PSEG Long Island’s surveyors are the first to arrive on a construction site to map out and measure the land, and they’re the last to leave the job site, ensuring that all work was performed to the accurate measurements they laid out. Surveyors touch every department within the company, including underground and overhead lines, substation design, construction and maintenance and legal. The precision of their measurements helps keep workers and members of the public safe and prevents damage to infrastructure, which saves money for the company and its customers.
“As a survey computer drafting specialist, it is my job to interpret, relate, and compute information provided by the field surveyor in order to generate a survey map,” said Sencadas. “The production of a finished survey map provides the dimensions and angles of a particular parcel of land, the exact location of boundary lines, as well as the location of existing facilities in the area. These maps collectively play a role in the planning and development of new facilities as well as improvements to existing PSEG Long Island facilities to make sure our customers receive the best and safest service we can provide.”
“Our land surveyors provide precise measurements and the mapping of 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 Land Surveying department is equipped with state-of-the-art tools and equipment to allow for precise and accurate measuring and mapping. The devices include robotic machinery that enables one surveyor to do what used to be 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, so they’re not damaged by digging.
National Surveyors Week and Global Surveyors Day (March 21, 2020) was founded by the National Society of Professional Surveyors (NSPS). For more PSEG Long Island employee stories, follow #PSEGLIProud on social media.