Philip J. Meis, P.E., Principal Engineer; Business Development Lead

Philip Meis, a registered professional engineer with a diverse background in civil design, surveying and mapping, geophysics, and data management, is well suited for subsurface utility engineering. In 2002 Mr. Meis co-founded UMS to specifically address and execute SUE as a rigorous geophysical and engineering discipline. He has provided SUE services on a national level since 1996. He has presented regularly at numerous conferences including: National Highway Joint Usage and Utility Educational Conference; AASHTO Subcommittee for R/W and Utilities; Design Build Institute; Common Ground Alliance; DOT state conferences in CO, MT, UT, MN, WA; APWA National Congress. Mr. Meis has published numerous papers advocating the use of SUE and new data acquisition and data management techniques.


  • M.S. Geophysical Engineering. Colorado School of Mines, Golden, CO 1986
  • B.S. Industrial Engineering. Iowa State University, Ames, IA 1983


  • Registered Professional Engineer – MT 12815, ID 9038, TX 88949, UT 5099195-2202, SD 7782, WY 10186, WI 38925-006, CO 37934, IA 18113, MN 44853, DC PE922124

Membership Associations:

  • ACEC; ASCE; SEG; MT Board of PE and PLS – Geomatics Advisory Committee

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