J. MORRIS SMITH, JR., PE, PSM
1754 Barker Street NE
Palm Bay, FL 32907


Florida Professional Engineer No. 45392 – Florida Professional Surveyor and Mapper No. 4456

Corporate Engineer/Land Surveyor: May 2002-July 2007
Mercedes Homes, Inc. – Corporate Land Development Division Melbourne, FL

Provided land development expertise for due diligence investigations, feasibility studies, preliminary and final civil engineering design, land survey reviews (including prelim and final plats,) as they apply to the acquisition of undeveloped land in the State of Florida that would be acquired for corporate self development projects. Provide civil engineering design and permitting for subdivision and commercial development projects; including creation of Engineer’s opinion of probable cost, construction stake-out and project management. Create 3D models, walk-thru/fly-by and static visualization exhibits of project hardscapes and amenity center features, for use in justification of acquisition, development, sales and marketing of the project. Provided civil engineering and land surveying peer review, as well as, project management for non-self development projects. Provided on-site construction inspection for NPDES Phase II compliance and A-I-A contract payment request verification. Project closeout procedures; obtain final compliance letters from Water Management Districts, transfer of all permits to Home Owners Association, providing reduction of responsibility of the developer to the permitting agencies.

Senior Project Engineer 1999-2002
Brad Smith Associates, Inc., Landscape Architecture Melbourne, FL

Provided design, permitting, and construction phase services for civil and residential sites. Developed and implemented management plans and programs for a wide range of natural resource systems from surface water to beaches to inlets. Ensured that an accurate set of site documents will be prepared through the use of CADD technology.

Geographical Information System Administrator 1990-1999
City of Vero Beach, Public Works and Engineering Vero Beach, FL

Conceptualized, designed, and implemented the City's multi-disciplinary G.I.S. project, Geo/VERO. Using the 5 square mile area of the municipal airport, prepared design and specifications for the prototypical aerial photography and Global Positioning System based ground control project.

Civil Engineer I/II 1987-1990
City of Vero Beach, Public Works and Engineering Vero Beach, FL

Designed and prepared plans, specifications, jurisdictional permits, Coastal Construction permitting for ocean front parks, provided project management and construction contract management for the following park development projects:
Conn Beach Boardwalk Extension and Jaycee Park Improvements
     MacWilliams Park Boat Ramps and Parking Lot Paving,
     Riverhouse Parking Lot and Renovations,
     Riverside Park Parking and New Restroom
     Young Park Improvements Paving and Restroom,
     Memorial Island Park,
     City of Vero Beach Police Department's Gun Range and
     Michael Field (Little League Baseball Center – not constructed)
Designed plans and specifications for these park projects included geometric layout, water, sewer, electrical utility layout, paving, grading, drainage, and irrigation design and landscape layout. Performed field survey data collection and construction stakeouts. Established, managed, and advanced computer aided design and drafting operations and standards for department. 

Project Manager 1986-1987
CCL Consultants, Inc., Consulting Engineers, Planners, Land Surveyors Vero Beach, FL


Director of Engineering and Surveying services for local office. Prepared plans and specifications for seven local projects. Completed/received permits for U.S. Coast Guard, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Federal Department of Environmental Protection, State of Florida Department of Environmental Resources, State of Florida Department of Natural Resources, St. John's River Water Management District, Indian River Farms Water Control District. Prepared designs for commercial and residential development plans for subdivisions and planned unit developments. Scheduled projects, managed contracts, and pay requests to contractors. Performed engineering inspection services when projects were under construction. Marketed firm in three-county area of the East Coast of Florida.

