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LiDAR Technician

RaganSmith is seeking a full-time LiDAR Technician specializing in Reality Capture services. This position is based in our Nashville office and is responsible for providing digital terrain modeling support for land surveyors & civil engineers and serves as a key member of the team on a wide range of projects in the expanding geospatial practice. The LiDAR technician will also collaborate internally with other drone technicians, CAD technicians, civil engineers, and landscape architects to assist our clients in the development of commercial, residential, and mixed-use projects.


  • LiDAR field data collection though aerial, terrestrial, and mobile mapping platforms
  • Data extraction and digital terrain modeling from point cloud data in Trimble Business Center, MicroStation, and Civil3D
  • Field support role for drone flights
  • Collaborate with project managers to create plans
  • Keep site data and plans organized
  • Additional related duties as needed

Minimum Qualifications

  • Knowledge and experience collecting LiDAR data and generating digital terrain models from point cloud data
  • Drafting experience using AutoCAD Civil 3D, MicroStation, and Trimble Business Center
  • Ability to work with deadlines in a team environment
  • Strength in multi-department coordination
  • Proficient written and verbal communication 

Preferred Qualifications

  • 1-5 years of relevant experience
  • Experience processing data through DJI Terra, Pix4D, TBC Mobile Mapping & TBC Point Cloud Registration
  • Possesses FAA Part 107 Commercial Drone License, or ability to obtain


  • 100% covered health, dental and vision insurance, group term life insurance, identity theft protection, long-term and short-term disability coverage, telemedicine, and long term care insurance 
  • Generous PTO, paid holidays, and three additional paid days between Christmas and New Year’s Day
  • Profit sharing bonus
  • 401(k) contribution
  • Flexible work environment
  • Focus on work-life balance

RaganSmith was founded in 1933 as a land surveying company. More than eight decades later, we have grown into an interdisciplinary consulting firm of experienced civil engineers, landscape architects, transportation experts, savvy surveyors, and brilliant land planners serving the private and public sectors. 

RaganSmith is an equal opportunity employer recognizing the value of a diverse workforce. All qualified individuals will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, age, and/or protected veteran status in accordance with governing laws.

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