"The region's premier civil engineering
design and land surveying firm"

Brookings, South Dakota 605.696.3200 info@civildes.com
Jeffrey Cooley



As CEO, Jeffrey Cooley oversees and manages every facet of business operations within Civil Design Inc. At the helm of project development, he performs engineering calculations, prepares plans, and writes specifications as well as conducts construction administration and tracks budgets for in-progress construction projects. Driven by the visceral need to do things right, Jeff is a creative and incisive problem solver with illustrated talent in track layout and site design. Jeff motivates, mentors, and leads a team of talented professionals by maintaining a culture of constant open communication that extends to clients alike.



  • Licensed Professional Engineer in SD, ND, & MN
  • BS, Civil Engineering, South Dakota State University, 2008

Professional Involvement

  • Member, American Society of Civil Engineers
  • Brookings Area Chamber of Commerce, Board of Young Professionals
  • Boys & Girls Club of Brookings, STEM Mentor
  • Brookings Area Chamber of Commerce, Leadership Brookings in 2015
  • American Railway Engineering & Maintenance of Way Association (AREMA)
  • American Short Line & Regional Railroad Association (ASLRRA)
  • North American Maintenance Railway Club (NAMRC)











Jeffrey Cooley


Featured as a '40 Under 40' nominee in Prairie Business Magazine.

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