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NorthWestern Energy Land Surveyor (Butte, MT Preferred; will consider other major service locations within our Montana Service territory) in Butte, Montana

25.97-45.33 per hour | 28-Mar-2024 to Until Filled (MST) | Butte, MT, USA | Hourly | Transmission | Regular Full Time

Land Surveyor

Work Location : Butte, MT Preferred (will consider other major service locations within our Montana Service territory)

Pay range : $25.97 to $45.33 per hour

Employment Status: Regular Full-time

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About this position:

Surveyor is responsible for planning and executing land surveys to support the successful completion of design and construction projects primarily in the electric transmission line and substation departments.

We offer great benefits:

NorthWestern Energy is a fully regulated electric and natural gas utility serving Montana, South Dakota and Nebraska. We employ over 1,500 amazing people and serve 764,200 customers who are our neighbors in our communities. We are a top employer and offer competitive benefits, including:

  • 401K with company match up to 4% and non-elective contribution up to 7%

  • Healthcare and wellbeing programs, including dental and vision for you, your spouse and dependents, Health Savings Account (HSA), healthcare and dependent care flexible spending account (FSA)

  • Employee Assistance Programs (Offering up to six free counseling sessions, per person, per issue, per year for employees, spouses and dependents to include financial heath)

  • Life Insurance (Company pays basic employee policy; spouse, dependent insurance also available)

  • Tuition reimbursement

  • Competitive pay (Scheduled performance-based wage increases and annual incentive opportunities.)

  • Paid company endorsed volunteer opportunities

  • Paid parental leave

  • Paid bereavement leave

  • Paid training opportunities

  • Paid time off starting on your first day, plus 11 paid holidays

    Benefits may vary by position or as negotiated as part of a collective bargaining agreement.

    About this job:

  • Surveyor will be required to collect and interpret field survey data as well as stake structures to support electric transmission line construction as it relates to line location, substation construction, engineering, permitting, and reclamation activities

  • Responsible for the coordination, planning and performance of detailed surveys as required to support the needs of the company including: rights-of-way for electric transmission lines and distribution lines that cross State or Federal lands, river crossings, railroad crossings, as well as prepare documents for purchases of new land or additions of lands

  • Develop efficient and cost effective work processes and standards

  • Responsible for keeping up with current best survey practices

  • Make recommendations for updating and replacing survey instruments

  • May be required to record land corners in local Clerk and Recorders offices as needed

  • Majority of job time is spent in field environment, subject to all field and weather hazards

  • Must have ability to walk for long periods and perform moderately strenuous physical labor, which includes lifting and carrying up to 50 pounds for long distances on uneven terrain

  • Extensive travel required, 50% or greater

  • Implement innovative solutions to improve performance and efficiency of surveying activities

  • Responsible for bidding, selecting, and monitoring contract surveying

  • All NorthWestern Energy employees are required to adhere to company safety standards and the Code of Business Conduct & Ethics

  • Ensure all actions are consistent with NorthWestern Energy's values, mission, and strategic business objectives

    Am I right for this job? Here's the success profile:

  • Demonstrate and maintain a good safety record

  • Valid drivers license and satisfactory driving record

  • Must possess strong interpersonal communication skills

  • Applicants must have an Associate Degree in land surveying or an equivalent program

  • Applicants should have experience in surveying and Montana PLS or LSI licensure preferred or the ability to obtain

  • Requires knowledge of automated system functions and operations, GPS/GNSS applications, Trimble total stations, Trimble Business Center, OPUS, Montana State Plane coordinate system

  • Must be in excellent physical condition and have a safe work ethic

  • Drafting, engineering, right-of-way experience a plus

  • Must have good oral and written communication skills

  • Must be proficient in use of Microsoft Office programs

  • Must be able to quickly learn specialized computer applications

    Requisition #4323

    Posting Dates: March 28, 2024 through Open Until Filled

    Department/Division: Transmission/Engineering & Construction

    Employment Physical: Required

    Drug Test: Required

    Background Check: Required

    Relocation Benefit: Negotiable

    Telecommuting: Part-time Negotiable within NorthWestern Energy Service Territory

    We are an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information or any other protected class in accordance with applicable federal or state laws and statutes. In compliance with the ADA Amendments Act, should you have a disability that requires assistance and/or reasonable accommodation with the job application process, please contact the Human Resources department at 1-800-245-6977 or at .