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Land Surveyor


James Willson, PLS, PE, CFedS

owner and senior surveyor, applies his decades of experience and careful attention to every project. His professional qualifications and expertise include:

• Licenses and education:

CA Professional Land Surveyor #4663; CA Professional Engineer #38947 (Civil)
Nevada Professional Land Surveyor # 21018
Utah Professional Land Surveyor # 7935814
Certified Federal Surveyor (CFedS #1420)

Bachelor of Science, Land Survey (Geomatics) Engineering, California State University Fresno

• Business owner and Consultant

Proprietor for many years of a surveying and engineering business. Responsibilities included management of land surveying projects, interfacing with clients, job estimating, scheduling field and office personnel, entitlements for projects, mapping, topographic surveys, and PLSS surveys.

• Civil/Survey Department Manager

Over 10 years in an engineering firm with private, public sector, federal and state clients. Responsible for hiring, training and supervision of survey personnel in a 5-discipline, 75-personnel, engineering firm. Scheduled field and office staff, fulfilling client expectations and completing jobs on-time and within budget. Requisitioned equipment purchases with considerations of new technology and training requirements. Developed contract proposals. Solicited and supervised sub-consultants (Biologists, Archaeologists, etc.). Reviewed and evaluated project issues to assess compliance with local, state/federal requirements and Metes and Bounds descriptions.

• Senior Land Surveyor and Project Manager

Extensive experience directing field crews and their methods, coordinating field and office personnel, establishing mapping and field standards to meet budget and time constraints of the project.

• Expert Witness: Trials and Depositions

In several important landmark cases.

• Speaker for Special Engagements

• Technologically fluent with current practices and equipment


What is a Certified Federal Surveyor? To read more, click here

For Resume of James Willson, PLS, PE, CFedS, click here