Base Operations Facilities Engineering



Nelson Engineering provides facilities engineering services for contract requirements with staffing collocated at the client’s site. We manage and staff engineering departments on federal base operations and range operations contracts. Our staff provides a wide array of engineering service capabilities. Our Merritt Island office provides depth and breadth of resources to our on-site contracts with ready capability to provide additional staffing for surge requirements. (read more)

The Nelson Difference

Since 2000, we have applied reach-back engineering support on every one of our on-site NASA, Air Force and Navy contracts

On-Site Engineering SERVICES

Over the last two decades, Nelson Engineering has run facilities engineering and civil engineering support divisions on base and range operations contracts. Most contracts include full systems engineering-based design services from preliminary requirements development through 100% design including engineering support during construction. Post-design services include equipment commissioning, activation and turnover, and maintenance optimization. We provide cradle-to-grave project execution across an asset’s lifecycle from procurement through disposal.

Additional capabilities we provide:

  • Project Planning and Programming
  • Real Property Analysis
  • Logistics Studies
  • Geographic Information System (GIS) Updates and Mapping
  • Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS) Programming
  • Facility Condition Assessments (FCA)
  • Equipment, System Commissioning (Cx)
  • Construction Support, Management and Inspection
  • Operations and Maintenance (O&M) Program Development
  • Environmental Management and Compliance
  • Hurricane Disaster Assessments and Recovery


Nelson Engineering provides engineering services totaling 16 NASA locations to date. We excel at delivering high-end facility and system engineering services, maintenance analytics, and asset management.

Our solutions reduce cost, increase efficiency, boost mission readiness, and improve overall stewardship and betterment of NASA’s infrastructure. Our expertise in the reliability and care of one-of-a-kind national assets, system sustainability, and complex system integration make us a sought-after partner for aerospace infrastructure stewardship.”


Director of Sustaining Engineering Services


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Atlantic Undersea Test and Evaluation Center (AUTEC)

Run the facilities engineering department for the U.S. Navy base on Andros Island, Bahamas since 2006

Stennis Space Center

NASA Synergy Achieving Consolidated Operations and Maintenance (SACOM) Contract

Provide facility and ground support equipment design engineering at Stennis Space Center, MS and Michoud Assembly Facility, LA since 2015

Ascension Island

U.S. Air Force Range Operations Support (ROS) Contract

Operation and management of the civil engineering and environmental departments for downrange activities on Ascension Auxiliary Air Field, St. Helena since 2015

Traces Interior Design Fire Suppression

U.S. Air Force Technical Range Architect and Engineering Services (TRACES) Contract

Prepare design packages (drawings, specifications, cost estimates, project schedules); support safety and environmental assessments; engineering support during construction since 2018