Miami Beach Grows Its Innovative Public Works Team

(Miami Beach, FL) Jan 10, 2019 -

Continuing to build upon the City’s stormwater and resiliency initiatives, the City of Miami Beach has added two new dynamic team members to their Public Works Department. Nelson Perez-Jacome will serve as the municipality’s Chief City Engineer and Patricia Rendon will step into the role of Civil Engineer — making her one of two female engineers in a leadership role at the City.

Noting over 10 years of experience in civil engineering and construction, Perez-Jacome has served a wide array of organizations, including Miami-Dade Water & Sewer Department, Broward County Water & Wastewater Services, the City of North Miami Beach and a top engineering Fortune 500 company where he led the Miami Water Business Line. His most notable expertise is leading large-scale water resource projects from concept to delivery.

“As we focus on expanding and refining our approach and projects, Mr. Perez-Jacome is the perfect candidate to serve as the next Chief City Engineer,” noted City Manager Jimmy L. Morales. “I’m excited to see him bring our resiliency plan to new heights.”

An active member of the local engineering community, Perez-Jacome currently serves as the President-Elect of the American Society of Civil Engineers, the Secretary of the Cuban-American Association of Civil Engineers (CAACE) and the YP Committee Chair of the American Water Works Association Florida Section (FSAWWA). He’s been awarded the CAACE 2013 Young Engineer of the Year Award and the FSAWWA Region VII 2013 Volunteer of the Year Award.

“Mr. Perez-Jacome has the right knowledge to complement our talented Public Works Department,” expressed Public Works Director Roy Coley. “After a long nationwide search, we are happy to have a leading professional in this vital role.”

A multi-talented professional with over 15 years of experience in design, planning and supervising civil engineering projects, Patricia Rendon’s specialization in water, wastewater and reclaimed water distribution/collection and treatment systems also brings unique skills necessary for her position as Civil Engineer. Rendon has a decorated resume covering a wide range of projects from master plan and GIS updates to multi-billion program management in South Florida and the Caribbean. One of her most noteworthy municipal projects included managing a team of design consultants to execute an estimated $2 billion design system upgrade for Miami-Dade Water & Sewer.

“Ms. Rendon’s experience will be instrumental in adding to our ability to implement an integrated water management plan,” added Coley.