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
  • Fire Station No. 2 Design
  • Block 35 Elevated Water Storage Tank Design
  • Rosecrans and Sepulveda Bikeway
  • UUAD Assessment Engineering
  • Roadway Safety Bollards/Barricade
  • Manhattan Senior Villas ADA Pathway
  • Larsson Street Pump Station Improvement
  • ADA Transition Plan and Self Evaluation for Public Rights of Way and City Facilities
  • Kiln Installation
  • Mariposa Fitness Station
  • Roof Replacement
  • Water Infrastructure Improvements
  • Sewer Infrastructure Improvements
  • Storm Drain Infrastructure Improvements
  • Red House Assessment
  • Manhattan Village Restroom Upgrade
  • Facility Improvements, City Hall HVAC Improvement
  • Pier Railing Replacement
  • Aviation Boulevard at Artesia Boulevard Right Turn Lane
  • Sepulveda Bridge Widening
  • Parking Structure Lot 4 Repairs
  • Wayfinding Sign Program
Current Active Projects - In Construction
  • Downtown Traffic Signal Upgrade (Phase 1 Started January 2019 and Phase 2 Starts January 2020)
  • Public Works Facility Building "A" - Office Area (Started February 2019)
  • Pedestrian Safety Improvements along Highland Avenue at 34th, 35th and 36th Street (Started March 2019)
  • City Hall Restrooms Remodel (Started June 2019)
Upcoming Construction Projects
  • Sepulveda Boulevard and 8th Street Intersection Improvements
  • Manhattan Beach Pier Roundhouse Aquarium Wireless Bridge Solution
  • Citywide Concrete Repairs
Recently Completed Projects


  • Slurry Seal Area 2 and 3 (October)
  • Parking Structure No. 2 Structural Rehabilitation (October)
  • Parking Lot 2 Concrete Topping Slab (October)
  • Pier Comfort Station Rehabilitation (October)


  • Tennis and Basketball Courts Resurfacing and Restriping at Live Oak Park, Mira Costa High School, and Marine Avenue Park (January)
  • Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Citywide Curb Ramp Construction (April)
  • Live Oak Park Wide Area Network and WIFI Fiber Optic Conduit (April)
  • Strand Stairs Rehabilitation (July)
  • Pier Bollard (July)
  • Cycle 1 Storm Drain Catch Basin Connector Pipe Screen (August)
  • Laurel Avenue Storm Drain Catch Basin Replacement (August)
  • Pier Comfort Station Tile Mural and Sea Wall Tile (September)
  • Highland Avenue and 38th Street (October)
  • Marine Avenue Skate Park (October)

  • 13th Street Sewer Replacement (January)
  • 3rd Street Improvement (February)
  • Parking Lot No. 1 Retaining Wall (May)
  • Parkview Avenue Sidewalk and Curb Ramp (May)
  • Marriott Storm Drain Pump Station Upgrade (August)
  • Village Field Turf Replacement (August)
  • Village Field Fence Replacement (August)
  • Live Oak Park Netting Improvements (August)
  • Dorsey Field/Live Oak Netting (August)
  • Marine Avenue Park Batter's Eye (September)
  • Skate Spot Lights (September)
  • MBB, Oak, Redondo, 10th and 11th Street Resurfacing (November)
  • Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Cycle 1 ADA Curb Ramps FY 2017-2018 (November)
  • Cycle 1 Storm Drain Improvement (November)
  • Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Cycle 2 ADA Curb Ramps (November)
  • Roundhouse Aquarium (November)
  • Pier Utilities Replacement (November)
  • Wall Repair at 1545 11th Street (December)


  • Pavement Management Upgrade Program (January)
  • Federal Cycle 5 Highway Safety Improvement (HSIP) (February)
  • State Cycle 10 Safe Routes to School (February)
  • Federal Cycle 3 Safe Routes to School (March)
  • Intersection Modifications and Asphalt Slot Patches Repair (April)
  • Decorative Sidewalk (May)
  • Cycle 1 Sewer Main Replacement (May)
  • Marine Avenue Pavement Resurfacing (June)
  • Liberty Village Pavement Resurfacing (June)
  • The Strand Resurfacing (June)
  • Annual Slurry Seal and ARAM, Areas 4, 5 and 6 (June)
  • Morningside Drive Rehabilitation (June)
  • Veterans Parkway Improvements (June)


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