Civil Engineering

SDE has been providing integrated civil engineering services for private and public clients for more than four decades. Our engineers work closely with agencies, developers, owners, planners, surveyors, consulting engineers and architects to create solutions for municipal infrastructure, land development, site development, Subsurface Utility Engineering (SUE), and design of sewer, water and storm drain facilities.
  • Site Development
  • Grading Plans
  • Road Improvements
  • Sewer & Water Line Plans
  • Drainage Studies
  • Stormwater Quality Management Plans
  • SWPPP Preparation
  • Traffic Control Plans
  • BIM Support

Surveying & Mapping

San Dieguito Engineering performs land surveying services for land division, design and construction of roads, utilities, building sites, and the completion of property legal descriptions and plats for agencies, Prime Consultants, and home owners throughout San Diego County. Our consulting is performed by conducting research of record documents and databases for land surveys and the determination of boundary lines, retracement of private and government surveys and the re-establishment of land survey corners.
  • Right of Way Mapping
  • Topographic Mapping
  • Subdivision Maps
  • Lot Line Adjustments
  • Easements & Legal Descriptions
  • Construction Staking
  • UAV Aerial Photos
  • Record of Surveys
  • Corner Records
  • 3D Scanning
  • QA/QC Construction Staking
  • Boundary Survey
  • Property Line Establishment

Land Planning

Our planning services involves the preparation of feasibility analyses, tentative maps, major and minor use permits, specific plans, rezones, planned developments, boundary adjustments, variances, government entitlement processing, public presentations and public outreach. We have an interdisciplinary approach to entitlements by integrating our in-house planning, engineering and survey expertise.
  • Feasibility Analysis
  • Major/Minor Use Permits
  • Minor/Major Tentative Maps
  • Specific Plans & Master Plans
  • Land Use Consultation & Government Relations
  • Rezoning and Land Use Changes
  • Coastal Development Permits
  • California Coastal Commission Consultation
  • Accessory Dwelling Units (ADU)
  • SB9 Lot Splits

Subsurface Utility Engineering

SDE is specialized in the mapping of existing underground utilities. Subsurface Utility Engineering, as adopted by the American Society of Civil Engineers, alleviates construction conflicts with unforeseen or misrepresented underground facilities. We help clients avoid cost overruns, scheduling delays and threats to personnel and property safety by performing SUE on their projects in accordance with the ASCE Standard Manual CI/ASCE 38-02.
  • Utility Locations
  • Utility Mapping & Research
  • Data Management
  • Conflict Analysis
  • 3D Modeling
  • Potholing & Geophysical Locating
  • Utility Relocation Plans