Patrick Cole joins H2M as Deputy Water Market Leader

Patrick Cole, P.E., has joined the staff of H2M architects + engineers in Parsippany as the firm’s Deputy Water Market Leader, focusing on client management and water infrastructure project delivery for large private utilities in New Jersey. He is tasked with opening the firm’s South Jersey office by the end of this year.

“I got my start in the utility business as a meter setter for New Jersey American Water when I was 18 years old,” said Cole. “As an engineer, my professional experience revolves around all aspects of the water cycle, with a focus on water supply, treatment, and distribution. I’m typically involved on projects for the full lifecycle— planning, design, permitting, construction management, and startup.”

Cole’s specific areas of expertise are treatment process evaluation and optimization and distribution system hydraulic modeling and planning. He has experience delivering water infrastructure projects throughout the Mid-Atlantic region, most recently as a project manager for PS&S Engineering and Birdsall Services Group.

“H2M is an amazing organization with a solid reputation for multi-disciplinary project delivery,” said Cole. “My hope is to add to the momentum of the firm and help us grow into New Jersey as an emerging market.”

Cole holds a BS in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Delaware, an MS in Civil and Environmental Engineering from Rutgers University, and a certificate from the Institute in Drinking Water Treatment at UMass Amherst. He is a licensed Professional Engineer in New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Maryland, and Connecticut; a Certified Municipal Engineer (CME) in New Jersey; and a Certified Public Works Manager (CPWM) in New Jersey.

Cole is actively involved in the American Water Works Association (AWWA), participating at the committee level for the organization’s New Jersey section, and as a Distribution and Plant Operations Division (DPOD) Trustee at the national level. He also participates heavily in the international charitable organization Water for People, which supports the development of locally sustainable drinking water resources, sanitation facilities, and hygiene education programs in developing nations.

He resides in Brielle, NJ, with his wife, Kaitlin, and their three children.