Joseph Portrait

About Joseph

Experience since 1985 in Land Surveying in all phases of surveying. Experience includes field and office activities, project management, and survey department management.

Professional Experience

Field experience includes:

  • Lead surveyor on several route surveys for PennDOT HOP (Highway Occupancy Permit) design and construction projects
  • Crew Chief for a multimillion dollar retail mall. Including all computations and layout of buildings, roads, storm and sanitary sewers, waterline, and curbing.
  • Crew Chief for a 44 mile natural gas transmission pipeline. Including Right-of-way and condemnation surveys, layout of pipe centerline, and as built of pipeline.
  • Crew Chief for several NYSDOT planning and design surveys. Including picking and setting horizontal & vertical control points for aerial photography based mapping and, establishing horizontal & vertical ground control using GPS, conventional traverse methods and differential leveling.
  • Crew Chief for over 500 boundary surveys, ranging in size from residential lots to several thousand acres.
  • Preliminary topographic, boundary and layout for several residential and commercial subdivisions. Including infrastructure layout, house and building stakeout, and setting of property monuments.
  • Base topographic design surveys for several public, private, and educational entities.

Office experience includes:

  • Boundary resolution for over 150 properties ranging from city and residential lots, to large acreage rural and farm properties.
  • Subdivision design of several residential housing subdivisions. Including lot configuration, road geometry computation, and creating rights-of-way and easements for roads & utilities.
  • Computation of footer, wall and structural steel layout for several large commercial buildings.
  • Verification of anchor bolt locations for a 120,000 footprint 3 story High School.
  • Preparation of legal descriptions for the transfer of properties ranging from residential lots to large land tracts.
  • Preparation of right-of-way plans and descriptions for the dedication of private properties and roadways to municipal and state entities.

Management experience includes:

  • Survey Department Manager and Partner in a medium sized multi-disciplined firm. Managed all aspects of the department, marketing, client contact, proposals, scheduling, mapping and coordination between departments.


  • A.A.S – Forest Technology – Paul Smith’s College, 1984


  • Land Surveyor, NY 2000
  • Land Surveyor, PA 2009

Employment History

  • 2007 – Present – Benchmark Civil Engineering Services, Inc., Allentown, PA
  • 1999 – 2007 – Keystone Associates, Architects, Engineers & Surveyors, LLC, Binghamton, NY
  • 1995 – 1999 – Hawk Engineering, PC, Binghamton, NY
  • 1994 – 1995 – Shumaker Consulting Engineering & Land Surveying, Inc. Vestal, NY
  • 1992 – 1994 – Lynn H. Pullis, L.S., Binghamton, NY
  • 1990 – 1991 – Kenneth B. Shields, L.S., Deposit, NY
  • 1986 – 1990 – Robert A. Brooks, PC, Greene, NY
  • 1985 – 1986 – Hawk Engineering, PC, Binghamton, NY
Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce American Society of Civil Engineers Pennsylvania Society of Land Surveyors Institute of Transportation Engineers Transportation Research Board

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