Former shore protection manager Rudolph lands job with worldwide firm, NV5, with Newport office

An emotional Greg Rudolph, at the time manager of the Carteret County Shore Protection Office, speaks during his going-away event last month. He has now started working for NV5, a global, publicly traded company based in Florida. (Brad Rich photo)

NEWPORT — Former Carteret County Shore Protection Office manager Greg Rudolph recently began working for Geodynamics, the county’s Newport-based beach surveying firm, now owned by global firm NV5.

Mr. Rudolph, whose last day at work as a county employee was Nov. 12, started working Nov. 22 as hydrospatial lead for the company, which is based in Florida and has offices all over the world, including the Geodynamics office.

Hydrospatial data was once primarily information collected for navigation charts. It is now fused with data from land, coastlines, inland waters and offshore, according to the website of Hydro International, and used in a variety of projects.

In a recent news release, NV5 states Mr. Rudolph “developed and managed the largest annual Beach & Nearshore Survey Program in the U.S. and pioneered integrating the program into a web-based GIS platform successfully.” That’s an example of hydrospatial technology.

Although Mr. Rudolph’s shift to the private sector after leading the SPO since its inception in 2001 might seem sudden, it’s not. Carteret County was Geodynamics’ first client, and the two entities worked together to develop the beach profile program, still used to determine when beach nourishment would be needed and to help understand how, where and when beach sand moves.

 “It all came together: right time, right place, right circumstance,” Mr. Rudolph said in an email Saturday. “I’m really excited to join the team.”

“What excites me about Rudi coming to NV5 Geospatial is his incredible subject matter knowledge and experience,” Mark Abatto, president and COO of NV5 Geospatial, said in the company’s release. “He understands how hydrospatial data is collected and how to apply the data for coastal management initiatives and multi-million-dollar construction projects successfully.”

NV5’s website says it “helps clients plan, design, build, test, certify and operate projects that improve the communities where we live and work.”

Last month, for example, NV5 announced it has been “awarded $4 million in building, engineering and technology projects in the Middle East. The projects include new construction and refurbishment of existing structures in the United Arab Emirates and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. NV5 will provide design services for mechanical, security, and audiovisual systems.”

NV5 is a publicly traded company.


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David Collins

Just like many of the other retired civil servants that move into private industry after honing their craft working “ for the people “ . No surprise at all .


So the new shore protection officer will be working with the old shore protection officer for the company contracted to provide input on when and how much sand is put on the beach. What a tidy little arrangement, good thing that rental tax slush fund is breaking records every month. is there a point where the county decides " gee we are fully saturated with tourists" Bigger roads, traffic circles, parking crises, housing developments , strip malls, and of course mo mo mo money for the powers that be to spend. Checked the median price of a house lately? Where will the service industry workers live to feed this monster that is being created before our eyes?

David Collins

Where they have always lived , away ! Out of sight and mind . EI is no different from all the other elite waterfront playgrounds .

Where do the service workers for Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket live ? How about Bald Head and Myrtle Beach ?

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