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Senior Remote Sensing Technician

Website NV5

NV5 is a provider of engineering and consulting services to public and private sector clients, delivering solutions through six business verticals: Testing, Inspection & Consulting; Infrastructure; Utility Services; Environmental Health Sciences; Buildings & Program Management; and Geospatial Technology. With offices nationwide and abroad, NV5 helps clients plan, design, build, test, certify, and operate projects that improve the communities where we live and work.

As engineers, architects, construction/program managers, environmental professionals and beyond, we play a significant role in shaping our communities through the services we provide. We are looking for passionate, driven individuals to join our team focused on Delivering Solutions and Improving Lives.

The Senior Remote Sensing Technician (RST) acquires airborne and geodetic survey data. RST’s collect aerial survey data with topographic lidar, bathymetric lidar, thermal, hyperspectral, and multispectral imagery sensor systems throughout North America. RST’s collect ground data using GNSS, conventional instruments, and mobile lidar mapping systems. RST’s work closely in a collaborative team environment with a captain in aircraft and helicopters while flying acquisition missions. RST’s configure and monitor sensor systems, track acquisition progress, download/process/ship geospatial datasets to production offices. Field work rotations consist of a schedule targeting 16 days in the field followed by 12 days off.

Acquire airborne data using LiDAR and imagery sensor systems.
Work closely with pilots/survey crews in small aircraft/helicopters/vehicles while acquiring geospatial data
Collect, download, and ship gathered geospatial data daily after acquisition
Complete extensive field documentation
Extensive travel by automobile and aircraft
Ensure safe and secure use of company equipment and instrumentation
Troubleshoot and install sensor systems with support
Comply with all policies and procedures developed for safety and operations in dynamic environment
Assist in developing and maintaining standard operating procedures
Provide technical assistance to Remote Sensing Technicians, Field Survey Technicians and Sensor Operator colleagues

Knowledge, Skills, And Abilities
Demonstrated ability in GIS and remote sensing techniques
Understanding of geospatial and aerial survey concepts
Understanding of GPS survey methods
Effective technical writing and communication
Proficient and experienced in utilization of cloud-based technology
Capable of independent decision making and problem-solving
Comfortable flying in aircraft any day while on rotation in the field across North America


Minimum Qualifications
A valid driver’s license
Ability to lift 50+ pounds
Ability to enter other North American countries
Field experience
Experience with GNSS survey practices and instrumentation
Experience with databases and spreadsheets

Preferred Qualifications
4-year degree from a physical/ biological/environmental science, engineering program or related field
Aviation Background
Ground Survey Background
Current CPR and basic First Aid
Established experience with majority of QSI airborne and terrestrial remote sensing instruments
Established experience with flight-planning and post-processing software packages

This position reports to the acquisition management team with primary hangar and survey locations in Oregon, Wisconsin, and Virginia. This position will function as a remote position, but the employee is responsible for transportation to a medium or large hub primary commercial airport at which point the company provides onward travel to and from work locations throughout North America. This position is included in the company’s hearing conservation program.

Resumes will be accepted until all positions are filled. Immediate submissions are welcome and will be reviewed promptly.

All job offers with NV5 Geospatial are contingent upon passing a background check and drug screening.

How To Apply

We realize the unacceptable lack of diversity in our industry and we refuse to ignore it. We proactively address this with our office culture and hiring practices. If you are not sure whether you’d be a fit, we say go ahead and apply!

Please upload a letter of interest, and resume with professional references in one (1) PDF via online application process.

No phone calls or emails, please. Incomplete applications and auto-reply submissions will not be considered.

NV5 Geospatial is a proud and committed Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. We do not discriminate based on race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, veteran status, disability, or any other protected status.

NV5 offers a competitive compensation and benefits package including medical, dental, life insurance, PTO, 401(k) and professional development/advancement opportunities.

NV5 provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. NV5 complies with applicable state and local laws governing non-discrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including, but not limited to, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.

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