Lidar Technician (Entry-Level) (1391-842)

Mc Kim & Creed Austin , TX 78719

Posted 1 week ago

What if you had the opportunity to do something you love and make a difference in people's lives at the same time? McKim & Creed is a company of people helping people. And that's what gets us energized. That's why we're excited to get up and go to work every day. That and the cool tools.

With almost 200 geomatics professionals on staff, McKim & Creed is one of the largest geospatial and land surveying firms in the Southeast. Since 2012, ENR Southeast has ranked McKim & Creed one of the largest surveying and mapping firms in the Southeast. And, McKim & Creed has recently been ranked lucky #13 in POB magazine's first-ever listing of the top 100 geospatial firms in the U.S.

Our staff includes 40+ professional/registered land surveyors licensed to work in more than 20 states, 60+ field crews, more than 65 survey technicians, five ASPRS-certified photogrammetrists and one certified inshore hydrographer. Our crews are based in offices as far south as Florida and as far west as Texas, and travel throughout the United States and the Caribbean to respond to our clients' land surveying needs.

Our state-of-the-art technologies, which include mobile and airborne LiDAR, utility detection instruments, vacuum excavation equipment and GNSS units, robotic total Stations and UAS's, enable us to complete projects swiftly, accurately and safely.

We have an exciting opportunity to join our team. If you want to work at a company that will help you become the best you can be, we're glad you found McKim & Creed.


  • Perform classification, feature extraction and mapping from processed LIDAR data

  • Work with point cloud data collected by airborne and/or mobile methods

  • Extract 2d and 3d information from the data and generate CAD mapping for delivery

  • Meet data quality and production rate standards

  • Perform classification, feature extraction and mapping from processed LIDAR data

  • Frequently requires sitting for extended periods of time, using hands to handle or feel, reach with hands and arms and occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds

  • Utilize close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and adjust focus to use computer screen

  • Other duties as assigned

Required Experience

  • Must have a Bachelor's Degree in Civil Engineering, GIS, Geomatics or related discipline

  • 1 year experience with software tools and packages for Engineering or GIS such as ESRI, AutoCAD, Microstation, Terrasolid or other similar 3D mapping software packages preferred

  • Excellent computer skills are required

  • Experience working with LIDAR data is helpful but not required

  • Must have the desire to learn new technologies, software, hardware, methodologies and assist the LIDAR team to operate with maximum efficiency

  • Must demonstrate energy, drive and passion for the transportation division to succeed

  • Pay strict attention to details and always be focused on maximizing their production while maintaining quality

  • Must work well with others, be team oriented, helpful and a good problem solver

  • Ability to read, write and correspond clearly and concisely

  • Ability to read, understand and apply technical information form procedure manuals, written and verbal instruction, guidelines and Standard Operating Procedures

  • Ability to understand 3D surface modeling and 3D visualization concepts

  • Ability to identify and clearly communicate problems, issues with data, or instructions

  • Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables

  • Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a multiple variables in situations where limited standardization exists

  • Ability to interpret a variety of instructions in various formats (written, oral, diagram, schedule form, etc.)

  • Must have a valid driver's license and an acceptable motor vehicle record

McKim & Creed is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer, and VEVRAA Federal Contractor and will consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status or disability status and maintains a Drug Free Workplace.

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Lidar Technician (Entry-Level) (1391-842)

Mc Kim & Creed