JAMES P. SMITH, P.L.S.
PROFESSIONAL LAND SURVEYOR
University of Massachusetts
Bachelor of Science, 1993
Mr. Smith co-founded Summit Engineering & Survey, Inc. in 2005 with fifteen years of professional experience. Since his graduation, he has held positions of increasing responsibility, from Party Chief and AutoCADD Operator and Inspector to Project Manager. He is experienced in all phases of survey including, but not limited to property line, topographic, construction layout, mortgage inspections, and as-builts. As Survey Project Manager Mr. Smith is responsible for managing all survey projects in the office ranging in size from individual lot surveys to large survey projects and subdivisions encompassing tracts of land containing 100 acres or more. He interfaces with clients, attorneys, contractors, Town and State officials and other professionals. He is also responsible for supervision and coordination of all survey project phases, including research of Registry of Deeds and municipal and state offices, deed plotting and interpretation, coordination of field measurements and data gathering, office calculations, proposal preparation, project management, review of local zoning bylaws and the preparation of final survey plans.
In addition to his knowledge and experience in land surveying, he is proficient in computer technology. He utilizes and supervises the work of others utilizing computer programs for data collection, coordinate geometry and drafting and design.
Prepares ALTA/ASCM Land Title Surveys for commercial and industrial projects.
Complete boundary survey and GPS control for aerial survey on a 70 acre subdivision.
Produces Computer-Aided Design (CAD) plans using the latest technology system to streamline the production process of plan generation.
Represents companies and clients at meetings on site and with other professionals.
Coordinated field survey and prepared base plan for new sub-station for Westford Fire Department and for expansion of existing middle school in Groton.
Performed survey for control check needed for engineering plans for sewer and water line extensions to site of proposed 800-student regional high school.
Performed extensive deed research and field survey and prepared topographic plan using AutoCADD for Fruitland’s Museum in Harvard. The plan formed the basis for a landscape architecture plan to redesign and expand the trail system on the museums’ approximately 210-acre property.
Worked with individual homeowners, developers and corporations preparing subdivision plans in accordance with the Massachusetts Subdivision Control Law and local town zoning bylaws. Size of subdivision plans prepared range from one to two-lot "Approval Not Required" frontage lots to plans showing 140+ lot subdivisions and newly created rights-of-way.
Performed hydrographic surveys for the Army Corps of Engineers and cadastral retracement surveys for the Bureau of Land Management.
Conducted inspections for government flood control project in town of Fort Yukon, Alaska.
Coordinated ground control for numerous aerial photogrammetry surveys of parcels of land throughout Central Massachusetts.