With over 15 years of experience providing civil engineering services, VSM Engineering fully understands all aspects of project planning, analysis and design. As a WBE, DBE, SLBE and WOSB, we value our clients in both the public and private sectors, including our peers in the AEC industry.

Our Expertise

About VSM

VSM Engineering, LLC (VSM) is a professional civil engineering service firm providing general civil engineering services for capital projects to clients in the public and private sectors. Typical services include construction management and inspection services, utility coordination, traffic control, design, analysis and construction plans for infrastructure projects. VSM is a certified DBE, WBE, SLBE firm with over 15 years’ experience on capital projects. VSM has experience with on-call engineering and city engineering and has worked alongside the citizens, City Administration, other City departments, developers and contractors of Kansas City, Missouri.

VSM’s municipal clients include the City of Kansas City, MO, the City of Riverside, MO, Platte County, MO, Jackson County, MO and Johnson County, KS. VSM has performed on-call engineering services and currently holds the 2015 SLBE Design Professional Services Contract for Open-End Stormwater Projects for the City of Kansas City.

  • Inspection Services
  • Water Line Design
  • Traffic Control
  • Project Management
  • Municipal Engineering
  • Stormwater Analysis & Design
  • Stormwater Management & Erosion Control
  • Sanitary Sewer Design
  • Park & Recreation Facilities
  • Site Design & Development
  • Parking Lots
  • Constructability Reviews
  • Specifications
  • Quality Control Reviews
  • Construction Management

VSM has enjoyed working with the following organizations:

  • BHC/Rhodes
  • Black & Veatch
  • Burns & McDonnell
  • Carollo Engineers
  • CFSE
  • City of Grandview, MO
  • City of Independence
  • City of KCMO- Aviation Department
  • City of KCMO – CIMO
  • City of KCMO – CPD
  • City of KCMO –WSD
  • City of KCMO – Public Works
  • City of KCMO-Parks Department
  • City of Riverside, MO
  • City of Shawnee, KS
  • Dubois Consultants
  • FBS Engineers
  • GBA
  • HDR
  • Hickman Mills School District
  • Hunt Midwest
  • Jackson County Missouri
  • Jackson County Sports Authority
  • Johnson County Wastewater
  • KAI Design + Build
  • KC Aviation Dept.
  • KC Streetcar Constructors
  • Larkin Excavating
  • Liberty Church of Christ
  • Lincoln University
  • Lochner
  • Lutjen, Inc.
  • McClelland Law Firm
  • New Horizons Environ.
  • Norton & Schmidt
  • Obi
  • Olsson Associates
  • Olsson/Lutjen
  • Ovaitt
  • Parkville RD
  • Platte County Missouri
  • Shafer Kline & Warren
  • State Farm Insr.
  • Stone Ridge HOA
  • TetraTech
  • TranSystems
  • Wallace Engineering
  • Walter P. Moore
  • Wilson
  • WSKF Arch
  • Vireo

The combined experiences of VSM’s talented team offer a wide variety of expertise to benefit clients in both public and private sectors.

The expertise of President Valerie McCaw is complemented by a full staff for engineering, utility coordination, CAD, marketing and administrative support.

Valerie McCaw, P.E., ENV SPPresident, Civil Engineer

Knowledgeable in management and design, Valerie has provided Civil engineering consulting services on a wide variety of projects to clients in the public and private sectors.

Sarah Beers, P.E., QCIS, QPSWPPPCivil Engineer

Sarah has experience with drainage, culvert and storm sewer design projects for various clients. She is proficient in HEC-RAS & HydroCAD modeling, flood studies and the resident SWPPP expert.

Willa RussellUtility Coordinator

A former employee of the City of KCMO, Willa is a strong asset to the VSM team as a Utility Coordinator. Her experience includes utility coordination for stormwater and road projects

Nicci EricksenOffice Manager

Nicci brings years of experience and process understanding to VSM while single-handedly keeping the employees happy and in line.

  • Women-Owned Small Business (WOSB)
  • City of Kansas City, Missouri – DWBE, WBE, SLBE, SLBE-WSDEPS
  • Missouri Department of Transportation – DBE, LPA
  • Missouri Office of Administration – WBE
  • City of St. Louis, Missouri – DBE
  • Kansas City Metro Area – DBE
  • Kansas City Area Transportation Authority – DBE
  • East-West Gateway Council of Governments – DBE
  • The Unified Government of WYCO/KCK – WBE
  • Kansas Department of Transportation – DBE

VSM News

VSM Engineering is Hiring a Civil Engineer
Now Registered in Nebraska
Stormwater Certifications
VSM Celebrates 17 Years
VSM featured in Civil + Structural Engineer Magazine

Contact Us


2024 Swift Street
North Kansas City, MO 64116


T. 816.702.8888


8008 N Chatham Ave
Kansas City, Missouri 64151-1167


E. info@vsmkc.com