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LiDAR & UAV Geomatics Technologist – Crew Chief

Rocky Mountain Equipment

  • Posted on: June 27, 2018

Job Duties and Responsibilities Include:

  • Field Work:
    • Performing aerial LiDAR surveys
    • Working with partner helicopter operators across Canada
    • Operating RME’s Renegade UAV system
    • Extensive travel within Canada for time periods ranging from 2 – 14 days
    • Coordinating with clients for field surveys
    • Planning and collecting ground control points for surveys using Leica systems
    • Planning and operation of Leica static base stations
    • Operating mobile LiDAR scanning equipment
  • Data Management:
    • Preliminary data processing of ground control points, GPS/IMU data using Leica and Novatel Inertial Explorer software
    • Managing quality control of data through execution of Standard Operating Procedures, field checks and documentation, as well as compiling QC reports of finalized datasets.
    • Processing of LiDAR and imagery
  • Crew Coordination:
    • Leading Calgary office for western Canada projects
    • Managing office/crew activities through the direction of the Project Coordinator and Production Coordinator (based in Ottawa)
    • Planning projects: ground control, travel, flight lines for aerial surveys based on client requirements of resolution, accuracy, aircraft performance, etc. for optimal LiDAR data quality
    • Managing and staying current on software training and upgrades
    • Managing equipment uptime, maintenance
    • Setup of data collection sensors to meet project requirements and highest quality
    • Coordinating shipping and travel to survey sites across Canada
    • Managing co-op student during summer months

Job Requirements and Qualifications Include:

  • Proven track record as a self-directed, motivated self-starter
  • Minimum 3-5 years’ experience in the surveying industry with significant time in the field, especially within Canada
  • Proficiency in the following software platforms: GIS software including Global Mapper, Leica GIS systems, Novatel’s Inertial Explorer
  • Experience with LiDAR and aerial imagery collection from manned-aircraft
  • Experience with TerraSolid, RiProcess or competitive LiDAR processing suites
  • Experience running a field crew and/or project management
  • ATV experience for off-road use.
  • Ability to manage and coordinate personnel in high stress and changing environmental conditions
  • Experience with radio controlled vehicles is an asset
  • Must be located in or around Calgary

We offer a competitive salary, benefits including health and dental coverage, personal days, and an employee stock option plan that allows employees to contribute to an RRSP or Non-RRSP account that will be invested in RMDI stock.

We thank all applicants for their interest, however only candidates selected for an interview will be notified. We regret that we cannot accept phone calls regarding the status of an application.

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