Highlands Engineering is a professional consulting company providing services to North Dakota, South Dakota, and Montana.

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our story

The company was founded in 2007 by KC Homiston, PE/LS and Jamie Glasser, LS - both natives of Dickinson, ND.

Highlands Engineering has and will continue exceeding the civil engineering and land surveying needs of the municipalities, state and federal agencies, landowners, developers and contractors.

Highlands Engineering has earned a reputation for delivering high quality work and being cost effective.

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Our story

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Our new building

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company profile

Highlands Engineering is recognized for its quality work in the areas it serves. We are committed to high professional standards and operate with a focus on adding value to our client’s operations.

Highlands is client centered consulting firm and it is reflected in the work we do. We are committed to providing an unparalleled level of service to our clients, with particular focus on responsiveness and technical competency.

No matter the scale of the project, our experienced and dedicated staff works tirelessly to meet client objectives and exceed expectations.

We offer a full range of services in the following areas we serve:

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key personnel

At Highlands Engineering, our employees are committed to provide exceptional service to our clients by bringing together expertise and experience in the areas we serve.

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Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering, University of North Dakota, 1998
KC Homiston is a licensed engineer and licensed land surveyor and the co-founder of Highlands Engineering & Surveying, PLLC. Mr. Homiston is a native of Dickinson, North Dakota and has been practicing civil engineering and land surveying since 1998. Mr. Homiston is completely involved with the daily project management, design and client interaction. His experience includes a broad range of civil engineering and land surveying practice areas. He has worked in a variety of geographical areas including North Dakota, Colorado and Minnesota.
Bachelor of Science in Geomatics, University of Florida, 2000
James Glasser is a licensed land surveyor and the co-founder of Highlands Engineering & Surveying, PLLC. Mr. Glasser is a native of Dickinson, North Dakota.  His experience includes a broad range of land surveying practice areas throughout North Dakota and Montana along with spending time working near the coast of northern and southern Florida.  Mr. Glasser’s work has included large boundary surveys for governmental agencies, extensive Public Land Survey System (PLSS) surveys, ALTA/ACSM Surveys, Subdivision Surveys, Private Surveys and Construction Staking.
Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering, North Dakota State University, 1995
Michael Njos is a North Dakota native and a licensed engineer who has been practicing since 1995. Mr. Njos has experience in a variety of civil engineering projects in North Dakota, Montana, Texas, and Kansas. He is familiar with all phases of project development, design, plan preparation, and construction of county, state, and city transportation projects and heavy civil & industrial construction.
Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering, South Dakota State University, 2010
Andrew Schrank is a Professional Engineer in the State of North Dakota. Mr. Schrank has a wide range of engineering experience in the management, design, and construction of various types of land development projects. Areas of expertise include site planning, water distribution system design, design of storm and sanitary sewer conveyance systems, site grading and drainage plans, erosion control plans, storm water management facility design, roadway design, and hydrologic/hydraulic analysis.  He is well-suited to design and manage all types of projects, ranging from the development of a single lot to complete subdivisions for residential, commercial, and industrial projects.
Associates of Applied Science (AAS) in Civil Engineering, Columbus State, 2006
Chris Robinson has been a professional in the land surveying industry since 2006 and is a licensed land surveyor in Arkansas, North Dakota, South Dakota, Colorado, Idaho, and Wyoming, as well as a Certified Federal Surveyor (CFedS).  The CFedS program is an intense study of the BLM Cadastral Survey Program and allows Mr. Robinson to perform a wide range of cadastral services within the states where he is licensed. In addition, he is also a licensed UAV pilot and oversees implementation of drones for surveying at Highlands. His experience includes Public Land Survey System (PLSS) Boundary Surveys, Private Surveys, ALTA/ACSM Land Title Surveys, Topographic Surveys, Construction Staking and Subdivision Surveys. As the Survey Manager, Mr. Robinson takes a hands on approach to every project, ensuring that the quality control of every project meets and exceeds the standards at Highlands Engineering.
Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences, Dickinson State University, 2001
Josh Wilke is the designated Project Manager for the Energy Services at Highlands. Mr. Wilke’s duties include oversight on our Oil & Gas survey and design operations. He has managed hundreds of oil & gas related developments from well sites, access roads, and pipeline ROWs, to in depth site as-builts throughout all of western North Dakota and portions of eastern Montana.  Josh has also prepared numerous SUPOs for our clients for submittal to the BLM/USFS for application for permit to drill on federal lands per Onshore Order #1.

