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Quality Assurance Management

Dallas, Texas, United States
January 17, 2017

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Brian Koscianski, M.Sc.

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Apt. 157

Dallas, TX 75230 Phone: 412-***-****


Scientifically Minded •Safety Oriented •Technical Strategist Over five years of leadership experience, six years of environmental regulation and policy experience, in addition to, five years of laboratory experience. A career focused environmental scientist, who loves the challenge of problem solving and providing innovative solutions to environmental issues. Experienced in the implementation of environmental health & safety procedures to ensure the probability of risk is reduced, increasing employee safety and reducing liability. Excels at providing innovative solutions, to adhere to, specific environmental standards and governmental regulations facilitating in the organizations sustainable development. Advanced at operating a variety of computer programs; Oracle software, GIS, Tier 2 reporting, Microsoft Office; Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Database.

Management OSHA Certified Public Speaking

ISO 9001 ISO 14001 Environmental Regulations

Laboratory Methodologies Technical Writing Budgeting / Inventory QGIS Waste Management Phase I/II Assessments


Strong leader with exceptional motivational and mentoring skills. I love working with passionate teams and facilitating in the strengthening of the team, to achieve efficiency. A self-starter; highly motivated with an endless desire and boundless drive for delivering innovative environmentally friendly solutions to a myriad of environmental issues.

Strong proponent of the implementation of new technologies and subsequent monitoring of newly implemented strategies. The environmental field is constantly evolving and organizations environmental management systems need to do the same, to allow those responsible for them to deliver innovative solutions.

Technical strategist who excels at identifying and communicating simple elegant solutions to environmental problems.

Mechanically oriented and is not afraid to get directly involved to facilitate in the completion of a project. Professional Experience:

RPS Group, Plc. Sept 2014 - Present

Lead Biologist

Manage a team of scientists, after demonstrating the knowledge required to mitigate against anthropogenic sounds produced in an aquatic environment. Perform quality assurance tests on equipment, manage field team, maintain accurate inventory, document malfunctioning equipment, install new systems, and ensure reports are submitted in a timely manner.

Monitor for marine mammals in the survey area, documenting; species, frequency, amplitude, and movement patterns.

Act as lead for team, client, and Bureau of Ocean Energy Management.

Lead PowerPoint presentations on regulatory policy.

Responsible for advising petroleum companies on federal & international regulations.

Trouble shoot problems with monitoring system, hardware and software.

Administer training to new incumbents on survey techniques, regulatory policies, and operating procedures.

Lead EHS meetings, write job safety analysis, allocate specific duties, and ensure applicable PPE is used.

Ensure proper safety procedures are in place.

Create final reports for the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management; reflecting biological data and compliance findings.

Design a monitoring schedule for the team.

Install passive acoustic monitoring equipment.

Disassemble equipment and ensure proper logistical documentation is completed for shipping. Biologist Dec 2013 – Sept 2014

Operated specialized passive acoustic monitoring equipment to detect the vocalizations of marine mammals, to facilitate in the mitigation of anthropogenic activities on the marine environment. Performed quality assurance tests on equipment, contributed to the findings, and review the final report.

Monitor for cetaceans in the area, document; species, frequency, amplitude, and movement patterns.

Analyzed vocalizations with specialized software, while identifying any inefficiencies and propose corrections.

Attend toolbox meetings.

Learn the limitations of the passive acoustic equipment and methods of trouble shooting issues with the system.

Installation of monitoring system, ensuring cables do not infringe on employee safety. Koscianski 2

Assistant Biologist Jan 2013 – Dec 2013

Responsible for drafting a team work schedule, identifying any protected or endangered species in the survey zone, ensuring clients were adhering with the regulations outlined in the EMP, and advising on measures that could be enacted to ensure the project is conducted in a safe and sustainable manner.

Specialized in identifying a multitude of species, such as; whales, dolphins, sea turtles, avian, invertebrate, and fish species during visual surveys.

Worked with a team to ensure environmental regulations and policies were being upheld.

Ensure accurate information is collected from applicable personal.

Create and present PowerPoint presentations outlining regulatory policy.

Worked directly with lead scientist, to ensure biological data and compliance findings were reflected accurately in the final report to the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management. RJ Lee Group, Inc. July 2008 – Jan 2013

Lab Analyst

As a Lab Analyst, I was responsible for executing experiments in an ISO class 5 clean-room, documenting results, and reporting them to management on a variety of powder metal projects at RJ Lee Group. I experimented with new methodologies that could be implemented to alleviate exposure to toxic constituents, ordered lab equipment, aided in SOP creation, retained chemical inventory, and disposed of toxic waste according to regulations.

Quickly got up to speed, completing projects effectively and efficiently.

Perform quality assurance / quality control calibration checks on applicable equipment and samples.

Operated a scanning electron microscope for particle analysis.

Trained new incumbents.

Interfaced with clients and suppliers.

Assured laboratory equipment and supplies were in stock.

Preformed root cause investigations when applicable.

Maintained accurate laboratory notes.

Followed proper chain of custody procedures and adhered to SOP guidelines.

Retained up-to-date records of certifications and equipment calibration schedules.

Trouble shoot issues with methodology and equipment.

Ensured all applicable health and safety measures were implemented along with updating the MSDS.

Collected air particle counts and air & water samples for analysis. Graduate Student

Environmental Audit

Utilizing my knowledge of ISO 14001 and ISO 9001, I performed an environmental audit on a global consumer product company. I reviewed the organizations environmental management system; conducted a site assessment, drafted cost benefit charts, ensuring the highest return on potential environmentally friendly investments. Subsequently, suggesting new technologies & policies that could be implemented to reduce the organizations carbon emissions, as well as adhering with the specific LEED certification objectives outline in the environmental management plan. Education:

University of Maryland, University College

Masters of Science Environmental Management

Thiel College

Bachelors in Biology & Conservation Biology

Minor: Wildlife Biology

Certifications and Training:

OSHA Training

OSHA 30-Hour Certification

Shell Americas

General EHS Training

Swamp School

Wetland Delineation Training

PADI Training

Dive Certification

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