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Professional Services and Quality Infrastructure

Charles Wu, P.E.

Charles Wu, P.E. ,
Director of Engineering Services

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2280 Miccosukee Road
Tallahassee, FL 32308

The Engineering Services Division is responsible for providing professional support for Capital Improvement Projects and other programs, including assistance to the public on an as need basis.

Professional support includes surveying, right-of-way acquisition, design, regulatory permit acquisition, document preparation, contract administration, and construction inspection. Other support services include water/sewer franchising, review and approval of publicly dedicated subdivisions, issuance of right-of-way placement permits, and inspection/administration of the 2/3-2/3 Program. The Water Resources Program will implement the most cost-effective options to reduce flooding and improve our surface and ground water quality. The Water Resources Program is within the Division and is responsible for providing professional support for program development, capital improvement programming, master planning and other projects. Professional support includes design, contract administration, monitoring of projects, construction and maintenance, and policy development.

Functional Responsibilities

  • Provide survey, engineering, and construction management services at the Solid Waste Management Facility
  • Develop the Capital Improvement Program for transportation, park, County facilities, and stormwater projects
  • Work with Real Estates Division to acquire right-of-way and properties for the Capital Improvement Programs and other County agencies
  • Survey, design, and inspect construction of projects in the Capital Improvement Program
  • Prepare and procure the necessary federal, state and local permits for projects in the Capital Improvement Program
  • Prepare and support submittals of federal and state grant applications for parks, roadway, water quality, and stormwater improvements.
  • Review and approve subdivision and site development plans for compliance with Leon County Code of Laws and policies
  • Inspect construction of roadways and stormwater facilities within subdivision to be publicly dedicated
  • Review and approve final plats for recordation into the Official Records at Leon County
  • Prepare and implement the Water/Sewer Agreement with the City of Tallahassee
  • Prepare and implement the Leon County Code of Laws for water/sewer franchises and facilities
  • Administer permitting and inspection of water and sewer system construction
  • Administer permitting and inspection of utilities constructed within right-of-ways and County properties
  • Administer and facilitate the 2/3 - 2/3 Program for roadway and drainage projects v
  • Represent the County on local transportation and bicycle safety committees
  • Prepare graphical presentations with the CAD system for departments and divisions
  • Respond and provide information to the public in regards to traffic data, flood mapping, aerial photography, traffic safety, and stormwater drainage issues.
  • Develop, administer and manage contractual agreements with outside consultants and contractors
  • Provide data and participate in litigation issues for and against Leon County.
  • Manage and maintain permanent records of survey and engineering associated with County projects.
  • Implement Stormwater Master Plan Studies
  • Verify compliance with federal NPDES permit
  • Monitor County-owned stormwater facilities for permit compliance

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