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Stephen Woods, P.L.S.

Principal/Project Manager, Washington State Registration No. 38965


Professional Summary:
Mr. Woods is experienced in processing (field-to-finish) GPS surveys, subdivisions of land, A.L.T.A./ACSM surveys, topographic surveys, construction surveys, wetland surveys, Records of Surveys, etc.  He is familiar with survey-related research in Pierce, Kitsap, Snohomish, Thurston and King Counties and the Department of Natural Resources in Olympia. With his extensive years of experience in cost estimating and project management, Mr. Woods is able to give realistic budgets and timelines for any project involving land surveying. His 17 years of office and field experience coupled with his competitive drive to satisfy the customer, makes him one of the most valuable members of any team. His experience with full robotics and GPS data collections allows Contour Engineering to immediately compete in the survey market. Mr. Woods uses GPS, robotics and software technologies . Mr. Woods has experience in training personnel in various stages of the surveying mapping process, research and analysis and proper field procedures. For the past 2 years, Mr. Woods has been responsible for the field note reduction of Static and VRS based GPS surveys. GPS has been the backbone of all his major projects, by establishing site control and through monument recovery.  His horizontal and vertical control has been established using Trimble 5700 receivers and Trimble office software. All plats and short plats in the City of Renton, Kent and Tacoma where related to the established grids for those cities. This was accomplished by using Static/VRS GPS to establish measured coordinates and using either a table format or bearing/distance listing of the differences between found and published coordinates.


Professional Experience:
Stephen Woods, PLS has provided quality A.L.T.A./ACSM, boundary, topographic, GPS surveying and construction staking services throughout the State of Washington.  He has 17 years of experience in the field and office in the profession of land surveying. As you will see, Mr. Woods has extensive experience with boundary and topographic work for civil design purposes, either as the Project Land Surveyor or Project Manager.

Public, Park, Ball Fields and School Projects

Listed below are some of Mr. Woods’ past municipal survey projects related to topographic work for civil design. A major amount of them performed for ball field improvements associated with schools, colleges and universities. The footnote listed after each project notes the type of service for each particular job.

Botanical Gardens - Bellevue, WA 1,2,3
Burien Library - Burien, WA 1,3
City of SeaTac Trail Survey - Seatac, WA 1,3
Forsgren Park - Brier, WA 1,3
Joint Base Lewis McChord BLST projects- Pierce County, WA 1
King County Ball Fields - King County, WA 1
Marymoor Park - Redmond, WA 1, 3
Maury Island Regional Park - King County, WA 1
Montlake Playfield – Seattle, WA 1,3
Moshier Park - Burien, WA 1,3
Pilchuck Park - Snohomish County, WA 1,3
Preston Ball Fields - Preston, WA 1,2,3
Tolt Natural Area - Carnation, WA 2,3
University of Washington Sylvan Grove, Seattle, WA 1

1 – Topographic Survey, 2 – Boundary Survey, 3 –GPS Established Control Network

School and College Projects

Alcott Elementary – King County, WA 1,3
Alderwood Middle School – Lynnwood, WA 1,3
Alexander Graham Bell Elementary – Kirkland, WA 1,3
Bainbridge Island High School – Bainbridge Island, WA 1, 2,3
Bear Creek Elementary – Woodinville, WA 1
Brier Terrace Middle School – Brier, WA 1,3

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