Engineering Services has primary responsibility for managing the city’s capital improvement projects, including the planning, design and construction management of public buildings, streets, utilities, storm water facilities and recreational facilities. Engineering Services also provides general engineering support and infrastructure planning for city departments, plans review for public improvements within subdivisions and commercial sites, and coordination of activities with utility companies, the Virginia Department of Transportation, and other federal, state, and local government agencies.
Staff can provide a wealth of services to aid departments in their decision-making, including information on infrastructure planning, environmental impact and surveying services, and assistance with issues related to property ownership. Engineering Services can provide construction cost estimates, construction management services, field surveying, mapping, drafting, and general engineering consultation. Engineering Services consists of a team of engineers, surveyors, technicians and administrative staff organized under the city engineer.