Kevin J. Nelson, Principal Engineer/Surveyor & Owner

After obtaining a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from Fresno State University, Kevin began his career in San Diego where he worked for several firms over the course of eight years, steadily gaining in field experience prior to relocating to Northern California in 1993. Joining the firm of Sylvester Engineering in Nevada City, he spent the next five years serving as Director of Engineering & Surveying prior to striking out on his own, establishing Nelson Engineering in 1998 in Penn Valley, CA as a full service Civil Engineering, Land Surveying & Land Planning firm for private and public projects.  With over thirty years of Engineering,
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Penn Valley Office
14028 Camas Court
Penn Valley, CA 95946
Grass Valley Office
159 South Auburn Street
Grass Valley, CA 95945
Since January 2012, he’s also served as the County Surveyor for the County of Nevada.  These duties include the review and approval of all subdivision maps, record of survey maps, lot line adjustments, Deed & Easement documents, and land use applications pertaining to any aspect of surveying. 

Kevin “K2” Nelson, EIT (Engineer In Training)

Raised in Grass Valley, K2 was introduced to engineering and surveying at an early age and joined his father on a variety projects throughout Nevada County.  He began AutoCAD drafting while in high school -- preparing a variety of Final Maps, Parcel Maps, Exhibit Maps, Grading Plans, and other documents as needed. Soon after, he found his way onto the survey crew and eventually moved up to running a crew as Party Chief. K2 has worked on numerous types of construction staking projects, performed boundary and topographic surveys, written legal descriptions, and created various survey maps.

His proficiency and expertise in AutoCAD Civil 3D allows Nelson Engineering to be at the forefront of the ever changing technology of engineering and surveying software.  His excellence in plan and map preparation also provides a complete set of drawings that are easy to comprehend while providing all the technical details and specifications for the project.    

With over 10 years experience in the Civil Engineering and Land Surveying business, he’s a graduate of Cal Poly-San Luis Obispo with a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering, has his EIT Certificate, and plans to obtain his Civil Engineering and Land Surveying licenses in the near future.  
Licensed by the State of California
Professional Civil Engineer #55101
Professional Land Surveyor #8423
Surveying, and Planning experience, Mr. Nelson provides technical expertise and excellence in plan preparation and management in all aspects of land development projects.  This includes a variety of Commercial and Residential developments, regulatory Liaison and Project representation, drainage, sewer, and water system designs, and construction management.  Boundary & topographic surveys, ALTA surveys, construction staking, subdivision & condominium mapping, legal descriptions and easement documents.