Technical Specialist

Posted Date 1 month ago(6/11/2024 7:23 PM)
Job ID
2024-9979
# of Openings
3
Job Locations
US-OR-Portland
Category
Geospatial/GIS
Type
Regular Full-Time

Overview

The Technical Specialist works to support the production team and office in matters regarding technical proficiencies, troubleshooting, and engages in all steps of a project. This individual works with Technical Experts and Management on product innovation, workflow scalability, creative problem solving, and business unit’s growth. The Technical Specialist influences technical growth across the organization and mentors others in technical leadership. They support scope clarification with clients and can assist in client communication. They have a good understanding of all projects the team is working on and can fill any support role. This position will work individually and as part of a team to support data production in an ArcMap, PLS-CADD and Microstation environment; finalizing data deliverables based on client requests. 

 

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.

Responsibilities

Leadership Focus: 

  • Demonstrates leadership among production staff 
  • Takes ownership of work within the team for execution and QA/QC 
  • May fulfill the role of Project Technical Lead – planning, strategizing and developing workflows for new projects. 
  • Aids in hiring new team members. 
  • Reports project status, achievements, risks and solutions at weekly meetings. 
  • Assists the management with evaluation of projects, ETCs, and workflow management 
  • Provides guidance and understanding in project contracts and scope of work 
  • Assists in the monitoring of Technical KPIs 
  • Collaborates on process changes and disseminates knowledge across production teams, informs subject matter experts 
  • Applies industry and client standards to production workflows 
  • Proactively communicates across organization, presents on subject matter expertise through team meetings and projects 

 

Technical Focus: 

  • Demonstrates good judgement in the selection of the methods and techniques in problem resolution and troubleshooting 
  • Excellent technical writing skills and the ability to take complex information and convey it easily 
  • Excellent technical ability with ESRI, PLS-CADD and vector-based software 
  • Produces data reports and final deliverables 
  • Ability to automate workflows and tasks 
  • Takes initiative to improve processes and efficiencies 
  • Supports technical implementation of projects on a production team  
  • Influence technical growth across organization and mentor others on technical leadership 
  • Assists in client education and interaction as needed.  
  • Awareness and dissemination of industry and office standards. Proactive identification of relevant workshops, meetings and conferences 
  • Works with Technical Experts and Management on product innovation, workflow scalability, creative problem solving, and business unit’s growth 

 

Focus Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: 

  • Consistently produces precise and accurate work 
  • Maintains excellent data management and file organization practices 
  • Develops resolution and accuracy statistical analysis 
  • Demonstrates problem solving ability across software platforms 
  • Shows flexibility when being tasked 
  • Ability to work well within a team environment 
  • Demonstrates efficiency, accuracy in tasks, and organization 
  • Able to learn from mistakes and take constructive criticism 
  • Ability to maintain a professional and positive demeanor in times of stress 
  • Comfortable with ambiguity and limited direction 
  • Strong critical thinking skills 
  • Ability to train others using clear communication and provided program tools 
  • Ability to interact professionally and effectively with clients 
  • Final QC scripts, compilation of data products, and finalizing deliverables 
  • Archiving and data retrieval; managing ad-hoc requests and legacy data 
  • Project organization; Understanding & gathering client owned files 
  • Proactively seeks timelines for necessary tool updates & consulting with appropriate stakeholders; ensures tools are up to date 

Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications 

  • Bachelor's degree 
  • 5+ years of experience in a professional GIS work environment 
  • Advanced knowledge of ESRI or vector-based software and TerraSolid products 
  • Proficiency in MS Office Suite and Google Drive 

 

Preferred Qualifications 

  • Masters or higher 
  • Knowledge of Python, CADD, and Visual Basic 
  • Proficiency in inDesign 

 

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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