Associate Surveyor

Posted Date 1 month ago(6/13/2024 5:51 PM)
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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.


As an Associate Surveyor, you will play a vital role in land surveying, assisting in various surveying projects and tasks. You will work closely with senior surveyors and professionals to collect, analyze, and interpret spatial data to support construction, development, mapping, and land management activities.


  • Surveying: Conduct field surveys using various instruments such as total stations, GPS equipment, and digital levels. 
  • Data Collection: Gather data on land boundaries, topography, and other geographic features for mapping and property assessment purposes. 
  • Data Analysis: Process and analyze survey data to create accurate maps, charts, and reports. 
  • Drafting: Utilize computer-aided design (CAD) software to create precise drawings and plans based on survey data. 
  • Boundary Determination: Assist in defining property boundaries and easements. 
  • Documentation: Maintain accurate records of survey activities, including field notes, photographs, and survey reports. 
  • Legal Compliance: Ensure that survey work complies with relevant laws, regulations, and industry standards. 
  • Quality Control: Verify the accuracy and quality of survey work to minimize errors and discrepancies. 
  • Equipment Maintenance: Maintain and calibrate surveying equipment to ensure accuracy and reliability. 
  • Client Communication: Interact with clients, contractors, and other stakeholders to clarify project requirements and provide updates on survey progress. 
  • Team Collaboration: Work closely with senior surveyors, engineers, and other professionals to support project objectives. 


  • Bachelor's degree in Surveying, Geomatics, Civil Engineering, or a related field. 
  • Professional Land Surveyor registration certification a plus. 
  • A minimum of 10 years surveying and mapping experience required 
  • 3+ years project management experience preferred 
  • Proficiency in surveying equipment and software, including total stations, GPS devices, and CAD programs. 
  • Experience in the use of 3D LiDAR Scanning (Static, Mobile, etc.) data registration / extraction 
  • UAV / UAS operation, data acquisition and data reduction experience a plus 
  • Must possess good interpersonal skills, and effective written and oral communication skills 
  • Right-of-way mapping and parcel plat drafting.. 
  • Must be proficient in the use of total stations, GPS receivers and data collectors, and GPS reduction software. 
  • Experience in AutoCAD with demonstrated survey drafting skills required; excellent AutoCAD skills a plus 
  • Ability to read and understand survey drawings, plans & specifications. 
  • Knowledge of principles of monumentation, staking and marking. 
  • Hydrographic surveying experience a plus 
  • Strong understanding of land surveying principles, practices, and regulations. 
  • Good communication skills, both written and verbal. 
  • Detail-oriented with a focus on precision and accuracy. 
  • Ability to work effectively in a team and independently. 
  • Strong problem-solving skills and analytical thinking. 
  • Knowledge of relevant safety protocols and industry best practices. 
  • Additional Requirements: 
  • Professional licensure or eligibility for licensure as a surveyor may be required in some jurisdictions. 
  • Valid driver's license for travel to project sites. 


The pay range for this California position is $40.00- $50.00 per hour; however, base pay offered may be higher or lower depending on job-related knowledge, skills, and experience of the candidate. Restricted stock units may be provided as part of the compensation package, in addition to a full range of medical, financial, and/or other benefits, dependent on the position offered. This information is provided per California Senate Bill 1162. Base pay information is based on market location. Applicants should apply via the NV5 careers site.


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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