Engineering Office


(g) The Engineer

From the provisions of IRR of RA 7160 (Local Government Code of the Philippines)
Rule XVIII, Art. 122 – Qualifications, Powers, and Duties of Appointive Local Officials.

(1) No person shall be appointed engineer unless he is a citizen of the Philippines, a resident of the LGU concerned, of good moral character, and a licensed civil engineer. He must have acquired experience in the practice of his profession for at least five (5) years in the case of the provincial or city engineer, and three (3) years in the case of the municipal engineer.

(2) The engineer shall take charge of the engineering office and shall:

(i) Initiate, review and recommend changes in policies and objectives, plans and programs, techniques, procedures and practices in infrastructure development and public works in general of the LGU concerned;

(ii) Advise the governor or mayor, as the case may be, on infrastructure, public works, and other engineering matters;

(iii) Administer, coordinate, supervise, and control the construction, maintenance, improvement, and repair of roads, bridges, and other engineering and public works projects of the LGU concerned;

(iv) Provide engineering services to the LGU concerned, including investigation and survey, engineering designs, feasibility studies, and project management;

(v) In the case of the provincial engineer, exercise technical supervision over all engineering offices of component cities and municipalities; and

(vi) Exercise such other powers and perform such other duties and functions as may be prescribed by law or ordinance.