Associate Survey Project Manager

Posted Date 1 month ago(6/13/2024 6:47 PM)
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US-CA-Walnut Creek
Regular Full-Time


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.


The Associate Survey Project Manager plays a crucial role in planning, managing, and executing survey projects for our organization. This role is responsible for coordinating all aspects of survey initiatives, from designing surveys to collecting and analyzing data. The Survey Project Coordinator ensures that surveys are conducted efficiently, accurately, and in a timely manner to provide valuable insights for decision-making. 


Project Planning: 

  • Collaborate with clients or stakeholders to understand project objectives and requirements. 
  • Develop project plans, including timelines, resource allocation, and budget estimates. 
  • Identify potential challenges and risks and develop mitigation strategies. 

Team Management: 

  • Assign tasks and responsibilities to team members. 
  • Provide guidance and support to team members throughout the project. 

Data Collection: 

  • Determine the appropriate survey methods and tools for data collection (e.g., questionnaires, GPS, total stations, LiDAR, etc.). 
  • Ensure data collection procedures are carried out accurately and efficiently. 

Quality Control: 

  • Implement quality control measures to maintain data accuracy and consistency. 
  • Review survey data for errors and discrepancies and take corrective actions as needed. 

Report Generation: 

  • Prepare comprehensive survey reports that present findings, conclusions, and recommendations. 
  • Ensure reports are clear, accurate, and meet client or regulatory requirements. 

Budget Management: 

  • Monitor project budgets and expenditures. 
  • Identify cost-saving opportunities and manage project finances effectively. 

Client Communication: 

  • Maintain regular communication with clients or project stakeholders to provide updates and address their concerns. 
  • Address any client requests or changes in project scope. 
  • Maintain regular communication with Survey Manager, Director or BU Lead as requested. 


  • Maintain organized project documentation, including field notes, data records, and project files. 

Technology and Equipment: 

  • Stay current with surveying technology and equipment. 
  • Ensure that surveying tools and software are up to date and functioning properly. 

Safety and Environmental Compliance: 

  • Promote and enforce safety procedures to protect the well-being of survey team members and the environment. 


  • Bachelor's degree in a relevant field (e.g., surveying, geomatics, geography, civil engineering, etc.) preferred. 
  • Proven experience in surveying, with a track record of managing survey projects. 
  • Strong knowledge of surveying methods, equipment, and software. 
  • Excellent project management and organizational skills. 
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills. 
  • Proficiency in data analysis and reporting. 
  • Familiarity with relevant laws, regulations, and safety protocols. 
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team. 
  • Valid CA Drivers License 

The pay range for this California position is $45.00- $60.00 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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