Geospatial Technologist II

Pape-Dawson Engineers
Plano, TX/Remote
Added: March 7, 2024

This position is responsible for utilizing the latest in geospatial technology including operation of UAS (drones), Lidar, and Aerial Photogrammetry in support of the companies Land Surveying department. The Geospatial Technologist will work in the field assisting the Lead UAS Pilot on mapping missions throughout Texas and also works in the office post-processing 3D data for a variety of deliverables. The successful candidate will work closely with our experienced pilot’s and technicians and be trained as needed.


  • Assist in the collection of Lidar Data
  • Acquire airborne data using various UAS systems
  • Troubleshoot instrumentation
  • Perform classification, feature extraction and mapping from processed LIDAR data
  • Work with point cloud data collected by airborne and/or mobile methods
  • Extract 2 D and 3 D information from the data and generate CAD mapping for delivery


  • Associates degree in GIS, Geography, or a related field
  • A strong interest in earth sciences, GIS, geography, and/or land surveying
  • Proactive approach to resolution of work tasks
  • Ability to work collaboratively as well as interdependently to accomplish work tasks
  • Effective oral and written communication skills with all level of employees within an organization
  • Ability to work in a deadline driven environment with changing priorities depending on project workload
  • Must be able to work Monday through Friday from 8 am to 5 pm with occasional overtime, as needed
  • Must be reliable and dependable

Preferred Qualifications

  • Knowledge of MicroStation, AutoCAD Civil3D, and Pix4D, preferred but not required
  • FAA Part 107 Certification, preferred but not required

All qualified applicants for Pape-Dawson Engineers will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.