Three WLC Employees Receive New Wyoming P.L.S. or P.E.
More than Half of WLC Technical Employees Licensed Now
During the summer of 2015, three WLC Engineering and Surveying (WLC) employees received professional licenses. Steve Granger, P.L.S.,senior surveyor and Andrew Minton, P.L.S., project surveyor received their Wyoming Professional Land Surveyor (P.L.S.) licenses. Nikki Nielsen, P.E. received her Wyoming Professional Engineer (P.E.) license.
“With the addition of these three credentials, more than half of our technical employees are professionally licensed,” said Jason Meyers, Corporate Vice President and Civil & Geotechnical Engineering Director for WLC Engineering and Surveying. “Additionally, the average WLC employee has worked for the company for more than 12 years. From the top to the bottom of our company, clients are working with experienced, licensed professionals.”
The P.L.S. enables Mr. Granger and Mr. Minton to approve survey drawings and oversee projects. To qualify for a P.L.S. license, the following must be met: minimum education requirements in survey, math, and other curriculum combined with applicable years of experience; passing three tests including the Wyoming Land Surveyor Exam, the National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying (NCEES) Fundamentals of Land Surveying Exam, and the NCEES Principles and Practice of Land Surveying Exam; and four years of applicable experience.
With more than 34 years of experience and eight years with WLC, Mr. Granger is an expert in boundary, topographic, construction layout, property and site surveys. He is currently responsible for leading field crews to meet the objectives,schedule and budgetsfor various projects. He holds an A.S. in Land Surveying Technology from Sheridan College and a Certificate in Land Surveying from the University of Wyoming.
Mr. Minton has more than six years of experience with boundary and cadastral, property, construction layout and topographic surveys. Since joining WLC in 2013, he’s been providing services on many different projects including oil and gas wells and pipelines. He holds a B.S. in Surveying and an A.A.S. in Civil Engineering Technology from Michigan Technological University.
The P.E. license enables Ms. Nielsen to approve and stamp design and construction drawings. Before sitting for the Principles and Practice of Engineering Exam, she was required to receive a bachelor’s degree in engineering, pass the Fundamentals of Engineering Exam and have four years of experience under a licensed P.E.
Joining WLC in 2007, Ms. Nielsen has more than eight years of engineering experience. While she has worked on many projects, Ms. Nielsen’s expertise is site design of educational and institutional facilities. She holds a M.S. in Civil Engineering and a B.S. in Geological Engineering from South Dakota School of Mines and Technology.