Broadcasting live from The Innovation Spot in the Heart of Woodstock
Pat Batchelor, PE President of Engineering Search Partners
Pat is a Recruiter of Engineers, A head-hunter of sorts and he helps engineering firms find top talent engineers or the hard to find engineers. Most of his clients are in Metro Atlanta but he has placed engineers nationwide.
He figures that it takes one to know one!
Pat is originally from Dallas, Texas, and was raised as a Cowboys Fan by a great Dad, Jim, who was a WWII Navy Vet, a high school football coach, math teacher, and a scout for the Cowboys. Pats mom, Mary Ellen, was a wonderful lady, kind and a terrific librarian.
Pat graduated from Texas A&M University in 1983 with a BS in Civil Engineering. Yes, his blood does run maroon & white! In 1985, Pat moved to Atlanta to work as an engineer & serve as Christian Student Minister at Georgia Tech. He passed the PE exam in 1991, and he enjoyed a broad and fruitful career as a Civil Engineer.
He spent 25+ years as a Consulting Engineer in the Atlanta area working on all kinds of Civil Engineering Projects: water / sewer / storm water, airports, site development, parks, landfills, industrial wastewater compliance and EH&S Projects. Several projects in Woodstock & Cherokee County!
As a result of the Economic slowdown in 2008, and due to his involvement in the Georgia ASCE Engineering Roundtable in 2010, Pat eventually switched careers and began working as a Civil / Structural Engineering Recruiter in 2012.
For the past 8 years he has served Civil / Structural & Forensic Engineering firms across the US to help them locate and recruit some of the most talented engineers in the market.
Since the Covid Shutdown, he is committed to helping engineers find jobs. He is creating an on-line course called the DIY Engineering Job Search Workshop.
He hopes to launch the course in February 2021.
Currently, Pat lives in Woodstock area with his wife, Brenda, who is an excellent Oncology Nurse, and she works at Kennestone Hospital. Pat loves being a Dad to 3 amazing kids, Sarah, Wil, Robert and an awesome Granddaughter, Arayah!
Fun Fact: He wrote a Children’s Book for his granddaughter Arayah, called The Adventures of Cowboy Bob and the Total Eclipse of the Sun. Click here and you can buy a copy on Amazon!
Pat enjoys investing in friendships, hiking, skiing and traveling!
Member of ASCE -Georgia Section & Georgia SEI Institute
Member of Structural Engineering Association of Georgia
Member of Woodstock City Church