Survey Office Technician

Posted Date 1 month ago(6/7/2024 6:52 PM)
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US-CA-Santa Rosa, CA | US-CA-Walnut Creek | US-CA-Sacramento
Regular Full-Time


A Survey Office Technician plays a pivotal role in the surveying process by providing critical office-based support to surveyors and engineers. This position involves processing, organizing, and analyzing survey data, preparing maps and reports, and ensuring the smooth workflow of survey projects.


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 and manage survey data collected in the field, ensuring accuracy and completeness. 
  • Utilize surveying software and computer-aided design (CAD) software to organize and manipulate survey data. 
  • Generate precise survey drawings, maps, and documents based on field data. 

Data Analysis: 

  • Analyze survey data to identify errors or discrepancies and make necessary corrections. 
  • Assist surveyors and engineers in interpreting survey data to support decision-making. 
  • Perform calculations to determine distances, angles, areas, and elevations. 

Map Preparation: 

  • Create maps, plats, and other graphical representations of survey results using CAD software. 
  • Ensure that maps and drawings comply with industry standards, regulations, and project requirements. 
  • Add labels, legends, and symbols to clearly convey information. 

Documentation and Reporting: 

  • Prepare survey reports, including written descriptions, summaries, and analysis of survey findings. 
  • Maintain accurate and organized records of survey data, reports, and project documentation. 
  • Assist in the preparation of legal descriptions and boundary surveys. 

Quality Control: 

  • Verify the accuracy and completeness of survey documents and reports before finalization. 
  • Collaborate with surveyors and field teams to address discrepancies and ensure data consistency. 

Software and Equipment Maintenance: 

  • Maintain and update surveying software and equipment used in the office. 
  • Troubleshoot software and hardware issues and coordinate repairs as necessary. 

Team Support: 

  • Collaborate with survey teams and provide technical assistance when needed. 
  • Assist with project management tasks, such as scheduling, budgeting, and resource allocation. 


  • Associate's degree or technical certification in surveying, geomatics, or a related field. 
  • Previous experience as a Survey Office Technician or similar office-based surveying role is advantageous. 
  • Proficiency in surveying and CAD software, including AutoCAD and GIS software. 
  • Strong mathematical and analytical skills. 
  • Attention to detail and accuracy in data processing and map preparation. 
  • Effective communication and teamwork skills. 
  • Familiarity with surveying standards and regulations. 
  • Knowledge of legal surveying practices and documentation. 
  • Time management skills and the ability to meet project deadlines. 
  • Valid CA Drivers License 


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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