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James Kiser

Kiser & Kiser Company
PO Box 282

Hampden, ME  04444

(207) 862-4700

Jim Kiser has 25 years of engineering experience with the last 20 directly related to the development of public and private infrastructure projects.  His experience with all phases and types of projects from inception through construction provide a unique management insight to insure projects efficiently move toward completion.  With multiple professional licenses, project management and design are undertaken with a wealth of understanding for each task and component of a project.

In 2000, Jim formed Kiser & Kiser Company to provide personalized service to clients with land development ventures.  Kiser & Kiser Company has allowed him to again focus his expertise on project management and engineering; therefore, supporting clients with high quality technical developments in cost efficient project programming.  He has strived to maintain high quality municipal and state relationships, thus ensuring projects obtain approvals in an expeditious manor.

Professional Experience

Engineering Branch Manager - Office management and responsible charge of a new branch office. Through marketing and networking, established an office presence in the northern Maine consulting business and increased market share during a period of slow economic conditions.  Responsibilities include personnel management, establishment of company protocol, staff training, financial profitability, annual budgets, expense authorization, equipment specifications and procurement and staffing levels. Top

Work Experience

Project Management - Management of projects for municipal, federal and private clients of civil infrastructure, building and land development projects.  Projects include the coordination of multiple professional disciplines from project the conceptualization to design and construction of improvement projects.  Each project requires substantial communication with the owner, public agencies and the public to ensure a smooth implementation of project goals.  Presentation of the project, to the public, is provided for many projects.

Environmental Permitting - Permitting of projects is required from municipalities and state agencies.  Environmental permits have involved retained sub-consultants and all major agency coordination.  Individual work activities have included data acquisition, application preparation, mitigation plans and permit negotiations.  Primary permitting agencies are Maine DEP, Maine LURC, ACOE, USEPA, local planning boards and utility districts.

Civil Engineer - Civil engineering responsibilities for the design of infrastructure and development projects.  Design projects include sewers, water distribution, site plans, vehicle circulation, grading & drainage, erosion control, roadways & pavement, stormwater management, site utilities and related infrastructure improvements.  Projects engineered for commercial site development, residential/commercial subdivisions and municipal infrastructure related facilities.  Construction monitoring for project owners is customarily provided for projects.

Environmental Engineer - Environmental projects have included environmental site assessments (Phase I), stormwater permitting, SPCC plan preparation and underground tank removal site assessments.  Clients have included banking firms, industrial firms and oil companies.  Work tasks require historical research on property uses, site evaluations, soil/water testing for contamination, hazardous material storage, containment and spill scenarios, asbestos documentation, lead paint testing and report preparation.
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Education & Licenses

University of Maine, Orono, Maine

Licenses

Forestry Engineering, BS

Maine Professional Engineer

Agricultural Engineering, BS

New Hampshire  Professional Engineer

                               

Maine Licensed Site Evaluator


 

 

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Kiser & Kiser Company
PO Box 282
Hampden, ME 04444
(207) 862-4700