The District has six Field Engineers who perform multiple tasks in the field to ensure gas and water mains are correctly installed according to the design of our Engineers. They are responsible for locating our gas and water facilities, preliminary surveys, laying out, inspection and records for the construction of mains to ensure it meets District specifications and standards.
The Field Engineers utilize laptops in their vehicles to ensure safe and reliable record keeping. They use a Geographical Information System to locate mains, valves and hydrant locations, and computer aided drafting (CAD) to make “as-built” drawings and notes for record keeping.
Besides locating gas and water mains, they are responsible for special surveys required by other departments. Attending pre-construction meetings and excellent note keeping is a must. Communication is essential with all departments and contractors involved in the projects.
In 2014, Field Engineers handled nearly 1,000 locate requests on approximately 180 construction projects. They helped construct 24.5 miles of new gas main and 6.4 miles of new water mains. They also helped abandon 18.6 miles of existing gas mains and 7.9 miles of existing water mains.
In order to obtain a Field Engineer job, five years’ experience in Gas or Water Distribution, Construction, CAD Technician, or Utility Locator is required. You must also be Operator Qualified as a locator and in visual corrosion techniques.
To view our current list of job openings, visit mudomaha.com, under “Careers.”