Field Manager Trainee

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Subsurface Utility Engineering (SUE)




Founded in 1994, SAM, LLC has become one of the largest geospatial services companies in North America and is an undisputed leader in providing geospatial solutions to a wide variety of industries. SAM is a technology leader that offers professional land surveying services, digital aerial mapping, terrestrial, mobile, and airborne LiDAR, hydrographic surveying, subsurface utility engineering (SUE), utility coordination, geographic information systems (GIS), and construction phase services. As part of the SAM Family of Companies, SAM's partner companies include SAM-Construction Services, LLC (SAM-CS) and SO-DEEP | SAM NC, Inc. SAM is a Top Workplace that offers excellent benefits, professional development, and growth opportunities for employees across a wide range of positions.


Field Manager Trainee

We are looking for driven individuals who enjoy the outdoors and have a technical aptitude to join our growing team. This entry-level, field position provides individuals the ability to simultaneously “fast track” through training in technical and supervisory skills required to manage utility mapping projects. Trainees are expected to complete our formal FMT Training Program within two (2) years from date of hire.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Learn the areas of SUE (designating, locating and surveying)
  • Supervise SUE projects from start to finish
  • Interface with field crews, So-Deep management, utility owners and clients
  • Successful completion of the Field Managers Training Program or completion of each certification in the skills inventory
  • Other tasks as assigned

Required Experience - Education and Skills

  • Relevant technical education or experience
  • Demonstrated leadership qualities or supervisory experience
  • Possess a valid local driver’s license
  • Pass a pre-hire DMV background check and drug screen
  • Submit to random drug testing and pass a DOT medical examination
  • Obtain a CDL learner’s permit within (6) months of hiring
  • Work outdoors in all climates
  • Walk over irregular terrain with light equipment for extended periods
  • Perform intermittent heavy physical labor for extended periods
  • Frequent out-of-town travel for up to (2) continuous weeks

A strong mission, vision and values culture is what drives SAM Family of Companies’ success.  Our Core Values:  Integrity & Ethics, People, Excellence in Service, Safety and Community defines who we are.  We are looking for talented people who embody these values to join our organization. 


We offer a best in class benefits package that includes company paid premiums for medical, vision, dental and life insurance.  SAM provides a VERY generous 401 (k) plan, 401 (k) profit sharing AND performance-based bonuses. Come join our team of professionals that are leading the way for the surveying industry! 


SAM is an EOE/Affirmative Action Employer M/F/D/V. If you are interested in applying for employment with SAM and need special assistance to apply for a posted position, please contact (512) 685-3556 to leave a message or send an e-mail to


SAM, LLC is not seeking nor intends to consider neither unsolicited resumes nor other information on job candidates from third parties, such as recruiters, placement agencies, etc. If, despite this notification, a third party decides to submit a candidate's resume or other information to SAM and SAM chooses to hire such a candidate, SAM has no obligation and expressly disclaims any liability to provide any remuneration or compensation for the hiring of such candidate.


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