From a young age, Nate found interest in learning and understanding how things work. He started in college as a mechanical engineering student, but after a semester realized he wanted to follow a different career path. A conversation with his guidance counselor resulted in a suggestion to switch to civil/structural engineering as his major. He made the switch, and he says it was one of the best decisions he’s ever made.
Nate has 15 years of experience in bridge design and bridge construction engineering, with a specialty in solving complex problems with innovative solutions. He has extensive project experience working on complex bridges and utilizing accelerated bridge construction. Nate also has experience in bridge rating and inspection, building design, design of high mast light pole foundations, bridge rehabilitation, tunnel rehabilitation, dam rehabilitation, building rehabilitation, and analysis of communication towers. As the Deputy Director of Structural Engineering, he helps oversee the daily operations of Nitsch Engineering’s structural engineering department.
“I love learning new things, helping others to learn new things, and solving problems. In structural engineering, each job has a unique set of constraints that offers the opportunity for problem solving and learning. In my management role specifically, I get to not only oversee the problem solving and unique solutions, but I get to help teach other engineers how to look at and tackle various problems. Once a project is complete, we have a very satisfying completed product whether that be a bridge, retaining wall, or site structure. There is something concrete and visible that we get to be proud of hopefully for the rest of our lives.”
Outside of Nitsch
Outside of work, Nate is most passionate about spending quality time with family and friends. He loves to stay active by running, skiing, golfing, and playing ice hockey. In his downtime, he also enjoys reading and playing chess.
- B.S., Civil Engineering (Structural), Columbia University
- B.A., Liberal Arts, Fairfield University
- Structural Engineering Institute (SEI) Boston Chapter: Executive Committee Member
- Boston Society of Civil Engineers Section (BSCES/ASCE): Member
- American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE): Member