Delve Engineering and Consulting is a consulting civil engineering and construction management firm located in Santa Cruz, California. Owner Robert Schneider’s goal is to provide direct, cost effective services to clients resulting in their satisfaction. It’s not about asymptotic analysis but about problem solving and solutions that advance the project.

Mr. Schneider has a wealth of experience helping clients for over 30 years working for consulting engineering firms, real estate development firms and construction management firms. Schooled with a solid understanding of civil engineering principles and practices, he challenges himself to keep abreast of the changing regulatory and contracting landscape to meet his client’s goals and objectives. The intersection of intellectual curiosity, tempered expertise an,d experience drives him towards client satisfaction. Given that he has worked all over California and abroad has allowed him to quickly understand the importance of grasping the physical, jurisdictional, and regulatory environments for each project.

Certifications and Licenses

Professional Engineer – State of California #c42912
Professional Engineer – Territory of Guam #1168
Professional Engineer – Territory of Saipan #293
Project Management Certification – UC Berkeley Extension


Project Types: Urban Infill / Mixed Use • Brownfield Reuse • Commercial: Retail, Office, Industrial • Detached Single Family Residential • Multi-Unit Residential • Military Facilities Development: • Infrastructure systems including transportation, highways, rail, landfill • Infrastructure distribution systems including communication, power, potable water, wastewater, grading, and storm-water.

Planning: Prepare scopes of work, schedules, and budgets • land use and transportation planning concepts and zoning issues • local government affairs • prepare master planning documents which include municipal ‘General Plans’, project ‘Specific Plans’ and ‘Infrastructure plans’ within the context of the National Environmental Policy Act. • EIS Development • Military ‘MILCON’ planning including NAVFAC and ACOE practices and DD1391 Development

Engineering: modeling and simulation • sewer collection system • sewer pump stations • water distribution systems • site layout • grading & drainage • retaining walls • pile driving • storm-water runoff analysis • roadway planning and design • report writing and analysis, • regulatory requirements including low impact development • specification development • assessment districts

Construction: contract development • bonding • bidding and award process • negotiate contract types such as fixed price, fixed price w/ incentives, fixed priced with adjustments, cost reimbursements w/ incentives or fixed price, indefinite quantities, time and material, • Federal Acquisition Regulations • daily/monthly reports • RFIs, submittals, and change order processing • field inspector • warranties and lien releases • quality assurance and control implementation


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