Nelson Perez, PE

Vice President, Regional Manager for South Florida CEI


Nelson Perez, PE – Vice President, Regional Manager for South Florida CEI | 44+ Years of Experience

Nelson Perez, PE, serves as Vice President and CEI Regional Manager for South Florida.  He is responsible for the oversight and management of our South Florida CEI Operations, including client relations and business development. His career spans years of experience in construction engineering and inspection (CEI) and management of major transportation projects including rapid transit, urban and rural roadway improvements, complex bridge projects and movable bridges. He has over 44 years of experience as a Construction Resident/Senior Project Engineer having led CEI efforts for 16 different projects in FDOT District 4, FDOT District 6, Florida’s Turnpike, and the Miami-Dade Expressway Authority.

“Nelson is that one engineer in a million with the knowledge and  experience to lead our CEI efforts in South Florida. He is well respected by his peers and clients. It is good to welcome him back home to Metric!” says Darrel Burnett, PE, Executive Vice President of CEI.

Nelson has overseen more than $1 Billion of construction work. Two of his recent projects, the MDX SR-836 Extension, and the NW 25th Street Viaduct East Phase, for FDOT District 6 won several noteworthy awards including the FTBA Best in Construction Award for the NW 25 St Viaduct Project. In addition to his construction experience, he has managed complex maintenance of traffic projects and has held positions in quality assurance/quality control, traffic engineering, concrete pavement design, and transportation planning. Nelson is also a member of the American Society Of Civil Engineers (ASCE).

Nelson was born in Havana, Cuba but left Cuba with his family at 8 years old and grew up in San Juan, Puerto Rico. He resides in Miami with his wife Shirley, his daughter Isabella and his son Peter. His oldest daughter, Nicole, is an accomplished Physician Assistant living in Cleveland.

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