Meet the Associate: Brian Jimison, Manager of Field Surveying Services

Brian Jimison, Manager of Field Surveying Services

Brian Jimison is an associate in MSP’s Surveying Department

When did you come to MSP?
November 10, 1999

What is your role at MSP and what are your job responsibilities?
My role is Manager of Field Surveying Services. I provide guidance and support for our field crews for all survey-related activities. This includes residential and commercial construction layout projects, boundary surveys, topographic surveys, and ALTA/NSPS land title surveys.

How long have you worked within this industry?
While in high school, I spent weekends helping a local surveyor with boundary surveys out in rural parts of southern Ohio. I began working with MSP immediately after receiving an associate degree from Cincinnati State Technical and Community College.

What does being an associate mean to you
When selected to be a part of the associate group, I was honored to be recognized for my hard work and commitment.

What is your favorite part about your job?
It is great to have the opportunity to interact with and tap into the resources of a great team across all disciplines here at MSP.

During your time at MSP what has been the coolest project you’ve worked on so far?
To be honest, I have had the opportunity to work on a lot of cool projects. A couple of the more popular ones would include Paul Brown Stadium and Great American Ballpark.  Those have both been mentioned by others here, so my favorite building I did most of the construction staking on is the Miller Valentine Construction office off Waterstone Boulevard. It can easily be seen from I-71 just north of the Fields Ertel Road exit.

Tell us something most people would be surprised to learn about you?
I took just over 10 years off from college between the receipt of an associate degree and returning to get the bachelor’s degree. I took another year off before returning to take additional courses to become eligible to take the surveying exam in Indiana. All the courses taken for the bachelor’s degree and additional courses were done part-time in the evenings following a full-time work schedule.

What is something that you enjoy doing outside of work?
I enjoy working outside around the house. This includes all the normal things plus taking care of an approximate 1,700 gallon fish pond with a waterfall my wife and I built in front of our house. It’s home to 40 or more Koi fish ranging in size from babies to 16” long.

How has your career grown since starting at MSP?
My career started as a rodman in a survey crew at MSP right out of college. I moved up to an instrument operator, and then on to crew chief. I returned to college classes to finish up my bachelor’s degree at Northern Kentucky University.  I became a licensed surveyor first in Ohio, then Kentucky, and finally Indiana. I am now a project manager and oversee the operations of our survey field crews.

What makes you proud to work at MSP?
 I am honored to have the satisfaction of knowing I have had a hand in the successful completion of so many different projects.