Expertise in all aspects of site development

We provide civil engineering design, land development plans and stormwater analysis and design for multi-unit residential properties, schools, community and government buildings, parks, residential sub-divisions, commercial sites, and parking lots.

Stormwater Drainage Engineering
  • All land development and construction projects require proper drainage for stormwater during extreme rainfall events. Proper drainage prevents localized flooding.
  • NWSE engineers work with local planning boards to meet government requirements while balancing costs and aesthetics.
Site Engineering
  • Site design engineering involves civil engineering design, land use planning, land surveying and permitting. NWSE’s engineers work with construction managers and owners to create plans that flow through the entire project; including site investigation, topographic surveying, civil design, stormwater and underground utility management, permitting, construction staking, as-built surveys and regular meetings.
Land Development
  • Land Development includes converting raw land into construction ready housing, commercial or industrial building sites.
  • Northwestern Surveying and Engineering works with clients to capture their vision for the property while working the local planning boards to conform with government requirements on usage, drainage, landscaping, grading, and paving.
  • NWSE produce cost effective plans that minimize fill and grading.
Civil Design
  • Civil engineering is the design and construction of public and private works.
  • Northwestern Surveying and Engineering design construction plans for roads, parks, sidewalks, drainage ponds and parking lots.
  • NWSE’s civil design plans mitigate costs while following governmental guidelines and creating functional and aesthetic plans.
"I would like to take the time to say thanks to you and your field staff at Northwest Survey for this past years work. It has been a comfort to us knowing that your team is working with us onsite to help assist in our survey and four-way sweep needs. Some projects have had very little notice to proceed and NWS has always been able to make things work. Much appreciated! "

- Cedrik G., Gustafson & Goudge, Inc.

"The entire Northwestern Survey Team have been our go to survey company for the past 10 years for multiple reasons; they are true professionals at their craft, they will travel anywhere at any time, always find time to fit us in their schedule, and the quality of the documentation they turn over is second to none. From the oil & gas industry, to the grain and industrial industry; NW Survey continues to deliver."

- Zach S., SMA Design

"I’ve worked with NWSE in MN and ND on utility locating and follow-up surveying services. I have only positive things to say about both office and field based NWSE staff. They offer prompt responses, good questions, and timely quotes during proposal development. Dedication to safety, project communications, and the desire for a satisfied end-client are each reasons why our partnership has been successful. A top-notch bunch of folks I hope to continue working with into the future."

- Darin, AECOM

"Amy and the team at Northwestern Surveying and Engineering are trusted members of our project teams, providing accurate, cost-competitive surveying and utility locating services. I greatly appreciate their responsiveness and willingness to work with us to meet our schedule and goals."

- Brian M., Barr Engineering Co.

"We are very pleased with the service Northwestern Surveying and Engineering provides on our construction jobsites. They are prompt and we rely on their crew for 4-way sweeps and also surveying and lay-out when needed."

- Gary V., Jensen Construction

Done Quickly. Done Right.

We have been providing land surveying services for small legal surveys to large heavy construction for over 20 years.



Northwestern Surveying and Engineering, Inc. is proud to be one of the only Veteran-owned land surveying and engineering companies in Minnesota. We offer veterans preference to qualified personnel who would like to join our team.