David Lutz, PE

Partner  ::  Principal Engineer  ::  Division Manager

BS Civil Engineering - Clemson University                                                                                             Licensed Professional Engineer:  NC, SC, MD, IL

Dave Lutz is an accomplished design engineer and project manager, with over 20 years of experience on a wide range of public infrastructure and private development projects, including federal facilities, state and municipal roadways, public utilities, commercial, industrial and institutional sites, single-family and multi-family residential developments, and public schools. His areas of specialized expertise include CPM scheduling, sustainable design, storm water management, and erosion control.


CES Group’s Civil Engineering Division provides comprehensive planning, design and construction services for private development, public infrastructure and public space enhancement.  Using the latest tools, such as Civil 3D 2017, MicroStation V8i and SITEOPS design software, our staff of licensed Professional Engineers, LEED APs, CAD Designers/Drafters, Construction Managers, and Inspectors has the expertise and experience to deliver your project on time and within budget.  Our services range from feasibility studies, through design, construction document preparation, permitting, scheduling and construction administration/observation.

In addition to the technical nuts and bolts of infrastructure and site design, there should ideally be an artistic aspect to private land development and public spaces.  CES Group’s frequent integration of land planning, landscape architecture and civil engineering expertise on the same project design team results in much more functional, aesthetic and sustainable improvements, while adding real value.  Our in-house environmental engineering capability completes the circle of expertise needed for the design and construction of ecologically sound physical improvements.

“Working with a challenging site, CES Group completed the site planning and design, and we couldn’t have received better service. Our club has been a terrific success during tough financial times, and much of that success can be attributed to the services supplied by CES Group. Even after the project was complete, they remained available and helpful.”  

Robbie Smith, Owner & Developer, The Club at Westport & Charlotte Racquet Club North   

CES Group provides studies, planning, design, documentation, permitting and construction services for the following types of public and private sector projects:


  • Roads, Urban Streets, Highways
  • Parking Facilities
  • Pedestrian
  • Greenways

Water Resources

  • Water Systems
  • Waste Water Systems
  • Storm Water Management & Compliance
  • Erosion & Sediment Control

Land Development

  • Commercial, Industrial, Institutional & Residential
  • Parks, Recreation & Public Spaces
  • Sustainable Design & Low Impact Development


  • Documentation & Permitting
  • Bid Document Preparation & Assistance
  • Value Engineering
  • CPM Scheduling & Review
  • Construction Management
  • Construction Observation

“CES has provided civil engineering services for the Lincoln County School District on multiple projects at four schools this year, and has done an excellent job.  They have been very responsive and thorough.”  

Darrell Gettys, Executive Director of Facilities, Lincoln County, NC Schools