has an opening for a

SUE Field Supervisor


GEL Solutions (GES), an affiliate of The GEL Group, Inc., is a niche professional services firm providing Surveying, Subsurface Utility Engineering (SUE), and Laser Scanning services to clients throughout the United States. 

Our goal is to apply our surface and subsurface mapping skills to improve our clients’ bottom lines and to 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 Field Supervisor, Charleston, SC

(6 months training in Raleigh, NC)

GEL has a position open in Charleston, South Carolina for a SUE Field Supervisor to lead and help grow our SUE services. The successful candidate will join us in solving challenging problems in the infrastructure, transportation, and industrial sectors. This position has very high growth potential and is ideally suited for an individual who aspires to a key leadership position with a growing, entrepreneurial company.  The primary responsibilities include leading field technicians in the designation and location of utilities, scheduling manpower, and assisting in the production of deliverables.  An added benefit of this position is the opportunity to initially train under senior SUE staff for up to 6 months.  Training will take place out of our Raleigh, NC office location.  Travel will be required.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Demonstrates and supports GEL’s core values
  • Direct and perform field utility designation and location on a variety of SUE projects
  • Lead and train field personnel
  • Manage SUE crews and perform field quality control for all SUE projects
  • Apply appropriate principles, techniques, procedures, and equipment to various types of SUE 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


Education Required:

  • Associate’s Degree in relevant field preferred


Experience/Skills Required:

  • Working experience with radio-frequency electromagnetic pipe and cable locators and ground penetrating radar (GPR) systems for designating subsurface utilities
  • Knowledge of utility investigation techniques utilizing vacuum excavation equipment
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • SUE/Survey managerial experience
  • SUE experience on South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) and other transportation projects a plus
  • Computer skills (including MicroStation and/or AutoCAD Civil 3D) a plus
  • Physical strength and endurance to perform field work
  • Ability to work as part of a team 
  • Possess high ethical standards and adhere to the Core Values of the GEL Group
  • Follow applicable federal, state and local laws, regulations, ordinances as they pertain to SUE

Why Join our Team?

  • Corporate values that promote respect, integrity, and innovation
  • 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 offers an excellent Benefits Package to include:

  • 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
  • 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 of 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

Equal Opportunity Employer, including disabled and veterans.

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