Engineering Public Works Inspectors monitor the work for private development projects, encroachments into the public right-of-way, and Capital Improvement Projects (CIP). When Grading, Encroachment, Construction, and Landscape & Irrigation Permits are issued, they are assigned to the City’s Engineering Public Work Inspector team for oversight. The Engineering Public Works Inspectors' area of responsibility includes inspection of work involving grading, site drainage, storm drains, retaining walls, public sanitary sewer & water facilities, dry utilities, curb & gutter, sidewalk, paving, bridge construction, traffic signals, street lighting, traffic sign & striping, temporary traffic control, public buildings, and construction materials.
Engineering Public Works Inspectors also oversee the activities of the owner/builder and/or general contractor, along with the geotechnical engineers & geologists, design civil engineers, survey parties, archaeologists, paleontologists and all other professionals associated with the permitted project. The inspectors work closely with the City's Planning, Building, and Utility Divisions, and other outside agencies, such as, the Regional Water Quality Control Board, Department of Fish and Game, Coastal Commission, Orange County Fire Authority, and Cal/OSHA during the course of both permitted and CIP work activities.