Utility Locator

ID 2024-7284
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Position Type
Regular Full-Time

Job Description


Step into Your New Role

Century Engineering, a Kleinfelder company, is currently looking for experienced Utility Locators to perform subsurface utility locates on highway, utility and private projects within the Delmarva region. The person filling this role will be required to report to the Dover, DE office at least once per month to attend mandatory virtual safety/staff meetings. Applicant must be responsible, highly motivated, and be a detailed oriented individual interested in joining our Traffic and Utility Engineering Division. OQ Certification must be obtained within one month of employment.



Under the direction of a Utility Locate Supervisor, the person filling this role will perform work that involves visual inspection of predefined construction areas as well as reading and interpretation of utility maps to determine the presence of underground utilities, while using special electronic equipment to detect and locate said utilities. The utilities may include (but not be limited to) gas, electric, cable TV, telecommunications, sanitary sewer, water lines, street lighting and other facilities within the predefined construction area.


  • Use iPad or other devices to receive, document and close out excavation notices
  • Read and interpret utility maps / prints to identify the type and size of underground utilities
  • Use assigned communication equipment to effectively communicate with excavators, utility reps, and company personnel, regarding underground facilities
  • Operate different electronic detection equipment, to locate and mark under-ground facilities within prescribed accuracy limits
  • Use ground penetrating radar or sonar to locate non-ferrous conduits and pipes
  • Provide accurate documentation and photos of all locates related to all locates completed
  • Receive and respond to excavation notices in accordance with established time requirements
  • Operate company vehicle in a safe manner, and maintain professional appearance
  • Regularly drive to project/client sites to complete tasks or attend meetings
  • Be able to perform junction well and/or manhole entry using assigned equipment and safety devices
  • Perform work in all weather conditions
  • Participate in our on-call rotation – which includes weekend and after-hour time commitments 



  • High School Diploma, or GED
  • Minimum of 1-year utility locate experience
  • Minimum of 1-year damage free
  • Ability to obtain Operator Qualification certification within one month of employment
  • Valid driver's license with demonstrated safe driving practices
  • Must successfully pass a pre-employment drug screen, background check and exemplary driving record (minimum points will be discussed)


Physical Abilities:

Regular use of hands and fingers to operate specialized equipment and tools; reaching overhead above the shoulders and horizontally; bending at the waist; standing and or walking for extended periods of time; hearing and speaking to exchange information; carrying 3-5 lb. electronic locating equipment for extended periods of time; lifting objects up to 50 pounds.


Move Forward with Kleinfelder

Kleinfelder has been connecting great people to the best work since 1961. We are engineers, scientists, and construction professionals providing solutions that improve our clients' transportation, water, energy, and other private infrastructure. As a responsive, cross-disciplinary team of bright, curious, and innovative problem-solvers, we are dedicated to doing the right thing, every day, on every project from over 85 offices in the US, Canada, and Australia. Connecting great people to the best work is our purpose - together, we deliver.


Progress with an Employer that Values You

Kleinfelder is an inclusive organization free from discrimination. We are a stronger organization when we are a diverse workforce and believe that through diversity, equity, and inclusion comes creativity, innovation, and unity. We are proud to offer the following:


Career Development: We are committed to investing in the professional development of our staff, offering each employee every opportunity to grow, develop, and take control of their career paths. We support these efforts through reimbursements for continuing education as well as many of the expenses associated with trainings and certifications, and opportunities for career development through our internal Mentoring Program.


Equal Opportunity: Kleinfelder is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Minorities/Women/Disabled/Veterans. (Compliant with the new VEVRAA and Section 503 rules)



Please note that Kleinfelder does not accept unsolicited resumes from recruiters or employment agencies. In the absence of a signed Recruitment Fee Agreement, Kleinfelder will not consider or agree to payment for any referral compensation or recruiter fee. In the event a recruiter or agency submits a resume or candidate without a previously signed agreement, Kleinfelder explicitly reserves the right to pursue and hire those candidate(s) without any financial obligation to the recruiter or agency. Any unsolicited resume, including those submitted to hiring managers, are deemed to be the property of Kleinfelder. 



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