Roles & Responsibilities
The Engineering Services Division of Public Works and Utilities provides engineering planning, design, and construction management services for the utilities (water, wastewater, stormwater, solid waste, and electric), as well as the Streets Division and other City departments.
This division also provides inspection and permitting of work related to the public infrastructure, Geographical Information System (GIS) mapping and database support, and traffic engineering services.
- Long Range Planning
- Project Engineering
- Project Management
- Permitting & Inspections
- Record Keeping
- GIS Support
- Traffic Safety
Long Range Planning
The Engineering Services Division oversees engineering support for maintenance and development of the City's Capital Facilities Plan, Transportation Improvement Plan, and budgeting, along with other long range infrastructure activities such as Elwha dam removal, landfill closure, and UGA development coordination. Their responsibilities also include coordination with federal, state, county, and local agencies in areas that could potentially impact our city.
The Engineering Division's responsibilities for project engineering include engineering planning, analysis, and design of projects for the City's Public Works utilities (electric, water, wastewater, solid waste, and stormwater), and Streets Division, as well as other City departments. They also include grant and loan application / administration for project funding.
The Division's project management responsibilities include management of staff, consultants, and contractors in project engineering activities, as well as construction management activities.
Permitting & Inspections
The Division's permitting and inspection responsibilities include review and issuance of permits for construction within the right-of-way, waste disposal permits, and clearing and grading. They also include review of development proposals, building permits, and other planning permits for Public Works related requirements, as well as inspections of developments for compliance with Public Works standards and requirements.
Engineering Inspection Phone Line
Please call 360-417-4831 to request a Public Works engineering inspection. Do not call later than noon of the previous business day to schedule an on-site inspection of permitted engineering work. Please do not use this number for building or electrical permit inspections.
The Engineering Division's record keeping responsibilities include research and maintenance of Public Works records, along with property and easement records for development and other activities. They also provide support for the City Attorney and City Real Estate Committee.
The Engineering Division oversees all data entry and maintenance of the city's GIS. They oversee the city's mapping activities and compile GIS and other mapping for use by internal and external customers. GIS mapping includes all utilities, streets, planimetrics, topography, orthophotos, zoning, and other layers. GIS databases include information regarding real estate, addresses, utilities, streets, traffic, and other data.
Responsibilities include engineering and data collection / review related to traffic safety. Traffic accident and volume data are collected and maintained for use in analysis of traffic improvement needs and development requirements. They also include coordination with Clallam Transit and the Port Angeles School District.