Project Coordinator

Posted Date 2 months ago(5/31/2024 10:17 AM)
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The Project Coordinator is responsible for various project support tasks, including flight planning, equipment and sensor tracking, project logistics, on call duties, and field support. When deployed in the field, the Project Coordinator will work closely in a collaborative team environment with a captain in small aircraft/helicopters while flying acquisition missions. The position will be challenging both technically and professionally with the breadth of tasks inherent to the role.

Work Environment:

  • Location:  Position is based at the NV5 SE Portland Office
  • This position reports to the acquisition management team with primary hangar and survey locations in Oregon, Wisconsin, and California
  • This position is included in the company’s hearing conservation program

NV5 is a global technology solutions and consulting services company with a workforce of over 4,500 professionals in more than 100 offices worldwide.  NV5’s continued growth has been spurred through strategic investments in firms with unique capabilities to help current and future customers solve the world’s toughest problems.  The NV5 family brings together talent across a wide range of markets and fields, including Professional Engineers, Professional Land Surveyors, Architects, Photogrammetrists, GIS Professionals, Software Developers, IT, Project Management Professionals, and more.


At NV5 Geospatial, We are a collaboration of intelligent, innovative thinkers who care for each other, our communities, and the environment.  We value both heart and head, the diversity of our people, and their experiences because that is how we continue to grow as a leader in our industry and expand our individual and collective potential.



  • Develop efficient flight and logistical plans that meet or exceed project specification
  • Work closely with pilots/survey crews in small aircraft/helicopters/vehicles while acquiring geospatial data
  • Maintain project management software as it relates to acquisition efforts
  • Create flight plans and develop project plans in support of estimating
  • Act as a point of contact for field personnel
  • Troubleshoot and install sensor systems with support
  • Comply with all policies and procedures developed for safety and operations in dynamic environments
  • Ensure safe and secure use of company vehicles, equipment, and instrumentation
  • Ability to travel and perform Sensor Operator duties as needed


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Developing understanding of geospatial concepts and GPS survey methods and Interest in GIS and remote sensing
  • Thorough understanding of aerial and terrestrial based sensor operations and capabilities
  • Firm understanding of common sensor errors, interpretation of sensor log files and processes for sensor troubleshooting
  • Comfortable flying in small aircraft for extensive periods of time across North America

Minimum Qualifications:

  • A valid driver's license
  • 2+ years of experience in remote sensing. Experience with aerial survey and instrumentation
  • Experience with databases and spreadsheets
  • Ability to lift 50+ pounds

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • 4-year degree from a physical/ biological/environmental science, engineering program or related field
  • Aviation Background
  • Field experience as an airborne sensor operator
  • In-depth experience using various LIDAR sensors, cameras and other instruments
  • Experience using both flight planning and post processing software packages

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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