Job: LiDAR Processor - Navy, GeoSearch, Inc., Kiln, MS
Primary Function: The LiDAR Processor is responsible for performing data processing tasks relating to the cleaning of topographic and bathymetric lidar data, obtained using an airborne laser sensor designed to capture information for modeling purposes.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Process, filter and clean raw topographic/bathymetric LiDAR data within budget hours.
Classification of topographic LiDAR
Mandatory travel to support emergency response projects.
Adhere to quality control procedures.
Work effectively under direct supervision of project managers or design leads.
Prepare output data for delivery to both internal and external clients.
Track and report progress of data processing for specific assignments on a regular and timely basis.
Ensure digital media and related sources are properly stored and archived.
Maintain a backup of work-in-progress or completed data files residing locally that is not on the network.
Develop and maintain a professional rapport with team members.
Communicate effectively, both written and oral, with project team and management staff.
Comply with all safety policies, practices and procedures. Report all unsafe activities to supervisor and/or Human Resources.
Participate in proactive team efforts to achieve departmental and company goals.
Provide leadership to others through example and sharing of knowledge and skills.
Perform other duties as assigned.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Technical expertise in the areas of LiDAR, Remote Sensing, Surveying, Geography, GIS and/or Civil Engineering.
Proficient in the understanding of processing GPS data and applying post processed GPS data to LiDAR datasets
Must be a US Citizen and have the ability to work on government projects nationally and internationally
Proficient in the use of spreadsheets, database and word-processing applications.
Good written and oral communication, and interpersonal skills.
Ability to analyze and interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.
Ability to perform assigned responsibilities with minimal supervision.
Ability to apply mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference, geometry, trigonometry, fractions, percentages, ratios and proportions to practical situations.
Ability to meet project deadlines.
Ability to compile, review, and reconcile data for accuracy, completeness, and compliance.
Ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously.
Education and Experience:
A Bachelor’s degree from a four-year college or university; plus three to five years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Hydrographic, GIS, Geography, or Civil Engineering degree preferred.
Experience with LiDAR, GIS, Remote Sensing, and/or Surveying preferred.
Experience with bathymetric LiDAR processing highly desirable
Experience with Microstation, Terrascan and TerraModler highly desirable
Experience in nautical charting surveys highly desirable
Experience with Optech Hydro Fusion processing software and Pure File Magic – Area Based Editor desirable