As the engineering authority for the City, the Engineering Office provides expertise and regulatory guidance for all planning, design, and construction of Capital Improvement Program (CIP) and development projects within our jurisdiction as required through the comprehensive plan. Develop business processes, programs, and control mechanisms; including coordination with outside agencies, to ensure projects are on-time and within budget and follows the City Asset Management Program. The Engineering Office is committed to maintaining a high level of professionalism through open lines of communication and transparency while delivering superior customer service.
The City of Sugar Land’s Engineering Office is a professional, centralized and technically diverse office that provides internal support to owner and stakeholder offices for development of the Capital Improvement Program, Asset Management, design and construction of capital projects and external services dealing with public infrastructure for the City. The Engineering Office also manages the development and delivery of the General Obligation (G.O. Bonds) process which is a program approved by the voters to secure funding for capital improvement projects (CIP). The office has a total of 23 full time employees with a fiscal year 2020 budget of $2,927,819. Operational hours are Monday through Friday, 8 A.M. to 5 P.M.
The Engineering Office’s main responsibilities include:
- development of the Capital Improvement Program;
- design and construction of capital projects and external services;
- manage development, re-development, and of City’s infrastructure through the Asset Management methods and policies;
- management of active transportation and mobility projects;
- management of all real estate services;
- adherence to City and Floodplain regulations;
- Developmental review services; and
- development of code and engineering design standards
The office’s responsibilities are critical to the superior service the City provides to its residents. The services include but are not limited to: Flood Plain Administration, Development Review Process and the City’s Design Standards. In addition the office has undertaken, Public Engagement with the Communications Department, working as a team to address the needs of the residents. This ensures the City is being transparent and having open communication regarding the direction of the City and the projects that impact the residents. This has been paramount for the success of the office and the delivery of projects. As overseers of the various projects, the Engineering staff work with and for residents on a daily basis. The office provides customer service by attending Homeowner Association (HOA) meetings, providing proper notification to the public pertaining to construction and responding to 311 Call Center concerns.
Some current projects include but are not limited to the following:
- Settlers Park Drainage Improvements;
- Dairy Ashford Street Widening;
- Sugar Mill Drainage and Seventh Street Reconstruction;
- Lift Station Asset Management completion;
- Brazos River Erosion and Mitigation Initiative; and
- Selection of waterline rehabilitation projects through asset management financial modeling
Awards and Accolades
The Engineering Office 2019’s awards included below:
- 2019 American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) Engineering Excellence Award for the South Stadium Drive Project; and
- 2019 Best Application Serving the Public from the Texas Digital Government Summit for the Capital Improvement Program (CIP) Story Map (Team Contributors).