About Us


Southwest Engineers was founded in 1978 by two friends and engineers, Clarence Littlefield and Jim Wundt. Initially setting out to centralize water systems in rural Texas, their work paved the way for a legacy we still uphold today: practicing civil engineering to improve quality of life. Our focus on the values of family, gratitude and good work have been commonplace since Clarence’s son, John Littlefield was 16 and assisting on surveying jobs and lending a hand around the office while completing school.

Fast forward past graduation, John’s professional growth and natural leadership skills welcomed a new era for the company, expanding into land development to service the central Texas boom. For decades we remained steady in our endeavors, designing subdivisions, mixed-use developments, community centers and institutions out of our Buda office, while our Gonzales team continued to assist utility districts, municipalities, counties and other entities in the quest for reliable water systems. Fast forward again to 2020 and we were still working *albeit remotely and in solidarity with the state of the world* yet nonetheless were fortunate to continue supporting our team and clients through the pandemic, something we don’t ever take for granted. More recently we have refreshed our gratitude after adding more talent, promoting from within and celebrating a new division and branch in Land & ROW Acquisition now operating out of Bastrop. Though it’s hard to sum up over forty years of history, you can keep up with us more regularly via Instagram. Thank you to our team, partners and clients. Together we look forward to more lessons and milestones as we turn 45 this coming September!

Family Owned & Operated Team of 67 3 Locations (Buda, Bastrop, Gonzales)Over 1000 clients servicedAlways Accepting Resumes


Based in Central Texas, our firm is a living legacy to the commitment of our founders: two lifelong friends dedicated to the mission of providing civil engineering expertise to the public and private sector. Southwest Engineers is dedicated to the simple philosophy of “working miracles for our clients every day”. Our staff includes civil, environmental, design technicians, and CAD operators who support the day-to-day needs of clients across the state.

Mixed in with the Texas spirit that effective planning and design can benefit from a common respect, collaboration and perhaps even a love of BBQ. We take great pride in contributing to our client’s success and the past 45 years, have been delivering the most innovative and reliable plans for land development and water/wastewater projects.


Southwest Engineers is proud to support and grant scholarships for Central Texas collages and high schools. Supporting our aspiring civil engineering students has always been a focus for us, training the new wave of engineers in Texas is the foundation for success.


The scholarship program for senior high school students is eligible to the following schools:

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Austin/Buda area: Akins High School, David Crockett High School, Hays High School, James Bowie High School, Lehman High School, William B. Travis High School, Johnson High School

Gonzales Area: Hallettsville High School, Hallettsville Sacred Heart, Luling High School, Moulton High School. Nixon-Smiley High School, Shiner High School, Shiner St. Paul, Waelder High School, Yoakum High School


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Interns are given the opportunity to work on real client projects focused on design, fieldwork, and permitting. This hands-on experience helps each intern develop a better understanding of the field of engineering, how to add project value, and accelerate an effective career. Over the years, numerous interns have returned throughout their college career and secured full-time positions at Southwest Engineers following graduation. Internship positions are available at all of our branches.

To apply for engineering positions, internships, or scholarships, please email us at careers@swengineers.com for more information.


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