George Mock, RPLS has extensive, professional experience in adding value to pipeline and compression projects in the Oil & Gas Pipeline Industry. With over 16 years of Industry knowledge, varied and interesting field expertise, Survey Project Management and Survey Manager Experience, George brings innovation and excellence to projects and promotes synergy on project teams. He has shown continued success in executing profitable projects through proven, effective leadership and project-support skills. George started in the field as a Rodman on a survey crew, quickly advancing to become the youngest Crew Chief at the company. Over several years, he attended college in the evenings to achieve his AutoCAD Drafting Certification (42 hours) and was promoted to Survey Technician Manager, Survey Coordinator and Data Manager for the company’s' largest project in 1996. Thereafter, George continued his progression as a Survey Project Manager while continuing his education and Surveyors Internship to become certified to obtain Registration as a Professional Licensed Surveyor (RPLS), in the State of Texas, in 2003.
Opening Geomark Survey in January of 2004, George has successfully performed multiple Services in the Survey Industry and has retained continued success through providing unparalleled Project Solutions. Some past projects include; Industrial, Utility Easement Remediation, Residential to Commercial Conversion, Subdivision Design and layout as well as Flood Zone Certification. However, the majority of the projects performed have been in the survey consulting, management and field/office design of proposed pipeline routing and workspace generation for interstate transmission pipeline projects, regulated by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC).
George has successfully provided Pipeline Survey Project Coordination and Management for some of the largest pipeline projects throughout the country over the past decade. Over the past 16 years, George has worked for Universal ENSCO (1993-2000), Clark-Geogram (2000-2001), Mustang Engineering (2001-2005), Geomark Survey (2004-Present) and Tennessee Gas Pipeline (2006-2009) Company (TGP-El Paso Corporation).
Over the past 3 years, George served as TGP Survey Coordinator and Manager for the El Paso Corporation (EP) – TGP Pipeline Division, in the heart of downtown Houston. George had provided Company Representation in Survey Project Management for multiple Expansion Projects and had started the process of supporting the Compliance, Regulatory, Compression, Right-of-Way, Environmental, Maintenance and Operations Survey needs.
In 2006 George was contracted by TGP to manage the survey efforts for the proposed 850 mile, 36"-42" Continental Connector Project, spanning from Colorado to Louisiana. Responsibilities included management of the Primary Control establishment, field project management, field engineering of the proposed routing, workspace design and documentation as well as route and re-route design and management. In addition, George managed integration of aerial photography, existing data compilations, generated and executed the environmental and civil data quality-assurance programs as well as provided progress reporting to management. George provided oversight to two separate survey contract companies for data delivery timeliness, invoice review and data excellence. He also generated data flow protocol with Drafting and provided consulting expertise through process establishment and execution.
In 2007, George accepted the Direct, Principle position of TGP Survey Manager, as well as Survey Project Manager for the proposed Northeast Passage Project, consisting of 650 miles of parallel and green-field 36" pipeline extending from the terminus of REX East in Ohio to upstate New York. George generated the scope of services and managed Contractor coherence to Company standards for Control Establishment, Civil Survey, Field Engineering, Field Project Management and Aerial Photography Services. George estimated and bid the project to several Survey Contractors. By effectively choosing 2 Major Survey Contractors for the Project, George eventually ascended to the role of Engineering Functional Lead (EFL - a TGP Company representative responsible for oversight of Survey, Drafting and Design functions), as one of the awarded Contractors was installed into the Survey Project Management role.
In 2008, while continuing as TGP Survey Manager, George took on the additional role of Survey Project Manager for the 300 Line Expansion Project for TGP, consisting of a proposed 30” pipeline traversing 128 miles across portions of northern Pennsylvania and New Jersey adjacent to the existing 24” TGP pipeline. Over a 5 month timeframe, George fully performed all previously described duties including defining full scope of services and estimating a forecast, presented bids to 5 companies, evaluated and generated a program of services that awarded 6 individual contract companies and included 12 individual contracts. Some of the additional services George managed to procure and oversee were aerial photography, LiDAR & planemetric mapping, generated scope, spec definition and bid. He led the Field Engineering support for design and workspace development as well as civil and environmental data acquisition and management. Enjoyed interfacing with Project peers in ROW, Design, Environmental and Project Management, as well as heavy cooperation with Drafting. Successfully delivered topographic, cadastral and environmental quality assured data sets to project drafting teams for the expedient generation of the FERC required drawings and impact tables, after overseeing and managing the proposed route and workspace design. George successfully acquired, managed and delivered all field-acquired and certifiable land parcel data as well as aerial photography necessary to prepare a lion’s share of the FERC Certificate mapping and environmental impact calculation needs on budget and a week early.
Some of the other key Project's George has also participated in a Project Coordination role:
1996-2000 Alliance Pipeline Project - US 888 miles - Survey Services Coordinator and Data Acquisition and Quality Assurance Manager.
BROADWING COMMUNICATIONS (CINCINNATI BELL) - EXISTING FIBER GPS/GIS INVENTORY – 300+ MILES. Survey Project Manager
2002 Mapco - Survey Project Manager
2003 City of Houston GIS - Survey Project Manager
1998 Fina - Lead Survey Technician & Survey Project Manager
Some other Project Highlights George has participated on, in a Field Position:
Various Clients, Varied Projects, Successful results.
TEPPCO Pipeline Company - Lead Survey Crew Chief