Welcome to the Engineering Division

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Mission Statement

The mission of the Engineering Division is to ensure the efficient coordination and responsible construction of a broad spectrum of public infrastructure and private development in the City of Manhattan Beach.

The primary responsibility of the Engineering Division is the design and construction of the City's infrastructure [streets, water system, sewer system, storm drain system, park facilities, City buildings (i.e. fire station, community facilities, parking structures, etc.) and transportation/traffic systems]. The Division is the “keeper” of the City’s public infrastructure record drawings and data. Engineering Division is also responsible for the review, coordination and permitting of private and utility activities in the public rights of way. Staff also provides support to the Community Development Department in reviewing private development proposals to ensure orderly development consistent with the City’s General Plan. 

Engineering Division Contact Information
Prem Kumar, P.E., M.B.A.
City Engineer

Liana Urrutia
Engineering Secretary

Public Works
(310) 802-5300

Physical Address 
Engineering Division – Public Works Department
City of Manhattan Beach
3621 Bell Avenue
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266

Facility hours are Monday through Thursday, 7:30 AM - 5:00 PM.  The Public Works Facility is closed every Friday and all major holidays.


Current Active Projects - In Design
  • Peck Ground Reservoir Project
  • Fire Station No. 2 Design
  • Block 35 Elevated Water Storage Tank Design
  • Rosecrans and Sepulveda Bikeway Project
  • UUAD Assessment Engineering
  • City Signage Program
  • Roadway Safety Bollards/Barricade Project
  • Manhattan Senior Villas ADA Pathway Project
  • Larsson Street Pump Station Improvement Project
  • ADA Transition Plan and Self Evaluation for Public Rights of Way and City Facilities Project
Current Active Projects - In Construction
  • Cycle 1 Sewer Main Replacement Project (Started August 2018)
  • Downtown Traffic Signal Upgrade Project (Phase 1 started January 2019 and Phase 2 Starts January 2020)
  • Fed Cycle 5 Highway Safety Improvement (HSIP)  (Started September 2018)
  • Fed Cycle 3 Safe Routes to School Project (Started February 2019)
  • Marine Avenue Pavement Resurfacing Project (Started i February 2019)
  • Liberty Village Pavement Resurfacing Project  (Started February 2019)
  • State Cycle 10 Safe Routes to School Project  (Started February 2019)
  • Public Works Facility Building "A" - Office Area Project (Started February 2019)
  • Pedestrian Safety Improvements along Highland Avenue @ 34th, 35th & 36th Street Project (March 2019)
  • Decorative Sidewalk Project (March 2019)
  • Morningside Drive Rehabilitation Project (March 2019)
  • Slurry Seal and ARAM, Areas 4, 5, and 6 Project (April 2019)
  • The Strand Resurfacing Project (May 2019)
Upcoming Construction Projects
  • Sepulveda Boulevard and 8th Street Intersection Improvements Project
  • City Hall Restrooms Remodel Project
  • Manhattan Beach Pier Roundhouse Aquarium Wireless Bridge Solution Project
Recently Completed Projects
  • Slurry Seal Area 2 & 3 Project (Completed October 2016)
  • Parking Structure No. 2 Structural Rehabilitation (Completed October 2016)
  • Parking Lot 2 Concrete Topping Slab (Completed October 2016)
  • Pier Comfort Station Rehabilitation (Completed October 2016)
  • Tennis and Basketball Courts Resurfacing and Restriping at Live Oak Park, Mira Costa High School, and Marine Avenue Park (Completed January 2017)
  • Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Citywide Curb Ramp Construction Project (Completed April 2017)
  • Live Oak Park Wide Area Network and WIFI Fiber Optic Conduit Project (Completed April 2017)
  • Strand Stairs Rehabilitation Project (Completed July 2017)
  • Pier Bollard Project (Completed July 2017)
  • Cycle 1 Storm Drain Catch Basin Connector Pipe Screen Project (Completed August 2017)
  • Laurel Avenue Storm Drain Catch Basin Replacement Project (Completed August 2017)
  • Pier Comfort Station Tile Mural and Sea Wall Tile (Completed September 2017)
  • Highland Avenue and 38th Street Project (Completed October 2017)
  • Marine Avenue Skate Park (Completed October 2017)
  • 13th Street Sewer Replacement Project (Completed January 2018)
  • 3rd Street Improvement Project (Completed February 2018)
  • Parking Lot No. 1 Retaining Wall Project (Completed May 2018)
  • Parkview Avenue Sidewalk and Curb Ramp Project (Completed May 2018)
  • Marriott Storm Drain Pump Station Upgrade (Completed August 2018)
  • Village Field Turf Replacement Project (Completed August 2018)
  • Village Field Fence Replacement Project (Completed August 2018)
  • Live Oak Park Netting Improvements (Completed August 2018)
  • Dorsey Field/Live Oak Netting Project (Completed August 2018)
  • Marine Avenue Park Batter's Eye Project (Completed September 2018)
  • Skate Spot Lights Project (Completed September 2018)
  • MBB, Oak, Redondo, 10th and 11th Street Resurfacing Project (Completed November 2018)
  • Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Cycle 1 ADA Curb Ramps FY 2017-2018 (Completed November 2018)
  • Cycle 1 Storm Drain Improvement Project (Completed November 2018)
  • Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Cycle 2 ADA Curb Ramps (Completed November 2018)
  • Roundhouse Aquarium (Completed November 2018)
  • Pier Utilities Replacement (Completed November 2018)
  • Veterans Parkway Project (Completed November 2018)
  • Wall Repair at 1545 11th Street (Completed December 2018)
  • Pavement Management Upgrade Program (Completed January 2019)


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