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We serve a diversity of private and municipal clients who look to us in the areas of Civil Engineering, Land Planning, and Land Surveying.

Civil Engineering

Stevens Cresto Engineering, Inc. brings responsible Civil Engineering to its diversity of assignments. Designs that provide for the health, safety and welfare and recreation of the community are hallmarks of the firm’s capability.

Our team approach insures that Principals, Project Engineers, Planners and Surveyors work closely together to provide correct translation of planning goals into final engineering design. The survey staff assists in the establishment of required field data and providing input during preparation of final plans and specifications to assure proper field control during construction.

Among the numerous services provided by Stevens • Cresto Engineering’s engineering staff are site and grading plans for residential, commercial, industrial, institutional and recreational projects for both private and municipal clients. This area of service requires close coordination with, and an understanding of, the requirements of the Client, architect and other design professionals involved on the project.

The firm also provides complete subdivision engineering including site feasibility studies, final maps, grading plans, and improvement plans. Civil Engineering design service is provided for a multitude of residential, street, highways, water, sewer, flood control, and storm drain facilities. Stevens • Cresto Engineering also has broad experience in processing discretionary type permits required for special site conditions such as, sensitive environmental areas, hillsides, and coastal zones.

Stevens • Cresto Engineering utilizes the latest computer technology for both engineering and drafting to help assure the efficiency and quality of both design and construction drawings.

Land Planning

Stevens Cresto Engineering realizes that product demand, marketing, and funding requirements are always part of the land planning process. With those factors in mind, we bring specialized expertise in technical areas such as:

  • local governmental planning and growth philosophies,
  • environmental considerations,
  • code compliance,
  • demographic analysis,
  • transportation analysis,

Our planners and engineers work closely to ensure sound engineering principles are integrated into the planning process. This results in a final plan that can be successfully implemented. Specific areas of service in the field of Planning provided by the firm include:

  • Land use planning, preparation and processing of environmental assessments
  • Planned developments / Conditional use permits
  • Physical site planning
  • Regulatory permit processing
  • Tentative mapping
Land Surveying

While Stevens Cresto Engineering’s land surveying personal understand the importance of using the latest available technology, electronic field data collection equipment is complemented in the office with computerized mapping equipment. This assists in economical cost-effective solutions to complex engineering and surveying problems.

Our land survey staff works closely with planning and engineering personal to provide information on existing field conditions that must be considered in both preliminary and final design.

Available services include:

  • ALTA surveys
  • Boundary surveys
  • Cadastral surveys
  • Construction staking
  • GPS surveys
  • Monumentation
  • Subdivision mapping
  • Topographic mapping

About Us

Stevens Cresto Engineering, Inc. is a professional consulting firm of Civil Engineers, Land Planners and Land Surveyors. It was established in April, 1999. With more than seven decades of combined experience our Principals have successfully served both public and private clients, and the local community. The Principals and our Firm have earned a reputation for integrity, quality, creativity, and reliability.

Our success stems in part from the professional caliber of our staff and our hands-on philosophy. The management skills, backed with a creative staff armed with technical know-how, support an awareness of financial consequences resulting from decisions made by our firm during the initial planning and design processes. A common thread running through the support provided by Stevens Cresto Engineering is constant communication with the Client. We also clearly communicate with other design team professionals to assure project objectives are met from the planning stage through construction.

Mark E. Stevens, RCE

Mark E. Stevens, RCE


With almost 40 years of experience in Southern California, It is a broad base of experience which allows him to manage and contribute to a diverse range of civil engineering, land development, and major public works projects. His principal areas of practice include site civil engineering, roadway planning and design, utility design and relocation, hydrology and hydraulics, and project coordination. Mr. Stevens routinely works in concert with developers and architects to develop sound engineering solutions for developments of all sizes, including commercial, industrial, residential, recreational, institutional, and military facilities. With his senior-level engineering expertise, He is frequently called upon to provide presentations to gain agency approval (City Council, SANDAG, and CalTrans, among others) or community consensus on design concepts.

