George T. Watson is a civil engineer with more than 51 years of experience designing substation structures, transmission towers and poles for CenterPoint Energy whose service area is in Houston, Texas. He has designed many steel structures from an eight-foot-long distribution arm to a 340’ tall 138kV lattice tower crossing the Houston Ship Channel that replaced a 310’ tall tower hit by a barge.

He holds two bachelor’s degrees from the University of Houston. A bachelor’s degree in mechanical technology and a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering completed at night school while working full time at Houston Lighting and Power (former name for CenterPoint Energy). He is a licensed Professional Engineer in Texas.

He is an ASCE member and joined the committee to create the 1st edition of MOP 113 (Substation Structure Design Guide) as vice-chair. He was asked to Chair the committee to revise MOP 113 after the 1st edition had been in use for 5 years. The 2nd edition of MOP 113 was published in late 2023 and included an Appendix D of a Draft Pre-Standard to gather comments on what MOP 113 would look like if it used more prescriptive language employed in an ASCE Standard.