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Mark V. Shourds Consulting, PC

Mark V. ShourdsI have been working in land planning and civil engineering for the past 30 years. My background includes commercial, residential and industrial land planning, civil engineering design, floodplain management, construction and inspection projects for land development clients. My real desire as a Land Development specialist is to help those in need. Civil engineers do not get calls because people want to utilize the services we provide. They do so because they have a real problem and they need real help. Large and small projects need the same attention and dedication and that is one of the strengths I bring to any team.

After working with some of the best consultants in the region, for some of the larger firms I formed my own business in the early 90's. My associates and I created a successful business which I merged with a larger firm in 2008. Now I'm back on my own again and back to the business of solving problems in the land development and land use arena.

Managing land use projects; (subdivisions of land, commercial site plans and use variance applications) for many years, through many regulatory changes, has gained me much of the experience I use for my clients. Although I have the experience to manage any land use project, large or small, I have gained an industry reputation for work in specific markets like in the mineral extraction industry and projects along the Jersey shore. I also work for several local banks conducting inspections on capital improvement investment projects.

Experience - Principal Engineer and Planner

Mr. Shourds oversees all aspects of land development, civil design and construction on projects ranging in size from individual lot development to campus master planning. Mr. Shourds is responsible for the design and management of all phases of land development engineering and oversees surveying projects, from client contact through construction, including site assessments, site and subdivision planning, septic design, utility design and coordination, stormwater management and construction inspection. He is completely familiar with site planning and engineering in New Jersey, as well as the soil characteristics of the region and local and state regulatory permitting processes.

Mark V. ShourdsObtaining CAFRA permits, residential home restorations, dune walkover designs, and individual septic system design are a few of the projects Shourds Consulting performs for small business and individuals. The impacts made along the New Jersey coastline by Superstorm Sandy have resulted in the need for experienced consultants to assist companies and individuals through the process of assessment, design and rebuilding. Shourds Consulting is dedicated to helping those in need.

Mr. Shourds is sought after for his knowledge in commercial and industrial site planning. From use change applications to mineral extraction, (mining) expansion projects, Mr. Shourds has assisted local and national mining companies through critical regulatory permitting processes.

The dedication exhibited by the Shourds Consulting staff and track record of their performance is why so many of their clients are repeat clients and refer others to Shourds Consulting.


  • Professional Engineer
    State of New Jersey, License 40264
    March 1997 – Present
  • Professional Engineer
    Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, License 55834
    August 1999 – Present
  • Professional Engineer
    State of Delaware, License 11882
    June 2000 – Present
  • Professional Engineer
    State of Maryland, License 25491
    September 2000 – Present
  • Professional Planner
    State of New Jersey, License 5429
    July 1997 – Present
  • Certified Floodplain Manager
    Association of State Floodplain Managers, Inc. (ASFPM), License US-13-06804

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