Who We Are

Northwest Engineering Services (NES) specializes in civil engineering, electrical engineering, project management, conceptual through final design, permitting, hydroelectric power services, contract administration, construction oversight, and quality control for all types of civil projects. Our staff has the requisite technical and regulatory expertise to manage all phases in the life of a successful project; from licensing and construction, to long-term support. NES staff also understands regulatory rules and agency guidelines (e.g. FERC, EPA, Reclamation, DEQ, Water Resources, etc.) and will help you navigate through the process where necessary.

Engineering Services
by NES

We at Northwest Engineering Services, P.C.
have a wide range of skills to suit your every need.

Below is just a small list of services provided:

  • Drafting
  • Engineering Studies
  • Conceptual Planning
  • GIS Mapping
  • 3-D Modeling
  • Development
  • Coffer Dams
  • Civil Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
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CEU Courses Available

We offer several CEU Courses through NES. They are approved through the State of Oregon Department of Consumers and Business Services:

  • Implementation of an Arc Flash Hazard Safety Program
  • Electrical Safety Training, Including Arc Flash Hazards, for Electricians, Electrical Contractors, & Electrical Equipment Operators (Qualified Personnel)
  • Electrical Safety Awareness Training, Including Arc Flash Hazards, for Affected Personnel
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Arc Flash Services

Northwest Engineering Services is an expert in the field of power system analysis including arc flash risk assessments. We have over 10 years of experience conducting studies, leading national teams to develop arc flash regulations (USACE ER 385-1-100), and contributing to consensus standards (IEEE 1584 & 1584.1).

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Current Clients

Past Hydro Electric Projects

Dorena Lake Dam Hydroelectric Project Oregon 7.5MW

NES founding employees have worked to support the licensing and construction efforts of this project. Work included interaction with stakeholders (federal, state & local agencies and non-government organizations), conceptual design, design support, license compliance during the construction phase, and temporary quality control managers.

Buffalo River Hydroelectric Project Idaho 2500 kW

NES employees completed the relicensing and reconstruction of this project. Scope of work included conceptual design, interaction with stakeholders (federal, state & local agencies and non-government organizations), construction support, and testing.

Wickiup Hydroelectric Project Oregon 7MW

NES employees worked on the licensing phase of this project. Scope of work included interaction with stakeholders (federal, state & local agencies and non-government organizations), and conceptual design. The conceptual design incorporated adding a new power generating feature onto the existing Wickiup Dam. The proposed major features in the conceptual design include: penstock, powerhouse, picket barrier tailrace screen, 7 MW Kaplan turbine/generator, and 9 miles power line.

Chester Hydroelectric Project Idaho 3.3MW

NES staff were involved in the licencing, design, and construction phases of this project. Duties included interaction with stakeholders (federal, state & local agencies and non-government organizations), and conceptual design. The conceptual design incorporated adding a new power generating feature onto the existing diversion dam. The proposed major features in the conceptual design include: a forebay, powerhouse, inflateable rubber dam, turbine/generator, and canal intake structures with fish screens.