SUE Manager Brings Nearly 20 Years’ Utility Location Experience to McKim & Creed

Allen Michael 260x400Dallas—Mike Allen has joined McKim & Creed’s Dallas/Fort Worth office as a regional Subsurface Utility Engineering (SUE) manager.

Mr. Allen has nearly 20 years of experience organizing, implementing and overseeing SUE and utility coordination projects for departments of transportation, energy providers, telecommunications companies, municipalities and private businesses. He has also represented owners in design-build projects that required extensive subsurface explorations and utility locations.

“Mike understands every aspect of utility location. He began his career as a utility locator, was promoted to manager and then served as a practice leader. He has worked extensively with TxDOT and has an outstanding safety record during his nearly 20-year tenure in the industry. We are very happy to welcome him to McKim & Creed,” said Jason Jernigan RPLS, who oversees McKim & Creed’s Texas operations.

Mr. Allen has a degree in sociology from Coastal Carolina University. He worked as a teacher in the Dallas County Juvenile Justice Alternative Education Program before entering the utility location profession.

Earlier this month, McKim & Creed was ranked among the top 10 surveying and mapping firms in Texas by Engineering News-Record magazine.

About McKim & Creed
McKim & Creed is an employee-owned engineering and surveying firm with more than 500 staff members in offices throughout the U.S., including Texas, Florida, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, Georgia and Pennsylvania. McKim & Creed specializes in civil, environmental, mechanical, instrumentation, plumbing, and structural engineering; industrial design-build services; airborne and mobile LiDAR/scanning; unmanned aerial systems; subsurface utility engineering; and hydrographic and conventional surveying services for the energy, transportation, federal, land development, water and building markets.  The company celebrated its 40th anniversary in 2018. For more information about McKim & Creed, visit