About Us



Enhancing Your Vision

SKS Engineering and Planning, Inc. (SKS) is a Woman-Owned Firm founded in 1992. Our clients have included local and state governments, departments of transportation, shipping ports, contractors, NOAA, and the Federal park system. Our breadth of experience has given us the capability, as an owner’s representative as well as a contractor, to bring projects from planning and permitting to successful reality.

No matter the phase of your project, involving SKS early on and throughout the process results in high achieving projects, economic solutions to permit requirements, and a successful conclusion for all project stakeholders.

Comprehensive Experience

Teri A. Beckett, PE, President, Chief Engineer

SKS Engineering and Planning, Inc. (SKS) was established in 1992 by its current Principal and Chief Engineer, Teri Beckett. Ms. Beckett has a degree in Ocean Engineering, which, combined with her Professional Registration in Civil Engineering, General Contractor’s license, Arborist Certification, and CA Qualified SWPPP designation has set the theme for the company’s Mission Statement: To Bridge the Gap Between Coastal Civil Construction Issues and Environmental Compliance.

Ms. Beckett’s over 25 years of experience in the Construction Management, design and construction of coastal restoration and marine facility projects has served to enhance the company’s reputation for attention to planning, constructability, and environmental compliance.

Professional Licenses / Affiliations

California and Florida Professional Civil Engineer
ISA Nationally Certified Arborist
California Qualified Stormwater Pollution Plan Developer
Florida General Contractor, Inactive

Robert D. Stewart, M.A., SE Regional Environmental Director

Mr. Stewart has over 25 years of field and project management experience in the areas of Environmental Construction Management and Compliance, Project Development and Environment (PD&E) studies, contaminated soil and material management, archaeological surveys and cultural resource identification, dewatering permitting and oversight, marine resource management, and endangered species and vegetation surveying and monitoring.

Professional Licenses / Affiliations

South Florida Association of Environmental Professionals
FAA Unmanned Aircraft Systems Pilot

Core Values

SKS prioritizes the project goals and the environment equally. We feel that as a member of the project team, our success is measured against a regulatory compliant and project stakeholder satisfaction scale.

The Ocean is our Backyard

As ocean engineers, marine archeologists, water quality scientists and bridge inspectors, the ocean is not only our place of work, but the center of our world. Our award-winning projects have included shipping port, coastal bridge, wetland mitigation, aquatic biome protection efforts, and both upland and water-borne endangered species protection achievements.

Project Balance and Success

SKS has recently expanded into the area of residential renovation project management, taking our major civil works development skills into the more personal, albeit stressful arena of major home improvement projects. Providing the go-between element between the homeowners, architects and ultimately contractors, SKS has proven success in the coordination of a wide variety of residential projects, with both homeowner and contractors confirming the positive effects of our participation.

Firm Project Awards

Heron’s Head Shoreline Resilience, Port of San Francisco, CA International Parthering Institute Project of the year, 2023

Long Key Natural Areas, Broward County, FL:

2003 FL Nurserymen & Grower’s Association
American Society of Landscape Award

Port of Miami Tunnel, Miami, FL:

America’s Transportation Awards


Marc Basnight Bridge, Outer Banks, NC:

International Deep Foundations Institute 2019 Outstanding Project Award


Firm Certifications


CUCP Caltrans Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) #36925
California Public Utilities Commission Woman-Owned Business Enterprise (WBE) #13090109
San Francisco Micro Local Business Enterprise (LBE) #CMD042616736 Woman -Owned (WBE) Firm


FDOT Professional Certifications 3.1, 10.1
FDOT Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) #36925

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