Otter Tail Power Company   Grand Forks, ND   Full-time     Engineering
Posted on June 5, 2024
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Position: Surveyor

Location: Any portion of Eastern ND, Northeastern SD and Western MN in the Otter Tail Power Company service territory, preference given to ND locations. (Hybrid remote and flex time eligible.)

Description: At Otter Tail Power, our employees help us to serve the communities we support by producing reliable, affordable, and environmentally responsible electricity. In this Civil Survey role, you will generate data and information that helps the team achieve project excellence as the company continues to grow and evolve.

Some examples of those activities will include: • Provide survey data for utility mapping/GIS purposes, volume surveys, hydroelectric dam monitoring, easement determination and boundary determination. • Preliminary and final design of fiber and power lines, overhead and underground, following guidelines of construction standards, engineering, and construction manuals. • Preparation of drawings for design, construction, easements, boundaries, volume calculations, highway and railroad crossing permits, or other documents as requested. • Generate, review and revise easements and legal descriptions from the land rights department prior to recording. • Preparation and completion of real property plats and certificate of surveys in accordance with state statutes.

Qualifications: We’re seeking candidates with a wide range of skills who enjoy providing exceptional customer service and love being out in the field while aligning with our values: Integrity, Safety, Community, Resourcefulness, Customer Service and People.

Some examples of what we’re looking for include: • Project management, organization, and a drive to solve problems is critical to success in this role. • Strong interpersonal and communication skills in order to facilitate collaboration between diverse teams. • Associate’s degree in surveying or two years of experience within surveying or equivalent combination of education and/or experience. • Knowledge of survey equipment, technical math including algebra, geometry, trigonometry and applied physics and the ability to read and interpret surveys, legal descriptions, cartography, engineering documents, construction plans, aerial or orthophotography preferred. • Valid driver’s license is required. • Applicants who are Licensed Land Surveyors in either MN, ND or SD are preferred. Selected candidates will be required to complete a pre-interview assessment.

Offering: We believe employment is a partnership and we expect excellence from our talented employees. To support our employees and help drive their career experience and goals. • Competitive wage & benefit package. o Employee stock ownership options o Retirement savings fund with employer match o Health insurance plan options • Training – our average employee has access to various training and development opportunities each year! This includes safety – one of our 5 values and key to our success – technical, compliance and developmental training. • Career development is critical to our long-term success. Otter Tail Power employees have opportunities to participate in various leadership development programs, gain access to an a la carte online leadership course catalog, receive mentorship from current leaders and more! • Access to mental health support from the experts at SupportLinc EAP.

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All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status