Administration and Engineering
The Administration and Engineering Division is responsible for overseeing the day to day operations and staff.
The Administration Division manages functions such as human resources, approval of purchases/procurement, priority of work, annual goal setting, and overall strategic planning for the department. Administration interprets existing city policies and guides the development of new policies to effectively implement the directions of the City Manager and the City Council. Administration supports all divisions of the department including assembling, approving and controlling the departmental budget; all personnel actions, processing departmental contracts and invoices, and managing dissemination of public information and education activities. Administration is also responsible for developing and implementing electronic systems for data and information management and developing and implementing departmental procedures.
The Engineering Division is involved in the management, design, construction, and review of all projects containing public infrastructure involving City right-of-way and parks. This division is involved in the long-range planning of infrastructure improvements, plan review for development projects received from the Community Development Department, coordination with utilities, and negotiation of easements. The engineering division also administers the Sanitary Sewer Lateral Repair program. This program involves assessing, preparing specifications, soliciting bidders and overseeing the repair of sewer laterals from residential units of six (6) units or less.
Street LightingUniversity City houses over 4,000 street lights. Approximately 750 of these lights are owned and maintained by University City Public Works department; the remaining lights are owned and maintained by Ameren Missouri. 98% of residential lights are Ameren lights.