Utility Locator/Designator


Sacramento, CA
  • Full-time
  • McCarthy Building Companies, Inc. is America's premier, 100% employee-owned commercial construction company. With offices nationwide, we specialize in a wide range of project types that are as diverse and wide-ranging as the communities in which we build. Our innovative teams collaborate with clients and industry partners throughout the project life cycle, starting in the earliest stages of design, throughout construction and beyond project completion. McCarthy’s reputation for tackling the toughest building challenges starts with our focus on developing high-performing individuals and teams. We do this through our award-winning training programs, a best-in-class Total Rewards benefits program, and a focus on equipping diverse teams of employee owners through a connected and inclusive culture aligned with our values of: Genuine. We, Not I. All In. How do McCarthy partners define our culture? We Live Our Core Values. We do whatever it takes to deliver on our promises with honesty and integrity. We are Employee Owned. We are personally invested in building the things people need in our communities. We Feel Like a Family. We value genuine connections and help each other succeed in an inclusive environment. We are Builders. We respect the work we do and everyone who helps make it happen safely.


    Key Responsibilities

    Utility Designation

    • Accurately designate overhead and underground utilities according to ASCE 38-02 standards.
    • Complete detailed field Investigation.
    • Consult on schedule planning for field operations.
    • Day to day problem solving.
    • Review of record information prior to and during field investigation.
    • Work with drafting staff to ensure completeness of data transfer.
    • Assist Field Operations Manager on quality assurance reviews.
    • Proficient knowledge of geophysical locating technology.
    • Electro Magnetic (EM)
    • Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR)
    • Acoustic Pipe Locator (APL)
    • CCTV Sewer Camera
    • Coordinate with clients, utility stakeholders, property stakeholders, etc.
    • Lead operations in the field for McCarthy Mapping projects.
    • Coordinate w/ subcontracted vendors of traffic control, hydro-excavation, saw cutting, etc.
    • Assist with training of new Utility Designators.
    • Responsible for quality assurance of utilities designated in the field.

    Investigation Documentation

    • Record utilities & structures designated in the field utilizing electronic devices.
    • Complete accurate field reports at the time of investigation.
    • Ensure quality pictures are attached to the correct structures and reports.
    • Quality assurance of field notes & reports daily.

    Data Collection

    • Coordinate and/or oversee data collection.
    • Responsible for the completeness of utility data collected.


    • Ensure equipment is utilized the way that it is designed to be used and remain in service in accordance with manufacturer life expectancy.
    • Ensure equipment is properly stored, cleaned, maintained, and calibrated according to manufacturer maintenance & calibration schedules.
    • Ensure physical security of all equipment.
    • Maintain company vehicles according to manufacturer & fleet service maintenance schedules.
    • Operate company vehicle in compliance with DOT regulations.


    • Promote an “All In” value with a focus on safety.
    • Align with McCarthy Safety Policies and Procedures manual.
    • Follow project specific safety requirements.
    • Assist in developing site-specific safety plans.
    • Ensure all safety policies and procedures are followed by Mapping personnel and subcontractors.
    • Operate vehicles in accordance with McCarthy Vehicle Safety Guidelines.


    • Safety-First Mindset
    • Competitive pay
    • 7 paid holidays
    • Medical, paid time off, and retirement savings available


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