Geomatics Survey Data Technician

Job Locations US-NJ-Manasquan | US-NY-New York City
Regular Full-Time
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VHB’s growing Manasquan, NJ office has an immediate need for a Geomatics Survey Data Technician to join our Geomatics/Survey team. This position includes both field and office work associated with land surveying and reality capture.



  • Operation, transport and setup of total stations, data collectors, GPS, and other land surveying equipment
  • Completes field data review and post-processing activities
  • QA/QC and processes information received from field and outside sources
  • Land surveying including reality capture, boundary, ALTA/NSPS, topographic survey, route survey, construction stakeout and utility surveys
  • Documenting all phases of survey work through clear field notes and data collection
  • Perform survey office calculations to process field data
  • Perform public records research to obtain deeds, plans and other pertinent documents for the project
  • Apply the Principles of Boundary Surveying to review and interpret deeds and plans to determine the location of boundary lines
  • Perform CAD 3D functions relating to the production and development of survey plans
  • May perform field crew coordination and set up for all types of field surveys
  • Direct the activities of a survey crew when needed
  • Assists with process of training geomatics professionals in calculations, data collection, upload processes, and ESRI software platforms
  • Ensures that project tasks have been completed, processed, reviewed, and delivered per project requirements and parameters
  • Assists project managers with planning field tasks, maintaining schedule, and reporting project progress

Skills and Attributes

  • Solid knowledge of geomatics mathematics, field procedure, and data collection principles, practices, methods, and procedures
  • Knowledge and experience to support technical, survey reality capture and mapping calculations
  • Thorough working knowledge of industry standard geomatics equipment (eq. survey equipment, GPS equipment, reality capture equipment) with ability to adapt to new equipment and emerging technologies
  • Proficient in reading and understanding engineering, architectural and structural drawings
  • Understanding of boundary, topographic, construction, and utility surveys
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills with survey staff and clients
  • Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as fundamentals of geometry and trigonometry
  • Detail and task oriented, team oriented with ability to work independently


  • 1-3 years of geomatics experience, whether through coursework or professional experience
  • High school diploma or GED
  • Proficient with industry standard software associated with survey engineering and reality capture.
  • Familiarity with AutoCAD, ESRI, ArcGIS, and ArcPro software preferred.
  • Experience in conventional, GPS, and reality capture data collection and data processing methodologies
  • Experience in sub-meter and sub-centimeter GPS planning and processing


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We are VHB! We’re an inspired and innovative team of engineers, scientists, planners, and designers who partner with clients in the transportation, real estate, institutional, and energy industries, as well as federal, state, and local governments. Our work helps improve mobility, enhance communities, and contribute to economic vitality. We do this while balancing development and infrastructure needs with stewardship of our environment. 


Our people make us great! VHB provides a differentiating employee experience, which includes: 

  • Diverse and inclusive culture of collaboration and innovation
  • Opportunity to work on complex, transformational projects
  • Community and social responsibility as sustainable stewards
  • Focus on learning, development, and career growth
  • Best-in-class benefits, including flexible, hybrid workplace  

We are consistently rated one of the top AEC firms to work for across our 30+ offices on the East Coast. We’re growing, and we hope you’ll join us! 


VHB is a proud Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer. Since our founding, we have intentionally fostered a culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion—supported by deep-rooted core values, one of which is diversity. All individuals receive consideration for employment based on their qualifications without discrimination for race/ethnicity, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, national origin, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, pregnancy, marital status, or any other basis protected by law.





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