Before joining Highlands, Mr. Wilke worked for the USFS as a Certified Oil & Gas Project Manager.  His duties while there included all aspects of leasing, wellsite planning, permitting, construction, drilling, production, inspection and enforcement, reclamation, and bond release procedures.  During his time there he also conducted and inspected numerous land surveys.
KC Homiston PE/LS
Principal
Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering, University of North Dakota, 1998
KC Homiston is a licensed engineer and licensed land surveyor and the co-founder of Highlands Engineering & Surveying, PLLC. Mr. Homiston is a native of Dickinson, North Dakota and has been practicing civil engineering and land surveying since 1998. Mr. Homiston is completely involved with the daily project management, design and client interaction. His experience includes a broad range of civil engineering and land surveying practice areas. He has worked in a variety of geographical areas including North Dakota, Colorado and Minnesota.
James Glassier PLS
Principal
Bachelor of Science in Geomatics, University of Florida, 2000
James Glasser is a licensed land surveyor and the co-founder of Highlands Engineering & Surveying, PLLC. Mr. Glasser is a native of Dickinson, North Dakota. His experience includes a broad range of land surveying practice areas throughout North Dakota and Montana along with spending time working near the coast of northern and southern Florida. Mr. Glasser’s work has included large boundary surveys for governmental agencies, extensive Public Land Survey System (PLSS) surveys, ALTA/ACSM Surveys, Subdivision Surveys, Private Surveys and Construction Staking.
Mike Njos PE
SENIOR CIVIL ENGINEER
Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering, North Dakota State University, 1995
Michael Njos is a North Dakota native and a licensed engineer who has been practicing since 1995. Mr. Njos has experience in a variety of civil engineering projects in North Dakota, Montana, Texas, and Kansas. He is familiar with all phases of project development, design, plan preparation, and construction of county, state, and city transportation projects and heavy civil & industrial construction.
Andrew Schrank PE
SENIOR CIVIL ENGINEER
Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering, South Dakota State University, 2010
Andrew Schrank is a Professional Engineer in the State of North Dakota. Mr. Schrank has a wide range of engineering experience in the management, design, and construction of various types of land development projects. Areas of expertise include site planning, water distribution system design, design of storm and sanitary sewer conveyance systems, site grading and drainage plans, erosion control plans, storm water management facility design, roadway design, and hydrologic/hydraulic analysis. He is well-suited to design and manage all types of projects, ranging from the development of a single lot to complete subdivisions for residential, commercial, and industrial projects.
Chris Robinson CFedS, PLS
project manager
Associates of Applied Science (AAS) in Civil Engineering, Columbus State, 2006
Chris Robinson has been a professional in the lad surveying industry since 2006 and is a licensed land surveyor in Arkansas, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wyoming, as well as a Certified Federal Surveyor (CFedS).  The CFedS program is an intense study of the BLM Cadastral Survey Program and allows Mr. Robinson to perform a wide range of cadastral services within the states where he is licensed. His experience includes Public Land Survey System (PLSS) Boundary Surveys, Private Surveys, ALTA/ACSM Land Title Surveys, Topographic Surveys, Construction Staking and Subdivision Surveys. As the Survey Manager, Mr. Robinson takes a hands on approach to every project, ensuring that the quality control of every project meets and exceeds the standards at Highlands Engineering.
Josh Wilke
project manager
Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences, Dickinson State University, 2001
Josh Wilke is the designated Project Manager for the Energy Services at Highlands. Mr. Wilke’s duties include oversight on our Oil & Gas survey and design operations. He has managed hundreds of oil & gas related developments from well sites, access roads, and pipeline ROWs, to in depth site as-builts throughout all of western North Dakota and portions of eastern Montana.  Josh has also prepared numerous SUPOs for our clients for submittal to the BLM/USFS for application for permit to drill on federal lands per Onshore Order #1.

Before joining Highlands, Mr. Wilke worked for the USFS as a Certified Oil & Gas Project Manager.  His duties while there included all aspects of leasing, wellsite planning, permitting, construction, drilling, production, inspection and enforcement, reclamation, and bond release procedures.  During his time there he also conducted and inspected numerous land surveys.