Welcome to the Engineering Division
The Engineering Division is dedicated to giving support and guidance for the administration and construction of a high quality infrastructure that provides a safe environment while at the same time keeping a balance between the interests of the private and public sectors.
Engineering's primary focus is on the engineering, coordination, and inspection of the City's infrastructure and capital improvement projects for the year. Developers and citizens rely on the Engineering Division to provide information about the City utilities and street systems and to provide assistance with various permits.
|Another very important activity of the Engineering Division is to work closely with ODOT District 1 in helping them with their planning needs, engineering, coordination, and inspection.|
Engineering works very closely with all of the other City Divisions. All of the previously mentioned work could not be achieved without their help. In turn; we help them with their work as needed. This sharing of work skills, knowledge, and abilities between the various City Divisions is what makes the City's Service Divisions work so well for our citizens.
All of the projects, permits, etc., need to have a final home, so our staff also spends time updating all of the City's maps and the GIS system. They are used daily throughout the City.
To perform all of this work on a yearly basis requires the efforts of a very highly skilled, technical, and organized engineering staff. The staff works hard at taking a proactive, behind-the-scenes approach to project management so that the work and construction goes on as seamlessly and effortlessly as possible to those affected. We believe in making Defiance "A Great Place to Live."