Locator Underground Facilities 1


Phoenix, AZ, US

Date:  Feb 9, 2024

Requisition ID: 16653


Join us in building a better future for Arizona!

SRP is one of the largest public power and water utilities in the U.S. providing electricity to approximately one million customers in the greater metropolitan Phoenix area. Since its founding in 1903, SRP has fostered a culture of stewardship and customer service consistently ranking as an industry leader in customer service according to J.D. Power and named one of Arizona's best employers by Forbes. SRP continues to adapt to its changing business environment by seeking innovative ways to reimagine utility service and the provision of critical resources essential to the life and economy of Arizona.


Why Work at SRP

SRP's success is rooted in our employees' happiness, health, and safety. That's why we offer a comprehensive benefits package to meet the needs of our employees and enhance their well-being. In addition to competitive pay and performance incentives, eligible employees can take advantage of the following benefits:

  • Pension Plan (at no cost to the employee)
  • 401(k) plan with employer matching
  • Available your first day: Medical, vision, dental, and life insurance
  • Over 200+ hours of PTO (includes vacation days, holidays, floating holidays, and sick leave)
  • Parental leave (up to 4 weeks) and adoption assistance
  • Wellness programs (including access to a recreation and fitness facility)
  • Short and long-term disability plans
  • Tuition assistance for both undergraduate and graduate programs
  • 10 Employee Resource Groups for career development, community service, and networking



Provides accurate location of underground electric, water, communications and gas facilities for internal and external, customers. Provides accurate documentation of locates in compliance with state laws.

What You'll Do

Protect SRP facilities by locating SRP underground electric, water communications, gas, and reclaimed water facilities in a safe/efficient manner as per SRP policies and insuring compliance with Arizona State laws.
Operate and maintain all assigned locating equipment.
Analyze and apply SRP electric, water, communication, and groundwater construction prints and schematics.
Operate assigned vehicle in a safe and lawful manner using SRP safety programs.
Provide and maintain effective communication with internal/external customers resolving minor disputes.
Investigate excavation damage to SRP facilities and provide detailed reports of findings.
Respond to emergency call-out and work overtime as required.
Provide accurate data entry and documentation of all locates.
Process locate requests using a laptop computer and wireless communications.

What It Takes To Succeed

  • Valid Arizona Driver's License
  • Must possess effective communication and customer service skills. Locators routinely interact with contractors and other outside agencies. Must maintain positive customer relations to protect SRP's interests and assets.
  • Ability to maintain extremely high level of accuracy in the performance of this job is critical. Performance levels are monitored.
  • Ability to read and interpret civil, electrical, water, communications, gas, and groundwater facilities diagrams, plans and profiles.
  • Knowledge of SRP coordinate system.
  • Knowledge of SRP section, township and range coordinate system.
  • Ability to maintain safe driving record.
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to identify problems and render a sound decision based on documented fact.
  • Ability to communicate clearly, both verbally and in writing.


  • At entry Level, 1 year related experience.
  • Promotion to Level 2 requires a minimum of one year experience at Level 1 as an SRP Locator or contract Locator for SRP for a minimum of one year; demonstrated capability to perform advanced and more difficult work as determined by the supervisor and completion of minimum 15 credit hours related to the assignment. Promotion to Senior Level requires a minimum of two years’ experience at Level 2; is fully competent in all aspects of locating and managing assignments and would be recognized as an expert in area of assignment and may have periodic or occasional lead responsibilities.
  • Experience in construction or locating underground facilities or experience working on SRP's Distribution System as a Tradeshelper, Groundman,  Operator, Truckdriver, Apprentice, Mapper/Drafter or construction experience.

Testing and Certifications

Must possess the appropriate valid Arizona driver’s license.


Hybrid Workplace

SRP currently offers a hybrid workplace, which allows employees whose jobs can be performed remotely, and who have sufficient technical capability, to telework up to three days per week. Although teleworking is available, all employees must live and work in Arizona. We are taking steps to protect the health and well-being of all team members, and by following a number of health and safety protocols, to reduce the risk of the coronavirus (COVID-19).


Drug/Alcohol Policy Statement

To promote the safety and well-being of our employees, customers, and the communities we serve, SRP is committed to maintaining a drug/alcohol free work environment. Although marijuana may now be legal in Arizona, except as otherwise specified under Arizona law, SRP considers it to be an illegal drug for the purpose of our drug/alcohol policy because marijuana remains illegal at the federal level. Any candidate found to be impaired during the hiring process or who has the presence of an illegal drug or unauthorized substance in their system during the pre-employment drug/alcohol test may be disqualified from further consideration in the hiring process.


Equal Opportunity Employer Statement

Salt River Project (SRP) recognizes diversity and inclusion as key drivers of innovation and growth, and seeks to attract a diverse employee base that reflects our community. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, military status or any other protected status under applicable federal, state or local law. Ultimately, SRP aspires to fully apply the power of diversity and inclusion to build a more equitable and sustainable future for our customers, employees and community.


Work Authorization

All candidates must be legally authorized to work in the United States.
Currently, SRP does not sponsor H1B visas.


Nearest Major Market: Phoenix