ENGINEERING DIVISION                                                                                                                                

 City Engineer – Shawn Syde, P.E.

Assistant City Engineer – Dennis Souza

Supervising Civil Engineer – Adam Hart, E.I.T

Permits Director – Amanda Jupin


It is the Mission of the Engineering Division to design, permit and implement innovative projects that comply with all governing agencies and the Engineer’s Code of Ethics.  Our focus is on enhancing the quality of life for residents and visitors to the city. 


The Engineering Division of the Department of Public Infrastructure (DPI) provides technical services and support to the DPI and other City entities.  The Engineering Division’s services include:

  • Program Research, Development and Reporting for:
    • The Pavement Maintenance Program
    • The MS4 Program
    • The City of New Bedford DPI Construction Standards and Specifications
  • Survey and Design/Drafting of:
    • Roadway Reconstruction Projects
    • Water and Sewer Projects
    • As-Built Plans
  • Resident Engineering Services for:
    • City Roadway and Utility Projects
    • Private Development Inspections of Utility and Right of Way Work
    • Privately Owned Utility Work
  • Permitting Program including:
    • Review of Site Plans, Permit Documents and As-Builts for Conformance with Local, State and Federal Regulatory Agency Requirements
    • Issuance of DPI Permits including Stormwater Permits, Curb Cut Permits, Driveway/Sidewalk Permits, Water Permits and Sewer Permits
    • Support other City entities in Reviewing Permit Applications
    • Permitting of City Projects
  • Records Management including:
    • Draft Record Plans
    • Updates to Assessor’s Maps
    • Address Assignments
    • Municipal Water, Sewer, Electric and Traffic Records
    • Private Development Records
    • Asset Management

For Questions About:

Active or Upcoming Construction Projects – Please Email:

Stormwater Design/Permitting – Please Email:

Pending Building, Water, Wastewater, or Driveway Permits – Please Email:

Utility Plan Requests – Please Email:


Engineering Resources:

Stormwater Rules and Regulations

City-Wide Green Infrastructure Master Strategy

Permit Fee Schedule

City of New Bedford Bonded Contractors

GIS Data Request Form

OpenGov Permit Portal

DPI Site Plan Review Checklist

NB DPI Permits FAQs