Senior Geophysicist Specialist - Remote

Posted Date 1 month ago(10/30/2023 12:42 PM)
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US-FL-St. Petersburg
Regular Full-Time


NV5 Geospatial is currently looking for a Senior Geophysicist Specialist to lead our airborne radiometric and magnetic data processing efforts to support various geological and geophysical projects. In this role you will play a critical role in all processing and interpretation tasks of radiometric and magnetic data. Your work will directly contribute to our understanding of subsurface conditions, mineral exploration, and environmental assessments.


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.


  • Data Processing: Process acquired data using specialized software and tools to enhance signal-to-noise ratios, correct for environmental factors, and create interpretable datasets
  • Data Analysis: Perform detailed analysis of radiometric and magnetic data, identifying anomalies and patterns that may indicate subsurface features, mineral deposits, or other geophysical phenomena
  • Quality Control: Conduct thorough quality control of data to ensure accuracy and reliability and troubleshoot any issues in data acquisition or processing
  • Interpretation: Collaborate with the geophysical team to interpret data, generate geophysical models, and provide insights into geological and geophysical features of interest
  • Report Preparation: Prepare clear and concise reports summarizing findings, interpretations, and recommendations for stakeholders, clients, or project teams
  • Research and Development: Stay current with advancements in geophysical techniques and equipment and explore innovative approaches to data processing and analysis
  • Health and Safety: Adhere to all safety protocols and guidelines during fieldwork and data acquisition, ensuring a safe working environment for yourself and your team
  • This position will primarily involve office-based work but may require some fieldwork activities. Fieldwork may require travel to remote locations, varying weather conditions, and physical exertion


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Geophysics, Geology, or a related field;
  • Previous experience in airborne geophysical data acquisition and processing
  • Proficiency in relevant software packages such as Geosoft Oasis Montaj, Surfer, or similar geophysical processing software
  • Strong knowledge of geophysical survey design and data collection techniques
  • Good understanding of GNSS data acquisition and processing
  • Excellent problem-solving skills and attention to detail
  • Effective communication and teamwork skills
  • Willingness to travel and work in various field locations
  • Knowledge of safety regulations and practices in the field
  • Must be a U.S. citizen to support Federal contracting requirements

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master's or Ph.D. Geophysics, Geology, or a related field
  • Experience with airborne geophysical surveys and associated equipment
  • Some knowledge and experience with fixed-wing and helicopter survey operations
  • Familiarity with GIS (Geographic Information System) software
  • Advanced programming or scripting skills (e.g., Python, MATLAB) for data analysis and automation
  • U.S. DoD Top Secret security clearance eligibility or ability to obtain


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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