What Sets Civil West Apart?

Civil West’s goal is to provide the best engineering service our clients have ever experienced, such that long-term relationships are forged and repeat customers are the norm.

In the arena of consulting engineers, there are many firms to choose from. What sets one apart from another? Are they all the same? We would like to show you that not all firms are created equally, are operated in the same way or provide the same level of service.

While we consider ourselves a full-service firm, our true passion and expertise lies in water and wastewater projects. From treatment to storage (potable water) to biosolids treatment and disposal, and reuse (wastewater), we do it all! We know the importance of these utilities to your customers, the public.

In addition to water and wastewater projects, we are skillful at completing transportation and drainage projects. This includes street construction and rehabilitation, sidewalk projects, drainage improvements and more. As long as people need to get around, transportation improvements will be a priority in our communities. We believe that our firm is a cut-above the rest and we are eager to prove that by undertaking a project for your agency.

Services We Provide

Civil West can meet all of your engineering needs in a responsible and prudent manner, protecting the public’s interests. If you have upcoming projects or want to experience a new way of doing business with your engineering consultant, we hope you will give Civil West a chance to work in your community.

We invite you to learn more about some of the most common services we provide in the following areas:

Water, Wastewater & Stormwater Systems

  • Conventional Water Treatment Plants
  • Membrane Water Treatment Plants
  • Water Intake Facilities
  • Water Storage Tanks and Reservoirs
  • Booster Pump Stations
  • Distribution System Piping
  • Horizontal Directional Drilling (HDD)
  • pH Control Systems
  • UV Disinfection Systems
  • On-Site Hypochlorite Generation Systems
  • SCADA and Telemetry
  • Wastewater Treatment Facilities
  • Sewer Collection Systems
  • Wastewater Lift Stations
  • Outfalls
  • SCADA and Telemetry
  • Mixing Zone Analysis
  • Pipe Bursting, HDD, CIPP Lining
  • Sludge Handling and Effluent Reuse
  • I/I Investigation
  • Clearas ABNRTM (Advanced Biological Nutrient Reocvery)
  • Stormwater Collection Piping
  • Stormwater Pump Station
  • Storm Outfalls and Tide Gates
  • Detention/Retention Systems
  • Open Channel Designs
  • Permitting and Regulatory Interactions
  • Hydrologic Analysis

Comprehensive Engineering Services

  • Water Master Plans
  • Sewer Collection Master Plans
  • Storm Drainage Master Plans
  • Water Conservation Plans
  • Feasibility Studies and Needs Assessments
  • SDC Methodologies
  • Rate Analysis and Studies
  • Compute Hydraulic Modeling
  • Utility Mapping
  • Development Reviews and Standards
  • Funding Application
  • Environmental & Preliminary Engineering Reports

Construction/Project Management

  • Construction Management
  • On-Site Inspection Services
  • Commissioning and Testing
  • Start-Up Services and Training
  • Street and Roadway Design
  • Subdivisions
  • Site Development
  • Slope Stabilization and Slide Repairs

Water Systems

Water is the key to the survival of our species and the entire world. We all rely upon a safe source of potable water for drinking, bathing, cooking, and other purposes. Having a good source of quality water is essential to us individually and in our communities.

Given its vital importance, Civil West has made potable water engineering a special focus of our firm. We can serve all of your potable water needs, from planning and supply issues to treatment and distributions.

We have a deep knowledge of water engineering principles and are on the cutting edge of water system design and technology.

Our Water Systems Expertise


Our projects include service water to groundwater, conventional treatment to cutting edge membrane technology. We understand and know the requirements of the regulatory agencies and can walk you through the process of obtaining water rights, receiving approval for new systems, or completing upgrades to existing systems.



Civil West works extensively with communities on a variety of wastewater projects and topics in an effort to safeguard the environment and meet the regulatory standards and challenges of our day.

Our team provides wastewater engineering services including planning, collections systems, pump stations, and treatment facilities. We help our clients safely and responsibly address their wastewater issues and comply with public health and environmental standards. We anticipate the pressure for communities to address their wastewater issues will increase over time. Therefore, it is important that you begin now to determine what steps your community will need to take to remain in compliance.


Our Wastewater Expertise


With many of our clients located on or near the Oregon Coast, having the infrastructure in place to handle 60 or more inches of annual rainfall is vitally important. The Civil West team consistently delivers project excellence in all aspects of stormwater engineering, specializing in those challenges unique to our region. This includes pipeline and collection of stormwater as well as bioswales, outfall design, tidegates, and other control or water quality facilities.

Many state and federal agencies are increasing their standards and efforts to monitor and regulate runoff into the public waterways. This necessitates good engineering planning, design, and construction support for stormwater projects.


Our Stormwater Projects Include

City of Coos Bay Westgate Storm Drain Improvements
City of Coos Bay Colorado Avenue Tidegate

Municipal Engineering & Planning


Civil West serves as the City Engineer or Engineer of Record (EOR) for a number of cities, districts, associations, or other public agencies throughout Oregon. In this capacity, we provide on-call support to our clients to satisfy a variety of needs on a wide range of topics. We value these relationships and the important roles we play as the EOR for our clients. We strive to become a valuable member of the team and not just a hired consultant.

Through these EOR relationships, the client gains the following advantages:

  • An extensive bank of knowlege and experience with the city's infrastructure, local issues, and project history
  • Avoidance of costly and time consuming requests for proposals/qualifications for projects
  • High level of comfort from a known and reliable team with staff and elected officials
  • Direct access and priority service from your EOR
  • Flexibility and autonomy to utilize your EOR or issue an RFQ/RFP for special projects
  • Ability to negotiate hourly rates and flat fees for services
  • Expectation of receiving consistent, high quality service from your consultant
  • Loyalty

For these, and other reasons, we consider our EOR role to be the most important service we can provide to our municipal clients.

Civil Engineering Services

Virtually every project requires engineering support from the ground up. As such, you need an engineer who can provide the civil engineering support to design grading plans, cuts and fills, roadway design, curb/gutter/sidewalk, and more. Whether public infrastructure, industrial sites, or private development, Civil West has the tools and know-how to meet your civil engineering challenges.

We seek efficient and cost effective engineering solutions to reduce the costs of development and earthwork. Balancing cuts and fills, reducing hauling costs, and minimizing material import costs saves you, the client and owner, money.

We make extensive use of the most cutting edge surveying tools, Civil 3D surface modeling and grading tools, automated profiling and sections, and much more in order to be able to adjust, enhance, improve, and refine our designs to meet your needs and minimize construction costs.

Civil Engineering


There is an important distinction between experience and expertise. While experience is important, it is far more important to be an expert. Civil West is an expert at what we do. We look forward to working with you on your next project or as your Engineer of Record (EOR).