Our Company

We are an expert team of engineers, analysts, and regulatory specialists propelling our clients towards an efficient and sustainable future.

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Our values

Every EKN Engineering solution is founded on our core values. These principles set us apart as dedicated and trustworthy partners driving lasting change in our clients' organizations.


We are laser-focused on the unique needs of each client, delivering reliable solutions every time.


We challenge the status quo through creative thinking and relentless problem solving.


We adhere to the highest regulatory standards and ensure our clients do, too.


We transform ineffective processes and team dynamics into a culture of accountability.

Be like a duck

"Be like a duck. Calm on the surface, but always paddling like the dickens underneath.” – Michael Caine  

Around here, we’re ducks: cool and collected while relentlessly working towards our goals. Ducks walk, swim, fly, and see in 360 degrees. Nature's complete solution.

They’ve got waterproof feathers, staying dry in the wettest environments. Ducks are absolutely vital to the health of diverse ecosystems, shuttling seeds from place to place. And when ducks migrate, they do it as a team, flying in near-perfect formation.  

Our solutions are just as agile, just as watertight, and just as synchronized. With a 360 degree view of operations, our work is key to a functioning and connected operational ecosystem.  

We walk our clients through their toughest problems, swim through piles of data and outdated processes, and soar when we work as a unit, in tandem with each other and our clients.  

And yes, like ducks, we also prefer warmer weather from our offices in Southern California.

It’s time to get your ducks in a row.

Meet our leadership team

Meet our Leadership Team, a group of seasoned professionals dedicated to driving innovation and delivering exceptional, data-driven solutions in the engineering industry.

Ebbie K. Nakhjavani, PE

CEO & Founder

Arya oversees financial planning and analysis, accounting and reporting, and risk management.

Arya K. Nakhjavani

CFO, VP Strategic Planning

Arya oversees financial planning and analysis, accounting and reporting, and risk management.

John Kang


John champions innovative solutions to drive results and fosters a culture of collaboration.

Andrew Davies

VP of Strategic Accounts

Andrew leads the planning and entitlement of all EKN Engineering projects.

Olga Remizova


Olga is a seasoned financial expert who helps guide our financial decisions and oversees our daily accounting operations.

Derek Karimoto, PE

Director of Engineering

Derek leads our project teams, and collaborates with project managers, sub-consultants, and government agencies.

Amber Kim

Head of Human Resources

Amber provides employee relations expertise, maintains company culture, and designs company policy.

Kristin K. Nakhjavani

Head of Talent Acquisition

Kristin identifies top talent to add to our growing team of expert executives, engineers, and analysts.

Mark Cheben

Head of Marketing

Mark leads the marketing team with a focus on building customer engagement through creative marketing initiatives.

David Le

Head of Information Technology

David delivers seamless solutions to meet our diverse business needs and innovates how we do business.

Come and visit our office

Irvine, CA

Located right down the street from John Wayne Airport, our Irvine office serves as home base for our growing team in Orange County.


What our team says

Discover what our employees and clients have to say about their experience with EKN Engineering. From the heartwarming stories of growth and support to the exceptional services that have left a lasting impact, our company quotes showcase the true essence of our commitment to excellence and customer satisfaction.

"EKN Engineering does an exceptional job that every team member feels valued for their contributions and diligent efforts. Being a part of this company and witnessing its growth has been an absolute pleasure."

Software Developer I

“My superiors always remind me of my value to the team and how they want to see me grow and succeed with the company.

Project Manager I

"I truly feel heard and valued within my team and by the company as a whole."

Data Coordinator II

"It's been a privilege to work here knowing the company culture is centered around a strong sense of community, teamwork, and commitment to excellence. The team is incredibly supportive, and I highly appreciate that the company recognizes employees for their effort."

CAD Drafter I

Join our team

Are you passionate about making a difference and ready to create impact? At EKN Engineering, we're always on the lookout for talented individuals who are eager to innovate and drive meaningful change.

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