Engineering

The purpose of the Department of Engineering is to provide professional engineering services for the City of Newport News. Engineering is comprised of the following areas:
Responsibilities
  • Implementation of design, construction, contractual award, construction inspection, project management and monitoring of public projects
  • Administration of the city review and approval process of private development, ensuring compliance with Newport News City Code; provisions, ordinances and the comprehensive plan, as well as approved Design Criteria and Standard Specifications manuals
  • Management of the city Geographic Information System (GIS)
  • Administration of city initiatives to bring compliance in the city right-of-way with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
  • Architectural Inspection of new construction and renovation of city facilities
  • Administration of the city traffic programs, including traffic signs, traffic signals, pavement markings and streetlights
  • Analysis and implementation of traffic-related improvements, transportation planning and roadway projects in coordination with the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT), the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) and Hampton Roads Planning District Commission (HRPDC)
  • Engineering services associated with the city Sewage Collection System Management Program (SECOMP)
  • Engineering services related to the city Stormwater Management (SWM) Program, complying with federal, state and local mandates
  • Engineering studies affecting the safety, health and welfare of citizens and visitors
  • Maintain an internet site to display departmental services, points of contact and geographic information for public access
  • Maintain the department's Environmental Management System (EMS) Program
  • Serves as the staff liaison on the city's Wetland Board
  • Technical support for environmental initiatives including the city's Lake Enhancement and Flood Assistance program