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James W. Sharpe, PE, PS

Mr.  Sharpe has over 30 years of civil engineering planning, design and management experience, as well as boundary and field surveying. He has provided these engineering and surveying services for numerous residential subdivision and condominium projects, commercial and mixed-use private development projects, as well as municipal infrastructure projects.  His versatility includes design in the areas of new water main, sanitary sewer, and storm sewer infrastructure as well as water main and sewer replacement, and pavement rehabilitation. The work he performs also necessitates the preparation of construction specifications, cost estimating, bidding, scheduling, construction administration, and the preparation of various permit applications.

30 Years of Experience
Site Development

Take projects from the conceptual phase through the final approval phase.  Necessary work included site planning, surveying, engineering design, permitting, and construction administration of residential, commercial, mixed use, retail, institutional, and research developments.

Pavement Systems

Roadway network design for private and public sector projects. Past projects included the design of residential and industrial streets, parking lots, and road resurfacing.  Work has also included Road Commission tri-party and MDOT design projects.

Water Distribution



Municipal Consulting & Engineering
Site Condominium Developments

Commercial / Mixed-Use Projects
K-12 School Projects


Purdue University

Bachelor of Science

Civil Engineering,1993


Purdue University

Bachelor of Science

Land Surveying, 1993


Professional Engineer #45659

State of Michigan, 1998


Professional Surveyor #51486

State of Michigan, 2004

Storm Water Operator #C-18915

State of Michigan

SESC Comprehensive #SE/C 02172

State of Michigan

“We are committed to providing you high quality infrastructure and site development design, while emphasizing cost-effectiveness”

Selected Project Experience


  • Oxford Township: Jim is the principal in charge of Sharpe Engineering’s current contract with Oxford Township.  Jim and his staff prepare designs for Oxford’s municipal water main, sanitary sewer, non-motorized pathways, roadway and other projects.  His team performs engineering and site plan reviews as well as provide inspection services for the municipal infrastructure. Read More...

Residential / Mixed Use: 

  • Sharpe Engineering has designed numerous residential and mixed use developments ranging from site condominiums to apartments. Read More...

Water supply, treatment, and distribution including the planning, design, and construction supervision of several water supply and distribution systems. Projects included municipal well improvements and system expansions, as well as numerous water supply system extensions to service private developments.

Wastewater Systems

Sanitary sewer designs for sewage disposal systems for clients in both the private and municipal sectors as well as residential and commercial septic systems.

Storm Water Management

Storm water management system master planning, design, and construction. Design of traditional detention, retention, sedimentation, and erosion control systems for residential development projects as well as infiltration and rain garden systems for commercial and industrial projects.  Experience includes mitigation plans for floodplain, wetlands, critical waterways, and county drains.

Infrastructure Design

Analyze existing municipal infrastructure systems including water main, sanitary sewer, storm water management, and pavement systems. Identify problems and deficiencies, and propose corrective courses of action. Performed value-engineering analysis and assisted in establishing bond programs for infrastructure projects.

Contract Administration


  • Sharpe Engineering's commercial design experience includes restaurants, self-storage facilities, mixed use, and commercial buildings. Read More...


  • Our institutional design includes K-12 schools, churches, Oakland County Parks, and Senior Housing Projects. Read More...


  • Mt Elliott Cemetery Association:  We currently provide engineering design for all improvements at each of the association’s facilities.  Improvements have included the design of a new 80 acre cemetery in Oakland Township, expansions to the 325 acre cemetery in Clinton Township, and new private mausoleum construction and site improvements to the cemeteries in Waterford and Detroit. Read More...

Prepare bid specifications and contract administration services relating to the pre-qualification process, bidding, negotiations, and construction of various site development and infrastructure projects. Processing of contractor's pay estimates for various development, municipal, and public works projects.

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