The Engineering division of the Public Works Department, under the leadership of the City Engineer, provides engineering support to all City of Nogales departments and to the general public as needed. The Engineering division maintains the archives of maps and drawings necessary for carrying out the mission of Public Works. Finally, the City Engineer provides a review of subdivisions and site plans on behalf of the Planning and Zoning Department to ensure technical compliance with City requirements.
The Engineering division is responsible for the design or design overview of infrastructure maintenance, repair or construction projects. A key responsibility of the Engineering division is contract management. Contract management ensures the City receives the services contracted for according to the specifications developed during project design. The Engineering Group ensures projects are accomplished as specified in contract documents by continuous on-site inspection, often accomplished by engineering technician.
The Engineering division provides drafting and mapping support necessary for carrying out the City's Mission. This division is also responsible maintaining the City's archives of maps and plans. The City's Geographical Information System (GIS) is currently handled by the Engineering division. The Engineering division assists the Public Works Director with the continuous infrastructure improvement planning process. Annually, the Engineering division develops project descriptions and drawings for infrastructure maintenance, repair and construction projects for inclusion in the annual Capital Improvements Plan. This division report to the Public Works Director.
The mission of the Engineering division of the Public Works Department is to provide the City of Nogales with professional engineering services that ensure long-range comprehensive planning, sound project design, and quality construction management, and to provide technical engineering assistance to the community and other Departments of the City.