Leadership / Jamey Gray, PLS

Q & A with Jamey Gray, PLS

If you weren’t in your current career field, what else would you be doing?

I have a bachelor’s degree in fine arts from Pratt Institute which is an art & design school. I still produce work and exhibit both regionally and nationally so it’s somewhat of a side hustle. Occasionally I even sell something! If I wasn’t in my current field I would be finding a way of doing it full-time.

What is your favorite project you’ve worked on and why?

I was on a team that consulted on a joint venture project between FEMA and New York City Department of Environmental Protection (NYCDEP). We conducted a detailed flood study for the six watersheds and reservoirs that supply NYC with their drinking water. I visited the area several times which was located in the Catskills, helped facilitate community meetings with local residents, and met and collaborated with a great group of people. The project manager at NYCDEP commented that it was the highlight of his career after its completion and it truly was an amazing experience for me as well.

What is your favorite quote?

“The unexamined life is not worth living” – Socrates

Jamey Gray, PLS

Jamey Gray, PLS

Manager of Unmanned Aerial Systems

Jamey has 14 years of progressive survey experience and is currently licensed in NC, SC, and TN. He is also a licensed Remote Pilot through the FAA. Jamey specializes in survey applications to support water resources (stormwater, hydraulic & hydrologic studies, high-water marks, and disaster response), large-scale geodetic (static networks, real-time GNSS), geospatial (aerial, terrestrial, mobile LiDAR, orthophoto, and sUAS), and GIS (inventory, web mapping & applications). Qualifications based selection contracts for Federal, State, and local government clients makes up 95% of his experience and expertise over the last 8+ years. Prior to that, Jamey’s focus was on conventional surveys for land development, commercial real-estate, and energy clients. In addition to these areas, Jamey has managed pavement condition index (PCI) projects for private clients. Finally, Jamey has designed and implemented several workflows and tools aimed at standardizing deliverables and automating many common tasks to increase efficiency and quality assurance. He is versed in Visual Basic, Python, and SQL programming languages.

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