Michael "Mike" Mays
Utility Services Manager
Education: B.S., Civil Engineering, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, School of Civil Engineering; Engineering & Drafting Technology Certificate, Mt. San Jacinto College
Certifications/Licenses: Introduction to Practical Railway Engineering, American Railway Engineering and Maintenance-of-Way Association (AREMA); Utility Process for Local Agencies, Caltrans; Fundamentals of Inspection Practice, Caltrans; Roadway Worker Safety Training Certificate, SCRRA; Contractor Orientation Course, BNSF Railway; Contractor Orientation Course, Union Pacific Railroad
Michael “Mike” Mays is the Utility Services Manager at Epic Land Solutions, Inc. (EPIC). Mike was hired in 2021 to lead the stand-alone Utility Services department at EPIC, which provides utility research, cost estimating, utility relocation coordination, and Caltrans Right of Way Certification services for public agency clients across Southern and Central California. Mike has over ten years of experience planning, designing, and overseeing utility relocations for various projects and has worked extensively with Caltrans, local agencies, and developers. Mike is very familiar working within agencies’ procedures and protocols for protecting and relocating utility facilities, particularly for grade separation and highway projects. He has performed wet utility design and managed all aspects of utility coordination work, including preliminary and final report of investigation, determination of relocation liability, preliminary engineering, acquisition of required railroad encroachment permits, Right of Way certification, drafting utility agreements and legal notifications, plans, specifications, estimates, quantities, bid support, and construction support encompassing multiple structural projects for railroad overheads, road improvements and bridge widenings. Mike also understands the requirements of Caltrans Local Agency Procedures Manual (LAPM) and has developed relationships with key Caltrans utility relocation oversight personnel.