About Our Team
Chris began working in the survey industry in 2004 while working part time and studying a Bachelor of Surveying. Graduating with honours in 2008 his degree addressed all facets of the surveying discipline including Engineering and Construction Surveying, Cadastral Surveying, Mine Surveying, Hydrographic Surveying, Aerial Photogrammetry, Digital Remote Sensing, GPS Surveying, Geodetic Surveying, Deformation Monitoring, Cartography and GIS.
After graduation Chris continued working full time at Neptune Geomatics after joining the company in 2006 as a construction and offshore surveyor. This role required rigorous precise engineering & construction surveying techniques to be applied onshore and offshore to complete the construction and mapping projects while managing the supporting field team. One of the notable and more interesting construction projects was the Construction and installation of the Pluto Oil Platform off the west coast of Karratha, Western Australia. As the Senior Surveyor Chris managed a team of Surveyors and support staff to correctly position the platform, position the vessels, plan the construction barge anchor locations and movements, monitor the tide, currents and water profile, ensure the Platform was correctly grouted to the seabed, measure and confirm the correct leg elevation cut off heights and perform final verticallity and level checks at the completion of construction.
Chris returned to the Albany region in 2010 to start a family with his wife and joined John Jamieson at Albany Mapping & Surveying Services to continue its expansion and extend the range of surveying services. Since 2010 Chris and John have grown the business to service the Great Southern and beyond providing a wide range of services including Surveying, Town Planning, Property Development and Engineering. In 2016 Chris & John applied their skills and extensive knowledge of Aerial Photography and Photogrammetry to offer cost effective Aerial Mapping and 3D modelling using UAV (Drone) technology.
Business Partner/ Licensed Surveyor
Since 1965 John A Jamieson has been continuously employed or run surveying businesses to undertake projects throughout Western Australia, interstate and overseas as a professional surveyor executing a wide range of land, mining, engineering, hydrographic and geodetic surveying projects for State, Federal and Local Governments. John is Licensed Surveyor, Town Planner and Grade 1 Authorised Mine Surveyor.
Over the years John as been part of many landmark projects including surveying works on the National Highway 1 Project in the Pilbara and Kimberley regions, project Surveyor on the Palm Valley-Darwin Gas Pipeline project, senior hydrographic surveyor/project manager on large hydrographic construction project in Australia, Scotland, Europe, the Middle East and Africa and surveying & geodetic survey work to map the Barrier Reef off Queensland between Magnetic Island off Townsville and Green Island off Cairns.
John moved to the Great Southern region in 1989 and has run a successful surveying business since. Founding Albany Mapping & Surveying Services in 2000 John has serviced a wide variety of clients on projects including subdivision, building and construction, road works, Town Planning and mapping.
John resides on a small farm in Bornholm and is passionate about providing a service that is professional, practical and caters to all members of the community. He is a life member of the Denmark Environment Centre Inc., a member of the Royal Institute of Navigation in the UK, an early member of the Hydrographic Society in the UK and Australia, a Foundation Member of the Western Australian Institution of Surveyors, a Foundation Member of the Spatial Sciences Institute in Australia and W.A. and was awarded Life Membership of the Mapping Sciences Institute, Australia early in 2015.
John also hold a Permaculture Design Certificate and has been establishing his small farm using permaculture practices applied to rural and agricultural land.
Civil Engineering Designer and Draftperson
Data Management & Large Area Mapping.
Engineering & Construction Surveyor
GIS and Draftperson