Experienced leader, engineer, and project manager who has produced significant results for clients across diverse industries, including construction, retail, utilities, and sports facility design. Accomplished project leader who has leveraged strategic thinking ability and business planning skills to implement change and create value for clients. Versatile and experienced engineer with significant design, drafting, planning, and client relations’ skills. Talented consultant and business partner who leverages strong business acumen, excellent communications skills, and outstanding problem solving abilities to develop meaningful client relationships and new business opportunities.
Leveraged strong engineering expertise and experience to develop high quality solutions for a diverse range of clients. Design successes include industrial power plant foundations, beam and girder floor systems, major retail renovations, multi-story masonry, timber and steel buildings, structural roof systems, pre-cast panel buildings, and concrete tilt-up panels.
Led teams and staff in the successful development and execution of multiple project plans, including providing oversight on a project portfolio that included more than 800 concurrent telecom projects, covering 6 distinct markets, all of which were completed within their 6 month deadline. Leveraged leadership, analysis, organizational, and communication skills to ensure projects were on time, within budget, and in compliance.
Consistently added value to firm by demonstrating ability to handle multiple projects, producing quality results within budget and by deadlines, and positioning the company for additional and repeat client business.
Proven client-relations skills and experience, including partnering with clients in the design, planning, and execution of significant change initiatives. Successes include enabling a large communications company to complete up to 150 new communication towers per month and coordinating an aggressive construction schedule for two national retail chains resulting in the completion of one major retail construction project every week.
Leveraged strong strategic and people leadership skills throughout career, including proven successes in long-range strategy development, short-term project management, leading cross-functional teams in the achievement of results, and mentoring and developing junior engineers.
AutoCAD, PCA Design Packages, EnterCalc, Staad, Risa 2D and 3D, RamSteel, TNX Towers, PLS Tower, O-Calc, LPile, MS Office applications and Bluebeam. This list is NOT all inclusive.
Blot Engineering Consultants, LLC, Shawnee Mission, KS 2015
Analyzed tooling and identified places where modifications would be needed in the GM Fairfax plant line. Using various excel spreadsheets created specifically for the project as well as Staad, Risa 3d, and AutoCAD LTE package to sketch out what is needed.
Various Freelance Jobs 2015-Present
Black and Veatch, Overland Park, KS 2009-2015
Senior Structural Engineer-Telecom (2015)
Lead AT&T Turf Structural Design Engineer - Telecom (2010-2014)
Responsibilities included design and oversight of engineering projects for global telecommunications company, including analysis, design, and delivery of client projects, client pricing, delivery deadlines, project quality, and client relations.
Managed extensive portfolio of projects, including the coordination of 800+ assets covering 6 markets.
Developed staffing and coverage plans for project, including training and development of junior engineers.
Contract Structural Engineer-Federal Division (2009)
Designed and coordination construction of steel and masonry buildings for the Department of Defense.
Johnson Burkholder Associates, Kansas City, MO 2002-2009
Led design and construction projects for global retail client, including establishing design criteria, adopting building codes, determining foundation and structural standards, and performing construction management and administration duties.
Ellerbe Becket, Inc., Kansas City, MO 2000-2002
Structural Design Engineer
Conducted analysis and designed gravity concrete and steel framing systems for major sports stadiums and arenas. Projects included SBC Arena (San Antonio Spurs), Lambeau Field (Green Bay Packers), and Tyson Events Center (Sioux City, IA).
Black and Veatch, Overland Park, KS 1999-2000
Contract Structural Design Engineer-Energy
Responsible for design and coordination of foundations, retaining walls and concrete structural slabs for industrial power plants.
CASCO Corporation, St. Louis, MO 1998-1999
Structural Design Engineer
Responsible for the design and construction of projects for global retail clients, including establishing design criteria, adopting building codes, determining foundation and structural standards, and performing construction management and administration duties.
University of Missouri, Columbia, MO
Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering
Masters of Arts in Music, Concert Piano
Currently preparing for the Professional Engineer Exam