Remote Sensing Technician

Posted Date 7 months ago(8/18/2022 5:48 PM)
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US-OR-Corvallis | US-OR-Portland | US-WI-Sheboygan Falls
Regular Full-Time


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 Remote Sensing Technician (RST) acquires airborne and Geodetic ground survey data.  The RST is a field based position that collects aerial survey data with topo and bathymetric LIDAR as well as thermal, hyperspectral, and multispectral imagery sensor systems throughout North America.  Alternatively, the RST will be collecting ground data using GNSS survey tools, water monitoring tools, thermal loggers, spherical camera, and mobile LIDAR mapping systems. In the aerial application the RST’s work closely in a collaborative team environment with a captain in small aircraft/helicopters while flying acquisition missions.  When collecting control on the ground, the RST will work in a solo environment in remote locations.  Examples of collection areas would be urban roads, deep forest, mountainous, agriculture, and riverine environments. RST's configure and monitor sensor systems, track acquisition progress, download/process/ship geospatial datasets to production offices. 


  • 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 
  • Work rotations targeting 16 days on, followed by 12 days off 
  • Ensure safe and secure use of company vehicles, equipment, and instrumentation 
  • Troubleshoot and install sensor systems with support
  • Comply with all policies and procedures developed for safety and operations in dynamic environment

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities 

  • Interest in GIS and remote sensing 
  • Understanding of geospatial and aerial survey concepts 
  • Understanding of GNSS 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 small aircraft for extensive periods of time across North America


Minimum Qualifications 

  • A valid driver's license
  • Field experience
  • Experience with GNSS survey practices and instrumentation
  • Experience with databases and spreadsheets
  • Ability to lift 50+ pounds

Preferred Qualifications 

  • 4-year degree from a physical/ biological/environmental science, engineering program or related
  • Aviation Background
  • Ground Survey Background
  • Current CPR and basic First Aid 

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 company provides onward travel to and from work locations throughout North America. This position is included in the company’s hearing conservation program.

The pay range for this position is $18.75- $24.00 per hour; based on job-related knowledge, skills, and experience of the candidate. NV5 Geospatial may provide restricted stock units, sign-on bonuses, stay bonuses, or relocation allowances as part of the compensation package. Medical, dental, and vision insurance are also offered to full-time employees, along with Flexible Spending Accounts and Health Savings Accounts, with employee and employer contributions. 3 weeks of Paid Time Off a year for full-time employees along with 9 paid holidays a year. More information regarding benefits can be found via hyperlink here. This information is provided per the salary transparency provisions of the Washington Equal Pay and Opportunities Act. Base pay information is based on market location. Applicants should apply via the NV5 careers site.

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

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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