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Engineer Project Manager

Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States
September 25, 2018

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BC Brian Christian

970-***-**** E:

***** ******* **** ***, ******, CO 80831



Effective project leader and problem-solver with advanced manufacturing skills and a hardworking mentality. Seeking to apply expertise and extensive experience in engineering design and manufacturing to take on a challenging new role with a growing team.

SKILLS CNC Programming and operation

Precision Machining

Data analysis

Failure analysis

Parametric modeling and

CAD/CAM software (Solidworks,

Fusion 360, MasterCAM)

Manufacturing processes

Product design

Team leadership

Project management

Report writing

Hardware evaluation

Risk management processes and



Falcon Prototyping & Machine LLC

Responsible for all aspects of business development, production and customer service.

Provided custom manufacturing services to numerous discerning companies that are household names.

Partnered with several companies, taking them from their initial product design, prototyping and first run production into mass production, culminating in a hand off to their own in-house production. Proficient in G-code programming, Autodesk Fusion 360 and SolidWorks and operation of precision machines such as: wire and sinker electrical discharge machines (EDM), CNC mill, lathe, and turret press, coordinate measuring machine (CMM) .

Verify adherence to customer GD&T inspection reporting requirements. Delivered customized and effective solutions to clients that met unique demands.

Created new revenue streams through marketing and partnerships. COMPLIANCE ENGINEER 06/2016 to 02/2018

Kinder Morgan Corporation

Created and maintained corporate policy documents to ensure compliance with federal Process Safety Management and Risk Management Plan

(PSM/RMP) regulations.

Utilized American Petroleum Institute (API) procedure 579 - Pressure Vessel Fitness for service determination to analyze health of company pressure vessel assets.

Performed field audits of company facilities that fell under the federal PSM and RMP regulations to help mitigate safety violations and potential releases of highly hazardous materials.

Produced ad hoc reports and documents for senior team members. Verified data integrity and accuracy.

PROJECT MANAGER 09/2012 to 06/2016

Kinder Morgan Corporation

Responsible for guiding infrastructure projects from business case through estimating, approval and design.

Led project team from procurement of materials and service contracting, through construction, commissioning and closing documentation. Successfully met project budgets between $1.2 to $40 million, as well as federal and customer deadlines for in-service dates. Provided regular financial and schedule updates to project stakeholders and management.

Provided company oversight in a highly regulated industry to ensure all codes and standards were complied with.

Managed up to 5 projects per year.

Collaborated with interstate natural gassuppliers to develop scopes and implement project plans.

OPERATIONS SUPERVISOR 08/2010 to 09/2014

El Paso Corporation Peyton, CO

Trained, coached and mentored staff to ensure smooth adoption of new program.

Developed and rolled out new policies.

Motivated and trained employees to maximize team productivity. Set project timelines and kept teams on task to complete milestones according to schedule.

RELIABILITY ENGINEER 05/2008 to 07/2010

El Paso Corporation - Tennessee Gas Pipeline

Responsible for supporting operations, maintenance, project management, and area management.

Lead and participated in Apollo root cause failure analysis meetings to determine failure modes and report the root cause to management. Managed recommendations as a result of failure analysis ranging from writing and implementing new best practices or procedures to managing an engineering change to mitigate root cause of failure(s). Responsible for compliance, timeline/budgeting issues, machinery optimization, and vendor/contractor management Served as a project manager on major reciprocating and GE/Solar turbine upgrades. Worked directly with operations and maintenance teams to achieve increased system wide improvements in asset reliability. Developed new process for asset evaluation which resulted in marked performance improvements.

RESEARCH ASSOCIATE 08/2006 to 05/2008

Center for Advanced Vehicular Systems (CAVS) Starkville, MS Managed the center's material testing and machining laboratories, conducting material testing using mechanical and servo hydraulic tensile, compression, and torsion machines to characterize ferrous/nonferrous metals and composites.

Created and supervised experiments and test fixture design for high force/high cycle fatigue and high strain rate/low cycle fatigue (Hopkins Bar) tests.

Documented and wrote research proposals and submissions for grants and publications.

