The Engineering Division is responsible for the management of construction contracts and activities; management of contractual engineering services; development of Standard Designs of Common Engineering Structures; engineering and technical assistance to other departments; infrastructure grant procurement, monitoring, and reporting; maintenance of GIS data and different mapping and record systems; compliance with local, regional, state, and federal laws; development of staff in technical, organizational, and supervisory skills; chair and staff support to the Traffic Committee; and management of right-of-way activities.

Staff engineers review development plans for residential and commercial projects within the city to assure they meet State Standards and issue encroachment permits for those projects. The Engineering Division is committed to responding to the changing needs of our community and to ensuring San Dimas remains a distinctive place in which to live and work.

The Engineering Division is responsible for handling all issues related to traffic in the City of San Dimas. Traffic improvements originate from many different sources including City projects, developer projects, and citizen requests. Engineering staff researches and responds to all citizen complaints and requests, which often include inquiries for stop signs, traffic signs, parking restrictions, and crosswalk additions and removals.

The Engineering Division reviews and inspects development proposals and compliance with city policies, procedures, codes, standards, and other governmental requirements relating to land subdivisions, grading, drainage, public improvement within the city right-of-way, and transportation matters. The Department is also responsible for the management, rehabilitation, and replacement of public improvements, such as water mains, sewer mains, storm drains, streets, traffic signals, etc. to provide continued reliable service to the community. Also, the Division is responsible for receiving bids and proposals for the development and construction of new public roadways, sidewalks, and overseeing projects that affect public property to protect and enhance the community’s quality of life.