Utilities Projects

Utility Engineering

Subsurface investigations, utility planning, design, utility relocation and construction management


OMEGA is a full service civil engineering firm providing professional assistance to private and public utility companies, municipalities, counties and government agencies in subsurface investigations, utility planning, design, utility relocation and construction management. While most take utility engineering for granted, successful planning, design and coordination of utility relocations is vitally important to avoiding unexpected utility encounters during construction, in turn eliminating costly and time-consuming project delays.

We have a skilled team of experienced professional engineers and technical staff members to perform any utility project regardless of size or complexity.

Utility Locating Services
OMEGA has provided comprehensive utility locating services on transportation projects of all sizes for the Illinois Tollway, Illinois Department of Transportation, County Transportation Agencies and Municipalities utilizing the following methods:

Historical Drawings (Level D)

  • Utility Atlas Sheets
  • As-Built Utility Drawings
  • Record Utility Drawings
  • Roadway Design Plans

Non-Ground Penetrating Surveys (Level C)

  • Registered Surveyors on staff
  • Topographic Surveys
  • Utility Field Surveys
  • Property Surveys
  • Right-Of-Way Surveys
  • Plats and Legal Descriptions

Subsurface Investigations (Level A/B)

  • Potholing and Survey
  • Vacuum Excavation
  • Exploration Trenching

Utility Relocation Planning & Design
OMEGA’s staff of professional engineers and technical personnel have experience in providing designs which aim to minimize the impact of utility relocations. In many cases utility relocation cannot be avoided. OMEGA’s staff is prepared to advise and provide cost effective alternative designs solutions that meet the need of the client.

Construction Engineering and Management Services
OMEGA has extensive construction engineering and construction management experience. OMEGA has prepared Work Plans for construction activities above or adjacent to utilities. The Work Plans establish construction activity procedures and equipment crossing restrictions to ensure safety of workers and the public during construction.