About UDCE

Formed in 2005 by highly experienced professionals in the industry, UDCE is an open-culture, civil engineering firm dedicated to the success of our clients, team, and colleagues. Our bottom line includes the entire project experience, a commitment to building collaborative relationships, and creative approaches to problem-solving.

As a certified local small business, we are readily available to our clients and take on projects with a sense of local pride. We thrive in collaborations with Developers, Architects, Cities & Counties, Contractors, Landscape Architects, and complex agencies on site development, streetscape, joint trench, transportation, utility, and land development projects.

Leadership

PRINCIPAL/ FOUNDER
Jason J. Ling, PE

Founder and principal of UDCE, Jason has over 20 years of civil engineering and project management experience that he brings to each project. He is passionate about civil engineering and excels at finding strategies that excite all parties involved. He insists on delivering quality and vision to UDCE’s projects and has a proven track record of doing so. Jason holds a Civil and Environmental degree from the University of California, Berkeley.

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QA/QC CONSTRUCTION EXPERT
Dean Pontzious, CSLB

Dean is UDCE’s in-house licensed general contractor and construction subject matter expert. He commands the demanding skills required for the overall planning and control of a construction project.  Dean has been working in the construction industry for over 35 years. His meticulous QA/QC of Construction Documents are a key factor in our projects’ successes.

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CFO/ AGENCY LIASON
Dana Hymel

Dana brings over 20 years of experience Permitting Project Manager, Marketer, Sales and General Manager to her roles as UDCE CFO and Dry Utilities Project Manager. She’s in charge of preparing, submitting, tracking, and acquiring complex urban project permits. She is well-versed in the complexities of navigating multi-agency utility coordination issues from application though installation. Dana is not only ultra organized and analytical, but also an adept client relations manager.

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VP of OPERATIONS/ DRY
UTILITIES PROJECT MANAGER
Nicholas Lawrus

As Dry Utility/ Joint Trench Design and Production Manager, Nick engages with all members of a project design team to deliver value to UDCE's dry utility and joint trench projects. He is a strong partner with project managers, architects, engineers, landscape architects, project consultants, and clients to determine plan design options and efficient submittal strategies. Nick’s civil engineering skills are bolstered by a strong background in landscape architecture.

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