Aerial survey technician using UAS for aerial LiDAR and photogrammetry, with occasional photography, video, thermal and multispectral work. Also has occasional ground survey tasks such as setting and shooting in control with a base station and rover and potential for terrestrial lidar scanning work. The job is around 70% travel, many projects are in San Diego County/southern California or within 1 day drive meaning up to 12 hours driving. Frequent airline travel to any of the 50 states including Hawaii and Alaska. Able to handle flying to the east coast and then being ready to work the next day. Workdays are typically 10-12 hours, can sometimes go longer especially on long distance travel days.
Often working alone or with 2-person crew. Sometimes coordinating with other crews on same project. Work in a wide variety of environments, sometimes very remote while solo. Frequently operate in urban, suburban, rural, agricultural fields, coastal, deserts, mountains, forest environments. Usually flying automated at 400ft AGL, however some work is low altitude or very close proximity with elevated risks associated, such as powerline inspections, or photographing building facades. The role requires a combination of technical savvy, logistics and thinking ahead, trying to solve as many unknowns as you can ahead of time, but being ready to adapt and overcome issues in the field that could not be mitigated ahead of time. Able to comfortably handle a wide variety of interactions from the public.
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.
Expectations and Tasks involved with this role:
Key Words: Safety, Honesty, Professionalism, Reliability, and following through on Commitments
Ground Survey Tasks
Administrative and Recordkeeping Tasks
The pay range for this California position is $25- $38 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.