MICHAEL WITHERS, PLS.
A.A.S Surveying Technology
Salt Lake Community College
PROFESSIONAL LAND SURVEYOR:
16 Years Project Surveyor | Right-of-Way
Mr. Withers is steeped in a family of land surveyors and has over 19 years of across-the-board experience. He is licensed in Utah, Oklahoma and Washington as a Professional Land Surveyor. Mr. Withers has performed numerous right-of-way and corridor surveys during his career, as well as numerous ALTA/ACSM property surveys, boundary surveys and topographic surveys. Mr. Withers continues to include all manner of boundary surveying as a large part of his expertise. He has kept himself up-to-date on current survey methods and case law by attending seminars and presentations from other land surveyors and attorneys. Office responsibilities include survey computations, parcel research, preparation of easement descriptions, vesting documents and AutoCAD drafting of survey plats. In February of 2011, Mr. Withers was elected president of the Salt Lake Chapter of Utah Council of Land Surveyors by his peers. He also sits on the Legislative committee, the Standards and Ethics Committee and the Public Relations Committee. With Mr. Wither’s years of experience, he can offer with confidence a grounded knowledge of project management, design support, surveying, mapping, right-of-way and construction.
PACIFIC CORP: MONA-OQUIRRH TRANSMISSION PROJECT
(97 miles of 500/345 kV T-Line in Utah) Responsibilities included staking structure locations with offsets, tower legs, project right-of-way and as-built surveying of site pads, towers and line crossings. Located in the mountains of northern Utah necessitated the need for hiking and helicoptering in and out of sites.
PACIFIC CORP: TERMINAL SUBSTATION EXPANSION
Responsibilities included staking concrete foundations for transformers, breakers and bus work.
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.
Red Horse Solar is one of the nation’s only wind/solar hybrid utility-scale projects. With 76 MW solar and 30 MWAC wind, it has 11 miles of overhead 34.5 kV transmission lines and a new 345 kV substation. The wind farm consists of 15 owner-furnished, 2 MW Vestas turbines, each placed on top of steel towers
SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA EDISON: DEVERS TO PALO VERDE NO.2
(154 miles of 500 kV T-Line) Responsibilities included staking structure locations with offsets, tower legs, project right-of-way, wire pull sites and helicopter landing zones. The Devers to Palo Verde No. 2 (DPV2) project primarily consisted of the construction of a new substation and a high-voltage transmission line in an existing transmission corridor. DPV2 included over 560 lattice towers over varying terrain including mountains requiring helicopter access.
BADGER COULEE 345 KV TRANSMISSION LINE PROJECT
(180 miles of 345 kV T-Line) Responsibilities included staking structure locations with offsets, project right-of-way location, deed preparation and Right of Way acquisition.
OKLAHOMOA GAS AND ELECTRIC: WOODWARD TO HITCHLAND / 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.