Survey Director 1983-1986
Lloyd and Associations, Inc., Consulting Engineers, Planners, Land Surveyors Vero Beach, FL


Director of land surveying activities. Grew department from 3, 3-man crews to 6, 3-man crews. Performed coordinate geometry computations for boundary surveys and construction stakeout projects. Prepared location surveys, and as-built surveys. Prepared Plats of subdivisions for recording in public records. Met clients to prepare work orders. Generated specialty surveys such as State of Florida Department of Natural Resources, Coastal Construction Control Line locations, State of Florida Department of Environmental Resources mean high water studies, located State of Florida Department of Environmental Resources jurisdictional line determines (based on vegetation). Provided expert witness testimony in lawsuits. Set up database on personal computer, for computer access to field notes and drawing files. Prepared land development plats of subdivisions for recording. Purchased new and replacement equipment. Prepared and managed budget for surveying division.

Project Engineer 1982 – 1983
Lloyd and Associations, Inc., Consulting Engineers, Planners, Land Surveyors Vero Beach, FL

Engineering designs of single family, multi-family developments, roadway and bridge projects. Permitting for all phases of engineering developments, permitting for docks, bulkheads, boat ramps, boat basins, and environmentally-sensitive area mitigation. 

Designer 1981-1982
Biscayne Engineering, Consulting Engineers, Planners, Land Surveyors Miami, FL


Computations, drafting, and field verifications for specialty engineering projects. Miami Beach, beach restoration project; Interstate 75 Right-of-Way Condemnation in areas of Dade and Broward counties.

Draftsman/Designer/Survey Party Chief 1976-1981
Bristol, Childs, and Associates, Consulting Engineers, Planners, Land Surveyors Coral Gables, FL


Began work at firm with general drafting responsibilities; promoted to engineering design and land surveying responsibilities. Grading design for roadway and airport projects. Set ground control for aerial photography. Construction stakeout for sea walls (Port of Miami,) oil storage tanks (Belcher Oil, Fisher Island,) roadway/taxiway/runway layout (Miami International Airport.) Boundary and construction control surveys for engineering projects. 

EDUCATION:

Bachelor of Science – Civil Engineering 1982
Florida International University Miami, FL

Degree Seeking Studies – Ocean Engineering 1974-1976
Florida Atlantic University Boca Raton, FL

Associates of Science – Physics 1974
Middle Georgia College Cochran, GA
     Activities: Outreach Director, Baptist Student Union
     Resident Dormitory Assistant
     Physics Club 
     Fencing Club

TECHNICAL SKILLS:
Proficient in the following:


• Computer-Aided Design (AutoCAD, Survey Civil Design)
• Global Positioning System (Trimble Navigation GPS)
• Digital Image Management (MrSid, PhotoShop)
• 3D Model Creation and Visualization (SketchUp, PhotoShop)
• Traditional Land Surveying Equipment (Theodolite, Electronic Distance Measuring Device, etc.)
• Public Speaking
• Personnel and Project Management (Microsoft Project) 

SPECIAL TRAINING:

United States Navy – Officers' Candidate School, Reserve Officer Candidate
Newport, Rhode Island – May 1975 – August 1975


Seminars/Continuing Education classes from:
• Florida Engineering Society (FES)
• Florida Surveyors and Mappers Society (FSMS)
• Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT)
• American Congress on Surveying and Mapping (ACSM)
• Urban and Regional Information System Association (URISA)
• Automated Mapping and Facilities Management (AF/FM)
• Geo/SQL Corporation 

AWARDS/DISTINCTIONS:

Florida Mapping Conference Speaker – 1994, 1995, and 1997
Geo/SQL Geographical Information Systems Users Group Conference Speaker – 1992, 1993, and 1995
URISA - Automated Mapping and Facilities International Conference Speaker – 1993
Awarded the Florida Surveyors and Mappers Scientific and Research Award – 1995

EXTRACURRICULAR RESPONSIBILITIES – 1999 to Present

Member of the Governor and his Cabinet's Florida Geographic Information Board's Advisory Committee, representing municipalities 1999 until 2001

Under Contract with Professional Development Seminars, Inc. to teach state-approved, continuing education classes for land surveyors – "Minimum Technical Standards"

Under Contract with Professional Development Seminars, Inc., to provide state-approved, home study course for continuing education of land surveyors – "GIS for Surveyors".