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Eric Nelson, PE

Principal | Practice Leader | Chief Structural Engineer

Mr. Nelson has 27+ years of experience and is a licensed professional engineer. At Nelson-Rudie, he leads the structural practice and is actively involved in company operations, business development and marketing. Furthermore, Eric serves on the board, offering strategic insights on business operations, growth and development.

Eric has gained invaluable experience working on projects of all types and sizes, including historic renovations and national/regional program work. His project experience ranges from office and municipal buildings to apartment developments and senior housing campuses, to office warehouses and manufacturing facilities, to ice arenas and aquatic facilities as well as retail and tenant buildouts.

Eric holds a bachelor’s degree from North Dakota State University-Fargo, is a licensed professional engineer in 26 states and holds a FAA Remote Pilot license (drone pilot).

Professional Engineer (PE)

  • Alabama
  • Arkansas
  • Connecticut
  • Delaware
  • Indiana
  • Iowa
  • Maine
  • Maryland
  • Michigan
  • Minnesota
  • New Hampshire
  • New Jersey
  • New Mexico
  • New York
  • North Carolina
  • North Dakota
  • Ohio
  • Pennsylvania
  • Rhode Island
  • South Dakota
  • Tennessee
  • Texas
  • Vermont
  • Virginia
  • West Virginia
  • Wisconsin

FAA Remote Pilot

  • American Concrete Council
  • American Council of Engineering Companies
  • American Society of Civil Engineers
  • American Institute of Steel Construction
  • American Wood Council
  • ASTM International
  • Minnesota Structural Engineers Association
  • National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying (registered)
  • PSMJ
  • Structural Engineering Institute
  • The ESOP Association
  • The Masonry Society
  • U.S. Ice Rink Association
  • Hobbies: Fishing + Hunting
  • Pets: 2 dogs (Bennie + Stella)
  • Favorite TV Show: Arrested Development
  • Favorite Movie: Spaceballs
  • Favorite Vacation Spot: Anywhere there’s water, fish and a warm climate.
  • Hometown: Mahtomedi, MN
  • What led you to this career?: Every career test I took in school showed the same results so I went with it, no matter how much my father tried talking me out of it…
  • When I was 5, I was pretty sure I’d be a professional fisherman when I grew up.