Bridgelink Engineering is a full-service engineering, procurement, and construction company that has built a reputation for excellence in the renewable energy industry, most notably in wind and solar. Since 2012, Bridgelink has focused on providing comprehensive, multi-discipline solutions to developers while continuing to develop large-scale renewable wind and solar projects across the United States.
Assembled together by a leadership and management team with over 200 years of combined experience in the renewable energy space, Bridgelink Engineering’s skill set and experience allows us to consistently provide innovative solutions and deliver results at the highest standards on every project from conception to completion.
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Bridgelink Engineering is committed to taking on the challenges of climate change with renewable energy solutions.
Our Bridgelink vision is to make green energy affordable and accessible to every home and business around the world.
Our people are the difference makers at Bridgelink. Guided by the Bridgelink Sacred Seven, our organization’s results are second to none.
Bridgelink has made safety its number one priority by promoting a safe and healthy working environment. We believe the safety of all our employees is a shared responsibility at all levels of our organization. By empowering every individual with a “see something, do something” philosophy, Bridgelink collectively remains alert at improving processes, securing work environments, and adding safety to all aspects of our operations and functionality.
The success of Bridgelink only is possible through the confidence of our clients, project stakeholders, and our employees. For this reason, earning the trust of everyone Bridgelink partners with is vital when completing our work. Earning trust means Bridgelink and its partners pledge to deliver projects on time and under budget, while letting our team members know they are cared for and valued through our industry-leading Safety First Management Program.
Our commitment to quality goes beyond our energy projects — it’s the guiding force in all aspects of our work, from every single individual within the Bridgelink family. We apply Tier 1 standards and mandates to every action we take throughout our organization. We continuously seek ways to expand and grow by learning new skills, sharing knowledge, and consistently supporting the improvement of our team and those around us.
Through clear and effective communication, our team members remain safe, our clients benefit from our products and services, and our vision to provide renewable energy to every home and business around the world is supported.
Bridgelink prides itself on being one of the most transparent companies in the renewable sector. We will always maintain our integrity in the work we deliver and ensure this an integral part of our everyday processes. We commit to utilizing our resources to the best of our ability, promise to work efficiently in providing our services on time in a quality manner, and give those who depend on our knowledge, skills, and experience the tools to support their success.
By prioritizing cost controls, our team has made it their duty to adopt economical solutions that support all levels of our organization. Bridgelink vows to undertake this responsibility as part of our mission for success while continuously delivering the highest quality products and services administered by our organization, team members, and affiliates.
Success to Bridgelink will never be satisfied until we affirm the gratification of our employees, affiliates, and clients. Bridgelink’s journey to successful completion begins with vigorous and staunch workflows that promise fulfillment at all levels of our company, including the finished products and services we provide on a daily basis.
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Paul has over 19 years of experience in the energy sector focused on coal, oil, natural gas and timber management and securing capital for these businesses.
Paul joined Bridgelink Engineering in 2019 and has been involved with the development of major projects in the U.S.
He currently serves as COO for Bridgelink and oversees operational aspects of the company.
He has held various engineering, operational management and business development positions at the surface and underground longwall mining operations at Murray Energy Corporation, the largest underground coal mining company in the United States, and Regency Energy Partners, L.P. (“RGP”), a publicly-traded Master Limited Partnership now owned by Energy Transfer (NYSE: ET), one of the largest and most diversified energy companies in the United States.
Paul holds a BS in Engineering from Penn State University.
Preston has over 20 years of experience in the infrastructure, transportation, and energy sectors serving in multiple corporate finance roles including mergers and acquisitions, treasury and capital markets, and investor relations.
From 2011 to 2020, he served in several leadership positions for Trinity Industries (NYSE: TRN), a publicly-traded company, managing over $1 billion in secured and unsecured financing transactions, $700 million in acquisitions within the transmission and distribution, renewable energy, and transportation sectors, and financial communication efforts to banking and institutional investors for multiple strategic transactions including a $2 billion spin-off of portfolio of businesses.
Prior to that, he served in an advisory role for a small consulting and investment advisory firm providing post- issuance bond compliance and interest rate swap advisory services.
Preston graduated with a BBA in Finance and Risk Management & Insurance from Baylor University.
Mr. Whittet has more than 30 years of experience, domestically and internationally, in the EPC power industry overseeing various project management/construction operations activities using union and non-union labor.
His broad corporate responsibilities not only include developing project execution plans, labor strategy, process flow charts, procedures and training, continuous improvement (using Six Sigma principles), SAP conversion, site security & badging, but also budgets and proposals for government projects and commercial business units.
His extensive experience in the construction and engineering fields has provided him with the ability to develop and supervise groups involved in a variety of complex support validation and liaison activities.
Chris currently serves as Senior Vice President of Engineering Procurement and Construction for Bridgelink Engineering and oversees all aspects of BE’s Project Management Organizations (PMO), engineering, and project execution.
He is a proven utility industry leader with extensive experience in strategic planning engineering, construction, commissioning and operations, of large-scale utility-scale renewable projects. Chris has expertise in means and methods of utility EPC construction including, planning, constructability, development, engineering, phasing, contract management.
He started his career with Southern California Edison and has served as Senior Manager of Wind construction for Sempra, Director of construction for SunPower Renewables and Vice president of EPC for CPS program for OCI Solar Power. Chris is committed to low coast renewable energy.
Chris is a graduate of San Diego State University with a BS in Civil Engineering with an MBA, PM from the University of Southern California. He holds a professional engineering license, PMP, and CCM certifications.