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 insite-team
  • robert
  • paul
  • edward
  • shawn
  • diana
  • michael
  • christopher
  • Suanne-Santos

Robert L. Davis, P.E.
President/Principal

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Mr. Davis has been a principal owner and manager of InSite Engineering since in 2002. He has successfully managed several major civil/site projects in the southeast Massachusetts and Rhode Island region. He has diversified experience and has served as project manager on telecommunications, highways, civil-sites, airports and rail projects. Mr. Davis has a strong survey background which enhances his comprehension of all engineering projects. He has extensive experience in permitting with municipal, state and federal agencies, and construction administration. He has also designed stormwater management systems, wetland mitigation plans and done environmental permitting in public and private sectors.

Mr. Davis holds a BS in Civil Engineering from University of Vermont, and has been managing complex land development projects for over 27 years and brings a practical and diversified perspective to any job. Prior to founding InSite Engineering, he was employed as a Vice President and Department Manager of a Top 500 civil engineering firm. He has recently served as President for the Rhode Island Section of the American Society of Civil Engineers, and is currently a member of the Rhode Island Technical Council, Rhode Island Society of Civil Engineers, Providence Engineering Society, and the Massachusetts Association of Land Surveyors & Civil Engineers.

Paul Carlson, P.E.
Vice President/Project Manager

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Mr. Carlson has been a principal owner and manager of InSite Engineering since 2002. He has diversified experience in civil-site, telecommunications, highways, and utility projects in Rhode Island and Massachusetts. Mr. Carlson has a survey background that enhances his comprehension of all transportation projects. He has extensive experience in permitting with municipal, state and federal agencies, construction administration and inspection. He has also designed stormwater management systems, wetland mitigation plans and completed environmental permitting in public sectors.

Paul Carlson holds a Bachelor and a Master of Science in Engineering from the University of Rhode Island, and has been a Professional Engineer for nearly two decades. Prior to joining InSite Engineering, he was employed as a Project Engineer and Department Manager of a northern Rhode Island architectural/engineering firm and also Project Manger of a Top 500 civil engineering company. He has served as President for the Rhode Island Section of the American Society of Civil Engineers and is an Executive Board Member of the Rhode Island Section of Professional Engineers. Mr. Carlson was awarded the Rhode Island Young Engineer of Year, and currently serves on the Building Committee at St. Andrew’s School in Barrington, RI.

Paul’s specialty is working with any client who is starting with a raw piece of land. He studies all aspects of the site from access to topography to utilities, then sits down with the client and lays out all the possibilities and challenges involved in producing the project the client envisions. Finally he guides the client through zoning and permitting with town and state agencies, a complex process which he genuinely enjoys.

Paul lives with his wife and two children in North Smithfield, RI, where he coaches for the Youth Soccer and Youth Basketball Associations. He and his family participate annually in the American Diabetes Association Ocean State Tour de Cure, and the Narragansett Lions Club Blessing of the Fleet Ten-Mile Road Race.

Edward J. O’Brien
Director of Survey

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Mr. O’Brien recently joined InSite Engineering as Director of Survey. He began his surveying career as an 82C Field Artillery Surveyor with the United States Army. Mr. O’Brien attended the United States Army Engineering School, and Roger Williams College in Rhode Island. He has been involved in all aspects of the profession from the field to the management of midsize surveying departments to working on large scale municipal projects.

Mr. O’Brien is knowledgeable in the latest instrument operation and data collection methods and is well versed in “field to finish” techniques. He was a member of the RISPLS Standards Committee for the rewrite of the current standard, held the title of RISPLS President from 2011-2013, and was named RISPLS Surveyor of the Year in 2009. He actively participates in “Bridging the Gap” between Surveying and GIS, locally and nationally, giving presentations on the Surveyor’s role with GIS. He is an active member of the Massachusetts Society of Land Surveyors & Civil Engineers, RIGIS Executive Committee, and is Governor of the Rhode Island section of the National Society of Professional Surveyors.

