AKV Consulting Engineers is a client-focused, minority owned firm that provides quality design and responsive professional services. The firm specializes in a wide range of services including structural, transportation, municipal, and hydraulics and hydrology across the state of Texas. AKV Consulting Engineers is committed to working with both public and private clients to come up with innovative solutions to engineering challenges.



MBE - North Central Texas Regional Certification Agency
SBE - North Central Texas Regional Certification Agency
MBE - City of Houston
DBE - City of Houston
HUB - State of Texas
SBE - Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County (METRO)


Ahmed Valdez, PE


Mr. Valdez is the president and founder of AKV Consultants. Mr. Valdez has extensive experience in design and project management having led multi-discipline teams on large and complex projects through all phases of design and construction with construction cost ranging from the tens of thousands to up to fifty million. His unique and diverse experience in several disciplines such as roadway, hydraulics & hydrology, retaining walls, bridge and erosion control enables him to facilitate complex project through successful completion. In addition, Mr. Valdez has completed multiple projects for HCTRA, DART, concession companies, rail road companies, TxDOT, DCCCD, and other municipalities within the Texas.

Sushil Stephens, PE

Project Manager

Mr. Stephens serves as task lead and bridge engineer at AKV Consulting Engineers. Mr. Stephens has 17 years of experience in the design of highway bridges, culverts, retaining walls and other roadway/drainage related structures. Mr. Stephens has been involved in the design of more than 100 bridges and 100 retaining walls in various capacities. He has managed design teams for Design Build projects and proposals. Expertise in technical staff management, design management, bridge design, field inspections, and collaboration with contractors in project offices.

Bryan Erwin, PE

Structural Project Manager

Mr. Erwin is a project manager at AKV Consulting Engineers with a background in structural engineering for projects ranging from bridges, bridge widening, culvert design and retrofit, design of retaining walls, and design of vertical structures. Mr. Erwin is our lead structural engineer with over 14 years of experience.

Shehbaz Tejani, PE, CFM

H&H Project Manager

Mr. Tejani is a Project Manager at AKV Consulting Engineers with over 7 years of Hydrology & Hydraulics project experience for PS&E and Schematic deliverables for TxDOT. Mr. Tejani is skilled in H&H modeling using tools such as Geopak Drainage, HEC-RAS, HEC-HMS, EPA SWMM 5, Bentley Flowmaster, and GIS. Mr. Tejani is familiar with local, state, and federal agencies having worked on a variety of infrastructure projects.

Benjamin Gonzalez, EIT

Graduate Engineer

Mr. Gonzalez is a graduate engineer at AKV Consulting Engineers with a background in civil and structural engineering. Mr. Gonzalez has experience assembling PS&E and Schematic deliverables for clients such as TxDOT, Harris County, Harris County Toll Road Authority, and City of Houston. He has experience designing Horizontal and Vertical Alignments, 3D Models, Cross Sections, culvert crossings, TCP phasing, project quantities, and utility coordination. Proficient with CAD tools such as Microstation, Geopak, Bentley Openroads, SignCAD, HY-8, BGS, Bridgelink, and AutoCAD. Other project experience includes site development for private clients.

Cynthia Velasquez

Graduate Engineer

Mrs. Velasquez is the Quality Manager at AKV Consulting Engineers bringing 4 years of professional experience in quality control that involves audit, setting up company-wide processes such as an office wide quality manual as well as project specific ones. In addition, Mrs. Velasquez serves as a graduate engineer providing support to our structural and roadway projects.


  • Bridge Design

  • Retaining Walls

  • Toll Gantry

  • Junction Boxes and Culverts

  • Trench Drain Design (Aircraft Rated)

  • Flooding Studies

  • BFE Determination

  • LOMR

  • Geopak Drainage

  • Culvert Design

  • Detention Studies

  • Master Plans

  • Roadway Design

  • Traffic Control Plans


3.2.1 Route Studies & Schematic Design
4.2.1 Roadway Design
4.5.1 Constructability Review
5.2.1 Bridge Design
5.3.1 Multi-Level Interchange Design
5.5.1 Bridge & Non-Bridge Class Culvert and Inlet Design
8.1.1 Signing, Pavement Marking, & Channelization
8.6.1 Rail-Highway Design
10.1.1 Hydrologic Studies
10.2.1 Roadway Hydraulic Design
10.3.1 Bridge Hydraulic Design


Office Locations


4600 Hwy 6 N
Suite 210
Houston, TX 77084
832 . 674 . 4886


6500 N Central Expy
Suite 500
Dallas, TX 75206
214 . 800 . 2063