Engineer/Project Manager

Bruce D. Patterson is a Professional Engineer with Porter Consulting Engineers, P.C., and holds the position of Project Manager/Engineer. Bruce has over 33 years in engineering experience and is registered in Pennsylvania, Ohio, and Alaska. Throughout his career, Bruce has been involved in structural design, residential and commercial land development, street and highway designs, water and wastewater treatment plants and piping systems, and permitting, specifications, and bid documents for a wide range of projects.

Bruce's responsibilities include project management, project design, contract document preparation, and regulatory permitting. Bruce's experience and familiarity with a broad range of engineering projects help maintain the high standard of engineering design that PCE delivers to its clients.


Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil Engineering
          University of Pittsburgh School of Engineering
Post Graduate Education
          University of Alaska
Short Courses, Seminars, and Workshops

Reinforced Concrete Design
Timber Design
Bridge Inspection
Railroad Bridge Design

Professional Memberships

American Society of Civil Engineers

Professional Registrations

Pennsylvania Registered Professional Engineer No. 038790R
Ohio Registered Professional Engineer No. 55334
Alaska Registered Professional Engineer No. C5034


05/16/2005 - Present Porter Consulting Engineers, P.C.; Erie, Pennsylvania

Professional Engineer/Project Manager

As an Engineer/Project Manager with PCE, Bruce is responsible for providing engineering and design services over a wide range of land and infrastructure development projects. Bruce's responsibilities also include construction management and inspection, specification preparation, regulatory compliance, and project data acquisition and interpretation.
2003 - 05/16/2005 Self-Employed; Titusville, Pennsylvania

Professional Engineer

Provided bridge inspections, structural inspections of single family homes, NPDES permitting, and petroleum storage emergency response plans.
1989 - 2003 Northwest Engineering; Tidoute, Pennsylvania

Professional Engineer/Project Manager

Responsibilities included bridge inspection, railroad and highway design and repair, urban street and storm drainage improvements, water and wastewater treatment plants and piping systems, NPDES permitting and petroleum storage.
1988 - 1989 Wright - Pierce; Topsham, Maine

Professional Engineer

As a staff engineer, Bruce's responsibilities included wastewater treatment plant design, plan review and coordination, residential and commercial land development, and street and storm drainage design.
1971 - 1988 State Agencies and Various Consulting Engineers; Anchorage, Alaska

Professional Engineer

As an entry level engineer to Project Manager/Principal Bruce provided land development projects and construction surveys, commercial and residential building inspection and structural repairs, on-lot wastewater system design and permitting, urban street and intersection design and signalization, military facilities, municipal water and sewer, residential and commercial development, oil field civil design, surveys and bathymetry, water and wastewater projects, gravel pad and water supply, wastewater treatment plant effluent disposal, roadway design and construction surveys.

2003 Porter Consulting Engineers, P.C.
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