Michael F. Corbitt, PE, LEED AP


Michael F. Corbitt, P.E. , LEED AP


Deputy Administrator / City Engineer / Building Department Manager


Michael started working for the City of Obetz in September 2012.  Michael brings to the City of Obetz more than 25 years of extensive engineering, construction and managerial experience.  Michael serves three roles at the City of Obetz; Deputy Administrator, City Engineer, Building Department Manager.

The Deputy Administrator is the second in command for the City and, under the direction of the City Administrator, is responsible for the overall effectiveness of all City operations, strategic and business plans, implementation of policies, and the fiscal integrity of the community on behalf of the citizens of Obetz.  Provides assistance and support to the City Administrator by analyzing and implementing policies and procedures, assists in the preparation of the budget, and responds to and resolves public inquires and complaints. The Deputy Administrator is expected to be an innovator in both problem solving and in providing overall direction. The work requires frequent communication and coordination with elected and appointed officials at all levels of government, as well as senior managers and other officials in the private sector. In the absence of the City Administrator the Deputy Administrator shall serve as the City Administrator.

The City Engineer is responsible for the planning, design, construction, and inspection of the City ’s public infrastructure improvements.  Responsible for directing, leading, and managing the street, utility and building departments.  Manages the City ’s Capital Improvement Program, including transportation, storm sewer, sanitary sewer, and water distribution projects. Provides technical support to other departments, developers, and citizens with respect to utility locations, storm water management, water distribution, transportation planning, traffic, neighborhood traffic issues, and other engineering related items.

The Building Department Manager is responsible for the overall guidance, direction, and management of the City ‘s Building department.  Implements policies and procedures to ease the building permit process to reduce time and the complexity of receiving a permit.  In the processing of standing up a new digital permitting software to allow real-time tracking of all stages of the project.  Responsible to rely accurate a timely information to contractors from the Chief Building Official and Building inspectors. 

Michael’s previous experience included working for a construction company where he prepared competitive bids and cost estimates for projects ranging from $20,000 to $5 million.  Design temporary shoring (earth retention systems) for safe excavations and inspect the shoring system during the installation.  Work with foremen and superintendants to better coordinate transfer of information between the field and the office.  Assist project managers to develop a “game plan” to build the project in a more efficient manner.  Prepare 3D models to help to coordinate difficult areas of construction. Help owners to solve site related problem such as drainage, utilities, erosion, pavements, etc.  Prepare storm water pollution prevention plans(erosion control), storm sewers and grading plans, and miscellaneous engineering to provide value to the owner.

Michael also previously served a branch manager for an engineering and surveying company.  He was responsible for overseeing all aspects of the office operations.  Prepared annual expense budgets and revenue forecast and tracked them regularly to ensure goals are being met.  Responsible for maintaining properly sized staff for anticipated workload.   Led up to 25 employees toward one unified goal to provide superior service to our clients.  Provided principal oversight on all civil engineering and surveying projects.  Prepared plans and specifications for bidding purposes and then helped administered bids and contracts.  Preformed construction inspections to insure the intent of the design documents have been met.  Provide civil engineering guidance for more than 10 LEED (sustainable design) projects. Also responsible for managing specific projects, civil site design,  strategic planning, quality control, profitability, business development, and client satisfaction.

Formal Education/Training:

The University of Cincinnati

  • Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering, June 1998
  • Chi Epsilon Member (National Civil Engineering Honor Society)

Columbus State Community College

  • Surveying Certificate

Registered Professional Engineer with the State Board of Engineers and Surveyors      

LEED Accredited Professional (test score of 198 out of 200)

OSHA 30 hour safety training

Notable Project/Accomplishments/Awards:

Fortress Obetz

Recreation Trail

Frusta and McGaw Road Improvements

New roads and utilities for Amazon developement

Electric / Gas upgrades

Alum Creek and Groveport Road Improvements

I-270 Bridge Improvement

Braehead, Area 51, Dixon Quarry

Alum Creek and Toy

Walnut Creek

Vance traffic signal

City of Columbus OARS

City of Columbus Jackson Pike Relief Structure

OSU Wexner Hospital

OSU Hospital Chilled Water

Columbus Zoo and Aquarium New Parking Lot

Scioto & Darby Creek Road At Alton & Darby Creek Road  Improvements

Reynoldsburg – New Albany Road and Taylor Road Improvements

Columbus College of Art and Design

Schools for the Deaf and Blind

Adams County/ Ohio Valley Schools

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