Siting and Routing Staff Consultant
The Tri Sage team lost a coworker and friend on January 6th. Mr. Harry Ericson was the quint essential professional who worked in the Survey and Engineering Industry for well over 50 years. His work included expertise through the Western US on projects involving Electric Power, Telecommunications and Natural Gas Pipelines. His knowledge of high voltage power line routing was regarded as one of the “best in the west”. His projects included the Alturas 345kV Transmission Line and the Falcon to Gonder 345kV Transmission Line in Nevada and the McCollock to Navajo 500kV Transmission Line for the City of Los Angeles. He most recently was the lead routing expert, working with the Tri Sage team for the State of Nevada on the NEAC Transmission Routing to export renewable energy out of Nevada.
His work involved locating in excess of 4,000 miles of high voltage electric transmission line in the western states of Nevada, Idaho, Oregon, and Washington. Of that mileage, 1,800 miles was located in Nevada alone. These mileages do not take into account the 450 miles of fiber optic telecommunication cable located within Nevada. Harry has managed numerous major survey projects where GPS technology was used to establish control and gather survey data under some of the most challenging conditions. His expertise was valued as an expert witness and provided testimony on several occasions.
Harry was one of the Founding Principals of the Engineering and Survey firm SEA (now Stantec). He worked with many clients, with one of his large clients being Sierra Pacific (now NV Energy). Many of our Tri Sage employees worked with Harry when employed at NVE. We refer to Harry not only as a professional surveyor but a true friend and mentor.
Harry will be remembered by his coworkers, associates and friends as a true professional land surveyor that was always ready with a creative solution, or out of the box idea that usually resulted in the right and perfect answer for a project. He will be greatly missed.
Advanced Surveying Courses, University of Nevada, Reno
Civil and Electrical Engineering Courses, University of Nevada, Reno
Licensed Professional Land Surveyor, Nevada, California and Idaho
Registered Water Rights Surveyor, Nevada