Public Engineering & Construction

The Engineering staff are responsible for construction management of capital improvements and maintenance projects as determined by the Capital Improvement Plan. Services consist of contract, project and construction management, project planning, design, bidding and inspection of most construction within the right-of-way. Staff services are supplemented by outside consultants as needed. This Division is also responsible for permits for work in the right-of-way and Village easements, as well as maintaining benchmarks. Staff provides traffic engineering for the Village and works with Community Development on storm water management planning and design.

Prevailing Wage Rates

The Illinois Prevailing Wage Act (820 ILCS 130/0.01 et. seq.) requires the Village to establish the prevailing rate of wages for laborers, mechanics and other workers employed in performing public works projects for the Village.

The Village Board of Trustees on June 21, 2018 approved Ordinance 7537 ascertaining the Prevailing Rate of Wages for Laborers, Workers and Mechanics employed on Public Works Projects in the Village of Lombard.

Process for Contracting Engineering Services

The Village of Lombard uses a Quality Based Selection (QBS) process to select consulting firms for engineering services. A selection committee representing the Engineering Division, Utilities Division, and Operations Division votes to establish an initial list of approximately a dozen firms from all of those that have expressed an interest or have performed past work for the Village. Firms on the initial list are then invited to respond to a Request for Proposals (RFP). The same committee then scores the proposals to select the firm to be awarded the contract, and the top-ranked firms are selected to comprise the shortlist for the next few years. The Village strives to have a transparent and fair process, and the entire composite ranking is made available to all firms that submitted a proposal. Questions and Statements of Qualifications (SOQs) may be submitted by email to the Assistant Director of Public Works, David Gorman, at

 The following lists, in alphabetical order, are in effect for 2017-2020.

Design Engineering
Alfred Benesch & Company
Baxter & Woodman, Inc.
Christopher B. burke Engineering, Ltd.
Civiltech Engineering
Thomas Engineering Group
Resident Engineering
Baxter & Woodman, Inc.
Christopher B. Burke Engineering, Ltd.
Civiltech Engineering
Thomas Engineering Group
Construction Material Testing, Geotechnical & Environmental Engineering
Rubino Engineering, Inc.
SEECO Consultants, Inc.
Testing Services Corporation

Lane Closures for Private Construction Activity

Contractors that need to close a lane or roadway for private construction activity must submit an online request at least three business days prior to the proposed start date. Village staff will review the request and approval or denial will be provided by email response.