About ICE

A Global Engineering Company

International Consulting Engineers, (ICE) is a competent, multi– disciplined engineering firm that specializes in professional Civil, Structural, Marine Engineering, Surveying and Project/Construction Management services to governmental agencies, corporate entities, private developers, and municipalities. ICE is registered and licensed with the State of Texas. The firm’s capabilities include utilities, roadway, bridge, general design and construction. As well as, preparation of technical reports, master drainage plans, general studies and investigations, construction documents and specifications, estimates, and a full range of construction supervision including project management. The firm specializes in all aspects of Civil, Structural, Marine, and Environmental Engineering. ICE also has the capabilities to offer topographic surveying. ICE has experience with Federal, State and County-funded projects and has performed numerous projects with federal agencies such as EDA, GSA, U.S. Coast Guard and state agencies such as Texas Water Development Board (TWDB).

ICE understands the design challenges and expertise needed to triumph in the engineering market. We understand that each project is unique, therefore it has to be treated as such. Although the project approach will be similar for most projects, the design criteria will defer greatly. Project success has to be clearly defined up front from all stake holders in order for the project to be properly executed to everyone’s satisfaction.

ICE has a clear understanding of the task and scope of services required for each project. From soils sampling, surveying, permitting, engineering and design, or environmental documents to construction management and oversight, we understand the process.

Our Services

ICE understands the design challenges and expertise needed to triumph in the engineering market.  We understand that each project is unique, therefore it has to be treated as such.  Although the project approach will be similar for most projects, the design criteria will defer greatly.  Project success has to be clearly defined up front from all stake holders in order for the project to be properly executed to everyone’s satisfaction.

ICE has a clear understanding of the task and scope of services required for each project.  From soils sampling, surveying, permitting, engineering and design, or environmental documents to construction management and oversight, we understand the process.

Design and Management of Projects
ICE has the technical expertise and resources to assist its clients with any of their current and future projects.  ICE engineering staff provides the highest quality civil and structural design services to a wide variety of clients, including State Transportation Agencies, counties, municipalities, and private corporations.  The firm’s experience and application of quality assurance and quality control program ensures a comprehensive review and assessment of infrastructure alternatives and constructability issues.  The ICE engineering team brings cost effective solutions to all our design projects and offer unique knowledge and sensitivity to the infrastructure needs of the client.

Services We Provide
In addition, the ICE engineering team has the technical capabilities and experience to provide effective management and implementation of infrastructure development projects. The team is made up of seasoned senior engineers with ample experience in all aspects of civil and structural engineering in areas such as design, project coordination, water and wastewater, wastewater project controls, project management, construction and inspections.  Our engineers’ involvement in projects such as infrastructure revitalization, site work inspection, project and construction management, and design among others, are proof of the capability and capacity of our engineering division to not only perform the work required, but to deliver a professional product that exceeds expectations and conforms to local, state, and federal standards and regulations.

In order to ensure proper continuity, ICE’s group of experienced personnel are ready to ensure that every project design goes through the construction process seamless and as smooth as possible.  ICE’s construction management inspectors ensure that construction complies with all specifications, regulations, and certifications as required by authorities from all levels (local, state, and federal).  ICE’s inspectors are efficient in tracking and managing construction progress, scheduling, and code compliance.

ICE believes that any type or size of project can succeed if good ethical program/project management practices are implemented with experience, professionalism and innovation.  The Project Management Plan will help the management team maintain a constant focus on the projects’ scope of work. The project manager must be effectively and efficiently deliver a quality product. In order to insure the project success, it is imperative that good project management principles are implemented since the planning stage.  As the project becomes more defined, the Project Management Plan will become the tool by which the project will be effectively managed.

The ICE team will implement a Project Management Plan to incorporate the following breakdown:

  • Define Scope of Work, Goals and Objectives
  • Project Organizational Chart, Roles, and Responsibilities
  • Project Phases
  • Procurement and Contract Management
  • Project Budget and Schedule
  • Project Reporting and Tracking
  • Management Team and Project Stakeholder Communication
  • Safety and Security
  • Closeout Plan
  • Project Documentation

Our Team

PRINCIPAL
Mr. Jesus J. Jimenez, PE, CFM is a Civil / Structural Engineer with over eighteen (18) years of experience providing complete engineering services for the design, analysis, inspection, and evaluation of civil and structural systems.  Mr. Jimenez graduated from Texas A&M Kingsville with both a Bachelor’s and Master of Science in Civil Engineering in 2000 / 2004 respectively.  He proceeded and obtained his professional engineering licenses in the States of Texas and New Mexico. He offers comprehensive, technical expertise with respect to design / coordination of numerous utility, commercial, industrial, and marine structure projects consisting of shopping centers, office buildings, schools, hospitals, warehouses, ship docking facilities, drainage structures, structural analysis and design of highway bridges, general civil / structural design, and safety inspection as well as rehabilitation of bridges.

