The Bureau of Office Engineer is the Office of Record for the Department and acts in an advisory capacity to the Transportation Director, Chief Engineer's office, Bureau Chiefs, and Region Engineers in matters of project lettings, finance and administration of federal funds, and in other areas pertaining to the general function of the Department.
The Bureau of Office Engineer is also responsible for coordinating all Emergency Relief Funds with the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA). This Bureau also coordinates, with the various Region Offices, the programming of projects which the Alabama Department of Transportation must undertake. This office submits projects and other documents as needed for approval.
The Bureau is divided into five primary subsections: Engineering (including Federal Aid Authorizations, Subletting, and Labor Compliance), Plans and Proposals (including Contractor Prequalification), Contract Preparation & Review, Planning Studies, and Project Management.