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Middle Island’s Terry Small Recognized by PSEG Long Island for Surveyors Week

PSEG Long Island is proud to recognize Terry Small of Middle Island and his colleagues for Surveyors Week (March 21 – 28, 2021).

PSEG Long Island’s surveyors are the first to arrive on a construction site, mapping out and measuring the land, and the last to leave the jobsite, ensuring that all work is performed to accurately meet these measurements. Surveyors touch every department within the company, including underground and overhead lines, substation design, construction and maintenance, and legal. Precise measurements help to keep workers and members of the public safe, and prevent damage to infrastructure, which saves money for the company and its customers.

“We handle a wide variety of specialized work, from layouts for new or existing substations to one of our major functions: determining legal property boundaries throughout our service territory,” said Small. “The best thing about working for PSEG Long Island is the great opportunities for both professional and personal development within the company. The variety of projects and job sites that I have worked on has provided me with a wealth of experience and knowledge in my field.”

“Our land surveyors provide precise measurements, and map our electric grid and assets,” said John O’Connell, PSEG Long Island’s vice president of Transmission and Distribution. “For National Surveyors Week, we are proud to recognize this group of men and women who provide vital information that contributes to providing our customers with safe, reliable power every day.”

PSEG Long Island’s Survey and Real Estate department is equipped with state-of-the-art tools and equipment to allow for precise, accurate measuring and mapping. The equipment includes robotic machinery that enables one surveyor to do what was once a two-person job. Mobile mapping units allow them to survey the ground in much less time. Pipe locators and ground penetrating radar (GPR) provide accurate mark outs of underground lines to prevent damage during digging.

National Surveyors Week and Global Surveyors Day (March 23, 2021) were founded by the National Society of Professional Surveyors (NSPS). For more PSEG Long Island employee stories, follow #PSEGLIProud on social media.

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