At Highlands, we strive to be a leading provider of civil engineering and land surveying services in our area, and it shows in every project we do.

We are committed to providing an unparalleled level of services to our clients, with particular focus on responsiveness and technical competency in the fields below:

We are committed to providing an unparalleled level of services to our clients, with particular focus on responsiveness and technical competency in the fields below:

We are committed to providing an unparalleled level of services to our clients, with particular focus on responsiveness and technical competency in the fields below:

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Highlands Engineering offers reliable expertise for developers and contractors to maximize results of any land development project.   We can provide full development services from initial entitlement through final design and construction.

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  • ‍Site Planning and Layouts
  • Coordination with Governing Jurisdictions
  • Coordination with Design Teams
  • Zoning and Platting of Property
  • Environmental Permitting
  • Site Grading and Drainage Design
  • Design of Municipal Facilities
  • Water Resources Analysis and Design
  • Construction Observation
  • Contract Administration
  • Construction Staking
  • Material Testing


Highlands Engineering works closely with local government municipalities to provide value engineering solutions to maintain current infrastructure as well as plan for future growth.

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  • Water and Wastewater Distribution Design
  • Design of Stormwater Collection and Conveyance Devices
  • Roadway Design
  • Design of Parking Lots and Pathways
  • Septic Drainfield Design
  • Grant Funding
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Highlands Engineering provides planning,design, permitting, construction and operational guidance for city, state and federally funded transportation projects. 

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  • County and Urban Road Design
  • US Forest Service Road Design
  • Pavement Analysis and Design
  • NDDOT Local Government Coordination


Highlands Engineering offers a full range of water resource analysis in order to design and solve detailed storm water solutions.

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  • Hydrologic Watershed Analysis
  • Design of Stormwater Collection and conveyance Devices
  • Culvert Sizing
  • Design of Stormwater Management Facilities
  • Floodplain Analysis
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Highlands Engineering offers construction services inspecting, coordinating and documenting detailed construction activity.   Services range from initial
project bidding to final inspection and approval. 

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North Dakota Department of Transportation Inspection and Contract Administration

  • Asphalt Paving
  • Concrete Paving
  • Striping
  • Slurry Seals
  • Chip Seals
  • Concrete Structures

City Streets & County Road, Structure or General Construction Inspection and Contract Administration

  • ‍Grading Projects
  • Structures
  • Culvert or Drainage Structures

Private Land Development Inspection and Contract Administration

  • ‍Water Main, Sanitary Sewer, Storm Sewer Inspection
  • Paving Inspection
  • Concrete Inspection
  • Concrete Administration


Our land surveying services cover an entire range of disciplines and applications.  Our surveyors use the latest equipment and software to provide expert field and office surveying knowledge.

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  • Boundary, Auditors, Property, Cadastral, Location, & Improvement Surveys
  • Alta, Topographical, & Preliminary Surveys
  • Land Title, City, Rural, Lot, & Elevation Surveys
  • Plot Plans
  • Mortgage & Condominium Surveys
  • Wind & Cell Towers
  • Easement, Right of Way, & Pipeline Surveys
  • Roadways
  • As-Built or Post Construction Surveys
  • GPS Surveys
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Highlands Engineering provides quality control material testing services for any size construction project.  Our engineering technicians offer accurate field testing with timely documented results.  

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Field and Lab Testing and Analysis

Aggregate and Asphalt Mix Testing Certification

On-site monitoring and observation

Concrete Sampling and Testing

  • Temperature
  • Slump
  • Air Content
  • Yield
  • Cylinder Molds
  • Compression Testing

Asphalt Testing

  • Specific Gravity, Sieve Analysis, Marshall Density, Rice Testing

Aggregate Sampling and Testing

  • Gradations
  • Atterberg Limits

Soils Sampling and Testing

  • Standard and Modified Proctors
  • Field Moisture Content and Density Determination


Highlands Engineering has a full range of high level permitting, surveying and engineering services for the energy industry.

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Land Surveying

  • Oil and Gas
  • Mining
  • Pipeline Surveys
  • Legal Surveys- Well Packages
  • Federal Well Packages or Re-entries
  • Utility Route and Corridor
  • GIS Electronic Data Collection and Management
  • Property and Lot Survey


  • Well Pad Designs
  • Earthwork/Grading, Road Design, Stormwater Drainage, Erosion Control
  • State and County Approach Permits
  • Forest Service Road Design
  • US Army Corps of Engineers Section 404 and Section 10 Permitting
  • Site Development – Service Roads, Water & Sewer
  • Housing
  • Platting, Zoning and Annexation Mapping
  • Stormwater NPDES Permitting, Erosion and Sediment Control
  • Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plans or SWPPP
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Highlands Engineering uses the latest technology, GPS survey equipment, and software to serve our clients in the rapidly evolving field of Geographic Information Systems. Our inter-disciplinary team of engineers, surveyors and GIS Specialists work together to meet our client’s needs.

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  • Cartography & Custom Mapping
  • Web Based GIS
  • Geospatial Analysis
  • GIS Data Collection Using GPS
  • GIS Data Processing & Management
  • Digitization
  • Topographic Mapping
  • Parcel and Utilities Mapping
  • Floodplain Mapping and Analysis
  • Business GIS Analysis

We integrate GIS into other aspects of our services like Water Resources, Environmental, Energy, and Land Surveying to make informed recommendations and add value to our client’s operations.


Highlands Engineering provides proactive and
reactive solutions to challenging environmental issues.

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  • Wetlands Delineation & Mitigation Plans (Subcontracted)
  • Stormwater and Erosion Controls
  • Stormwater NPDES Permitting
  • Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plans (SWPP)
  • SPCC Plans
  • Environmental Site Assessment (ESAs), Phase I and II (Subcontracted)