• A municipal engineer works to make the city a civilized place to live, work and play. They do this through the management of a wide range of infrastructure, acting as the link between the citizen and politicians.
  • In the past, municipal engineers were employed by councils but are now, more often, employed by consulting engineers, contractors and partnerships. The traditional work of highways & bridges, traffic & lighting still forms a major part of the workload, but is increasingly supplemented by a range of schemes that can embrace everything that makes a city function properly. The design, planning, commissioning, maintenance and management of streets and town centers, parks and public places, leisure facilities and public buildings, water supply and drainage, domestic and commercial waste recycling.
  • Municipal engineers also play an important role in the checking of structures for compliance with Building Regulations.