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Engineering Management

Kingshill, Saint Croix, 00851, Virgin Islands, U.S.
August 03, 2021

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William M. Boehnke, P.E.

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Pflugerville, TX 78660



Over 28 years of mechanical engineering design, construction, and project management; managing personnel, projects, and facilities; equipment and facility design/operation/construction/reliability/efficiency; Installation of mechanical systems to ensure the delivery of projects safely, on time, within budget exceeding customer requirements. Scheduling, coordinating and ensuring the quality of work of all resources including project safety, critical documentation, cost controls, workforce planning, supervision, and purchasing; HVAC design and implementation

– performing preliminary and detailed firm fixed cost estimates, performing operational energy savings calculations, building systems evaluations, facility load calculations, sizing and selecting schedule and layout HVAC equipment including chillers, boilers, air handling and exhaust equipment; water and wastewater related construction projects; requirements/design criteria development

(operating, reliability, maintainability, and safety requirements); plant startup; operations support; fabrication; safety analysis; remote mechanical handling; heat transfer; roadway; fluid flow/piping; stress analysis; nuclear waste transportation and packaging; and fire protection; at nuclear, industrial and government facilities for the U.S. DoD and DoE. He has exceptional knowledge of many software applications including AutoCAD, Revit, Solid Works, MicroStation, Catia, TRACE 700, Chvac, ANSYS, MathCad, AFT Fathom, AFT Arrow, Primavera P6, Microsoft Project, Visio, and Office Suite. Experience

Merrick & Company, Los Alamos, NM: Senior Engineer I/Technical Lead, 8/2020 – present. Mr. Boehnke manages, develops, and implements equipment and facility design modifications at nuclear material processing facilities for the Department of Energy. As the Technical Lead for the HVAC Mechanical Engineering group, he develops designs, specifications, and supporting requirements documentation to implement facility modifications to support upgrades to nuclear material processing facilities including HVAC, containment/glovebox, mechanical handling design, installation, and operations. Tesla (Intellisource), Austin, TX: Advisor, 3/2020. Mr. Boehnke served as an Advisor at the Austin – Pond Springs Delivery Center. He prepared and delivered vehicles to customers, ensuring customer satisfaction. He consistently exceeded expectations of management and customers.

DynCorp International (formerly IAP Worldwide Services, Inc.; Chugach Management Services, Inc.), Kwajalein, Republic of the Marshall Islands: Engineering Operations Mgr. Sr., 12/2016 – 10/2019. Mr. Boehnke served as the Professional Mechanical Engineer for the Public Works Engineering Department. He managed and developed the studies, designs, planning, cost estimating, scheduling, and construction implementation of public works projects. He managed ongoing operations and maintenance of facilities, and infrastructure programs for the U.S. Army Garrison - Kwajalein Atoll supporting the mission of The Ronald Reagan Ballistic Missile Defense Test Site. He managed and coordinated with other engineering departments, senior management, outside contractors, consultants and end users. Maintained engineering team design process workflow; Organized and managed design reviews, construction design packages and deliverables to support all aspects of construction; including scope of work, kick-off, 30%, 60%, 90%; Defined strategies for design and

Years of Experience




Engineering, Washington State

University, Pullman, Washington.


Management, Washington State

University, Pullman, Washington.


Professional Engineer

(Mechanical), Washington, 1997,


Professional Organizations

Member, American Society of

Mechanical Engineers,

1992 - Present.

Chair, ASME-Columbia Basin

Section, 2004-2006, 2010-13.


Inactive U.S. Department of

Defense “TS” Clearance.

engineering deliverables including construction and permit packages; managed complete design and engineering efforts for construction and infrastructure development from concept to delivery; Managed permitting and construction documents including transmittals and RFI’s; Managed customer responses; Managed project funding request process; Coordinated project schedule with Project Controls team based on Procurement and Construction requirements for the overall schedule success of the project; Coordinated stakeholders requirements and translated them into project deliverables; Managed all aspects of technical planning, scope development, change management, programming, design, and engineering services during construction; Identified resource requirements and gaps across various stages for all projects; Developed strong relationships with the various cross- functional teams to ensure overall program alignment; Understand different project delivery methods including design bid build, integrated project development, and fast track projects; Implemented lean construction principles and fully integrated design using Building Information Modeling (BIM); Managed resources and strategies to support very aggressive program and construction schedules; Integrated various teams across various matrices. He advised senior management on code compliant design policy for effective decision-making regarding repair, operation and maintenance strategies, issues, and optimal approaches to achieve customer satisfaction and contract compliance. This included all aspects of engineering related to the facilities, utilities infrastructure, HVAC systems, corrosion control, water, wastewater, fuel systems, and coordination with mission operations for these projects. Inventoried existing equipment and evaluated condition and operation of existing building systems. Performed building load calculations. Performed project management oversight of projects to design/build HVAC projects for renovated facilities. Reviewed and developed scope of work documents, compiled data and completed technical reports for existing/potential engineering studies and projects. Responsible for the support to siting, planning and programming, design, and construction of USAG-KA facilities and infrastructure. Represented the Functional Manager for Facilities Engineering (FE) and the Director for Engineering (FDE) regarding military construction (MILCON) in all matters related to facilities by synchronizing and coordinating expert staff and matrixed support; both government and contractor. Supported implementation of analyses and identification of MILCON and RDT&E funded facility requirements. Served as an expert advisor on the acquisition and use of real property.

