Dennis M. Dodson, PLS

Senior Land Surveyor

Areas of Expertise
  • ALTA Surveys
  • Topographical Surveys
  • Construction Staking
  • Records of Survey
  • Legal Descriptions
  • Parcel Maps
  • Final Maps
  • Boundary Surveys
  • Right of Way Documents

Montclair State University Geography/Cartography

Registration | Certifications
1996 | Professional Land Surveyor CA #7234

Professional Affiliations
California Land Surveyors Association (CLSA), San Diego and State Chapters

With over 45 years of combined experience, Dennis Dodson leads our Surveying Department, with the assistance of Byram Jennex. Together they have the breadth and depth of knowledge and capabilities to continue to serve both the public works and private development clients providing quality professional land surveying services that are paramount to land development, capital improvements, and construction projects.

Since January 2023, Dennis Dodson joined San Dieguito Engineering after selling his Santa Barbara land surveying firm that he founded in 2000. Dennis’ experience as a land surveyor started soon after graduating from college. Dennis began his surveying career in 1980 working for Odom Offshore Surveys Inc. in Baton Rouge, Louisiana locating pipelines, wellheads and conducting sea floor mapping. In 1987, he moved to Santa Barbara where he became involved with boundary, construction and topographic surveys as well as Parcel Maps and Record of Surveys working for MNS Engineers where Dennis became a professional Land Surveyor in California in 1996. In 1998, Dennis purchased the firm of Garner Land Surveying, Inc. and changed the name to Dodson Land Surveying Inc. in 2000. As founder and owner, he successfully ran the business and managed up to 5 people, responsible for 1-2 crews until 2021 when the business was sold. It continues to run successfully to this day under the name of WW Surveying. Inc.

As a licensed land surveyor with more than 40 years of professional land surveying experience, Dennis has led and performed boundary, topographic and construction field surveys, as well as supervised all survey operations of a small business including multiple survey crews and all office procedures.

Primary Responsibilities
Responsibilities include proposal preparation, project management and oversight of mapping and field surveys, client relations, construction staking, field crew supervision, preparation and quality control of final maps, control surveys, record of surveys, legal descriptions, boundary surveys, ALTA surveys, lot line adjustments, condominium plans and corner records.