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Daniel W. Skidmore

Drafting Specialist / Environmental Technician

Charleston, WV        

(304) 906-7128


    Dan Skidmore has more than 45 years of experience working as a draftsman, CADD operator, designer, survey tech, engineering tech, environmental permitting specialist, computer graphic designer and illustrator, and freelance CADD drafting and mapping specialist. In his role at Benchmark, Dan supports the Environmental Team with both his technological and graphics capabilities. During his career, he has been able to turn his passion and creativity into a profession and he has worked for a wide variety of construction organizations, natural resource extraction firms (mining, oil and gas, timber, and quarrying), civil engineering, surveying, and architectural firms, land developers, and geology firms.


    Throughout his work life, he has accumulated an extensive range of work and background experience, enabling him to be very adaptable to a wide-ranging array of projects in numerous areas. He works with and is familiar with several AutoCad applications, Microstation, Carlson Survey, Photoshop, and ArcGIS.


    • Certification of Completion West Virginia Center College, 1976

    Certification / Licensures

    • WV DEP Development of Surface Mining Plans and Permitting

    • WV DEP Earthen Impoundment Inspector Examination

    • AutoCAD Certification, Carver Career Center

    • Microstation Certification, Ben Franklin Career Center

    Work Experience

    • 2014 to Present – Drafting Specialist/Environmental Technician – Benchmark Safety, Health & Environmental Services

    • 1985 to Present – Self-Employed CADD, Mapping, Graphic and Environmental Technician – Skidmore Drafting Service, LLC

    • 1982 to 1985 – Chief Draftsperson/Environmental Permit Technician – Kolb Enterprises

    • 1980 to 1982 – Chief Draftsperson/Environmental Permit Technician – Robins Associates

    • 1978 to 1980 – Chief Draftsperson – VTN Engineers

    • 1978 to 1978 – Draftsperson – Devon Oil & Gas

    • 1976 to 1978 – Draftsperson – West Virginia Department of Highways

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