Remote Sensing / LiDAR Calibration Technician

Westwood Professional Services, Inc.
Plano, Texas
Jun 24, 2024
Jun 29, 2024
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type

Westwood Professional Services, Inc.

Westwood Professional Services, Inc. is seeking a Remote Sensing / LiDAR Calibration Technician to join our team. Westwood's growing Geospatial Department provides professional-level products to its clients, leveraging the latest in industry technology. Westwood has a highly experienced and dynamic team of individuals dedicated to providing high-level professional services to our clients.

The Remote Sensing Calibration Technician is responsible for coordinating, calibrating, and delivering LiDAR and imagery collected internally by Westwood staff to support multiple markets and users. This role involves ensuring the accuracy and reliability of LiDAR and imagery data by performing calibration procedures, troubleshooting technical issues, and conducting quality control checks. The Remote Sensing Calibration Technician will work closely with survey teams and other stakeholders to support the successful execution of projects.

Duties and Responsibilities:
• Coordinate and schedule the aerial calibration of aerial data sets.
• Work closely with Remote Sensing Leadership and Project Leads to maintain project performance.
• Perform calibration procedures according to internal guidelines and industry best practices.
• Troubleshoot technical issues related aerial datasets.
• Conduct quality control checks to ensure the accuracy and reliability of data.
• Stay updated on the latest advancements and best practices in LiDAR and aerial AT calibration techniques.
• Assist in the development and implementation of standard operating procedures for LiDAR calibration.
• Collaborate with vendors and manufacturers to address equipment issues and obtain necessary support.
• Participate in training programs and workshops to enhance technical knowledge and skills.

Required Skills:
• 5+ years of experience or Associate degree or equivalent in a related field (e.g., geomatics, surveying, remote sensing).
• ASPRS certifications highly desired.
• Strong understanding of LiDAR and remote sensing principles, calibration techniques, and data processing.
• Proficiency in using Remote Sensing software and tools, such as, TerraSolid, MicroStation, PosPac, MetaShape, Photo Shop, Riegl processing suite, PLS-CADD, TopoDOT.
• Industry experience in power generation and delivery, DOT, and renewables.
• Scripting and light programming knowledge to support automation.
• Experience in calibrating aerial datasets acquired with manned and unmanned platforms.
• Familiarity with surveying techniques and equipment for project control understanding.
• Excellent problem-solving and troubleshooting skills.
• Strong attention to detail and ability to work with precision.
• Effective communication and teamwork skills.
• Ability to work independently and manage multiple tasks simultaneously.
• Willingness to adapt to changing technologies and industry trends.

About Westwood Professional Services, Inc. (Westwood):
At Westwood, our purpose is to create a better world for people through our work. We transform the energy grid, design resilient infrastructure, and develop communities that will flourish today and for future generations. With over 50 years of experience and a legacy of innovation, we stand at the forefront of our industry, dedicated to understanding the unique needs of the markets we serve.

Our approach revolves around people. We are committed to building a culture that attracts, retains, and develops high performers. Our team values relationships, innovation, dedication, initiative, and growth. We believe fostering a collaborative "One Team" mentality yields superior outcomes in everything we do.

We customize our technical capabilities and geographic reach to meet our clients where they are and help them realize their vision. We are partners in our clients' success, driving to provide solutions that make a lasting difference. Safety, sustainability, and operational excellence are not just facets of our work; they are intrinsic to our identity, guiding every decision we make.

We are deeply invested in the communities we serve. Through our projects and giving-back initiatives, we enrich the lives of those we serve, engage others within our industry, and create a lasting impact on communities around the world. To us, success transcends the completion of projects; it is reflected in the lives we have positively impacted by our work.

Join us in creating a better world.

In 2023, Zweig Group ranked Westwood nationally at and , respectively, on its Hot Firms and Best Firms to Work for lists. Zweig also awarded Westwood two national 2nd place awards for Marketing Excellence. Westwood was recently recognized as in the ENR Top 500 Firms in 2023. The firm consistently ranks on the industry's top 25 lists and receives recognition for its involvement in award-winning projects nationwide.

Westwood provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws. We believe that diverse backgrounds strengthen our business. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.