About Kessi Engineering and Consulting

Kessi Engineering and Consulting was founded as a civil engineering and planning firm in 2008 with the goal to provide its clients across the Pacific Northwest with superior customer service. Kessi Engineering and Consulting provides traditional civil engineering services including infrastructure, roadway, utility systems, water resources, site development, and is also experienced in land use planning and cutting-edge sustainable design practices.

With a knowledgeable team of civil engineers, planners, designers, and project managers, Kessi Engineering and Consulting has the ability to provide a wide range of services on a variety of project types and sizes. Our civil engineering staff is adept in both managing multidisciplinary projects and working as a sub-consultant on a multidisciplinary team. Our engineers are familiar with local jurisdictions design requirements the agency staff and strive to work closely with the appropriate agency contacts to ensure a smooth and expedited review process.

  • Project Management
  • Roadway Design
  • Site Engineering & Design
  • Stormwater Facility Analysis & Design
  • Floodplain & Drainage Analysis
  • Sanitary Sewer Design

  • Utility Infrastructure
  • Cost Analysis & Estimating
  • Value Engineering/Alternatives Analysis
  • Stormwater Engineering
  • Development Services

James Kessi, P.E., is a licensed professional engineer in Washington and Oregon with over 20 years of varied experience in civil engineering and land development. He is a former director of engineering projects/partner at Moss & Associates, Inc. a civil engineering and land use planning firm for over 6 years. Kessi was involved in helping obtain preliminary plat approval or final engineering approval for thousands of single-family residential lots. Kessi’s experience included managing, planning, design, and completion of a variety of civil engineering projects including as commercial site plans, rezones, Planned Unit Developments, Conditional Use Permits, and environmental, wetland, habitat, stream, and geotechnical related permitting projects in jurisdictions including Clark County, Vancouver, Camas, Washougal, Ridgefield, Battleground, La Center, Cowlitz County, Scappoose, and St. Helens, Oregon.
Kessi Engineering and Consulting has also worked as a development engineer for both the City of Vancouver and Clark County, developing valuable hands-on knowledge of local public agencies staff and policies. Kessi Engineering and Consulting can assist clients in selecting and managing sub-consultants specialists for project related traffic concurrency, environmental, wetlands, habitat, NPDES, legal issues, and shoreline permitting.

Development Know How: Unlike most engineers and planning consultants, Kessi has the unique and valuable first hand knowledge of being involved from project conception to completion and has designed, obtained approvals, and constructed development projects in the Pacific Nortwest. Kessi understands raw land project feasibility, property negotiations, purchasing, financing, project design, obtaining project approvals, as well selecting the consultants and underground contractors that are the best fit for your project, and understands the final product needs that aid in the marketing of projects to builders and buyers.

Kessi Engineering and Consulting will work as your advocate, effectively representing your interests and striving to implement cost saving designs to make your projects successful. We understand the time value of your money what it means to your bottom line and have excellent communication, interpersonal, and problem-solving skills to successfully represent clients at public land use meetings and hearings.