About Us

We serve some of Ventura County’s largest private sector businesses, global standouts in agriculture, and municipalities implementing cutting-edge infrastructure. Our clients choose us for reputation; stick with us for dependability; and refer others to us because we’re tried and true in getting the job done.


Decades of Local Leadership

Jensen Design & Survey, Inc. (JDS) is a full-service civil engineering, surveying, planning, and construction administration firm.

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Company History

Founded in 1989 by Donald Jensen PE, Jensen Design & Survey, Inc. is the largest engineering firm headquartered in Ventura County.

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Core Values

JDS is committed to being the leader in civil engineering – providing professional state-of-the-art services and a commitment to excellence.

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Our Services

From the inception of our company, we discovered a full-service firm was a client’s greatest asset for project quality and efficiency. With our multi-disciplined firm located under one roof in Ventura, California, we can provide clients seamless project development – from concept to construction.


Civil Engineering

Our Civil Engineering Department is comprised of smaller civil engineering design teams headed by Susanne Cooper, Kinsey Hensley, and Jim McCoskey.

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Our Survey Department works as a combination of field and office survey staff to provide high accuracy mapping and construction services.

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Our Planning Department brings a range of tried and true expertise in assisting private and public sectors to realize project goals efficiently,

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Construction Management

Our Construction Management Department assists private and public sector clients with construction projects from bid assistance to ribbon cutting.

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Water Management

Our Water Resources Department has teamed with several municipal governments, public works agencies and water companies to provide consulting and engineering design services.

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Floodplain Mapping

Our HydrologyHydraulic Mapping department brings local floodplain area expertise to any project.

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Our Portfolio

Our Team

Our mid- size company of 40+ staff is efficient and comprehensive in our range of quality services provided. Our company thrives as a result of our company DNA: highly-motivated expert staff with a vested interest in our communities. Over the years, our staff has earned the trust of our clients as shown in long-term relationships and consistent new referrals.

In-house available staff includes eleven licensed professional civil engineers, two licensed land surveyors, a registered geologist and two certified land planners. These professionals are supported by a complete CAD department of experienced engineering technicians, planning staff, and field surveyors utilizing progressive technology solutions.

Donald M. Jensen, P.E.Chief Executive Officer
Don is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Jensen Design & Survey, Inc., the largest civil engineering firm headquartered in VentRead more
Susanne Cooper, P.E.President
Susanne has extensive experience as a Senior Design Engineer managing a variety of projects through grading, sewer, water, storm drain, streRead more
Kinsey Hensley, P.E.Vice President - Engineering Services
Kinsey is a Civil Design Engineer and Project Manager providing a full range of services from front-end processing and design to approval. Read more
Lisa WoodburnVice President - Planning Services
Lisa is actively involved in processing high profile and multi-faceted projects for a wide variety of Jensen Design and Survey clients incluRead more
Jim McCoskey, P.E., QSDSenior Civil Engineer
Jim is a project manager and design engineer for various industrial, commercial, and residential projects throughout Ventura County. Jim desRead more
Ava Ediger, P.E., QSDSenior Civil Engineer
Ava is a registered civil design engineer/project manager with experience in large, multi-component, mixed-use subdivisions.  Her projects rRead more
Bill Hurdle, P.L.S.Senior Licensed Land Surveyor
Bill has over 30 years in the profession specializing in knowledge of advanced technology solutions. He has widespread experience from fieldRead more
Maren Cartellieri, P.L.S.Professional Land Surveyor
Maren is a Licensed Land Surveyor and Project Manager providing a full range of services from research through recordation. Past projects haRead more
Steve MedinaSenior Project Manager
Steve has over 30 years of experience in project management, preparation, processing and quality control of construction documents for residRead more
Erik NagySenior Planner
Erik is a Land Use Planner with extensive experience in residential, commercial, industrial, and telecommunications projects. He processes pRead more
Kevin Waldron, AICPSenior Planner
Kevin has proven public- and private- sector experience in urban design, public policy writing/analysis, project management of complex projeRead more

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Our Company Culture

We are committed to providing our staff with a working environment that is fun, family oriented, and professionally fulfilling and challenging.

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Our Employee Benefits

At Jensen Design & Survey, Inc. we provide our employees with an excellent work environment and a superior compensation package.

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Job Openings

Are you interested in working with us? Send us your resume and a cover letter. We are always open for quality people to join our team.

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