Survey Technician

Posted Date 2 months ago(5/6/2024 4:51 PM)
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# of Openings
Job Locations
US-CA-Santa Rosa, CA
Regular Full-Time


NV5 (NASDAQ: NVEE) provides engineering and consulting services to public and private sectors, delivering solutions through five business verticals: Construction Quality Assurance, Infrastructure, Energy, Program Management, and Environmental. 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.


NV5 is accepting resumes for a Survey CADD Technician who is motivated, energetic and goal orientated.


Candidates submitting resumes should enjoy working on an extremely wide range of projects and assignments with a team of highly motivated survey professionals. Candidates will have the opportunity to advance, while working on a wide variety of private and public sector projects in the fields of utilities, energy, education facilities, airports and land development. The candidate will work under the direction of a Licensed Land Surveyor. The candidate should have the knowledge and the ability to assist with the preparation of topographic and boundary survey drawings, utility drawings, Record or Survey Maps, ALTA Surveys, Parcel and Subdivision Maps, exhibits to accompany legal descriptions, forensic surveys and right-of-way mapping.

More specifically, candidates will aid the Professional Land Surveyor in researching, compiling and analyzing: Records of Survey, Plats, Legal Documents, Right-of-Way Maps, Government Land Office Data, and Utility Drawings and Sketches. Reviews and writes legal descriptions and uses CAD to lay out property, easement, rights-of-way and permits from legal descriptions. Researches and analyzes historical documents and maps. Obtain and interpret control point records and data sheets. Ability to use NGS Tool Kit, such as OPUS, to post process survey data.

Provides support to field surveyors and is responsible for processing field data. Creates search coordinates for field crews. Works with data such as: field notes, photogrammetric data and photographs, state plane grid coordinates and tables and raw survey point data. Coverts geographic coordinates to grid coordinates, computations of traverse closures, level runs, balancing of traverse and other office computations relative to survey operations. Performs computations and layouts for proposed construction projects. Possesses a general knowledge of utility line design and survey principals and procedures.


Excellent communication skills and a willingness to master office methods in support of survey projects. The preferred candidate will have a NSPS level III Survey Technician Certification or 2 -5 years of survey mapping experience. An associate’s degree in CAD / GIS or survey related field is helpful. Possession of a California LSIT Certificate is encouraged. Candidates should be able to eventually develop a basic understanding of project budget requirements, time and client management skills, focusing on client relations.

Working in a team environment, candidate should have the following minimum qualifications:
• Intermediate CAD (Civil 3D – 2013 & 2016) skills;
• Field to finish capabilities with good understanding of terrain
models and 3D models from classic survey data;
• Familiarity with High Definition Scanning (HDS)
• Knowledge of field and office surveying methods, practices
and mathematical procedures for surveying;
• Ability to interpret legal descriptions, survey maps and
engineering plans;
• Ability to perform mathematical computations

The preferred candidate will have a NSPS level III Survey Technician Certification or 2 -5 years of survey mapping experience. An associate’s degree in CAD / GIS or survey related field is helpful. Possession of a California LSIT Certificate is encouraged



The pay range for this California position is $25.00- $40.00 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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