Technical Specialist

Posted Date 2 months ago(1/9/2024 6:23 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.


The Technical Specialist works to support the Lidar or Ortho Team on various tasking. This individual provides oversight to technicians and other analysts in support of the team leadership. This position will work individually and as part of a team to support Lidar data production; producing finalized data deliverables based on client requests. The Technical Specialist has knowledge of all aspects of the Lidar/Ortho workflow and performs rigorous QA/QC and assists in training of analysts and technicians. A Technical Specialist produces consistent finished products and works to develop process efficiencies and improve methodologies.



  • Provide oversight to a team of technicians and analysts
  • Takes ownership of work within the team for execution and QA/QC
  • Produce and Understand Lidar/Ortho specifications and requirements
  • Create and understand the production of raster products
  • Visually inspect rasters
  • Know how to fix and address issues found in QC
  • Produce final deliverables ready to be delivered to the client
  • Management Focus:
  • Aware of the status of all assigned projects within the team
  • Assists with detailed tracking and evaluation of projects, deadlines, workflow, and tasking
  • Ability to understand project contracts and scope of work
  • Effectively motivates associates across all levels
  • Ability to prioritize projects and tasking within the team
  • Provides direction to associates across all levels
  • Aids in hiring new team members

Technical Focus:

  • Demonstrates good judgment in the selection of the methods and techniques in problem resolution and troubleshooting
  • Excellent technical writing skills and the ability to take complex information and convey it easily
  • Ability to improve data processes
  • Performs rigorous QA/QC and data finalization practices
  • Excellent technical ability with ESRI, Global Mapper, and Cad Programs
  • Ability to understand and run proprietary tools
  • Produces data reports and final deliverables
  • Ability to automate workflows and tasks
  • Takes initiative to improve processes and efficiencies
  • Strong creative aptitude and ability to contribute to the development of the unique methods
  • Can apply creative ideas in practical application
  • Works with the Team Leaders and Directors to:
    • Assist in process and protocol training
    • Assist in execution of internal projects and special initiatives
    • Creation of and implementation of special programs
    • Manage and support the day-to-day operations of the team
    • Assist in process improvement

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Working knowledge of the Lidar or Ortho workflow
  • Consistently produces precise and accurate work
  • Maintains excellent data management and file organization practices
  • Develop resolution and accuracy statistical analysis
  • Demonstrates problem solving ability across software platforms
  • Shows flexibility when being tasked
  • Ability to work well within a team environment
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Provides oversight of tasking to ensure benchmarks and priorities are met
  • Shows aptitude for utilizing multiple geospatial software programs
  • Demonstrates efficiency, accuracy in tasks, and organization
  • Able to learn from mistakes and take constructive criticism
  • Ability to maintain a professional and positive demeanor in times of stress
  • Strong writing skills
  • Comfortable with ambiguity and limited direction
  • Strong critical thinking skills
  • Ability to train others using clear communication and provided program tools
  • Ability to interact professionally and effectively with client


Minimum Qualifications:

  • 3+ years of experience in a Lidar or Ortho production role
  • 2+ years of experience in a leadership role
  • Bachelor's degree, or equivalent experience
  • Advanced knowledge of TerraSolid (Lidar), Global Mapper, and ESRI Products
  • Proficiency in MS Office Suite and Adobe Acrobat
  • Proficiency in remote sensing production workflows
  • Proficiency in creating batch files to run command line tools

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Masters or higher
  • Knowledge of Python, CADD, and Visual Basic
  • Proficiency with compression and file transfer software
  • 3+ years’ experience in a technical, professional work environment

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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