About King Engineering, Inc.

Our core values include advocating for clients, collaboration, communication, creativity, encouragement, fairness, flexibility, respect, and support — we do our absolute best to practice these qualities every day so that we are successful as a company, a team, and as individuals.

We joke sometimes that we are “engi–NERDS” at heart, but that is what makes us unique.  We love the challenge of leveraging technology and working together as a team to develop creative solutions to challenging projects.  Our projects are successful when we all work together – this is an integral part of King Engineering’s culture.  We foster an environment where teams can thrive and do their best work.

Russell King, PE


Russell started with the company the day after graduation in 1990 and hasn’t looked back. Working his way up from junior engineer to President, he has been the team leader for the company on hundreds of successful projects, including award winning projects like Winchester, Darkhorse, and Schaffer’s Mill master planned golf communities. He loves the development planning and design process and can’t imagine doing anything else. He has long standing relationships with agency staff and relishes advocating intensely for his clients. When not at the office, Russell also enjoys spending time with his wife, Cheryl and two kids traveling, enjoying water sports, tennis, hiking the Sierras, and snow skiing… pretty much anything outdoors.

Curtis King, PE

Project Manager

Curtis is King Engineering’s resident computer guru and in charge of production. Curtis manages some of our most complex and multi-layered projects. His record of excellence in managing and meeting fast-track schedules for projects has brought great value to our clients. His experience covers everything from historical property conversions to brew pubs to complex transportation projects like the reconstruction of Wilshire Blvd in LA. Curtis and his wife, Michelle, dive into DIY projects on their house and hit the trails around Auburn on their mountain bikes.
George Hansen

George Hansen, PE

Senior Design Engineer

George has done work for King Engineering since the beginning. We like to say around here that George can design ANYTHING! He brings years of senior design experience and judgement to our projects. His specialty is drainage – from preliminary drainage layouts, to HEC analysis, to complex floodplain modeling, to value engineering alternatives – George does it all. George and his wife Sandy are avid golfers, travelers, and all-around outdoor enthusiasts.

Daniel Dottai, PE

Senior Engineer

Daniel has broad experience in civil design, project planning and entitlements, environmental and regulatory permit processing, and construction inspection. He has over 30 years of experience throughout California. Daniel also has broad experience working for government, having been Placer County’s Deputy Director of Engineering & Surveying. Additionally, Daniel was in charge of managing Placer County’s permit processing front counter for several years. During that time Daniel gained hands-on experience dealing with permit applicants, and was involved in implementing process improvements to help streamline Placer County’s permit process.

Brad Reif, EIT

Staff Engineer

Brad graduated from Texas A&M University with a bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering. During his undergraduate years, he gained valuable design experience working primarily in commercial and industrial land development. After graduating in 2018, he continued to develop his skills in the public sector doing design reviews and roadway construction management. At King Engineering, Brad is an invaluable member of the design team. Outside of work, Brad enjoys spending time outdoors with his friends and family, training for various athletic competitions, and working on a variety of DIY projects.

Mike Elm

Engineering Technician

Mike has his BS degree in Mechanical Engineering and has a background in architectural design and drafting. He has worked on a variety of projects from electric vehicle charging stations, solar arrays, and historical B&B/wedding venues, to improvement plans for master planned communities. Mike enjoys 3D modeling, solar design, and remodeling. He is an avid DIYer… from brewing his own Belgian ale to building a deck.

Andrew Jensen

Staff Engineer

Andrew is a civil engineering graduate and is quickly becoming a proficient member of our design team. He is involved with the design of utility infrastructure, bridge construction details, AutoCAD Civil 3D design and drafting, producing grading plans, and coordinating plan reviews with local agencies. Andrew enjoys learning new things, spending time with family and friends at the lake, and rallying with an opponent on the tennis court.

Brandon Griesert

Civil Designer

Brandon has been an important part of King Engineering for over eleven years. He has honed his skills in AutoCAD Civil 3D drafting and provides preliminary design on many of our projects. When he’s not tickling the computer keys, Brandon is spending time with family, playing disc golf, or hiking a new trail.

Melissa Sena

CAD Manager

Melissa has been CAD drafting since she could walk….almost. Melissa leads the production team. As the company’s senior technician, she takes great pride in making sure all deliverables leave the office looking their best. Melissa loves turtles and spending time with her family.

    Job Openings

    We don’t currently have any open positions, but we’re always looking for talented team members. Fill out the form and tell us a little about you. We look forward to hearing from you.