Resume of James E. Franklin LLC


James E. Franklin, Licensed Land Surveyor since 1966,
Sole Proprietor, Established 1994

Chief Surveyor

1989 to 1994 - New Hampshire, USA,
Civil Engineering & Land Surveying Company

Determined project scope, cost estimates, written proposals, and contract administration. Conducted client representation before Planning & Zoning Commissions; Established Field and Office Survey Procedures for ensuring quality control of work within project scope; Land record research; Boundary determination; Topographic surveying and mapping.

Associate & Supervising Surveyor

1986 to 1989 - Northeast USA, Regional Office
ENR Top 500 Design Firm

Client contact, determination of project scope, cost estimating, proposal writing, contract administration; client representation before Planning & Zoning Commissions and state regulatory agencies; manpower coordinator for up to 30 people, working on up to 75 project ranging in size from $5,000 to $100,000 in total billings;  monthly billing projections; scheduling of field and office personnel; Land record research; Boundary computation; Design & computation of residential and commercial subdivisions; Quality control; Analysis & adjustment of aerial control surveys ranging in size from 40 to 2,000 acres.

Assistant Town Engineer

1980 to 1986

Community of 12,000 people in rural area of Western Massachusetts, USA.  Responsibilities included the survey, design, inspection and contract administration for the construction of roads, sewers, and storm water infrastructure.


Planning Board Member 7 years; Regional Planning Commission Representative 1 year, Recreation Center Board of Directors 2 years; Coach 6 years, Rotary charter member; United States Army, Combat Engineers.


Associates in Science-Civil Engineering 1978; AutoCAD I, II & CAD Drafting 1995 @ UNH; Standards & Ethics 1998; Relational Datum Planes 1997; Conflicts of Evidence 1996; Archaeology Field School (80hrs) 1993; Boundary Law 1992, 1994; Roads Streets 1991; Advanced Surveying 1991; Land Title Surveys 1989; Land Record Research 1989, 1997; Colonial Land Surveying 1998; Land Owner Disputes 1989; Solar & Astronomic Observation 1996; Introduction to French 1998; Introduction to Archaeology 1999; Water Boundaries 2001; Hand Held GPS for Mapping 2003; Low accuracy Mapping with GPS 2003;  GPS for GIS 2003;  Municipal Boundaries 2003; Municipal Town Lines & Bounds 2004.


Topographic Survey of 105 acres of an archaeological site in al-Basra, Morocco during the summer of 1998 and 1999, for The George Washington University, Washington, DC.  International publication in June 2004. See my Morocco Journals Below (PDF)

Journal Part One

Journal Part Two


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  • CT Licenced Land Surveyors
  • NH Licenced Land Surveyors
  • MA Licenced Land Surveyors

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