Jonathan Watts

Director of Operations, Nelson Nygaard

Jonathan Watts.

Jonathan Watts, P.E., BSIE '00, BSCE '03 is a member of Nelson Nygaard's executive leadership team.

Prior to joining Nelson Nygaard, Watts was Chief Operation Officer at Watts Architecture & Engineering DPC, an architecture engineering and environmental consulting firm with offices across New York.

Watts has over 15 years of experience focused on infrastructure condition assessment, rehabilitation and design, operations management and risk assessment. 

Prior to joining Watts Architecture & Engineering, Watts held several roles with Pure Technologies in their Columbia, Maryland office. He served as an engineering project manager, technical product manager and as regional operations manager.

As regional operations manager Jonathan was responsible for leading a team of technicians, engineers and management staff to complete projects in North America, Africa and Asia.

He began his career with Vollmer Associates in New York, NY as a project engineer designing critical infrastructure in lower Manhattan.

Watts is a registered professional engineer in New York, Oregon, Ohio and Pennsylvania. He is also an advisor and mentor to technology startups across New York state.

Watts joined the Dean's Advisory Council in 2018.