We're a 1,700 employee regional government organization (analogeous to county). Engineering (paired with Construction) is one of our largest divisions, probably about 600 employees, with 200 of them being Engineers.
As that aspect is pretty opaque, dealing with pipes and water and sewage treatment (even if the org itself is pretty under-the-radar), the engineers get pretty much what they want. Large Monitors, Top Spec computers every 18 months, latest versions of AutoCad and other CAD programs, dedicated IT resources to get and keep everything running.
The 10 person GIS team of the IT department is pretty much at their beck and call as well.