environments from coast to coast — delivering practical insights and high-quality spatial data with unrivaled speed and accuracy.

Your Impact at SAM

The Staff Engineer will be involved with utility adjustment and relocations associated with various projects working directly with the Project Managers.  All work will be under the supervision of licensed Professional Engineers and Surveyors with opportunities for advancement. The Staff Engineer will have some understanding of the TxDOT Utility Accommodation Rules (UAR), TCEQ Rules and Regulations, knowledge of utility company construction policies and procedures, and experience working with Utility Owners, pipeline companies and municipal utilities.  This position entails both field and office assignments.

  • Under the review and direction of Senior Utility Coordinator or Project Manager, performs field investigations to identify existing utilities and determine scope of potential conflicts
  • Assist with the development of conceptual utility alignment plans, utility construction estimates, and activity schedules
  • Analyze roadway design plans and utility construction proposals to evaluate resolution of conflicts with existing and proposed utilities
  • Apply value engineering principles to proposed utility designs to explore and evaluate cost and time saving design alternatives for utility adjustments
  • Assist with scheduling and coordinating project meetings with utility owners, the client, the project team, and regulatory agencies
  • Review Contract documents, engineering plans, and technical specifications to ensure compliance with governmental regulations and conformance with project requirements
  • Perform Utility Inspection for aerial and underground utility installations, and determine whether construction work is being performed in substantial compliance with contract plans and specifications
  • Document utility construction progress, submitting daily inspection reports and updating schedules
  • Collect field measurements and update plans for production of as-builts
  • Verify accuracy of payment requests and invoicing for completed work
  • Perform records research for existing utility lines
  • Schedule and coordinate project meetings with utility owners, the client, the project team, and regulatory agencies as needed
  • Using CAD create utility layouts for UC and SUE deliverables as directed by the Project Manager
  • Perform other tasks as assigned to help accomplish the Company’s strategic goals

What You Bring to SAM

  • B.S. in Civil Engineering from ABET Accredited University or related field required
  • Good communication (oral and written) and organizational skills are essential
  • Proficiency with MS Office software is required and experience with MicroStation and Geopak, or AutoCAD programs is preferred. Experience with survey equipment a plus
  • E.I. or E.I.T. preferred or ability to obtain in 6 months, but professional registration is not required

Our Perks

  • Company paid premiums for medical, dental, vision, LTD and life insurance (HSA and FSA plans available)
  • Generous paid time off (vacation, sick, holidays and parental leave) – Accrual starts immediately
  • 401(k) program offers 100% employer match up to 5%
  • Paid continuing education courses and tuition reimbursement
  • Employee Assistance Program – Your mental health is our priority
  • No glass ceiling! Truly a place to spread your wings (Ask about our Career Pathing!)
  • Trainings throughout the year – Specialized in-house trainings programs designed to assist you in advancing in your career
  • Office snacks, free food and fun-themed events for employees throughout the year
  • Passion for our Community – You have endless opportunities to volunteer alongside your peers with our Corporate Social Responsibility Program


Our Culture

Our entrepreneurial culture is a key factor in SAM being recognized as a Top Workplace for eleven consecutive years, and we make it our mission to ensure every one of our employees learns how to build and manage a business, not just be the subject matter expert on the team. At SAM, our employee’s development is instrumental to our success. Your learning will be supported by specialized in-house training programs and mentoring by the industry’s leading experts, who just happen to be on our staff! We make SAM a GREAT place to work, but it all starts with YOU!



SAM is an EOE/Affirmative Action Employer M/F/D/V.  SAM also participates in the federal E-Verify Program.