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Division of Engineering
Engineering project at Buckeye lake dam

General Information

The Division of Engineering provides professional and technical engineering and related administrative support services required by the ODNR.

The Division of Engineering (DOE) provides professional and technical engineering and related administrative support services required by the ODNR land-holding divisions in improving, utilizing, and managing their properties and associated resources.

The Chief Engineer and his staff implement the statutory requirements of Chapter 1507 of the Revised Code including:

  • Represents the Director of ODNR in all aspects of planning and implementing the department's Capital Improvement Program
  • Provides engineering and architectural support to department facility managers
  • Serves as ODNR liaison with the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) on roadway maintenance projects
  • Provides project and construction services to landholding divisions
  • Serves as ODNR liaison with the Ohio Emergency Management Agency (OEMA) on disaster response assistance

Program History

History of the Division of Engineering

Pursuant to Chapter 1507 of the Ohio Revised Code (ORC), the Division of Engineering (DOE) provides professional and technical engineering and related administrative support services required by the ODNR land-holding divisions (Parks and Watercraft, Wildlife, Forestry, and Natural Areas and Preserves) in improving, utilizing and managing their properties and associated resources.

The Chief Engineer and his staff are the principal representatives of the Director of Natural Resources in all aspects of engineering, planning, designing, contracting, inspecting, and managing ODNR's construction projects and capital improvements program.

Additionally, under Chapter 1507, the DOE provides technical support to land-holding Division facility managers to assist them with operation and maintenance issues; serves as liaison with the Ohio Department of Transportation on roadway maintenance issues within ODNR facilities; coordinates Department emergency responses with the Ohio Emergency Management Agency.