During his 18 years of professional experience, Mr. Jimenez has worked on numerous projects, including but not limited to: Water / Waste Water Improvements Projects, Route and Design Studies, Environmental Studies, Public Involvement, Right of Way Maps and Data, Utility Adjustments, Surveying, Pre-Design, Roadway Design, Drainage Design, Solid Waste, Signing, Marking and Signalization, Traffic Control Plans, Bridge Design, Plans, Drawings and Specifications, Bid Preparation, Building Design, Construction Contract Management, Need Assessment, ADA Compliance, Code Analysis, Cost Estimating, Soil / Rock and Foundation Studies, Excavations and Trenches, Dams and Cut or Filled Slopes, Pavements, Water and Waste Retention / Disposal, Project Development Management, Master Planning, Site Planning & Analysis and Parking Design.  In his professional capacity, Mr. Jimenez has performed numerous of Texas Department of Transportation BRINSAP bridge inspection projects. Project management duties have included continual development of procedures and reporting standards to remain highly qualified to perform this work. Some representative projects where his experience was gained: EDA 12” Water Line Improvements Project ($3.8M),Robstown Trade Processing Center Feasibility Study ($6M), Hidalgo County Levees & Levee Wall ($200M), Raymondville Drain ($200M), Joe Fulton Corridor ($19M), Cimarron Street Reconstruction ($15.5M), Rio Grande Sugar Growers Storage Facility ($2M), Naval Air Station DH Parking Apron ($3.5M), Corpus Christi Convention Center Expansion ($26M), Del Rio Middle School ($18M), Del Mar Health Science Center ($31.3M), Del Mar Public Safety Complex ($11M), Harte Research Institute ($13.5M), Beeville High School ($6M), Beeville Elementary School ($3.8M), Yoakum Pershing Square ADA Improvements ($1.2M), Nueces County Keach Family Library ($5.5M), Del Mar College Early Childhood Learning Center ($5.8M) Port of Corpus Christi Cruise Ship Terminal ($6.2M), Gulf Compress Cotton Storage Warehouse ($13M), Refrigerated Storage Facility ($10M), CITGO Dock B at Lake Charles ($6M), Robstown Master Plan ($0.6M), Robstown City Hall ($5M), Robstown FEMA Safe Room Project ($2.5M), NAS Mine Warfare Training Center, City of La Villa Master Transportation Plan, Cantwell Bridge Rehabilitation, Staples Bridge Expansion at Interstate Highway 37 and Whataburger Field ($27M).

VP
Hugo P. Gonzalez Jr. PE, CFM, PMP
was born in Mission, Texas.  After graduating from high school with Honors and ranking 3rd of his class of 277 students, he attended Texas A&M University Kingsville.  From the years 1996 to 2000, Mr. Gonzalez obtained his Bachelor’s of Science in Civil Engineering. While his years in college he was the recipient of several scholarships and worked part-time jobs in order to finish paying for his education.  The part time jobs included being a tutor for Calculus, Lab Instructor for Surveying among other things. The summer before graduating Mr. Gonzalez was hired by Govind and Associates, one of the top engineering firms in the Corpus Christi area.  He kept working part time until December of 2000. During his last semester in school, Mr. Gonzalez tested on his Fundamentals of Engineering Exam (FE). After graduation, Govind and Associated offered Mr. Gonzalez a full time position.  He worked for Govind full time, while pursuing his Graduate Degree at nights from 2001 to 2004. In May 2004, he graduated with his Masters of Science in Civil Engineering with emphasis in Hydrology and Hydraulics. He proceeded to obtaining his professional engineering license in the State of Texas in 2005 followed by the State of New Jersey License. In his tenure with Govind from 2000 to 2006, Mr. Gonzalez was promoted several times and quickly became a Project Engineer. He was also offered the position of Civil Department Head.

