About Bernstein Engineering, LLC

Leonard K. Bernstein, PE, SEO, F.NSPE, is a licensed Professional Engineer and certified Sewage Enforcement Officer in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Following a 32-year career with the Water Department of the City of Philadelphia, Len formed the firm of Bernstein Engineering.

During his tenure with the city, Len was responsible for sewage facilities planning under the Pennsylvania Sewage Facilities Act (Act 537) for more than 15 years. His duties included reviewing proposed new land developments for adherence to applicable codes and regulations, approving Sewage Facilities Planning Module Application Mailers on behalf of the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection, and processing Sewage Facilities Planning Modules.

Len holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from the Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn (Brooklyn, NY), a Master of Science degree in Civil and Urban Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania, and has been an Adjunct Associate Professor of Environmental Engineering in the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department of Temple University since 2000.

Len has been an active member of the Pennsylvania Society of Professional Engineers (PSPE) since 1981. He has served as Secretary (2005-2006), Treasurer (2001-2006), President-Elect (2006-2007), and President (2007-2008). Locally, Len has twice served as President of the Philadelphia Chapter (1988-1989 and 1996-1997). As a member of the National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE), Len has served on the NSPE Government Affairs Committee and the Constitution and Bylaws Task Force. In recognition of his service to NSPE, PSPE, and the engineering profession, Len received PSPE’s Dedicated Service Award in 2000, the Pennsylvania Professional Engineers in Government Dedicated Service Award in 2005, and was named a Fellow by NSPE in 2005.

As a member of the American Public Works Association (APWA) since 1980, Len served as President of the Southeastern Pennsylvania Chapter that covers the five counties in southeastern Pennsylvania from 2004 to 2006 and is the current Chapter Delegate to the APWA House of Delegates. Nationally, Len has served on the APWA Bylaws and Rules Committee, serving as Committee Chair from 2002 to 2004; the APWA International Affairs Committee; and the APWA/Institute of Public Works Engineering Australia Partnership/INGENIUM (a public works association in New Zealand) Task Force. He also was the Co-Chair of the APWA 2001 International Public Works Congress and Exposition when it was held in Philadelphia.

Len is also active in the Pennsylvania Association of Sewage Enforcement Officers and the Delaware Valley Engineers Week Council.