Precision Consulting since 1978


Passion. Experience. Diligence.



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Civil Engineering

Our firm has provided civil engineering services to private and public sector clients since 1978.

Our work has generally concentrated on community development work, including design of streets, drainage, utilities, and grading. We specialize in work throughout the foothills the Sierra Nevada and Sacramento Valley, and we incorporate design techniques that minimize site disturbance and cost.

Private Sector & Entitlement Service Sampling

  • Preliminary grading plans for planning applications

  • Grading, drainage, and utility plans

  • Street and sidewalk design

  • Utility plans for sewer, water, and other utilities

  • Team leadership for multi-disciplinary engineering and planning teams

Public Sector Service Sampling

  • Street and road design

  • Sidewalk and pathway design

  • Environmental and feasibility studies

  • Construction plans for sewer, water, and other utilities

  • Assessment District services




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Land Surveying

We have broad based experience in all aspects of boundary, development, design, and specialized surveys. We use GPS (Global Positioning System) surveys where appropriate for maximum efficiency.

Land Survey Service Sampling

  • Boundary Surveys

  • Land Divisions including Condominium Surveys and Mapping

  • Lot Line Adjustments

  • Lot Mergers

  • Certificates of Compliance

  • Design Surveys for New Construction

  • Aerial and Conventional Topographic Mapping

  • Right-of-way and Easement Surveys

  • GPS/GIS System Surveys and Mapping



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Land Use Planning

With both public and private sector experience, Nevada City Engineering understands the unique problems facing both individual property owners and local governments. With mutual understanding, the time and money spent pursuing and managing community development can be minimized. We take a common sense approach to land development and planning documents, with our clients' budget in mind. 

Private Sector & Entitlement Service Sampling

  • Tentative Land Divisions

  • Lot Line Adjustments

  • Commercial, Industrial, Multi-family, Institutional Site Planning and Entitlement

  • Subdivisions

  • Conditional Use Permits

  • Certificates of Compliance

  • Mining and Reclamation Plans

  • Planning and Environmental Studies

  • Feasibility Studies

  • Agency Requirement Discovery


Public Sector Service Sampling

  • Master Plans

  • Zoning Ordinances and Specific Plans

  • Project Planning

  • Environmental Reports and Studies

  • Design Guidelines

  • Computer Automation of Project Processing

  • Index and Tracking Systems

  • Land and Resource Surveys utilizing Global Positioning Systems


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Project Coordinator Services

  • Permit applications

  • Permit processing

  • Entitlement management

  • Technical study coordination

  • Sub-consultant management

  • Public information programs

  • Public outreach

  • CEQA processing

  • Applicant representation

  • DRE application support

  • Project status reports