Joseph G. Cresto, RCE, PLS

Joseph G. Cresto, RCE, PLS


With almost 30 years of experience in planning, design, construction and management of public and private civil engineering projects. His duties include responsibility for project planning and design, project management, consultation with owners and coordination with contractors, subconsultants and government agencies. Mr. Cresto’s extensive land development experience includes a wide range of general site/civil projects for residential, commercial, institutional, and public works projects.


Full Time Staff

200 +

Satisfied Clients

850 +

Successful Projects


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Career Opportunities

Stevens Cresto Engineering is always seeking exceptional people with civil engineering and land planning experience. Motivation, desire to succeed, and strong communication skills define the ideal candidate.

Stevens Cresto Engineering offers exception and competitive compensation package, with benefits that include medical insurance, dental insurance, vision care, flex spending account, and 401 (k) plan.

Stevens Cresto Engineering is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Our employment is based upon personal capabilities and qualifications without regard to race, color, disability, religious belief, national origin, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, age or gender, or any other protected category.

Stevens Cresto Engineering is currently seeking candidates in the following areas:

Project Manager / Senior Civil Engineer

Job Description:

SCE is seeking a Project Manager / Senior Civil Engineers with progressive civil engineering experience on land development projects. Candidate needs a high level of experience in AutoCAD, including civil 3D, for the production of plans and engineering design support documents. Candidate needs to be able to move forward on multiple projects concurrently and work closely with team members on design and coordination efforts for those projects. Full-time position in San Diego, CA. The underlying focus of the Project Manager should be providing the utmost satisfaction to the client via ensuring projects are completed within the allocated period of time and within the budget that has been assigned.

The Project Manager is expected to operate under a certain degree of autonomy using the staff and resources allocated to them to provide top quality service to the client. The Project Manager is directly accountable to the Firm Principals. The Project Manager is required to maintain strong client relationships, meet profitable goals, and ensure the project team is providing high levels of client service.


The specific responsibilities of the Project Manager include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Hard working, detail oriented and technically sound with engineering principles and practices.
  • Self-starter and highly motivated to progress in career path with a growing firm.
  • Able to work effectively within a multi-disciplinary team.
  • Oversee preparation of civil construction documents in keeping with the firm’s design philosophy.
  • AutoCAD plan production experience in grading, site plans, utilities, surface water management systems, drainage systems, roadways, and other similar land development/transportation related design.
  • Effective time-management, written and oral communication skills, analytical, and interpersonal skills.
  • Provide value-oriented design suggestions, review drawings, and documents to assure compliance with company design and production standards.
  • Municipal regulations and requirements.
  • Client dictated criteria.
  • Sensitivity to costs.
  • Constructability of the design.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:

  • Proficiency in AutoCAD/Civil 3D.
  • Minimum 5 years of relevant civil engineering experience with land development projects required.
  • Experience with construction plan preparation for utility, stormwater, and land development/transportation design for local governmental agencies.
  • Local experience preferred.
  • PE certification required.
  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering required.
  • The applicant should have exceptional communication skills, exhibit great attention to detail, and be capable of managing multiple projects and multiple team members.

Civil CAD Designer

Job Description:

SCE is seeking Civil CAD designers with civil engineering experience on land development projects. Candidate needs a high level of experience in AutoCAD, including Civil 3D, for the production of plans and engineering design support documents. Full-time position in San Diego, CA.


  • Hard working, detail oriented and technically sound with engineering principles and practices.
  • Self-starter and highly motivated to progress in career path with a growing firm.
  • Able to work effectively within a multi-disciplinary team.
  • AutoCAD plan production experience in grading, site plans, utilities, surface water management systems, drainage systems, roadways, and other similar land development/transportation related design.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:

  • Proficiency in AutoCAD / Civil 3D.
  • 3 years of relevant civil engineering experience with land development.
  • Local experience preferred.
  • Strong computer knowledge preferred.
  • Minimum 3 years experience working on land development projects required.

Respond with cover letter, resume, and salary requirements to: sce@scengr.com

Contact Us

Our firm stands ready to serve you and tackle the ever-changing development approval process, while exceeding your expectations for quality and service. Please contact us with any questions you may have regarding our ability to serve your specific project needs.