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Engineering

Mission: To construct public infrastructure and maintain traffic control systems essential to the safety, health, mobility, and quality of life for the Des Moines citizens, business, and guests.

Engineering Department responsibilities:

  • Design and manage construction projects for
    • Streets
    • Bridges
    • Sewers
    • Buildings
    • Parks
    • Other infrastructure.
  • Construction field services for public and subdivision work
    • Inspection
    • Testing
    • Surveying
  • Construction contract administration including
    • Bidding of projects
    • Federal and state grant compliance
  • Real estate
    • Acquisition
    • Relocation services
    • Disposition of City-owned property
  • Operate and maintain
    • Traffic signals
    • Street signs
    • Street lights
    • Pavement markings
  • Operate and maintain
    • Parking garages
    • Parking lots
    • Parking meters
    • Issue parking permits.
  • Permitting activities in the streets and border areas
    • Utility installation
    • Drive accesses
    • Encroachments
    • Sidewalk construction
    • Oversize/overweight permits
    • House moving permits
    • Taxi and limo licensing
  • Provide technical support to Des Moines Metropolitan Wastewater Reclamation Authority (WRA) and all City departments.
  • Engineering Organizational Chart