Director of Surveying and Mapping

Director of Surveying and Mapping

Mr. Harris joined MSA Consulting in 1983. He received his license as a California Land Surveyor in 1981. As Survey Director, his responsibilities include the supervision of projects that involve establishing alignment surveys, topographic mapping, and right of way surveys for agencies that include the City of Palm Springs, City of Cathedral City, Valley Sanitary District, Coachella Valley Water District, City of Indio, City of Rancho Mirage, City of Coachella, County of Riverside, and private development in the town of Yucca Valley, City of Twentynine Palms, Joshua Tree and Morongo Valley. He has a strong working knowledge of the Subdivision Map Act, ACSM A.L.T.A. standard requirements, boundary and topographic (photogrammetric and field data collector) surveying, A.L.T.A. surveys and construction staking, including extensive experience on road and highway projects and right-of-way engineering.  Mr. Harris directs a survey department at MSA that includes 4 survey crews, 3 licensed surveyors and CADD support staff. He is past president and an active member of both the Desert and Riverside chapters of the California Land Surveyors Association. Mr. Harris’ expertise in surveying and mapping, along with his leadership skills, has earned the firm a solid reputation as the Valley’s leading land surveyors.