Shawn C. Ainsworth
Project Manager/Assistant Survey Manage

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Shawn Ainsworth joined InSite in 2004, bringing a strong background in survey field operations, permitting, and construction administration and inspection. This experience gives him a solid understanding of onsite operations and issues for a wide range of construction and surveying projects. He has diversified experience in civil-site, highways, and utility projects in Rhode Island and Massachusetts. He has experience in permitting with municipal, state and federal agencies, construction administration and inspection as well as a strong background in field operations and procedures relating to surveying. He has designed stormwater management systems, wetland mitigation plans and completed environmental permitting in public sectors.

His work for InSite includes project managing for the survey and site design of commercial projects such as the 3770 North Main Street Commercial Development in Fall River, MA, and several residential subdivisions in Rehoboth and Swansea, MA. He previously worked on a variety of other survey projects including transportation projects such as Boston’s Central Artery, the Amtrak Northeast Corridor Project and RIDOT’s Route 4 extension.

Prior to joining InSite Engineering, Mr. Ainsworth attended the University of Massachusetts in Dartmouth, Ma. He was later employed as a Project Manager of a southeastern Massachusetts surveying/engineering firm, a survey crew chief in Boston on the Central Artery project and from 1980 to the mid 90’s as a survey crew chief within in the southeastern Massachusetts and Rhode Island area.

Diana Hammond
Office Manager

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Diana Hammond joined the InSite team in 2010. Her varied management experience includes hospitality, sales and medical facilities. She has thorough knowledge of all office procedures.

A graduate of Johnson & Wales, Diana has a strong background in accounting, tax reporting, insurance, payroll, and marketing practices. She enjoys working with clients to assist them with the preliminary stages of a project and helping them to understand the steps needed to see it through to completion.

Michael S. Faria, P.E.

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Michael Faria specializes in septic/ISDS & OWTS design, soil evaluation and structural engineering. His work for InSite Engineering includes residential percolation testing, soil evaluation and septic designs for Banna Estates, Seekonk; a commercial septic system for the fuel station and carwash of Crossroads/CITGO in Seekonk; and soil evaluations and septic design for new athletic fields at Lincoln School’s Faxon Farm Complex, Rehoboth.
A graduate of the University of Massachusetts, Mike came to InSite in 2003 from a Top 500 civil engineering firm. His experience covers a wide variety of engineering projects, including extensive experience in transportation projects, structural projects, residential developments and permitting with municipal, state and federal agencies. He has also designed stormwater and wastewater management systems, wetland mitigation plans, and contributed to projects involving private and commercial structures in timber, concrete, steel and aluminum.

Mr. Faria is affiliated with the Society of American Military Engineers, American Society of Civil Engineers, and the American Concrete Institute. He is also a Certified Soil Evaluator in Massachusetts, a Certified Massachusetts Municipal Wastewater Treatment Facilities Operator, and a Certified Onsite Wastewater Treatment System Designer in Rhode Island.

Christopher Andrade

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Christopher Andrade joined InSite in 2003 upon his high school graduation, and has worked on a vast array of projects over the course of his time here. He has gained experience in both GPS surveying and instrumental surveying. His main focus has been within CAD design practices, ranging from architectural design, residential subdivision design and planning, commercial site development, 3-D site rendering and marketing design plans. He has worked extensively to stay current with the latest technologies and practices.

He attended New England Institute of Technology to obtain a B.S. in Architecture. His design work includes residential architecture for homes in Seekonk, Swansea, Attleboro, and Rehoboth, and commercial architecture which includes the De Leo’s complex in Seekonk. His commercial site design includes the Healthtrax/Ichigo Ichie Plaza in East Providence, RI and subdivision design includes Rocky Run Phase II, Rolling Hill Estates, and The Preserve in Rehoboth, MA.

Suanne Santos

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Suanne brings over 25 years of experience to InSite. Career has centered on managing, design and permitting projects ranging from residential, mixed use, commercial and redevelopment to complex multi-level projects for academic and healthcare facilities.

Suanne has extensive experience in site permitting, understanding the complexity of  technical and scheduling challenges of the permitting process and guiding the projects from concept to construction. Specializes in Flood Plain and Stormwater Management by integrating innovative low impact development techniques, green infrastructure and water conservation.

Earned B.S. Civil Engineering University of Lowell, Massachusetts

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