Welcome to the Southfield Engineering Department

The Engineering Department is responsible for the scheduling, technical planning, design, bid processing, award recommendation, contract administration and actual on-site field supervision of City public works and construction projects. In order to handle this diverse and complex range of duties efficiently, the department consists of two interrelated divisions which each handle specific tasks common to all infrastructure improvements.

The primary responsibility of Design Engineering is to produce bid documents for City public works projects. The division also works to ensure that the City's interests are addressed on projects designed by other agencies, reviews private property site plans with respect to City engineering requirements, issues permits to assure compliance, and prepares Special Assessment District Projects and other infrastructure improvement plans as assigned by City Council.

The primary objective of the Engineering Department is to produce projects which represent an optimal expenditure of City funds. In order to achieve this, both the short and long term impacts of project alternatives are carefully considered. The Engineering Department works to provide the City of Southfield with the best infrastructure projects and systems possible.