Episode 12: Jeff Miller of Atkins North America

The State of Land Survey

Jeff has over 29 years of Land Surveying experience working on projects all across the United States. He is a Professional Land Surveyor, licensed in Nevada. Jeff also has his Nevada Water Rights License and is a licensed FAA Drone Pilot. He currently works for Atkins North America as a Project Director, providing marketing and business development throughout the western United States. In his career, Jeff has provided surveys of all facets, including ALTA surveys, boundary surveys, topographic surveys and construction staking. Starting in 2015 he served on the board for the Nevada Association of Land Surveyors, Southern Chapter. In 2017 he was the President-Elect and in 2018 he served as the President of the Association.


Question Guide for this Episode:

(0:25) Can you share your background with us?

(16:05) What current projects are you working on?

(17:57) Are you actively searching out new technology for Atkins?

(22:49) Does your team focus on work for a certain industry?

(24:48) How has COVID impacted your team and business?


Extra Learnings:

(2:08) The project that brought Matt and Jeff together

(4:30) Knowing how to use both new technology tools and how to create backend data

(9:00) The disconnect between those who are selling technology and those who are actually doing the work

(32:10) The difficulty of finding qualified land surveyors

(40:48) Collaboration among reality capture industries 

(48:13) Finding a job that excites you and doesn’t feel like work


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