As a part of Public Works, the Project Management Division’s goal is to provide the City with professional engineering services that ensure long-range comprehensive planning, sound project design, quality construction management and maintenance of the City’s infrastructure.
Project Management is a carefully planned and organized effort to accomplish a specific task or project. Tasks such as constructing a new roadway or implementing a new process into an existing system belong under Project Management. These projects are provided to improve the quality of life of the community. Such projects may include reducing the time it takes to drive through town, providing smoother and safer roadways and improving the City’s infrastructure. Project Management also aggressively pursues outside funding and grants to accomplish more projects using minimal City funds.
One of Project Management’s responsibilities is developing a project plan. This entails defining project goals and objectives, specifying tasks, identifying needed resources and associating budgets and timelines for completion. Once the project plan is developed, Project Management must implement the project plan. This includes maintaining careful controls to stay on the "critical path”, or ensuring the project is being managed according to plan. Project Management usually follows major phases. These include a feasibility study, project planning and design, right-of-way acquisition, implementation and construction, evaluation and support/maintenance.
The Project Management Division is divided into several components that work as a team. The Project Managers each have a specialty; Parks, Storm Water, Traffic and Roads. They manage projects, including Capital Improvement Projects, in their designated field. A Senior Construction Inspector works under Project Management to review and inspect these CIP projects.
Additionally, Project Management has a Sr. Traffic Technician, who handles the upkeep and maintenance of traffic signs, signals and lights. This technician receives requests and inquiries from residents for traffic and safety concerns, and performs traffic calming studies all year. Find out more about the Traffic Division.
Project Management also oversees the Storm Water Management Coordinator. She is responsible for the City’s National Pollutant Discharge Elimination Permit regulations and the Storm Water Management Plan as required by the EPA and Missouri Department of Natural Resources.
Find out more about the I-70 Improvement Project through O'Fallon.
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