1112 State Route 434 -- Owego, NY 13827 -- 607-223-4334
Erik is the founder and president of Watson Engineering, PC and currently practices as the firm’s principal structural engineer. Erik specializes in precast concrete, structural steel frame, and wood frame design. In addition, Erik has extensive full service engineering project management experience for both Government and private sector projects. Erik’s wealth of forensic engineering experience spans the full spectrum of property damage as a result of natural disasters, fires, and catastrophic accidents. Erik has over 19 years of experience as a licensed professional engineer and is licensed in 18 states.
Erik graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point in 1998 with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering. Erik also possesses a Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of New Haven (2004) and an MBA from the University of Massachusetts (2008).
Erik is a proud Army Veteran having served as an Officer in the United States Army Corps of Engineers. Erik is also an accomplished pilot with over 20 years of flying experience and possesses a commercial pilot’s license. Erik flies actively, mostly in the company owned aircraft for business related activities.
About Watson Engineering, P.C.
Watson Engineering, PC was founded by Erik Watson in 2009. Starting out as a small-scale consulting firm, Watson Engineering, PC has experienced steady growth into a full service engineering firm focused on commercial, government, healthcare, and general infrastructure design of increasing complexity and size. We are a proud Service-Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business and our primary client is the United States Federal Government-specifically the Department of the Army, the United States Army Corps of Engineers, and the Department of Veterans Affairs. Our client base, however, is steadily growing to include the New York State Office of General Services and private sector clients. Our main services include structural, civil, and mechanical, electrical, plumbing (MEP) engineering. These engineering services provide the backbone for building and infrastructure design. As required, we establish teaming arrangements and tailor design teams that include additional services to include architecture, fire protection engineering, and surveying. In addition to building design services, we also provide forensic engineering, electrical arc flash studies, electrical power flow and coordinated power studies, and general inspection services. Our Professional Engineers personally carry out inspections by request on behalf of insurance companies, attorneys, business entities, and individuals.
Matthew Lloyd, EIT, Mechanical Engineer
Staff Mechanical Engineer-Specializes in mechanical design, plumbing design, and building information modeling with Revit and other various coordinated design tools. Provides advanced drafting for MEP coordination drawing support.
Education: B.S. in Mechanical Engineering, Syracuse University, 2015
John W. Evangelista, PE, LEED AP
John joined Watson Engineering in 2014 after serving 13 years as an Army Officer with the United States Army Corps of Engineers. He serves as the principal for mechanical, electrical, and plumbing (MEP) engineering services and has over 16 years of experience. John’s engineering experience spans across academia and professional practice. He taught heat transfer, fluid mechanics, thermodynamics, and mechanical design as an Instructor and Assistant Professor in the Department of Civil and Mechanical Engineering at West Point.
John’s professional experience includes a variety of assignments with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and he has been practicing as a Professional Mechanical Engineer since 2013.
John graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point in 2001 with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering. John also possesses a Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Cornell University (2010) and a second Master of Science in Engineering Management from the University of Missouri-Rolla (2005).
John fulfills part time Reservist duties as an Instructor in the Department of Physics and Nuclear Engineering at West Point. He is also a proud combat veteran with tours in both Iraq and Afghanistan.
Mark Strzalkowski, Civil/Geotech Engineer
Staff Civil and Geotechnical Engineer specializing in civil design, geotechnical engineering, construction management, and drafting support.
Education: B.S. in Civil Engineering, Syracuse University, 2015
M.S. in Geotechnical Engineering, Syracuse University, 2016
Scott Beeman, EIT, Environmental Engineer
Staff Civil and Environmental Engineer specializing in civil design, environmental design, construction management, and drafting support.
Education: B.S. in Environmental Engineering, Penn State University, 2016
Amy Smith, Office Manager
Amy serves as the engineer accounts manager and overall engineering office manager. Amy brings a wealth of accounting and business management experience to Watson Engineering and plays a role in all facets of the business.
Education: B.S. in Accounting, Penn State University, 1983
M.S. in Education, SUNY Cortland, 2005
Erin serves as the company accountant and business manager. Erin has been with Watson Engineering since its start and has played a critical role in developing and growing the business.
Education: B.S. in Accounting, Villanova University, 1998
Joe Holden, EIT, Mechanical Engineer
Staff Mechanical Engineer specializing in mechanical design, low voltage electrical design, plumbing design, construction management, and drafting support.
Education: B.S. in Mechanical Engineering, Clarkson University, 2018
Colin Palmer, Engineering Tech/Drafter
Engineering technician and drafter specializing in AutoCAD, Revit modeling, and general design support for all projects.
Education: A.A.S. in Civil Engineering Technology, Broome Community College, 2017