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Southern Company Civil Field Specialist/Technician – Survey and Mapping in United States

Civil Field Specialist/Technician – Survey and Mapping


Civil Field Specialist/Technician – Survey and Mapping

This position will be filled as an Exempt 3-5 (Specialist) or Non-Exempt 5-7 (Technician) depending on the qualifications of the successful candidate.


  • 100% Travel with overnight stays required for this position with no option for remote work

  • Work location: APC General Services Complex located in Calera, Alabama, or Logan Martin Geological Building, located in Vincent, Alabama


The Survey Specialist/Technician is directly responsible for performance of fieldwork and data processing/management in the Survey & Mapping Group of Civil Field Services. This is a field service position responding to survey and mapping requests for all Southern Company affiliates.


  • Collection of survey data in the field using a total station, level, or GPS equipment.

  • Construction verification oversight for assigned construction projects.

  • Troubleshooting equipment problems in the field.

  • Accurate recording and reporting of technical data as it pertains to specific survey project specifications.

  • May be responsible for supervising 1 to 3 employees immediately involved in an assigned project.

  • Experience with hydrographic survey, laser scanning and unmanned aerial surveys is a plus.


Education & Work Experience:

Qualifying education or proven experience in participating and/or directing in survey field crew, including:

  • Experience in operation and maintenance of survey equipment (including instrument, data collector, and personal computers)

  • Land and topographic surveys using GPS or conventional total station equipment

  • Construction layout surveys

  • Locating and running control to project area

  • Processing and downloading data. Providing data to analyst for mapping

  • Understanding of best practices related to differential leveling

  • Ability to effectively communicate schedules and expectations to internal customers, such as plant managers, project engineers and other team members

  • Training of less experienced crew personnel

  • Ability to obtain DOT certified driver's license and vessel operator license

  • Possession of the above licenses at the time of application is preferred but not required

  • Professional Land Surveyor (PLS) license in Georgia, Mississippi, and/or Alabama is preferred. PLS license is required to be considered for an exempt Specialist position.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Thorough knowledge of survey methods and standards

  • Thorough knowledge of all appropriate safety rules and environmental regulations

  • Be able to effectively communicate using Microsoft office products such as Outlook, Excel, Word

  • Maintain appropriate administrative records such as timesheets, expense accounts, daily reports, field worksheets, etc.

  • Ensure that fieldwork is performed in accordance with client guidelines and all standards, specifications, and codes.

  • Ability to work consistently with no direct supervision

Behavioral Attributes:

  • Demonstrate Southern Company values – safety first, unquestionable trust, superior performance, and total commitment

  • Strong work ethic and ability to work and problem solve with limited supervision

  • Safety focus and a strong personal safety record


  • Competitive Pay

  • Benefit package that includes:

  • Medical and dental coverage

  • Defined Pension/Cash Balance Benefit Plan

  • Performance-sharing plan

  • 401(k) plan with a generous company match

  • Tuition Reimbursement

    *Please submit an updated resume with your application*

Southern Company (NYSE: SO ) is America's premier energy company, with 46,000 megawatts of generating capacity and 1,500 billion cubic feet of combined natural gas consumption and throughput volume serving 9 million customers through its subsidiaries . The company provides clean, safe, reliable and affordable energy through electric operating companies in four states, natural gas distribution companies in seven states, a competitive generation company serving wholesale customers across America and a nationally recognized provider of customized energy solutions, as well as fiber optics and wireless communications . Southern Company brands are known for excellent customer service, high reliability and affordable prices that are below the national average. Through an industry-leading commitment to innovation, Southern Company and its subsidiaries are inventing America's energy future by developing the full portfolio of energy resources, including carbon-free nuclear, 21st century coal, natural gas, renewables and energy efficiency, and creating new products and services for the benefit of customers. Southern Company has been named by the U.S. Department of Defense and G.I. Jobs magazine as a top military employer, recognized among the Top 50 Companies for Diversity by DiversityInc, listed by Black Enterprise magazine as one of the 40 Best Companies for Diversity and designated a Top Employer for Hispanics by Hispanic Network. The company has earned a National Award of Nuclear Science and History from the National Atomic Museum Foundation for its leadership and commitment to nuclear development and is continually ranked among the top energy companies in Fortune's annual World's Most Admired Electric and Gas Utility rankings. Visit our website at .

Southern Company is an equal opportunity employer where an applicant's qualifications are considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other basis prohibited by law.


Job Field: Construction

Job Type: Standard

Primary Location: Alabama-Metro Birmingham/Eastern AL-Vincent

Operating Company: Southern Company Services

Other Locations: Alabama, Alabama-Metro Birmingham/Eastern AL-Calera, United States

Job Type: Standard

Travel (Up to...): Yes, 100 % of the Time

Work Location(s):

Logan Martin Dam - 299 Logan Martin Dam Road (299VINCENT)

299 Logan Martin Dam Road

Vincent, 35178

Req ID: SCS2010647