Survey Field Technician

Posted Date 3 weeks ago(1/16/2023 4:30 PM)
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WHPacific, Inc., d/b/a NV5 is seeking a Survey Field Technician to join our Meridian team NV5 is a leader in providing surveying, civil engineering (transportation – roadway & bridge and land development), water resources and planning services with multiple offices in the Western United States. The person in this position assists professional land surveyors by operating survey instruments and collecting information in the field and by performing computations and drafting in the office. This is primarily a field Survey Technician Position but could also involve some substantial related duties in the office including Civil3D / MicroStation mapping.


  • Performs field labor related to performing all types of surveys, including land boundary, topographic mapping, right of way and corridor surveys, hydrographic surveys, and control surveys.
  • Accurately run and adjust survey measuring instruments including Digital Levels, RTK/Static GPS/GNSS equipment, Robotic Total Stations, Terrestrial Scanners & Data Collectors.
  • Perform some office duties, i.e., data reduction, field note reduction, calculations, data checks and staking computations using Civil3D, MicroStation, and Trimble Business Center. Will also need moderate skills in map drafting and production of survey deliverables.
  • Performs mathematical calculations and field checking of field data.
  • Takes accurate and clear notes and performs note reduction.
  • Reads and understands plans and specifications.
  • Know basic sources of measurement errors.
  • Know principles of monumentation, PLSS corner restoration records, staking and marking.
  • The employee will adhere to the company's policies, safety plan and the project safety plan.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • A high school education or equivalent is required, including a background in math, geometry and trigonometry.
  • 2+ years’ experience in the use of Trimble Total Stations, GPS Receivers and Data Collectors.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of principles of survey measurement, staking and marking.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of sources of measurement errors and have thorough knowledge to perform analysis of survey data to ensure completeness, accuracy and precision.
  • MS Word and Excel experience required; experience utilizing Civil3D is desired.
  • Understanding of plans and specifications.
  • Effective written and oral communication skills.
  • Must be able and willing to travel and work in other cities and remote areas.

  • Attendance, punctuality and reliability are essential requirements.
  • Must be able to work in inclement weather.
  • Must represent WHPacific professionally and in a positive way with clients and the general public.
  • Valid Driver’s License required; must be able to meet company insurability requirements

The physical demands described herein are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job, dealing effectively and reasonably with stress in the workplace without lost time or undue strain. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit, walk and talk or hear. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. Employee may be asked to walk on uneven surfaces, lift and carry up to 50 pounds, hike up and down steep slopes carrying up to 50 pounds of survey equipment, bend, squat, dig monument holes, pound in stakes and rebar monuments, carry and use brush cutting equipment, operate UTV’s / ATV’s, climb stairs, sit for extended periods of time, work at a computer terminal for extended periods of time, and type/key-in data as needed. The employee will be required to adhere to the company’s policies, safety plan and the project safety plan.


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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