My Professional Work

My Work At KSN


KSN Party Cheif Brian Leiser hard at work.

My Role at KSN

KSN is a small civil engineering and land surveying company located in Stockton California.

I started at KSN as the rodman on a 2 man survey field crew. I then moved into the office as an assistant surveyor. I obtained my LSIT and began working as a Project Manager. I then obtained my professional land surveying licenses in California and Nevada and became the Assistant Survey Department Manager.

My Accomplishments At KSN

A few of my accomplishments at KSN included:

1] Operated the company's first robotic total station.

2] Designed and implemented the company's first mobile GIS data collection system.

3] Designed and implemented the company's first sanitary sewer GIS.

4] Designed and implemented the company's first levee/reclamation district GIS.

5] Provided expert witness services in disputes related to water rights in the Sacramento/San Joaquin Delta.

6] Provided construction staking services on the company's first major transportation construction project.

7] Maintained a regional control network across the Sacramento/San Joaquin Delta.

My Work At O'Dell Engineering


My Role At O'Dell Engineering

O'Dell Engineering is a civil engineering, land surveying, and landscape architecture company located headquartered in Modesto, California. The company also has offices in Pleasanton and Fresno.

I worked as the Mapping Department Manager at O'Dell Engineering. In this role I supervised all surveying services not directly related to construction layout. My work as Mapping Department Manager included supervising an office staff of 8 to 12 people across 3 offices and managing 5 survey field crews.

My Accomplishments At O'Dell Engineering

A few of my accomplishments at O'Dell Engineering included:

1] Work on a street address GIS for a major master planned community.

2] Work on the company's first sanitary sewer GIS project.

3] Integration of the company's first GIS analyst into the survey team.

4] Integration of the company's first land planner into the survey team.

5] Implementation of the company's terrestrial laser scanning program.

6] Introduction of fast static GNSS surveying methods at the company.

My Work At Hawkins and Associates


My Role At Hawkins and Associates

Hawkins and Associates is a small civil engineering and land surveying company located in Modesto, California.

I worked as the Mapping Department Manager at Hawkins and Associates. In this role I supervised all surveying services not directly related to construction layout. My work as Mapping Department Manager included supervising an office staff of 4 people and managing 3 survey field crews. I also took the lead role in business development for the land surveying services at the company.

My Accomplishments At Hawkins and Associates

A few of my accomplishments at Hawkins Engineering were:

1] Introduced fast static GNSS surveying methods at the company.

2] Implemented the company's terrestrial laser scanning program.

3] Introduced raw field data review using TBC to the company.

4] Introduced automated point layering and linework on topographic surveys to the company.

5] Implemented the company's modern business development program.

My Work At Guida Surveying


My Role At Guida Surveying

Guida Surveying is a full-service land surveying company with offices across California.

I currently work as the Central Valley Area Manager for Guida Surveying. In this role I supervise surveying services provided in the California Central Valley from Sacramento to Madera. I also supervise surveying projects in the California Sierra Nevada Foothills, Sierra Nevada Mountains, and the Nevada Carson Valley. I lead the UAV and GIS programs at Guida with the help of a great team of talented young professionals.

My Accomplishments At Guida Surveying

I've still got a lot of goals to achieve at Guida Surveying. Here are a few of the things I'm proud of so far:

1] Met with the Pleasanton Office team to collect information for personalized 3 year professional development plans.

2] Started a regular program of training on Trimble Business Center and raw field data review.

3] Worked with my UAV Program Lead (Ryan Crawford) to develop UAV mapping precision and accuracy standards.

4] Performed the first UAV flight on a client project in the Northern California Region.

5] Performed the longest UAV flight for aerial mapping of a corridor project in the history of the company. (1.5 mile flight of the Baylands Pipeline Replacement Project In Fremont, California.)

6] Implemented the use of Virtual Surveyor and LizardTech Geoviewer for UAV aerial mapping and image tile management.

7] Managed the first use of terrestrial laser scanning on a paid client project in the history of the company.

8] Implemented the first use of the Trimble TX6 laser scanner on a client project in the Northern California Region.

9] Manage the first static GNSS control survey for a client project in the Northern California Region.

10] Implemented fast static GNSS survey methods in the Northern California Region. (This included setting up survey styles in data collectors, training field crews, and setting up Trimble Business Center templates and workflows.)

11] Performed the first expert witness work in the Northern California Region.

12] Implemented raw survey field data review and QA/QC program for the company's pipeline projects in the Northern California Region.

13] Designed and implemented AutoCAD Civil 3D styles and templates for the boundary and topographic surveys in the Northern California Region.

14] Designed and implemented a system for the management of field surveys. This included a field crew evaluation system and a workflow with templates for the preparation of field packages.

15] Opened and managed the companies first office in the California Central Valley.

16] Introduced and implemented the Project Coordinator technical role to the company.

17] Created a survey proposal template system and implemented proposal tracking and workload forecasting in the Northern California Region.

18] Developed a UAV technology services strategic plan.

19] Managed the first major municipal transportation project in the Northern California Region.

20] Won the company's first school district on-call services contract in the Northern California Region.

21] Won the company's second municipal on-call services contract in the Northern California Region.

22] Managed the company's GIS services in Northern California, including work for the Gardens at Heather Farms and the Manteca Chamber of Commerce.

Working on the old man field crew with Bruce Johnson.