Municipal Engineering

Municipal engineering services keep cities running, and growing, smoothly. Harris & Associates works with—and as—city engineering departments to improve quality of life for all citizens.

Cities of varying sizes choose Harris to augment their own staff or, in the case of smaller cities, to function as the de facto engineering department. In both roles, our expert engineers oversee critical public works projects and review development plans for successful, efficient implementation.  

Veteran Representation

Protecting our clients’ interests is priority No. 1 during development and planning processes. We take any steps necessary to see that all conditions of approval are met and that development reviews proceed quickly. Accuracy and efficiency in these crucial stages creates a win-win scenario for agencies and developers—enabling cities and counties to pursue long-term growth strategies.

Keeping the Balance 

What makes Harris the right choice for municipal engineering? Our engineers bring to projects the right balance of exceptional project management skills and the ability to navigate the local community planning processes, including permitting and zoning.

Understanding what success looks like, we keep entire project teams on track with budgets, schedules, environmental considerations, and more.


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Envision® Sustainable Infrastructure Rating System

Harris & Associates is a proud charter member of the Envision® sustainable infrastructure rating system. This system provides a holistic framework for evaluating and rating the community, environmental, and economic benefits of all types and sizes of infrastructure projects.

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  • Land Use/Entitlement Management

    Land Use/Entitlement Management

    On behalf of our clients, Harris manages every step involved with property and project development, including:

    • Conditions of approval
    • Tentative map evaluation
    • Demand forecasting
    • Development agreements
    • Reimbursement agreements
    • Subdivision agreements
    • Environmental review

  • Development Review

    Development Review

    Harris engineers help keep projects on track from the start. We review public and private development applications for conformance with City plans, ordinances, and policies related to zoning, urban design, subdivision, and the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). Specific services include:

    • Public Improvement Plan Review
    • Grading, Erosion Control, and Drainage Plan Review
    • Stormwater Mitigation Plan Review
    • Hydrology and Hydraulic Report Review
    • Erosion and Sediment Control Plan Review
    • Construction Detour Plans and Traffic Control Plan Review
    • Striping and Signing Plan Review
    • Quantity and Cost Estimate Review
    • Technical Specifications Review
    • Work Flow Methodology

  • Staff Augmentation

    Staff Augmentation

    For short- or long-term engagements, Harris fills staffing gaps with highly qualified engineers who integrate seamlessly with your team. Rely on us for:   

    • Public works officials and leadership
    • Supplemental engineering staff
    • Project and program management
    • RFP preparation and consultant evaluation