Assistant Reality Capture Engineer

Job Location

12530 Parklawn Drive
Rockville, Maryland

Job Position Type


The Assistant Reality Capture Engineer is responsible for documenting existing conditions using the latest technology and software to create deliverables for use by project team members for preconstruction and construction activities. 


Essential Duties + Responsibilities

  • Perform responsibilities with excellence in service, integrity and building relationships as exemplified in DAVIS core values
  • Perform 3D capture of as-built conditions for various types of construction projects utilizing Terrestrial Laser Scanners, Robotic Total Stations, Crane Cameras, Small Unmanned Aircraft System (sUAS), 360 Imagery, and GPS (Ground Positioning System)
  • Process field collected data including:
    • Ensuring the completeness and accuracy of the data collected
    • Registration of datasets collected in the field from terrestrial laser scanning
    • Alignment of data collected to project coordinate system
    • Creation of accurate deliverables including 2D + 3D drawings, model files, charts, graphs and Floor Deviation maps for utilization by others including the Virtual Construction (VC) group, estimating, operations and external project team partners (owners, design team members and trade partners)
  • Coordinate with DAVIS project teams, architects, owner reps, and engineers on various project deliverables while seeking opportunities to expand Virtual Construction and Reality Capture use
  • Promotes capabilities of reality capture group with internal and external team members
  • Partner with Operations teams regarding lead time and cost estimates for existing conditions surveys
  • Adhere to schedule of upcoming survey assignments and work with team to prioritize assignments; communicates promptly with customers any changes in scheduling as necessary
  • Perform as part of a UAV team as a Spotter and Remote Pilot
  • Support Tower Crane Camera installs to capture georeferenced, scalable, imagery for use by project team in quality control and documentation of existing conditions
  • Troubleshoot image collection and quality issues with vendors as needed; create consolidated image for each level of building to document pre-pour details
  • Perform point cloud to model conversation in-house when appropriate or by managing outside vendors
  • Assist with the process of installing survey control work for project and perform basic survey functions
  • Maintain clean and organized equipment and office files; assists with maintenance of project documents
  • Assist with recordkeeping in the form of field notes, sketches, reports and daily logs
  • Prepare work areas and inventory of supplies needed for reality capture activities
  • Perform other duties as assigned


DAVIS Common Attributes 

  • Safety – Consistently works within DAVIS safety standards; promotes safety as a priority with coworkers, subcontractors and external clients
  • Team Collaboration Works effectively within their own team and across the organization; promotes team atmosphere and culture; has a positive, can do attitude
  • Commitment to Quality – Applies DAVIS standards to produce high quality work on a consistent basis; produces work that is accurate and reliable, actively demonstrates excellence in service; builds and maintains integrity as a core function of their job and in their relationships with others
  • Champions DAVIS Business – Consistently markets DAVIS business within the scope of their job; actively seeks and / or supports new business opportunities; actively builds relationships and encourages others to do the same

Knowledge, Experience + Special Skills


  • Degree in Engineering, Math, Applied Science or related field or equivalent experience*
  • Prior internship or field experience in Construction Operations, Field Engineering or BIM/Virtual Construction on commercial construction projects*
  • Surveying background is preferred
  • Understanding of building components
  • Knowledge of Reality Capture and VDC processes used in the industry
  • Ability to read construction drawings
  • Decision making, research and analytical problem-solving skills*
  • Time management with the ability to organize, assess and prioritize multiple tasks, projects, and demands, and to work independently*
  • Possess strong verbal and written communication skills, and interact effectively at all levels within the organization*
  • MS Office – Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point and Outlook experience*
  • Maintain understanding of Virtual Construction software and HDS technology (equipment and software) including Leica (Cyclone360, Captivate, RTC360, TS16i), Autodesk (NavisWorks, AutoCAD, Revit), Trimble SketchUp, Drone Deploy, StructionSite, Pix4D
  • Advanced ability to produce models using various applications
  • Current OSHA 30-hour certification
  • Current certifications for First Aid and CPR


As we keep the safety of our employees and our communities top of mind, COVID-19 vaccinations continue to be a critical prevention measure. Because of this, DAVIS requires all employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19. If you are unable to be vaccinated, DAVIS will provide a reasonable accommodation consistent with applicable law.

This position is located at 12530 Parklawn Drive Rockville, Maryland. View the Google Map in full screen.