Black & McDonald is an integrated, multi‑trade service provider that safely delivers high quality construction, facilities management, and technical solutions. We are a family-owned and family-run company that employs thousands of highly skilled and talented professionals across North America. With nearly 100 years of diverse market experience, we are a forward‑thinking organization with a strong track record of delivering operational excellence and customer-focused solutions that stand the test of time.


Black & McDonald’s team is growing! If you are committed and collaborative professional looking to contribute to a hard-working, innovative team, this opportunity is for you.

The Field-Surveyor technician work will occur with the local electric cooperatives servicing territory located in Oklahoma City to the Arkansas border. This position will report directly to a Project Manager located in our Springdale, AR office. Duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • In the great outdoors, gather detailed electric utility line information and other utility pole attached information
  • Beginning steps include understanding which geographical area is being surveyed and utilizing GPS coordinates to locate utility poles
  • By following a standardized collection protocol, information will be entered into the recording instrument
  • Understand and follow the practices and procedures pertaining to technical matters in one or more of the following areas:

a) Field data collection

b) GIS and Mapping

c) Overhead and underground electrical line distribution

d) NESC codes, requirements and regulations

e) Joint attachment audits and pole loading software

  • Perform tasks such as digitizing, copying and scanning of drawings, prints and maps
  • Follow quality practice and procedures by self-checking all work product
  • Follow safety procedures
  • Perform other duties as assigned
  • Maintain the recording instrument to ensure accurate and reliable data collection
  • Process and finalize survey maps that have been used in the field survey


  • Minimum (1) year experience, preferably in an utility environment or transferable skills to adapt to an utility environment
  • Demonstrated proficiency in field data collection procedures
  • Analytical competence to interact with a variety of individuals including engineers, clients and experienced Distribution System Designers
  • Knowledge of pole loading software a BIG PLUS but not required
  • Communicate clearly both verbally and in writing with all levels in the organization and with outside clients
  • Computer skills are also needed
  • Must be a self-starter able to work with others and to handle multiple tasks

Black & McDonald welcomes and encourages applications from persons with disabilities. Accommodations are available upon request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the recruitment and selection process.