Engineering Department

Overview
Engineering is responsible for providing support on all construction projects with the city. This support is rendered in a number of ways and in varying degrees. Department personnel usually perform planning and design work. On projects utilizing consulting engineers for design services, the department acts as the contact between the city and the consultant. As with any city, El Dorado is involved in a wide range of project types. Department personnel are therefore required to perform work in areas including:
  • Airports
  • Buildings
  • Land Development
  • Pump Stations
  • Sanitary Sewer Lines
  • Storm Drainage
  • Streets
  • Water Lines
  • Water Towers

 Projects
All projects have the common requirement of taking a concept through construction. The details from start to finish vary according to project but generally follow these basic lines:

  • Construction Performed by the Contractor
  • Contract Awarded Via Bidding Process
  • Need Identified
  • Scope and Budget Established
  • Work Defined (Plan Development)
During the construction process, the department inspects the work and administers payments.