Senior Survey Technician

Posted Date 2 months ago(6/3/2024 2:51 PM)
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US-WA-Bothell | US-WA-Seattle
Regular Full-Time


The Senior Survey Technician is crucial in supporting surveying and mapping activities by providing technical expertise in a field and office setting. This position involves data collection, processing, quality control, and managing survey data collected in the field. The Senior Survey 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.

The pay range for this Washington position is $40.00- $50.00 per hour; based on job-related knowledge, skills, and experience of the candidate. NV5 may provide restricted stock units, sign-on bonuses, stay bonuses, or relocation allowances as part of the compensation package. Medical, dental, and vision insurance are also offered to full-time employees, along with Flexible Spending Accounts and Health Savings Accounts, with employee and employer contributions. NV5 offers 3 weeks of Paid Time Off a year for full-time hourly employees along with 8 paid holidays a year and Flexible Time Off plan for full-time salary employees along with 6 paid holidays a year. 401(k) savings plan; Company Paid Basic life insurance and accidental death and dismemberment insurance; Company Paid Short-term and long-term disability insurance are also provided. More information can be found via hyperlink here. This information is provided per the salary transparency provisions of the Washington Equal Pay and Opportunities Act. 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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