The Office of the City Engineer is a division of the DPW and provides an in-house consulting service available to all departments and residents. They provide engineering and surveying services to the DPW on various storm sewer, sanitary sewer, water, sidewalk, street and building projects. They work closely with the Planning Board in reviewing site plans and subdivisions and have provided engineering services to the Zoning Board of Appeals.
Where resources permit, the City Engineers Office identifies projects, prepares budgets, designs plans and specifications, assists with bid advertising, manages pre-bid meetings, reviews bidders qualifications, oversees bid openings, and makes award recommendations. These projects are then managed in-house during the construction phase through contract administration and field supervision. This saves funds that would otherwise be allocated to outside architecture and engineering firms.