About Us

Jarvis Civil Engineering, a HUB certified civil engineering consulting services firm, was founded in early 2012 by Alison Jarvis, PE.
We provide for all your civil engineering needs from entitlements to construction administration.  We provide:

  • Proven Expertise
  • Responsiveness
  • Streamlined Organization that Translates to Competitive Fees

About Us

Jarvis Civil Engineering, a HUB certified civil engineering consulting services firm, was founded in early 2012 by Alison Jarvis, PE.
We provide for all your civil engineering needs from entitlements to construction administration.  We provide:

  • Proven Expertise
  • Responsiveness
  • Streamlined Organization that Translates to Competitive Fees

Our Services

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Due Diligence/Site Investigation Studies

Research and identify site constraints, feasibility, timing factors and execution drivers.

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Stormwater

Stormwater is often a key component in development.  Design carries with it the responsibility to safeguard human life, the environment, structures & project cost.  Innovative solutions can make an extensive difference in how drainage & detention perform.  Ask us about Low Impact Development and if it could be right for your project.

Construction Administration Services

Review materials submittals, geotechnical testing reports, and resolution of RFIs.

Site Development

Infrastructure Design & Permitting for:

  • Commercial & Retail
  • Industrial & Manufacturing
  • Medical Office & Healthcare
  • Educational & Public
  • Parks & Recreation

Stormwater Quality Management

Preparation of stormwater quality management plans compliant with applicable review agency.

Utility District

  • Creation
  • Annexations
  • Bond Issues
  • Capital Improvement Programs
  • Rehabilitation

Land Development

Design of Master Planned Communities, Single Family & Multi-Use Projects with a vision for long-term sustainability.

Program Management

Looking for a turnkey solution?  Let us identify your project needs, organize design team and coordinate stakeholders and consultants.

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Elevation Surveys

Public Plan Expediting

Parking Inventory

ADA Compliance Design

Speaking & Volunteer Opportunities
Alison: “I love telling the next generation about what I do and all the reasons they should consider a career in civil engineering.”

Alison Jarvis, PE

Firm President, Alison Jarvis, PE began her career while still in college at the University of Florida. Alison Jarvis has over 15 years’ experience with over 12 years’ experience working in the Greater Houston Area. As a licensed Professional Engineer in the State of Texas, she has been responsible for a wide range of projects including design of Municipal Utility District Residential Developments, Mixed-Use, Commercial/Retail, Educational, Medical, Office, Industrial, Restaurant, and Hotel facilities. Alison has been responsible for design, production supervision and construction administration. She is a Young Leader Member of the Urban Land Institute and a participating Member of the Association of Commercial Real Estate Professionals as well as the American Institute of Architects.

Mrs. Jarvis has extensive permitting experience within Texas, including county and city organizations: Harris County, Montgomery County, Fort Bend County, Grimes County, City of Houston, Tomball, Kingwood, West University Place, Pearland, Katy, La Porte, The Woodlands, Shenandoah, Conroe, Rosenberg, Columbia, Cuero, TXDOT and TCEQ.

Alison Jarvis, P.E.

Firm President, Alison Jarvis, P.E. began her career while still in college at the University of Florida. Alison Jarvis has over 12 years experience in civil engineering with over 9 years experience working in the Greater Houston Area. As a licensed Professional Engineer in the State of Texas, she has been responsible for a wide range of projects including design of Municipal Utility District Residential Developments, Mixed-Use, Commercial/Retail, Educational, Medical, Office, Industrial, Restaurant, and Hotel facilities. Alison has been responsible for design, production supervision and construction administration. She is a Young Leader Member of the Urban Land Institute and a participating Member of the Association of Commercial Real Estate Professionals as well as the American Institute of Architects.

Mrs. Jarvis has extensive permitting experience within Texas, including county and city organizations: Harris County, Montgomery County, Fort Bend County, Grimes County, City of Houston, Tomball, Kingwood, West University Place, Pearland, Katy, La Porte, The Woodlands, Shenandoah, Conroe, Rosenberg, Columbia, Cuero, TXDOT and TCEQ.

