The Engineering Department participates in the City's review of the planning, design, and construction of a variety of public works, utility, and development projects. The City Engineer has a basic understanding of the City, State, and federal regulations and the zoning ordinance and other related City codes. The Engineer participates in the City's review of subdivision and building plans and assists in the compliance inspection of building and development construction. The Engineer works with City staff, contractors, general public, boards and commissions to provide input on engineering related issues.

The City Engineer, through the knowledge of the practices of civil engineering, leads the preparation of plans and specifications prepared by independent consultants to develop projects from concept stage to construction stage. Projects are developed in accordance with the goals of the City Administrator and City Council.