Geomatics Technician

Posted Date 3 weeks ago(2/8/2024 10:50 AM)
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NV5 (NASDAQ: NVEE) 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.


Senior Positions positions working primarily outside as part of a small team or crew. Chance to learn underground utility location as it pertains to the design of new roads, buildings, and utility master plans. Learn the mitigation of risk associated with the damage to underground utilities during construction from faulty design due to incomplete existing condition information. This opportunity provides the chance to work on GIS grade maps for cities, counties, and private institutions. All tools and equipment are provided along with a company vehicle. Primarily travel around the southeast with opportunities to travel to other NV5 offices in California, Oregon, Texas, Colorado, and Florida. The NV5 Utility Services Department likes to promote from within and will train the proper applicant.


NV5 is seeking a full-time Geomatics Technician, for our Alpharetta, GA office. This position will assist the Party Chief and Survey Coordinator and use industry specific equipment to locate a variety of underground utilities safely and efficiently on utility services projects. Also, the technician will be visiting project sites to verify existing utilities. The most frequent and essential work activities include:  

  • Location of underground utilities such as water, gas, power, fiber optic, and telephone.
  • Identification of utility sizes, materials, and types.
  • Work as part of a two-to-four-man crew.
  • Collection of existing conditions information for the assessment and identification of underground utilities.
  • Assist with operation and maintenance of vacuum excavation truck.
  • Be knowledgeable of the quality levels of SUE and how to differentiate between each one.
  • Ability to help implement new technologies and methods.
  • Provide support for land survey in the creation of topographic maps.
  • Operate the survey total station and level instruments.
  • Record survey data in field books.
  • Maintain all survey equipment.
  • Assist party chief with survey files and field calculations. 


  • Associate’s degree preferred.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft office software; Excel, Word, Outlook, and Teams.
  • 0-2 years of land surveying experience
  • Familiar with AutoCAD and MicroStation, a plus.
  • 1-3 years of utility designation experience
  • Familiarity with iPad or tablet, a plus
  • Must possess or be able to obtain a valid driver’s license prior to employment-preferred
  • Ability to travel. 

Behavioral traits, attitudes, and skills required for this position:

  • Excellent communication skills – written and verbal
  • Attention to detail
  • Quality oriented
  • Patient
  • Team oriented
  • Responds well to constructive criticism
  • Service oriented demeanor
  • Mathematical competence for construction and survey computations



Work environment and physical demands of this position

The characteristics described below are representative of those encountered while performing the essential functions of this position. When properly requested and when feasible (without undue hardship to the organization), reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential job functions.

  • This position will be subject to outside environmental conditions, including weather conditions such as wet and /or humid environments, extreme cold and/or heat, dusty and noisy work environments. 
  • Work will primarily be in the field involving long-term standing and frequent walking as well as include common hazards at construction and project sites.
  • Must be able to carry, lift and push/pull up to 50 pounds frequently and up to 100 pounds occasionally.
  • Must be able to walk over rough and uneven terrain and be able to stand up to 10-12 hours a day on occasion.
  • Must have the ability to see, smell, hear, talk, climb, balance, stoop, kneel and twist, crouch, crawl, reach, grasp, sit, stand, and walk.
  • Weekend and overtime work and/or overnight work and travel may be required.
  • Additional physical duties may be required, as necessary.

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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