​Engineering Division 

​1415 Santa Anita Avenue 
South El Monte, CA 91733

New Engineering Fees (Effective January 1, 2018) 
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*The City of South El Monte contracts Engineering Services. For projects that specifically need to be handled, overseen, and/or approved by City Engineer  Kev Tcharkhoutian  or Senior Assistant Engineer Arjan Idnani, it is highly recommended to schedule an appointment, please contact them by phone or via email.

*Days and hours are subject to change without notice.

Kev Tcharkhoutian  

City Engineer
Phone: (626) 579-6540 Ext. 3163    Email:  
Field/Office Hours:   Tuesdays   7:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m.

Arjan Idnani, Senior Associate Engineer      
Phone: (626) 579-6540 Ext. 3203  Email:
Field/Office Hours:  
Monday & Wednesday: 7:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Thursday 7:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. 

Elias Capelle, Associate Engineer 
Phone: (626) 579-6540  Ext.3210   Email:
Field/Office Hours:
Tuesday & Wednesday 7:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Thursday 7:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. 

The Engineering Division  is responsible for approval of designs, planning studies and engineering standards for the construction and/or maintenance of City’s infrastructure and projects.The department reviews and approves project plans, subdivision maps, designs, technical reports and calculations of private developments, planning programs and Agency projects to ensure compliance with the Subdivision Map Act and incorporation of City requirements. It recommends, plans, develops, prepares, manages, and provides technical guidance with the development of strategic short and long range implementation of the City’s Capital Improvement Program. The department   is also involved with design, inspection and supervision of Public Works projects including streets, sidewalks, parks and municipal facilities as well as the procurement and administration of transportation grants and funds.




Jim Harris, City  Traffic Advisor 
Phone: (626) 579-6540  Ext.3223     Email:
Office/Field Hours: Monday & Wednesday  10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Traffic Engineering Division is responsible for management and operation of traffic signals, signing and striping on all public streets. The responsibility of the division is to continually improve safety for all modes of transportation,set policies and procedures for traffic control devises within the public right-of-way, establish requirements for determining a commercial,industrial or residential project related impacts, and review traffic impact reports from developers.