About

Leadership

Nelson + Pope is managed by eight partners, each licensed by the State of New York as a Professional Engineer, Architect or Land Surveyor.

Our partners provide specific expertise in engineering, architecture, land surveying, transportation and planning that is unique within the industry. All of our partners are involved in the management and coordination of all projects from inception to completion. The diverse leadership of N+P couples the experience of our senior partners with the innovation and enthusiasm of our younger partners and staff.

Robert G. Nelson Jr., PE, LEED® AP ND

For over 40 years, Bob has been providing planning and civil engineering evaluation, analysis and design for residential, commercial, multi-use and municipal site, infrastructure development and reconstruction projects; sustainable development and green infrastructure design; park and golf course development; storm-water management and waterfront re-development. Although a managing partner, he takes an active role in the project development and planning phases, and from design through construction phases of projects. Bob is recognized as a problem solver and has an ability to think outside of the box to develop solutions to unique projects. After earning his Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Bob earned a Master of Civil Engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute. He is a licensed Professional Engineer in the State of New York and credentialed both in LEED® AP-Neighborhood Development (US Green Building Institute-USGBI) and Envision™ (Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure [ISI]). He is also a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers, National Society of Professional Engineers and New York State Society of Professional Engineers.

Thomas F. Lembo, PE

Having 27 years of experience, Tom is an expert in water & wastewater engineering. His in-depth knowledge of the intricacies of wastewater treatment, conveyance and disposal on Long Island and in New York City provides our clients a path to successful project completion. Tom provides implementation and management of both design and construction phases of sewage treatment plants, pump station and force mains, chemical containment projects, collection systems, water distribution systems and site development projects. He also represents the firm at meetings with various clients, for municipal review and approval agencies. Tom earned his Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from Manhattan College. He is a licensed Professional Engineer in the States of New York and Florida and is a member of the New York Water Environment Association and Water Environment Foundation.

Eric J. McFerran, PE

Eric has 25 years of experience in municipal and private sector projects including parks, roadways, traffic studies, waterfront and construction services. He currently provides oversight, quality assurance and technical assistance to department heads, project managers and project engineers. Eric also provides oversight for the Mechanical/Electrical/Plumbing Division. Throughout his career, Eric has successfully managed many of long island’s largest roadway/traffic and parks infrastructure projects. He earned his Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from the University of Rhode Island. Eric is a licensed professional engineer in the State of New York and a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers, Institute of Transportation Engineers and National Society of Professional Engineers.

Thomas C. Dixon, PE

Tom provides civil/site engineering services for land development and municipal infrastructure projects and specializes in stormwater management and waterfront structures. Working on Long Island projects for over 23 years, Tom has gained a unique and thorough understanding of the land development process. He is well known by our clients for his diligence, high performance and responsiveness. Tom has successfully managed many of Long Island’s largest residential and commercial developments and has provided engineering services for campus expansion to numerous hospitals and schools. He is well known by countless municipalities and boards for his expertise in site planning and engineering. After graduating from Lehigh University with a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering, Tom earned a Master of Environmental Engineering from Manhattan College. He is a licensed Professional Engineer in the States of New York and Connecticut and is a member of the American Society of Professional Engineers. Tom also maintains a Captain’s license from the United States Coast Guard.

Gregory D. Peterman, PLS, CPESC

Greg has over 32 years of field and office land surveying experience and manages the firms Survey Department. He has extensive experience managing multi-million-dollar survey contracts on Long Island and within New York City’s five boroughs and fully understands the necessity to provide accurate and detailed survey/mapping services. Greg oversees the firm’s construction layout services and is known in the industry for his expertise, accuracy and quick response. In addition to overseeing the survey department on a day to day basis he is responsible for the preparation of all survey deliverables and contract documents. Greg earned his Bachelor of Science in Geology from SUNY at Cortland. He is a licensed professional Land Surveyor in the States of New York and Connecticut and is a member of the National Society of Professional Surveyors, NYS Association of Professional Land Surveyors and Connecticut Association of Land Surveyors, Inc.

Russell Z. Scott, PE

Russ has 19 years of experience in transportation engineering and planning for private and public-sector clients. He currently serves as the department head for the Transportation/Municipal Site Department by managing both the civil and traffic engineering aspects of projects. His team specializes in municipal work performing parks design, traffic engineering, roadway engineering and construction services. He has successfully managed many roadway and traffic infrastructure projects in Suffolk, Nassau and Westchester Counties. Projects typically under Mr. Scott’s direction include green infrastructure and stormwater drainage improvements, roundabout design, traffic signal and emergency preemption design; roadway signing and pavement marking design; roadway and intersection geometric design; and design of traffic calming devices. Russ earned his Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. He is a licensed professional engineer in the State of New York and a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers.

Michael A. Sciara, RA, LEED AP

Michael is a Registered Architect in New York State with over 20 years of experience in the design, planning and implementation of projects for private and public-sector clients. His portfolio includes many large-scale Health Care, Commercial, Retail, Mixed-Use Residential, K-12 Education, and Hospitality spaces. Michael’s greatest asset to his clients is the level of care and personal attention he gives to each project, as well as his exceptional ability to systematically manage the project from Schematic Design through Construction Close Out. As Partner of the firm’s Architecture division, Michael oversees a team of talented architects and designers to ensure that the client’s program and vision are fully implemented. He implements the division’s quality assurance and control policies and performs constructability reviews to ensure projects are delivered with the utmost standard of professional care. Michael received his Bachelor of Architecture, Cum Laude and his Master of Architecture Urban & Regional Design with Distinction from New York Institute of Technology. He is a member of the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards, American Institute of Architects (AIA) Long Island Chapter and the New York Chapter, American College of Healthcare Administrators and is a board member for New Ground Properties, Inc., a Non-Profit Real Estate Organization.

Matthew  D. Crane, PLS

Matt has over 35 years of experience in land surveying and mapping. He oversees the scheduling and review of field crews, surveyors, and technicians in addition to assisting with the supervision of day to day operations in the survey department. This includes the production and review of subdivisions, site plans, as-builts, title and ALTA surveys. Matt built his career on a foundation of field forestry training and US government employment as a firefighter, which when combined brings a versatile and progressive insight to his profession. He received his Associate of Applied Science Degree from New York State Ranger School in 1979 and is licensed Professional Land Surveyor in the State of New York. Matt is a member of the National Society of Land Surveyors, Nassau-Suffolk Civil Engineers, Inc. where he was past President and currently serves as a Trustee and previously served on the Board of Directors for the New York State Association of Professional Land Surveyors representing his Regional Association.