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SUE MANAGER- Charleston, SC

Why Join our Team?

  • Career path options in a rapidly growing, dynamic company
  • Exposure to a wide range of market sectors, clients and technologies
  • Stimulating work environment with a highly experienced and skilled team
  • We have fun while working hard!

GEL Solutions (GEL) is a niche professional services firm providing Surveying, Subsurface Utility Engineering (SUE), and Geophysical services to clients throughout the United States.  We are seeking an outstanding and energetic individual to lead and build the sue/survey division in our Charleston, SC office. The successful candidate will join us in solving challenging problems in the infrastructure, environmental and natural resources sectors. 

Our goal is to apply our surface and subsurface mapping skills to improve our clients’ bottom lines and reduce their risks. We are committed to offering the latest technologies and services.  To this end, we employ and train customer-focused staff with exceptional attitudes and technical skills. We are proud of our culture of innovation and our focus on quality.

GEL Solutions – SUE MANAGER – Charleston, SC

GEL has a position open for a Senior Level SUE Manager to lead and build our SUE division in South Carolina.  This position has very high growth potential and is ideally suited for an individual who aspires to a key leadership position with a rapidly growing, entrepreneurial company.  The primary responsibilities include managing and growing our SUE division, sales, marketing of SUE services, and producing SUE deliverables.  An added benefit of this position is the opportunity to learn and support our survey and geophysical services.  Some field work and travel will be required.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Sales and business development to grow SUE division revenue stream
  • Cultivates existing clients and identifies new markets and clients for growth within South Carolina
  • Manage SUE crews and provide quality control for all SUE deliverables
  • Applies appropriate principles, techniques, procedures, and equipment to various types of subsurface utility engineering projects.
  • Facilitate professional development of SUE staff
  • Perform and document field work and office CAD production for SUE projects
  • Prepare results of field work in written and/or electronic format 
  • Ability to scope, negotiate and manage sue projects.
  • Provide exceptional customer service
  • Focus on quality and help ensure QA/QC procedures are followed
  • Understanding of applicable federal, State and local laws, regulations, ordinances and professional ethics.

Education Required:

  • PE Preferred
  • Registered Land Surveyor in SC preferred (LSIT will be considered)
  • Bachelor's or Associate's Degree in Survey or Geomatics preferred

Experience/Skills Required:

    • Proven track record of successful business to business selling and marketing of sue/surveying services
    • Working experience with South Carolina DOT location survey and other transportation clients a plus
    • Computer skills (including MicroStation and/or AutoCAD Civil 3D)
    • Working experience with radio-frequency electromagnetic pipe and cable locators and ground penetrating radar (GPR) systems for designating subsurface utilities
    • Knowledge of utility investigation utilizing vacuum excavation equipment
    • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
    • SUE/Survey managerial experience a plus
    • Physical strength and endurance to perform field work
    • Ability to work as part of a team
    • Possess high ethical standards and the Core Values of the GEL Group

What we offer:

    • Corporate values that promote respect, integrity, and innovation
    • Competitive compensation
    • Medical, dental and vision insurance coverage
    • Life Insurance Plans, including Accidental and Critical Illness plans
    • Company-paid short and long-term disability insurance
    • 401k plan with employer matching
    • Gym membership reimbursement
    • Paid Time Off and holiday leave
    • Commitment to safety

This Position Description is intended to provide a general guideline of the requirements, duties, and responsibilities this position. It is not intended to be an all-inclusive description of the position, nor is it intended to place limitations on the position. As with all positions in the company, the successful employee will constantly look for ways to contribute to the well-being of the company, and thereby to their own well-being and success in their own professional career.

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

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Phone:  843-556-8171

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