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Employee Spotlight: Jeffrey Evans

08.17.20   

Employee Spotlight: Jeffrey Evans

Passionate People Building and Revitalizing Our World. This is who we are. SME's Employee Spotlights provide a glimpse into the passions that drive our team members to build a better world. 

Jeff Evans is a dynamic leader with more than 25 years of building client relationships based on trust. He joined SME in 2019 and is working with our civil engineering and surveying teams to develop strong client relationships. Jeff is known for empowering his team, guiding strategic planning and business development efforts. He has traveled the country speaking about business related topics, survey technologies and sharing case studies, and is passionate about energy related projects including pipeline, solar wind farms and transmission & distribution.

A professional surveyor in 12 states, he has served as a project manager and group leader for survey in infrastructure improvement projects across the Midwest. He has performed a wide range of survey services include ALTA, boundary surveys, route surveys, pipeline surveys, high accuracy control networks, GPS, construction layout and monitoring. In 2009, he started his own consulting company providing land surveying, civil engineering, GIS, land management and ecological services to energy clients. Jeff holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from Cleary University.

Who is your role model?
Born and raised on a farm in the small rural community of Tipton, Michigan, I learned the value of work ethic early in life from my parents. They will forever and always be the best role models. They are best friends, and do everything together. We didn’t have much growing up, but at the end of the day it wasn’t about how much we had but who we had – and we always had each other. 

Why did you choose the surveying profession?
My parents always pushed me to be the best version of myself, and over 25 years ago, I did just that. I went beyond the farm to make a difference. Being an avid outdoorsman having a love for history, I chose a career in land surveying. I quickly learned that land surveying had as much to do with law as it did following in the footsteps of those before us. The surveying industry has given me more than I will ever be able to repay. 

What drives you to come to work every day?
I have always been driven to help others and be a positive influence. I have a sense of urgency with everything I do in life that is unrivaled, and take pride in finding solutions to problems (being able to build a better mousetrap) and being the best client advocate. I’m excited to have found a new home with SME. This will challenge me to grow even more as I’m surrounded by talent that is truly unmatched in the industry.

What is your proudest accomplishment?
I have done many things in my career, but my greatest accomplishment is my family - wife Heather, sons Jacob, Cole and Carson. 

What are your hobbies?
I am an avid outdoorsman and enjoy hunting, fishing, boating, Jeep’ing, and ATV’ing. My family and I also can’t resist a great vacation and time spent relaxing together.


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