Amarillo, Texas

Location(s): TX - Amarillo; TX - Canyon


Are you looking for an exciting job where you can put your skills, talents and education to work at a company you can feel proud to be a part of? Do you want a workplace that will challenge you and offer you opportunities to learn and grow?  A professional position at Xcel Energy could be just what you’re looking for.



The person should have the ability to work independently, by his or her self. This position is primarily centralized in Amarillo but the work area will possibly include all of the SPS/Xcel Energy's territory/region. This position will be for a survey field hand and will need to be proficient in operating  Trimble GPS Survey equipment, operating a base station, rover unit and a data collector to locate property information and electric facilities to be able to compile data to complete an easement survey. This position will be doing construction staking, research for property information, filing and recording easement documents, searching and locating property corners, in addition, to have the ability to operate a computer with various software, including time entry and such. This person has to be able to communicate with designers, engineers, land owners and job site superintendents. There will be travel involved and having a flexible schedule is also a plus


Position Summary

This is an entry level position designed to develop technical expertise in a particular area of specialty. The Associate Land Surveyor will be responsible for performing in house surveys, and deals directly with the determination of property lines, easements, and encroachments. This person also gives direct support to various other departments within Xcel Energy pertaining to land issues and questions. Performs work that involves relatively few complex features for which there are precedents. Activities are of limited scope requiring knowledge of principles and techniques commonly employed in the specific narrow area of assignments. May lead small-medium, non-critical projects and/or provide field oversight of critical projects under direction of higher level surveyor or supervisor.

Essential Responsibilities


  • Accountable for the actual field surveying activities, including but not limited to performing the initial plan and profile survey, topographic survey, boundary survey and construction staking. Perform various types of boundary surveys such as “Certificate of Survey”, “Registered Land Surveys” or “Certified Survey Maps” at the request of various departments within the Xcel Energy company. These surveys must meet the informational needs of the requesting department as well as the legal requirements of the particular state.
  • Research land records and identify/resolve physical problems in the field expediently. Examples include property corners that do not fit the plat or legal description and boundary lines, which are different from the existing occupation.
  • Maintain a working knowledge of GPS technology, and understand the use of this technology in the performance of surveys and productivity improvement. Records all survey data via electronic data collectors in the field, which can be downloaded to computers, process the data and develop functional information from the field data.
  • Assist with the determination of the methods of survey to meet the accuracies and procedures determined by the laws of the state in which the work is being done.
  • Assist with necessary administrative tasks associated with the survey work including, but not limited to, filing easements, maintaining files and records, and other duties as assigned.

Minimum Requirements



  • Bachelor's degree in surveying, survey engineering or a related engineering field; or, Associate's degree or Technical Degree with 3 years relevant experience; or, 6 years relevant experience with no degree.

Working Conditions



  • Exposure to the elements: Survey work is done outside.
  • Dust and/or fumes: Possibly come in contact with dust and/or fumes while working outside.
  • Insects and animals: Possibly come in contact with insects and animals while working outside.
  • Lifting, climbing, walking, etc.: Will be expected to perform the initial plan and profile survey, topographic survey, boundary survey and construction staking, and identify/resolve physical problems out in the field.






As a leading combination electricity and natural gas energy company, Xcel Energy offers a comprehensive portfolio of energy-related products and services to 3.4 million electricity and 1.9 million natural gas customers across eight Western and Midwestern states. At Xcel Energy, we strive to be the preferred and trusted provider of the energy our customers need. If you’re ready to be a part of something big, we invite you to join our team.


Posting Notes:  TX - Amarillo || TX - Amarillo; TX - Canyon || United States (US) || Operations || 14280:Design Projects SPS || Full-Time || Non-Bargaining ||

The anticipated starting base pay for this position is: $54,800 to $77,800 per year

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Requisition Number: 33333

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