Palm Beach County Water Utilities Department Director of Engineering Krystin Berntsen was named the Government Engineer of the Year by the Palm Beach Chapter of the Florida Engineering Society at its scholarship and awards banquet on May 16.
Berntsen has spent nearly eight years on the PBCWUD engineering staff. She started with the department as a professional engineer in October 2010 and was promoted to manager of environmental health and safety in 2015. Berntsen was elevated to her current position in November 2017. Berntsen oversees all aspects of engineering for the department, including plan review, construction services, pipelines, and the county’s five water treatment plants and three wastewater facilities. Her duties include management of PBCWUD’s $400 million capital improvement plan.
Berntsen spent five years as a professional engineer for a private firm before joining PBCWUD. She earned her undergraduate degree from the University of Miami and a master’s degree in engineering from Florida Atlantic University.