Primera Engineers is pleased to announce the promotion of Eduardo DeSantiago, PE, SE, PhD to Vice President. Eduardo leads Primera’s team of structural and civil engineers dedicated to Utility clients. In his expanded role, he will continue to lead his team in addition to being an integral part of the firm’s growth as we continue to expand our service offering to utilities nationwide.
Since joining Primera in March of 2012, Eduardo has demonstrated a commitment to Primera’s core values and building our reputation in the Utility industry. He has nearly 20 years of experience in structural analysis, design, and inspection in addition to an impressive academic and research career. His expertise includes analysis, design, and inspection of building, utility and industrial structures; preparation of designs and contract documents; review of construction-related documents; and project and personnel management.
Eduardo earned his Bachelor of Science in structural engineering from the Illinois Institute of Technology before earning Master of Science and Doctorate degrees in structural engineering from Stanford University. He spent more than a decade teaching both graduate and undergraduate courses on reinforced concrete, structural theory and finite element analysis while also conducting research. In 2008, he left the academic world for a small engineering firm where he specialized in the design of supporting structural platforms, industrial buildings, foundations for heavy equipment and process steel towers.
“It’s a pleasure to recognize Eduardo’s dedication to Primera and to training and mentoring our staff,” said Erin Inman, Primera President and CEO. “Eduardo brings a unique combination of unrivaled theoretical knowledge with years of practical experience that has made him a trusted advisor to our clients” she adds.
Founded in 1987, Primera is a full-service, certified woman-owned (WBE) engineering design and consulting firm offering a wide range of professional services with a focus in three major areas of expertise: Buildings, Transportation and Utilities. Primera’s Utilities division provides full-service electrical, civil, and structural engineering services to support electric and gas utilities, wind farms, renewables, transmissions systems, as well as generating, university and industrial facilities. Primera’s core service offerings include a wide range of professional services in the disciplines of mechanical, electrical, plumbing (M/E/P), structural, civil, and telecommunications engineering, as well as commissioning, energy, architecture, sustainability, life safety, lighting, transportation, natural gas, power delivery, project and construction management, and business consulting services.