We’re Hiring

Job Postings:

We’re hiring and would love to hear from you.  JCE is looking for individuals with the following skills:

  • AutoCAD Drafting/Design (2+ years ‘experience preferred)
  • Engineer in Training (2+ years’ experience preferred)
  • Professional  Engineers

Full-Time, Flex-Hours.  The ideal candidates have a strong background in Site Development.

Email your resume to Alison@JarvisCivEng.com.

We’re Hiring

Job Postings:

We’re hiring and would love to hear from you.  JCE is looking for individuals with the following skills:

  • Office Management
  • Technical Writing
  • AutoCAD Drafting/Design (Advanced knowledge of AutoCAD applications required)
  • Engineer in Training (2+ years’ experience preferred)

Part-time, Full-Time, Flex-Hours & Work-From-Home options available.  The ideal candidates have a strong background in Site Development.

Email your resume to Alison@JarvisCivEng.com.

Representative Projects

Recent News / Blog

 

 

                                      August 2nd, 2019                 STUDENT DAY !!!

 We are pleased to have recently opened our doors for a JARVIS Student Day – where students from the community were invited to spend a day with us gaining exposure to the engineering field. “It’s no secret that the engineering and drafting workforces are in high demand. So why don’t more students select the four- and two- year degrees, respectively? They’re a fantastic career choice but not unless you have a family member or friend introducing you to things, folks don’t always know they’re an option.” says Alison Jarvis, President of JARVIS. 

 Over breakfast, we began with an informal discussion; introducing different team members so they could discuss their roles and typical day-to-day operations within the company to highlight the different paths available within civil engineering. We gave the students an opportunity to share as well, getting a sense of their interests, and informally provided ideas and tips to keep in mind when approaching career selection.  

 

 This was followed by a presentation on “Best Management Practices for New Hires” covering recommendations for a successful launch into the professional arena and Q&A session. We were thrilled to see how engaged the students were and with the questions prompted by our discussion.  

 The next leg of our day included a field trip to a top-ranking geotechnical engineering lab thanks to Jeannie Jullien, Reza Keshavarz and Chuck Salsky with Gorrondona Engineering Services (GES). We had so much fun watching concrete cores crack and playing with “soil.” Big thanks for lunch and the tour Gorrondona! 

 

 We closed the day with a site visit to one of our industrial warehouse projects currently under construction, Herman Packaging Plant. Walking the 9.5-acre site with Metzger Construction, students were able to connect the dots from the construction drawing set we looked over earlier in the day to its real world impact.  

JARVIS is excited to have added this initiative to our mission of helping young folks know more about our field. Thanks to all that helped make this day come together and to the students who took time out of the summer vacations to hang out with a bunch of nerds.

 

 —Alison Jarvis, PE 

 

 To checklist or not to checklist? …not a question, a must!  

     

Awhile back, I read an article in The New Yorker titled “The Checklist”.  It discussed the creation of a checklist created for pilots after the crash of the new B-17 test plane.  An investigation later determined that the crash of this new, more complex plane could be attributed to “pilot error.”  Following the creation of the pilots’ checklist, the pilots “went on to fly the Model 299 a total of 8 million miles without one accident.”

The article then went on to discuss Peter Pronovost, a critical care specialist, who then applied the same principal of a master checklist to the medical field.  Infection rates were examined within Intensive Care Units (I.C.U.) in Michigan and a simple checklist was created covering one of many tasks – line infections.   His simple 5 step checklist which included basic items such as “wash hands,” “clean patient’s skin with antiseptic” resulted in a sixty-six percent reduction in infection rates within the first 3 months of being applied.  It was estimated that Michigan hospitals saved approximately $175 million dollars in cost and more than 1500 lives within the first 18 months of this project.

Engineers are no strangers to checklists.  Who am I kidding?  We LOVE checklists.  I’ve seen several approaches to checklists in my field, over time.  One of the first things I did when starting this company was to collaborate with peers and create a few of my own; One spreadsheet for Due Diligence — another for Site Visits — another for Design Guidelines — another for Construction Drawings — another for Project Tracking, etc.  What kind of checklist could make a difference in what you do?

—Alison Jarvis, PE

Contact Us

ADDRESS:

Jarvis Civil Engineering
1310 Rayford Park Road, Suite 207
Spring, Texas 77386

PHONE:
(281)757-8133

EMAIL:
alison@jarvisciveng.com

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