Set up equipment, organized inventory and maintained facilities. Proposed technical feasibility solutions for new functional designs and suggested options for performance improvement of technical objects. SENIOR ENGINEERING TECHNICIAN 02/2004 to 08/2006

Center for Advanced Vehicular Systems (CAVS) Starkville, MS Collaborated successfully with cross-functional development teams to design and manufacture a consumer-ready automobile for a design challenge sponsored by General Motors.

Supervised and assigned tasks for team members to implement components into the hybrid vehicle In charge of commissioning and running a 4-wheel chassis dynamometer and leading a team to conduct emissions testing to comply with the tier/bin system used to classify vehicle emissions.

Lead the shop safety and training of the student team members and employees.

Served as a fabrication adviser/consultant.

Wrote reports detailing key data before, during and after projects. Verified and corrected calculations for design accuracy. SCIENTIFIC INSTRUMENT MAKER/MACHINIST 09/2002 to 02/2004 Diagnostic Instrumentation and Analysis Lab (DIAL) Starkville, MS Designed and fabricated scientific apparatus and processes specifically related to water and air filtration, radiation mitigation, combustion byproduct treatment, high temperature studies and spectroscopy. Supervised apparatus installation, integration, and use. Collected and refined input from researchers to develop and produce a reliable, practical and robust apparatus or process for their use. Responsible for creative design for prominent national nuclear and energy facilities.


Raspet Flight Research Lab

Responsible for running the labs large ARBOGA machining center to create wing and fuselage molds for aircraft.

Responsible for the construction of many composite/prepreg aircraft/spacecraft test structures, wind tunnel models, and UAV's. MECHANICAL ENGINEERING INTERN 06/2000 to 08/2000

HMC Technologies

Designed several manufacturing machines/assembly lines, calculating stresses and spring rates, and cross referencing machine parts, GD&T, and developing BOM's.

Ensured the functionality of the machines I designed and developed approval, maintenance, and quality control criteria for the machines. MACHINIST/MECHANICAL ASSEMBLY TECHNICIAN 01/1998 to 12/1999 HMC Technologies

Assembled/manufactured industrial manufacturing machinery and manufacturing lines.

Worked in the machine shop fabricating many parts for the machines being made at HMC.

Adhered to tight GD&T tolerances/accuracy and productivity expectations. NIGHT SHIFT MAINTENANCE SUPERVISOR/SHIFT 06/1996 to 01/1999 SUPERVISOR

Marathon Cheese Corporation

Ensured the repair of downed machinery and high speed production lines Kept production lines going for the plant's night shift, worked with employees concerns and enforced company policies during the shift. Analyzed and troubleshot many different types of machines, processes, industrial controls and PLC units.

EDUCATION Bachelor of Science Mechanical Engineering 2008 Mississippi State University, Starkville, MS

Associate of Science Applied Science - Tool and Die Technology 1997 Northeast Mississippi Community College, Booneville, MS High School Diploma 1994

Slidell High School, Slidell, LA

ACCOMPLISHMENTS Restored a rare 1943 Interstate L-6 war bird that served in WW2 as a liaison trainer and worked with FAA representatives to return the aircraft back to service.

Currently restoring a large twin-engine vintage commercial aircraft

(Dehavilland DH-104)..

A key member of the Society of Automotive Engineers for 1999, 2001, 2002 mini-baja Midwest team where I helped design, build, test and drive the MSU car to a 9th, 14th, and 8th place overall finish. As a member of the 1999 ASME robot design team, working with a teammate, we designed and fabricated a small rock retriever, finishing 2nd place in the regional competition.

Currently pursuing PE and PMP certifications.

Served as Technical Coordinator for East Mississippi Community College's Machine Tool program Currently pursuing PMP (Project Management Professional) Certification program.

CERTIFICATIONS Engineer In Training (EIT) license number 27257 (Mississippi) Private Pilot single engine land and single engine sea ratings UAS pilot rating

FCC licensed in general class amateur radio

HOBBIES In my spare time I enjoy Flying, Hiking, Mountain Biking, SCUBA diving, Motorcycling, Whitewater Kayaking, and Travelling.

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