Forestry Surveyor
GDS Associates, Inc. - Richmond, VA

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GDS Associates, Inc. has an exciting opportunity for a Forestry Surveyor in the Hi-Line Engineering department located in Central Virginia.

The Hi-Line Engineering (Hi-Line) department is a distribution and transmission design group at GDS Associates, Inc. that provides system design and planning services for electric utilities throughout the United States. Hi-Lines services include overhead line design and staking, underground distribution system design, system planning and analysis, transmission design, substation design, system modeling and load flow analysis, overcurrent protection and short circuit analysis, inspection and inventory, contract administration, work order inspections, right-of-way vegetation management, GIS/GPS mapping, specialized design services and general consulting services related to the design, construction, and operation of electric power systems.

The Forestry Surveyor assists in designing power lines for electric cooperatives and municipal clients. This includes includes selection of pole height/class, pole top assemblies, and guying assemblies. Staking Technicians will work directly with clients and will be responsible for maintaining project schedules. This position also requires the ability to use or at least have experience in the use of GPS equipment and computerized staking packages. Ensures engineering and construction standards are followed throughout the design, constructability of the design, and compliance with RUS and NESC specifications as necessary. Performs field inspections of construction projects to assure compliance and reports any discrepancies to supervisor. Responsible for preparing permits. Knowledge in property deeds, right-of-way easements and acquisition. Responsible for interfacing with landowners to obtain easements and/or permission for the construction of the electric facilities.

Experience and Skills:
  • Bachelors Degree in Forestry.
  • 2 years related experience.
  • Ability to travel to project site.
  • Travel requirements will vary from 50% to 100%.
  • Ability to carry a 20-pound pack several miles in rough terrain.
  • Ability to drive stakes to mark location of future poles and anchor placement.
  • Must be able to perform calculations and use Microsoft Excel.
GDS is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

Additional Information:

Job Level: Entry Level (less than 2 years)

Number of Openings: 1

Years of Experience: Any

Level of Education: BA/BS

Starting Date : ASAP

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