Renowned for surveying and engineering services since 1950, SKW is consistently ranked among ENR’s top 500 design firms and has been recognized with numerous industry, organizational, regional, and national awards. At our core, we are problem solvers, committed to helping make life better, easier and safer.


SKW supports energy companies with a wide range of services that include automation and control, facility design, pipeline survey, integrity management, EPC delivery, GIS/data management, and more. From exploration and transport through distribution, storage and power generation, we design and develop all types of energy installations and systems to meet the challenges and opportunities of our 21st century energy demands.


If energy is the lifeblood of the U.S. economy, then pipelines are the arteries that keep it alive. Pipeline operators are faced with tough competitive challenges — to increase efficiency and operate more profitably while meeting safety standards and staying current with the latest regulations. SKW specializes in helping pipeline operators address this reality.

HyVee and parking lot site planning and development done by SKW


As a civil engineering firm with surveying roots, SKW offers an array of services in every site development and sub-discipline phase, from the planning to final construction.

bridge designed by SKW structural engineers


SKW’s design teams work with clients to provide solutions for bridges, retaining walls, civil structures, stormwater, and buildings. Our designs take into consideration functionality, constructability, sustainability and cost effectiveness.

Monticello Road traffic study by SKW


The team at SKW has the expertise to understand the challenges facing today’s complex and varied transportation systems, from residential streets to interstate highways.

Thomas Hill - Water System


At SKW, we design and develop water system infrastructure, ranging from simple waterline extensions to complex treatment plants.


  • Two men talking during a dam inspection
    SKW Team Leader Matt Eblen, P.E., offers insight into managing stormwater.
  • Pipeline design team works on a 3D model
    Efficient, effective pipeline design is an iterative, collaborative process at SKW.