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Great River Energy Surveyor (Technician) in Elk River, Minnesota

Surveyor (Technician)

Application due date: April 21, 2024

Location: Elk River, MN

Please note: Approximately 80% of the work assignments will be performed in the field, with approximately 25-40% of those assignments requiring an overnight stay.

Applicants must be authorized to work in the U.S. without restriction. Visa sponsorship is not available.

We are the people we power. As Minnesota’s not-for-profit electric cooperative, our member-owners and their members impact every decision we make. Because their needs are our needs, and their dreams are our dreams.


Provide survey and technical support for GRE’s Transmission Division to meet the design requirements and ensure the objectives of the department are met.

Total Rewards:

A typical starting range for this position is $29.00 - $34.00 hourly +. We offer market competitive base pay and adjust our offer accordingly based upon the value of the candidate’s knowledge, skills and experience. In addition, our Total Rewards strategy focuses on recognizing individual performance and rewarding business results. Our robust Total Rewards package includes exceptional benefits and retirement, a focus on continuous engagement, recognition, personal and professional development, and an emphasis on work-life effectiveness.

Responsibilities: Job responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

· Provide surveying requirements for all transmission, substation and communication system needs to include, but not limited to:

o Create Transmission centerline surveys and substation topographies.

o Perform probing and staking of transmission line structures.

o Perform substation and switching site staking.

o Set up projects in the field.

o Set control for aerial survey work.

· Support the design of projects by using AutoCAD, the accepted GRE and NESC (National Electric Safety Code) standards and specifications for construction projects.

· Advise management of any safety concerns.

Qualifications: Knowledge typically acquired through a:

· Two-year technical degree (such as drafting, survey tech., or civil tech.), AND typically 0-3 years of survey or related experience.


· 2- 4 years of related experience.

· Required to maintain a valid driver’s license and a current medical card.

· Basic knowledge of geometry, trigonometry, and basic mathematics.

· Knowledge and skill in using computers and software related to job function.

· Ability to work in a team environment and follow work direction.

· Ability to draft utilizing AutoCAD software.

· Ability to learn and operate survey equipment.

· Ability to interpret/create property legal descriptions.

· Strong detail orientation.

· Strong written and verbal communication skills.

· Analytical problem-solving skills using geometry and trigonometry.

· Skill in managing own time to meet deadlines and quality requirements.

Apply: Qualified candidates please apply at (under the Careers tab) by April 21, 2024. GRE values diversity, equity and inclusion and we are an equal employment opportunity employer.

Position Surveyor (Technician)Location US:MN:Elk River | Engineering Technician/Drafting/Surveyors/GIS | Full-TimeReq ID null