Civil Engineering

Our Civil Engineering Department is comprised of three smaller civil engineering design teams. We boast nine licensed professional engineers in the department and a complete team of Engineers in Training and CAD specialists.


Susanne Cooper, PE, QSD
Kinsey Hensley, PE, QSD
Jim McCoskey, PE, QSD

Our experience includes:

  • Road Widening & Road Design
  • Sewer & Storm Drain Design

  • Waterline & Pipeline Design
  • Preliminary Engineering Studies
  • Hydrology Studies
  • Grading & Drainage Plans

  • Utility Plans
  • Water & Wastewater System Modeling
  • QSP Inspections
  • Water Studies & Fireflow Tests
  • Infrastructure Constraints Analysis

  • Tentative Tract Maps
  • Stormwater Pollution Plans

  • SQUIMP Studies
  • Bike, Pedestrian Paths & Trails

  • Civil Improvement & Circulation Design

  • Hydraulic Design/Analysis of Structures, Rivers, & Creeks
  • Analysis of Channel & Wetland Restoration

  • Bio-technical Channel Stabilization


Our Survey Department consists of field and office survey staff who seamlessly work together to provide high accuracy mapping and construction services. The field survey crews use state-of-the art Trimble equipment while our office survey staff utilize the latest computer software for data analysis and mapping.


Michael Zuleger, PLS

Our experience includes:

  • ALTA Surveys

  • Boundary Surveys

  • Topographic Surveys

  • Records of Survey

  • Aerial Survey Control

  • Lot Line Adjustments & Mergers

  • Tract Maps

  • FEMA Elevation Certifications

  • Sketch & Legal Documents

  • Construction Staking

  • Drone Surveying & Photography

  • Parcel Maps


Our Planning Department is comprised of certified planners and staff with decades of experience in both private and public planning sectors, delivering proactive solutions with in-house technical and design skills, land use expertise, and proven entitlement acquisition success.


Lisa Woodburn

Our experience includes:

  • Land Use Entitlements & Permit Processing
  • Tentative Tract Maps & Parcel Maps
  • Lot Line Adjustments & Lot Mergers
  • Zone Changes & General Plan Amendments
  • Specific Plans

  • Community & Campus Master Plans
  • Contract Planning Services for Government Agencies
  • Site Designs & Land Planning
  • Conceptual Designs & Alternatives Analysis
  • Community Outreach & Charrettes
  • Affordable Housing Entitlements & Funding Application Assistance
  • Land Use Research & Due Diligence Analysis
  • Master-Planned Community Design
  • Specific Plan Documents
  • 3D Visualizations & Photo Simulations

  • Building Permit Processing
  • Terrain & Preliminary Grading Analysis

Construction Management

Our Construction Management Department assists private and public sector clients with construction projects from bid assistance to ribbon cutting. In many cases, we are the planners, surveyors and engineers for a project since day one, and with our Construction Management Department, we take it a step further: we ensure the project designed and permitted is contracted and constructed correctly.

We take the lead in getting a project to bid, project scheduling, cost management, quality management, contract administration, safety management, implementing project controls and developing communication protocols. In our engineered construction documents, we have built-in solutions for issues that can arise in construction phases, however, in plans created by others and our own, contractors will invariably have issues requiring attention, there will be disputes and claims – how those are proactively identified, contracted for, handled and solved is the key to successful project construction.

Our experience includes:

  • Municipal Governments
  • County Governments
  • Conditional Use Permits
  • Street Widening

  • Water & Sewer Pipelines

  • Streets, New Construction & Improvements

  • Stormwater Infrastructure Projects

  • Utility Relocation

  • Site & Terrain Analysis

  • Residential
  • Commercial
  • Institutional

  • Agricultural
  • H.O.A.

Water Resources

Our Water Resources Engineering Department is one of five teams under one roof in our firm. Our firm has teamed with many private clients, municipal agencies, public works agencies and water companies to provide water consulting and engineering design services.


Jim McCoskey, PE, QSD

Our experience includes:

  • Waterline & Pipeline Design

  • Hydrology Studies
  • Water & Wastewater System Modeling
  • Water Availability Letters

  • Fire Flow Testing

  • Rainwater Harvesting

  • Water Storage Facilities

  • Water Booster Stations

  • Department of Drinking Water Regulatory Compliance

  • Hydraulic Design/Analysis of Structures, Rivers, and Creeks

Floodplain Mapping

JDS is well versed in hydraulic modeling and floodplain mapping services with the use of software such as, HEC-RAS 1D and 2D; TUFLOW, and FLO-2D. These capabilities paired with our knowledge of FEMA processing and local regulations play a key part in meeting project timelines.

Our experience includes:

  • Hydraulic Modeling

  • Floodplain Mapping

  • Conditional Letters of Map Revisions (CLOMR)

  • Letters of Map Revisions (LOMR)

  • Floodplain Development Permits

  • Elevation Certificates

  • FEMA Processing

  • Local Jurisdiction Processing


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