N Consulting’s exceptional team leads our firm with their deep knowledge and expertise from all backgrounds that include professional engineers, land surveyors, land developers, land use attorney and public utility specialist and paralegals, public utility right-of-way and acquisition specialist, land use planners, construction managers, and business owners.
Ebbie K. Nakhjavani, PE
Mr. Nakhjavani founded the predecessor to N Consulting Engineers, EKN Engineering, in 1990 and has since served as the CEO.
Mr. Nakhjavani has practiced civil engineering in the Western United States for over 25 years. He is a member of the National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying and is able to practice across the United States.
Mr. Nakhjavani established a long-term consulting relationship with leading owners and developers including Simon Property Group, Walmart, Lowe's HIW, Westfield, K-Mart, America's Tire, Public Storage, Planet Fitness and Fresh and Easy in California, Nevada, Arizona and Oregon from site feasibility, entitlement through construction phases.
Mr. Nakhjavani holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from San Diego State University.
He is registered as a Professional Engineer with the National Civil Engineer Examiner and specially registered in the States of California, Nevada, Arizona, Colorado, Hawaii, Utah, and New Mexico.
Andrew Davies, ESQ., LEED AP
Director, Planning and Entitlements
Mr. Davies is a licensed attorney in California and leads the planning and entitlement of all N Consulting projects. Mr. Davies’ areas of expertise include entitlement and governmental representation, site investigation and feasibility, risk analysis, and project coordination between tenants, users, and governmental agencies.
Mr. Davies’ depth of experience enables N Consutling Engineers to carefully, efficiently, and cost-effectively serve the needs and interests of our clients. His interpersonal skills and knowledge of state, county, and municipal laws are critical to the success of obtaining project entitlements and ensuring project conformance to conditions of approval throughout project design.
Mr. Davies holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from University of California, Irvine and a Juris Doctorate Degree from Chapman University School of Law. He is a licensed Attorney in the State of California.
Derek Karimoto, PE
Mr. Karimoto is a registered Civil Engineer in California and Arizona and leads as the Senior Project Coordinator for N Consulting providing support to project teams which includes direct communication with project managers, construction managers and client interaction. Mr. Karimoto has project coordination, civil engineering and construction experience spanning back to 1983 with both public and private sectors projects. Mr. Karimoto’s experience has been focused on many aspects of land development, water resources, construction, and management for N Consulting projects. Mr. Karimoto’s areas of expertise includes being in charge of public-works infrastructure improvements, utility relocation/coordination, site grading, highway design, traffic control, hydraulic and hydrology analysis, computer modeling, grading and infrastructure plans, cost estimating, and construction management.
Mr. Karimoto’s vast experience enables the N Consulting team to be more effective and creative in their design practices; in addition to being more cost-effective and time efficient for N Consulting projects. His interpersonal skills and knowledge of state, local, and municipal standards and specifications are critical to ensuring project success.
Mr. Karimoto holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from California State University at Long Beach.
Mr. Karimoto served as Assistant City Engineer/Senior Civil Engineer for the City of Costa Mesa, CA and performed the following duties:
Prepared and coordinated with City and Utilities staff members the preparation of Developer’s Conditions of Approval for land development projects within the City limits of Costa Mesa, CA.
Establish working relationships and coordinate with Orange County Stormwater Program team; including private and public utilities involved in engineering matters or right-of-way issues affecting the City.
Develop and implement improved policies and procedures.
Implement and manage Capital Improvement Projects including the design and contract bidding process, survey, inspection and project management.
Coordinated with the various City’s departments and the private utilities companies to include the appropriate land development and public works improvements such as street, water, sewer, storm drain, dry utilities and landscaping.
Developing, reviewing, and modifying civil engineering plans, designs, and specifications.
Mr. Karimoto served as Senior Project Manager responsible for the preparation of plans and specifications which required coordination of work with Los Angeles County Public Works, Bureau of Street Lighting, and multiple utility agencies; and construction engineering support for the Castaic Regional Sports Complex Street Widening Project, within the County of Los Angeles. Improvements included the widening of Castaic Road ranging from 5 to 20 feet in width; cold milling and construction of AC overlay; commercial ADA compliant driveway approaches and sidewalks; fire hydrants; landscaping and irrigation; street lights; potable water; natural gas and electrical power supply; and sanitary sewer connection.
Mr. Karimoto later served as Senior Project Manager responsible for the preparation of improvement plans, specifications, estimates, and construction engineering support for this $2.0M roadway widening and Improvements project for Mountain Avenue Improvements, within the City of Ontario, CA. Improvements included widening the roadway by 10 feet; cold milling and construction of ARHM overlay; private and public utilities involved in engineering matters or right-of-way issues affecting the City; commercial driveway approaches; catch basins; storm drain improvements; raised median with landscaping and irrigation; traffic signals and interconnect facility modifications; street lights; ADA compliant sidewalks with landscaping and irrigation; potable water and recycled water improvements, and traffic control. In addition, the sole coordinator with the City of Ontario’s Development Departments and Utility Companies; including Metropolitan Water District (MWD) due to an existing 140” MWD water line for multiple improvement plans review and approvals.
Mr. Karimoto also operates as the Director of Engineering for a multitude of land development projects in California, Nevada, and Arizona representing the interest of local and national owners and developers of office, industrial, retail, residential and commercial projects.
CAD Project Manager
Mr. Narvaez has extensive technological experience and expertise acquired over the past seventeen (17) years. His experience began with running his own computer repair service for over six (6) years. Mr. Narvaez maintains IT infrastructure and he has performed software & hardware research, recommendations and implementation for N Consulting. His experience includes web account management, web design, software scripting, and database administration.
Mr. Narvaez is passionate about learning new software’s and utilizing the best tools available for the job at hand. His prior companies have required knowledge of 4 different specialized design software’s over the years, of which all where self-taught. This has enabled Mr. Narvaez to train colleagues on how to use new software’s as well as implement solutions that benefit other employees or facilitate ease of use. He actively tests new programs and web services and determines their feasibility and limitations as they apply to the specific task requirements.
Mr. Narvaez is also a senior civil designer and CAD Project Manager with over ten (10) years’ experience in engineering design and six (6) years in Project Management. He has overseen many projects from conceptual site planning through construction design and completion. Mr. Narvaez’s project management experience includes the design of roads, regional commercial mall developments, hotels and resorts, irrigation projects, pipelines for water and sewage systems. He has been responsible for quality control of documents, developing and implementing CAD standards, and coordinating resources for projects.