ESP Associates, Inc. is seeking a Pavement Assessment & Mobile LiDAR Collection Technician. The position is located in ESP's Corporate office in Fort Mill, SC (south Charlotte). ESP is looking for a self-motivated individual to join this innovative team.  

The selected candidate(s) will be responsible for collecting pavement assessment data and mobile LiDAR data collected from a vehicle platform.  Applicants are expected to be proactive, detail-oriented, and able to work well in a team environment. 

The position may require working the in following conditions and environments:

  • Extended out of town work
    1. Per diem and hotel covered
    2. Minimum 5 days and up to 45 days at a time out of town
  • Day shifts
    1. 8 to 12 hours per day (hours range between 6am and 6pm - incorporates a 1-hour meal break)
  • Night shifts
    1. 8 to 10 hours per day (hours range between 8pm and 6am - incorporates a 1-hour meal break)
  • Driving/working inside a GIS data collection vehicle for between 8 to 12 hours per shift
  • Alternate driving and equipment operation duties with team member throughout each shift


  • Drive a data collection vehicle and/or operate advanced software and equipment 
  • Work fluently with advanced software for collection and exporting of pavement assessment and mobile LiDAR data
  • Achieve daily mile goals
  • Download, Q/A, backup, export, transfer data each day


  • Any level of education in surveying technology/geomatics, civil engineering, GIS or related field is considered a plus 
  • Knowledge of the following software: Trimble Business Center, Riegl RiProcess, Google Earth and possibly others as needed is preferred but not mandatory
  • Computer hardware and software trouble shooting skills
  • Basic proficiency with CAD environments
  • Ability to learn and master ICC Connect Pavement Processing software
  • Experience/understanding of survey and GIS practices is preferred but not mandatory 
  • Experience/understanding of computer hardware and advanced software
  • Computer programming (Python) experience is preferred but not mandatory
  • Must be goal-oriented and able to meet assigned deadlines
  • Ability to work closely with peers and managers to achieve established goals
  • Must be reliable, dependable and responsible 
  • A positive work attitude with the desire to learn
  • Must be willing to travel throughout the United States (possibly Canada)
  • Must be detailed-oriented to follow established mission plans, processes and procedures 
  • Good communication and teamwork skills
  • Candidate must be able to pass a drug screen, background check and have a satisfactory driving record in accordance with the company’s driving (MVR) policy

Corporate Information:

ESP is a multi-discipline engineering design and consulting firm providing our clients with civil engineering, surveying, planning/landscape architecture, geosciences, environmental, subsurface utility engineering, and construction engineering inspection.

Through years of dedicated service to our clients, ESP has received ENR Top 500 Design Firm ranking of 288 in 2020. In the Southeast, ESP’s primary territory, the firm received the 2020 ENR Southeast Top Design Firms ranking of 39.

ESP offers an excellent employee benefits package including:   

  • Health and Dental Insurance 
  • PTO (Paid Time Off) & Holidays 
  • Life Insurance 
  • Flexible Benefits Plan 
  • Short-Term Disability Insurance
  • Long-Term Disability Insurance 
  • 401(k) Plan