Robert A. Murnane, P.E.
Public Works Director
Robert Murnane was named Public Works Director for the city of Henderson in May 2001. He started with the City in 1996 as a Project Engineer III in charge of the Engineering Design section and was reassigned to major transportation projects in 1999.
Robert has been a Las Vegas valley resident since 1964. He attended the Oregon Institute of Technology and graduated with a bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering in 1987. He worked in the private sector for various local Southern Nevada engineering firms until 1990, when he accepted a position with the city of North Las Vegas as the Development and Flood Control Coordinator. He advanced to the position of Development Administrator and then Principal Engineer in charge of city engineering before moving to the city of Henderson.
As Public Works Director, Robert is responsible for seven divisions within the Public Works Department: Administration, Engineering, Facilities Management, Quality Control, Support Services, Survey/Right-of-Way, and Traffic Services.
The Administration division provides the leadership, direction, focus, oversight and coordination to all divisions of Public Works by providing and maintaining cost accounting functions, oversight and support of departmental personnel activities, development and guidance in department performance objectives, and preparation and submission of internal and externally required reports.
Engineering performs in-house design, oversees contract design, coordinates the City's infrastructure and parks projects, administers Local Improvement Districts, coordinates and reviews all off-site construction and flood-related matters, and maintains record plans for the City's infrastructure. The Facilities Management Division oversees all City building construction contracts and building facilities. The Quality Control Division provides inspection to insure the infrastructure to be dedicated to the City is of a high quality. They also manage Public Works construction contracts as well as the City pavement management program. Support Services oversees the maintenance of City streets and flood control facilities, as well as the acquisition and maintenance of the vehicle and equipment fleet. Survey/Right-of-Way establishes and maintains the City's survey control network, prepares and reviews maps, and performs survey fieldwork. Traffic Services is responsible for review of traffic and transportation related projects, transportation planning, signs, signals, street light maintenance, and barricade review.