MICHAEL E. JONES, PLS.
Michael has 34 years of experience in the Land Surveying/civil industry where he has worked as a land surveyor, project surveyor, and manager. Being licensed in 1994, Michael’s background is broad based within the surveying profession. From project’s inception of boundary research, PLSS monumentation, control networks, boundary, topographical survey, construction layout, QA/QC, and as-built survey drawings; Michael has performed responsible duties on roadway/highway, bridge projects, gas, water, sewer line projects, on-site grading, and infrastructure projects.
OKLAHOMA GAS & ELECTRIC: WOODWARD TO BORDER
(190 miles of 230 kV T-Line) Project Manager for surveying support of both 345 kV Transmission Projects in western Oklahoma. Survey service encompassed the entire scope of project for Engineering Design, Right-of-Way Acquisition, Exhibit Preparation, and Construction Staking and Support.
MCKENZIE ELECTRIC COOPERATIVE SYSTEM EXPANSION
The McKenzie Electric Cooperative is headquartered in Watford City, North Dakota. This small rural co-op found itself in the middle of the oil boom and needed an immediate system upgrade. Responsibilities included designing and staking overhead and underground electrical distribution lines to service the rapidly expanding oil boom in northwest North Dakota. Mr. Withers worked closely with the client, land owners, and the oil producers to secure rights-of-way and produce the documentation required by McKenzie Electric to construct their new electric distribution lines. Surveys of the area were also needed to produce legal exhibits and descriptions for the new substations and transmission lines that were staked for construction.
APS – HASSAYAMPA TO NORTH GILA 500KV TRANSMISSION PROJECT – CONSTRUCTION ONLY
Installed 112 miles of 500kV Lattice Tower Transmission Line Construction, including all access roads, material yards, site preparation, fencing and gates, foundations, lattice steel tower erection, hardware, insulators, grounding, wire stringing, and OPGW and OHGW installation between the very remote Hassayampa Substation and Yuma, AZ.