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Manager Project

Location:
Kingman, AZ, 86402
Salary:
100k
Posted:
August 06, 2012

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Human Resources

To whom it may concern,

My background in land surveying/civil engineering spanning 3 decades gives me a broad understanding of the full

range of survey services. It includes utilities and infrastructure work as well as an extensive boundary/cadastral

background, right-of-way surveys, experience with underground utility and roadway construction, covering

residential, commercial, industrial, federal, and municipal work.

Most recent responsibilities:

• Office Manager / Business development practice leader.

• Manage daily department business and technical activity.

• Quality Control Manager for FHWA administered project.

• Set the training, CAD, and Quality Control standards for Survey.

• Directed the development of a field to finish system with automated linework/surface model output

in National CAD standards.

o Creating a unified coding process for both GPS and Conventional in one flow through

output.

o Field time was increased by around 5% with a 75% reduction in CAD processing.

• 20 years plus of computer systems use and CAD experience.

• Experience using all major vendor’s GPS, Robotic, and conventional instruments for measuring and data

collecting.

I have a solid work ethic and am in top physical condition and health. As a seasoned surveyor I know how to

motivate and work well with others and have powerful problem solving and decision making skills. I can perform a

Land Survey project or task, in the field or office, with a quality risk free product.

Most recently I trained for and passed certification with the BLM CFedS program, and am a 2010 ACEC Arizona

LEAP (Leadership in Engineering Administration Program) graduate.

Recently working temporary survey positions in Alaska, Montana, Arizona and North Dakota, including DOT

construction projects in Nome and Denali AK, cadastral, pipeline and infrastructure surveys in North Dakota and

Montana. Served in Montana as Office Manager / Professional Land Surveyor for an office start up, and as a Survey

Director for a company with offices in Arizona and Montana/North Dakota.

Personal references or project history available on request, or check my LinkedIn profile online.

I look forward to being a part of a great team.

Sincerely,

Stephen K. Drake, RPLS, CFedS

Stephen K. Drake, RPLS, CFedS

Land Surveyor/Manager

kqsq56@r.postjobfree.com

928-***-****

P.O. box 3923

Kingman, Arizona

Phone 928-***-****

Email:kqsq56@r.postjobfree.com

Stephen K. Drake, RPLS, CFedS

Work History May 2012 – August 2012 Mohave Engineering Associates, Inc. Kingman, AZ

Vice President / Director of Surveying

Direct survey department activities for engineering, land development, boundary, and construction

staking, and provide professional review and signing of official survey documents.

Business Development, estimating, proposal, and contract writing.

January 2012 – May 2012 DJ & A, PC Glasgow, MT

Office Manager / Professional Land Surveyor

Business Development for regional office start up.

Manager and perform all professional and technical work.

June 2011 – November 2011 Twin Peaks Construction Anchor Point, AK

Survey Crew Chief / Quality Control Manager / CAD Designer

Construction staking for Alaska DOT projects in Nome, AK. Design survey/CAD, staking, and QC

management for FHWA road drainage reconstruction project in Denali National Park, Healy, AK.

May 2008 – April 2011 Huitt-Zollars, Inc. Phoenix, AZ.

Survey Manager / Business Practice Leader / Project Manager

Manage Survey Department Busiess and Technical activities, Business Development Practice Leader,

boundary, topo, ALTA, and Route Surveys. Federal Surveys. Utility clearance surveys. Cogo

calculations using AutoCad LDD/C3D for same. Platting, CAD and easement work. Write legal

descriptions, sign and seal legal descriptions and record surveys, direct design surveys. Set drafting

and training standards, QC using ISO 9001 standards.

September 2007 – May 2008 Mohave Engineering Associates, Inc. Kingman, AZ

Chief of Surveys (Department Manager)

Direct Survey Department, land development, boundary, topo, ALTA, and Route Surveys. Direct

construction staking. Cogo calculations using CAD for same. Platting, CAD and easement work.

Write legal descriptions, sign and seal legal descriptions and record surveys.

April 2006 – September 2007 Hunter Engineering, Inc. Scottsdale, AZ

Project Surveyor / Field Coordinator / Survey Crew Chief

Direct field survey activities for engineering, land planning/development, boundary, topo, ALTA and

construction layout. Cogo calculations using CAD for same. Platting, CAD and easement work.

Platting/legal department as well as field supervisor.

May 1995 – April 2006 Washtenaw Engineering, Inc. Ann Arbor, MI

Survey Crew Chief / Survey Analyst

Direct field survey activities for engineering, land planning/development, boundary, topo,

and construction layout. Cogo/ CAD Calculations for same.

1994 – April 1995 Mcneely & Lincoln Associates Livonia, MI

Survey Crew Chief

Direct field survey activities for engineering, land fill, boundary, topo, and construction layout.

Education 2010 ACEC Arizona LEAP

Leadership in Engineering Administration Program

Graduate – Seven month (70 PDH’s) Business Leader development Training.

Leadership communications, Human Resources, Marketing, Proposals, Project management,

Risk management and more.

2008-2009 U.S. Bureau of Land Management

Certified Federal Surveyor Training

Passed certification Examination. Received college credit from OIT in Cadastral Surveys.

2007 APLS Northern Chapter Seminar

Surveying ADOT Right of Ways & ADOT Right of Way Plans

Received certificate.

2003 Washtenaw Community College Ann Arbor, MI

Land Use Planning

Completed AutoCAD 101 with top grade.

1988 - 1989 Eastern Michigan University Ypsilanti, MI

Land Use Planning

Completed Economics and Earth Science with top grades.

1986 - 1987 Palm Beach College West Palm Beach, FL

Land Surveying

Completed Elementary Surveying, Subdivisions, Legal Aspects, and

Legal Descriptions with top grades.

1982 - 1984 Tomlinson College Cleveland, TN

Biblical Studies

Received Associate of Arts Degree, Phi Theta Kappa Honor Fraternity, Dean’s List

Summary of

qualifications

Experienced using Autodesk Civil3D,TGO,TBC and LGO. I have 20+ years of CAD experience.

I am well experienced in boundary/cadastral and right-of-way surveys of all kinds. I have experience in

civil and industrial infrastructure, utility work and construction staking. The past 5 years I have been

heavily involved in marketing, business planning and development, estimates, and contract writing.

I have passed the national NCEES exams, ‘Fundamentals of Land Surveying’ and ‘Principles and

Practice of Land Surveying’ 2006-07. Registered Professional Land Surveyor in Arizona # 46472,

and Montana #23627, I am currently approved to take North Dakota LS Test. Certified Federal

Surveyor (CFedS) #1212.



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