Red Bank, NJ

SUE Manager

Job Location(s) US-NC-Wilmington
Regular Full-Time


Colliers Engineering & Design is seeking a Subsurface Utility Engineering (SUE) Manager to lead our SUE operation in Wilmington, NC. 


Subsurface Utility Engineering (SUE) is a branch of engineering that deals with mitigating risks associated with new infrastructure design and construction. We work closely with engineers and utility owners to help identify utility conflicts using an array of technologies, including electromagnetic line locators, ground penetrating radar, GPS, conventional survey and vacuum excavation. Our work requires a high level of precision and technical ability.


Help power our future!  Join our Utilities/Energy team of design professionals who provide a host of services that include feasibility studies, detailed engineering design, surveying, permitting, land acquisition, asset management, SUE, construction management, and more for renewable energy, oil and gas, electric transmission and distribution, electric substations and projects. Committed to delivering safe and sustainable solutions, let Collier’s Engineering & Design accelerate YOUR success!


  • Developing and monitoring project scope, budget, schedule and quality control for SUE projects from the proposal stage through final deliverables.
  • Planning of SUE crew schedules and coordination with other departments to ensure the proper allocation of personnel and resources to meet project deadlines.
  • Field supervision of SUE crews to ensure accuracy and high standards are met.
  • Training of SUE technicians in the theory of utility designating and practical application of designating methods.
  • Training and supervision of SUE crews in utility locating (test holes).
  • Coordinating with local municipalities to obtain proper certifications and permits for SUE work in their jurisdictions.
  • Providing oversight and monitor SUE activities to ensure assignments meet performance goals.
  • Recruit, hire, manage, mentor and retain staff necessary to maintain and/or improve the SUE’s unit’s ability to produce a quality work product.
  • Maintain and develop client relationships.
  • Responsible for safety coordination of SUE effort.



  • 10+ years of experience in SUE and 5+ years supervising multiple SUE crews.Ability to designate all utilities using surface geophysical equipment, including RF Pipe and Cable Locators, Ground Penetrating Radar, and electromagnetic induction devices.
  • Extensive experience operating and maintaining a vacuum excavation truck.
  • Able to work flexible hours (some nights, weekends, and travel will be required).
  • Must be able to generate revenue through existing client base and new business development.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Able to handle tight deadlines.

What We Offer

At Colliers Engineering & Design, our people are our most important resource. That’s why we are committed to providing all our employees with a safe, comfortable work environment, potential for career advancement, and the ability to impact society through their projects as well as Company sponsored activities.


This dedication begins with supporting a work life balance through a generous compensation package that includes: company paid medical, dental, and vision coverage; paid pregnancy disability leave; short- and long-term disability insurance; life insurance; a company-matched 401(k)/Roth; paid time off that includes parental and military leave; employee referral and professional license bonuses and a straight time policy that compensates exempt employees for billable hours worked in excess of 40 billable hours within a work week.


We have also created an internal culture that provides the resources and technology needed to encourage personal and professional growth opportunities through reimbursement for education; a free in-house resource for hundreds of educational and self-enrichment courses; mentorship program; wellness program; Women’s Organization and ongoing philanthropic opportunities.


Apply today to learn how you can join our team of professionals, so we can help you Accelerate Your Success!


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