Senior Survey Technician

Posted Date 1 month ago(1/26/2024 5:03 PM)
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US-CA-San Diego
Regular Full-Time


The Senior Survey Office Technician is crucial in supporting surveying and mapping activities by providing technical expertise in an office setting. This position involves data processing, quality control, and managing survey data collected in the field. The Senior Survey Office Technician works closely with surveyors and other team members to ensure the accuracy and completeness of survey information.


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 raw survey data collected in the field, including GPS, total station, and laser scanning data, to create accurate survey maps and drawings.

  • Quality Control: Review and verify survey data to ensure accuracy and compliance with project specifications and industry standards.

  • CAD and GIS Software: Utilize Computer-Aided Design (CAD) and Geographic Information System (GIS) software to generate maps, drawings, and reports based on survey data.

  • Documentation: Maintain detailed records of survey data, reports, and project documentation for future reference and project archives.

  • Project Support: Collaborate with surveyors and field crews to provide technical support and guidance on survey-related issues.

  • Equipment Maintenance: Assist in the maintenance and calibration of survey equipment, including total stations, GPS receivers, and data collectors.

  • Data Management: Organize and manage survey data files, ensuring data security and accessibility.

  • Communication: Communicate regularly with project managers, surveyors, and other team members to report progress and address data-related concerns.

  • Training: Provide training and mentorship to junior survey technicians and office staff as needed.


  • High school diploma or equivalent (Bachelor's degree in surveying or a related field preferred).

  • Several years of experience in survey data processing and office operations.

  • Proficiency in CAD and GIS software, such as AutoCAD, ArcGIS, or similar applications.

  • Knowledge of surveying principles, techniques, and equipment.

  • Strong attention to detail and excellent problem-solving skills.

  • Effective communication and teamwork abilities.

  • Familiarity with data management and record-keeping best practices.

  • Relevant certifications, such as LSIT or Certified Survey Technician (CST), may be a plus.

Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to sit for extended periods and work on a computer.

  • Occasional lifting and carrying of survey equipment.

Working Conditions:

  • Work primarily in an office environment.

  • Occasional fieldwork may be required, including outdoor surveying tasks.

This job description is a general guideline and can be tailored to specific organizational needs. Senior Survey Office Technicians are vital to surveying, ensuring that survey data is processed accurately and efficiently to support various construction, land development, and infrastructure projects.


The pay range for this California position is $35.00- $50.00 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.



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