Senior Surveyor

Posted Date 1 month ago(6/13/2024 6:24 PM)
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US-CA-Santa Rosa, CA
Regular Full-Time


NV5 is actively seeking an experienced and dedicated Senior Surveyor to take on a pivotal role within our organization. As a leader in the field, we are committed to delivering excellence in surveying services, and we are looking for an individual who shares our passion for precision and quality. In this key position, you will not only supervise technical staff but also provide invaluable professional insights, ensuring the meticulous review of work products.


Under the guidance of the Survey Manager, you will play a vital role in managing both office and field workloads. Your expertise will be crucial in supporting the Survey Manager to keep projects on track, meeting schedules, and adhering to budgetary constraints. We value innovation, integrity, and a commitment to delivering exceptional results, and we believe that your skills and experience will greatly contribute to our continued success.


At NV5, we recognize the importance of fostering a collaborative and dynamic work environment. As a Senior Surveyor or Professional Land Surveyor, you will be an integral part of our team, providing leadership and technical guidance to ensure the highest standards in survey research and computations. If you are seeking a challenging yet rewarding opportunity to further your career in surveying, we invite you to explore the exciting responsibilities and qualifications outlined below and consider joining us on this journey of excellence.



  • Provide expert professional and technical oversight and guidance.
  • Conduct comprehensive project research, logistics, and management.
  • Review plats and prepare accurate legal descriptions in accordance with local, state, federal, and project requirements.
  • Ensure adherence to the company's policies, safety plan, and project safety plan.
  • Perform quality control checks on each project, including computations, field book formats, and content.
  • Supervise project field crew(s) and/or serve as a field Professional Land Surveyor (PLS) Party Chief.
  • Contribute to various survey types, including control, boundary, subdivision, heavy civil, topographic, and design surveys, as well as aerial mapping control.
  • Competently operate and adjust survey measuring instruments, such as digital levels, GPS equipment, and total stations with electronic data collecting capabilities.
  • Understand and identify basic sources of measurement errors.
  • Conduct mathematical calculations and verify field data.
  • Execute data reduction, field note reduction, calculations, data checks, and staking computations using survey programs and AutoCAD/Civil 3D.
  • Undertake other duties as assigned.


  • LSIT registration certification is a plus.
  • Minimum of 8 years of surveying and mapping experience is required.
  • 3+ years of project management experience is preferred.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with effective written and oral communication abilities.
  • Proficiency in right-of-way mapping and parcel plat drafting.
  • Expertise in using total stations, GPS receivers and data collectors, and GPS reduction software.
  • Experience in AutoCAD/Civil 3D with demonstrated survey drafting skills; excellent AutoCAD/Civil 3D skills are a plus.
  • Ability to read and understand survey drawings, plans, and specifications.
  • Knowledge of principles of monumentation, staking, and marking.
  • Familiarity with plan checking Parcel Maps/Tract Maps is a plus.
  • Proficient with MS Word and Excel.


  • California PLS or LSIT License
  • Current California driver’s license in good standing

The pay range for this California position is $45.00- $50.00 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, creed, citizenship status, ancestry, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, 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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