Division Chief, U.S. Bureau of Reclamation
Patrick Dawson, P.E., is the chief of the Bureau of Reclamation’s Electrical and Mechanical Engineering Division at the Technical Service Center in Denver, Colorado. He joined Reclamation in 2011 as a mechanical engineer and previously served as the manager of the Mechanical Equipment Group. Previously, he worked as a mechanical engineer for the Department of the Army where he was the ordering officer of the Industrial Control System Program for US Army installations in Italy. During his tenure, he was awarded the Commander’s Award for Civilian Service for “significant reductions in energy consumption and utilities savings in excess of $1M. In addition, Dawson has seven years of private industry experience, providing engineering designs and construction administration for a variety of buildings ranging from commercial facilities like universities and museums to industrial operations like SCADA control centers and wastewater treatment plants. Dawson grew up in Anchorage, Alaska, and earned a Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering from Colorado State University. He became a registered professional engineer in 2008. He is an author, outdoorsman, traveler, and enjoys exploring Colorado with his family.