In February 2006, Mr. Gonzalez accepted the challenge of starting an engineering firm for Dos Logistics Inc.  Being hired as the Resident Engineer, he was charged with the task of recruiting and hiring all personnel required to efficiently run an engineering firm.  He quickly assembled a team of engineers, designers and CAD technicians. Before long he had over 15 people working under him. In 2008, Mr. Gonzalez became a Certified Floodplain Manager, followed by his Project Management Professional Certification in 2010.  This credential which is certified by the Project Management Institute is the most important industry-recognized certification for project managers.  During his 7.5 years with Dos Logistics Inc., Mr. Gonzalez had the opportunity to be the Project Manager for several high-profile, Award Winning, history-making projects such as the Hidalgo County Levee Wall Project, Raymondville Drain and East Lateral Drainage Project.  Aside from managing engineering, Mr. Gonzalez was responsible for preparing overseeing the construction division and preparing cost estimates and bids for the new projects.  He successfully procured winning low bids for numerous city, county and federal projects to $5 Million.

During his 18 years of professional experience with previous employers, Mr. Gonzalez has worked on hundreds of projects, including but not limiting to: Route and Design Studies, Social, Economic, Environmental Studies, Public Involvement, Right of Way Maps and Data, Utility Adjustments, Surveying, Pre-Design, Roadway Design, Drainage Design, Solid Waste, Signing, Marking and Signalization, Traffic Control Plans, Plans, Drawings and Specifications, Bid Preparation, Building Design, Construction Contract Management, Need Assessment, ADA Compliance, Cost Estimating, Excavations and Trenches, Pavements, Water and Waste Retention/Disposal,

Project Development Management, Master Planning, Site Planning & Analysis, and Parking Design.  These are some representative projects were his experience was gained: Master Cannel 27 ($13M), Mary Carroll Channel ($1M), La Villa Wastewater Treatment Plant ($0.5M), Robstown Trade Processing Center Feasibility Study ($6M), Hidalgo County Levees & Levee Wall ($200M), Raymondville Drain ($200M), Joe Fulton Corridor ($19M), East Lateral Project ($10M), Cimarron Street Reconstruction ($15.5M), Up River Road Expansion ($10M), Corpus Christi 40 MGD Lift Station ($12M), Delta Area Outfall ($1.2M), and Maeghan Pointe Subdivision ($5M).

Most recently, in August 2013 Mr. Gonzalez joined the International Consulting Engineers firm.  He currently manages the Rio Grande Valley branch office which is located in Edinburg, Texas.  Mr. Gonzalez is a member of the following societies: American Society of Civil Engineers, Project Management Institute and Texas Floodplain Managers Association.

Mr. Luis J. Nava, PE is Professional Engineer licensed in the State of Texas and Republic of Mexico. Mr. Nava earned his Bachelors of Science degree in civil engineering in 1986 from University of Tamaulipas-Mexico and two Masters of Science degrees, one in environmental engineering from Texas A & M University-Kingsville in 1999 and another in port operations and management from University of Tamaulipas-Mexico. Mr. Nava has over thirty-three (33) years of professional experience in engineering of hydraulic design and analysis of drainage systems, environmental and industrial safety, design, construction and inspection of sanitary sewer systems, design and construction of on-site sanitary sewer facilities (OSSF), water lines, lift stations, and wastewater treatment plants. Mr. Nava also has experience performing design land development studies, design and construction of county roads, city streets, and design of storm water drainage infrastructure for TxDOT.  During his work experience Mr. Nava has competed the following projects: City Of Carrollton Relay Main Water and Sewer Pipes, Coastal Oil Spill Simulation System Re-design Wastewater Treatment Plant, Texas General Land Office San Jacinto River Study, EXXON Corexit  450 Effectiveness, City of San Juan Texas- Drainage Master Plan, Hidalgo County Precinct # 2 and Precinct # 1 County Roads, City of Pharr Texas- Drainage Plan for City Pharr East Downtown, Texas Department of Transportation (TxDot) US 281, Hidalgo County Precincts No.1, No.2, No.3 and No.4 Hydraulic Drainage Projects, and the City of La Feria (TGLO)- Tio Cano Drainage Project.