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.
The Bridgelink Sacred Seven are the valued that guide all members of our organization.
These principles influence our effort and quality of work, contributing to the success of our company.
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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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.
Clay Johnson has over a decade of experience in the energy industry. His impressive career includes working for several well-known large EPC companies and negotiating projects ranging from 100MM – 20MM. As Vice President of Business Development for BCR Companies, Clay is passionate about setting goals for company growth, developing relationships, and assuring client satisfaction. He is known for his strong communication skills and amiable personality.
Gary has more than 25 years of experience within the EPCM (Engineering Procurement Construction Management) industry. He has a background in delivering results through intrinsic contract management derived from his project management expertise and knowledge in biomass, nuclear and coal fired stations.
Gary has worked with industry leading companies such as Jacobs, Babcock, and Bechtel, delivering projects in multiple capacities, liaising with regulatory bodies and managing stakeholder expectations. His vision and ability to deliver multi-industry mega projects have led Gary to become a trusted and in-demand director, leading to VP roles.
This impressive delivery record includes eight years executing major international energy projects. Gary had sole responsibility for profit and loss ratios steering success from Senior Director and VP roles. Gary then furthered his career by acquiring and constructing a portfolio of EPC Projects to the value of £12.5billion across two nuclear sites within the UK. He is an inspired, dynamic, and commercially sensitive leader, able to strategically plan long-term whilst managing the day-to-day operations.
He is extremely driven in supporting clients’ “big picture” objectives while simultaneously controlling costs/profit and loss, setting processes in accordance with the overall project objectives, and exceeding productivity expectations whilst improving all Health & Safety performance standards. Specific areas of proficiency include EPC, EPCM, Coal Fired, Thermal, Biomass, Nuclear Plant Delivery, Project Engineering, Program / Project Management, Visual Management, Nuclear EPC, Engineering, PMO, Governance, Process Improvement and Management Development.
Gary Buckley has over 20 years of renewable energy experience consisting of solar, wind, and battery storage. Gary has been helping customers with their renewable integration challenges around the country for large utility scale green energy projects to meet their goals. Gary is committed to low cost, carbon free renewable energy for the future. Gary is a very approachable individual who works closely with his clients to bring together a diverse group of professionals to resolve challenges that his clients may have.
Eric began his career at UBS Investment Bank, where he gained 5+ years of experience as an M&A investment banker. He joined UBS as a Summer Analyst in its Latin America Group in New York before pivoting to the firm’s M&A Group in a full-time capacity.
During his time at UBS, Eric led many strategic initiatives, including spending a year in the bank’s Global Power & Renewable Energy Group to build in-house M&A execution capability within the team, and accepting a mandate to relocate to London to help establish the firm’s Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) M&A team. Eric has advised on over $100 billion of M&A transactions, including advising a shareholder in connection with the £79 billion merger of Anheuser-Busch InBev and SABMiller, advising Ormat Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: ORA) on its $162 million agreement with Northleaf Capital Partners to sell a 37% interest in a geothermal power plant portfolio valued at $442 million, advising Infigen Energy (ASX: IFN) on its $273 million sale of a 1,089 MW US wind portfolio to ArcLight Capital Partners, and advising Dominion Resources (NYSE: D) on its $1.5 billion midstream JV with Caiman Energy II, LLC in the Utica shale.
Prior to joining Bridgelink, Eric led a five-month consulting engagement advising the C-suite of Array Technologies, an Oaktree Capital-backed solar tracking provider, on its strategic expansion into Brazil, in parallel with Array’s $1 billion NASDAQ IPO. Eric graduated from the Plan II Honors Program at the University of Texas at Austin and earned a J.D. from Harvard Law School, where he was awarded a Dean’s Scholar Prize in Cross Border M&A. He is fluent in Spanish and Portuguese.
With over 25 years in the construction industry, Ernest has worked across the renewable energy sector with key leadership roles with a number of major EPC wind and solar companies managing high level operations across the US and abroad. He has held various engineering management roles at RES, IEA Renewable Energy, Inc., and Mortenson Construction.
Ernest joined Bridgelink in 2021 and has been involved with the development of major projects in the U.S. He currently serves as Vice President of Renewable Operations for Bridgelink Engineering and oversees the operations aspects of the company.
Ernest studied Mechanical Engineering at North Carolina State University.
Joey Swetich has helped us build up our remarkable team and develop our bench strength with the highest caliber talent from across the power industry and utility sector.
From construction operations, leadership, engineering, planning and estimating, Joey is instrumental in growing a company our clients come back to for repeat business.
Joey excels in creating trusting client relationships by identifying and satisfying the most rigorous requirements of our most challenging projects.
Joey is instrumental in strategically positioning Bridgelink as the leading choice in renewable EPC solutions.