is Senior Technical Principal at T2 Utility Engineers, served as Principal/Owner of the first national subsurface utility engineering company in the US for 20 years before entering private practice as an educator, consultant, researcher, and expert witness. He continues in these roles today for T2ue. He serves in many capacities for the American Society of Civil Engineers including: Founding Governor, Utility Engineering and Surveying Institute; Chair-ASCE 38, and Past President, UESI. He served as an ASCE representative for the NIST Community Resilience Program. He has served as Principal-in-Responsible Charge of thousands of utility mapping and coordination projects, including high profile megaprojects.

He has been the Principal Investigator/Investigator for eight National Academy of Science Research Projects, as well as numerous FHWA, DOD, DOE, and United Kingdom research projects. He serves on the Every Day Counts FHWA Implementation Team and several AASHTO sub-committees. He is a member of the TRB Utilities Committee. In 2019, Jim received ASCE's G. Brooks Ernest Award for his life-long international accomplishments in the education of civil engineers.