Bechtel, Richland, Washington: Senior Engineer II, 4/2014 – 12/2016. Mr. Boehnke managed and developed Facility and System design requirements, Design Descriptions, Test Acceptance Criteria, and requirements management initiatives for the Waste Treatment Plant Project (WTP) in Systems Engineering. This is a nuclear waste facility designed to treat and store nuclear waste remaining from Plutonium and Uranium production during World War II and the Cold War. Developed glovebox design for the WTP. He authored system design documents including developing design/functional requirements and validation

& verification requirements for mechanical systems and equipment for the WTP. Kurion (Formerly Vista Engineering), Richland, Washington: Senior Engineer, 2/2014 – 4/2014. Mr. Boehnke managed and prepared assessments for modifications to support the B-Cell soil remediation at the 324 Building. This included facility and HVAC modifications to remotely remove highly contaminated equipment, flooring, and soil beneath B-Cell. The HVAC system function is to control radioactive effluents during remediation activities in accordance with federal and local safety and environment requirements. He supported fabrication of the Strontium filter skid assembly. This filter skid was used to filter radioactively contaminated water at the Fukushima nuclear power plant.

ENERCON, Richland, Washington: Senior Engineer, 7/2013 – 1/2014. Mr. Boehnke managed projects and prepared calculations to demonstrate equipment reliability during Beyond- Design-Basis events for the Columbia Generating Station on contract to Energy Northwest. He designed and specified equipment to meet industry and Nuclear Regulatory Commission requirements. This included ventilation calculations to ensure adequate filtration for various equipment. He developed plans and procedures to implement the requirements of the Diverse and Flexible Coping Strategies (FLEX) required by NRC Order EA-12-049 in response to the Fukushima accident. Mitigation plans include implementing FLEX emergency diesel generators, diesel driven water pumps as well as emergency turbine generators supplied by the Regional Response Center

(RRC) to maintain reactor core and spent fuel pool cooling. Columbia Energy and Environmental Services, Richland, Washington: Principal Engineer, 2/2011 – 7/2013. Mr. Boehnke performed and managed the HVAC design of the Pacific Northwest National Lab (PNNL) Hydrotreater Enclosure facility. He completed design improvements to improve the fabrication and operation of the Mobile Arm Retrieval System (MARS) for use in the Hanford Waste tanks. Piping designed and fabricated to meet ASME B31.3 and ASTM Codes. He performed stress analysis using ANSYS. He developed the conceptual design report for landfill closing the 241-C tank farm in accordance with DOE and Dept. of Ecology requirements. Developed glovebox design and completed fabrication for Hanford facilities. The Hanford Single-Shell Tank 241 C-Farm is a Hazard Category 2 nuclear facility that is undergoing waste retrieval operations in preparation for final closure. Energy Northwest, Richland, Washington: Principal Engineer, 8/2008-2/2011. HVAC System Engineer at the Columbia Generating Station nuclear power plant. Mr. Boehnke’s responsibilities included facility/equipment reliability, system efficiency, and maintaining compliance with all FSAR and NRC requirements pertaining to the HVAC systems. He provided engineering field support during refueling outage. He also provided engineering technical support on various mechanical systems supporting the safe operation of the plant.

AECOM (Formerly DMJM H&N, Inc.), Richland, Washington: Engineer III, 10/2003-8/2008. Mr. Boehnke managed facility modifications and operations at US Air Force communication facilities at Las Cruces Air Force Station and Fort Belvoir. He provided mechanical engineering support with emphasis on HVAC, fluid flow, piping, heat transfer, fabrication, design, fire protection, and safety analysis at other DOE facilities. He was the lead mechanical engineer for the Radioactive Liquid Waste Treatment Facility (RLWTF) design project. As Field Engineer for Department of Defense contracted facility, He supported daily plant operations of mechanical systems and designed and managed plant upgrades, maintenance and repair projects to ensure facility operations availability and improve system efficiency. He provided design and fabrication support for the Demonstration Bulk Vitrification System (DBVS) project. He served as a Project Officer contracted to FEMA in the Public Assistance Division on the Hurricane Katrina recovery.

Parsons, Richland, Washington: Principal Engineer, 2/2002-10/2003. Mr. Boehnke was responsible for the design and fabrication of mock-up equipment to deactivate nuclear waste transfer line clean-outs. This mock-up was used to simulate contaminated equipment required to be isolated from an active transfer line. Completed glovebox design and fabrication to support DoD facilities. He performed stress analysis of cover blocks for underground tank and equipment vaults as part of a detailed design package and provided project management and oversight support of the Hanford Waste Treatment Plant. He also provided engineering support for the chemical agent neutralization system for the Newport, Indiana chemical storage facility.

EnergySolutions (Formerly Duratek Federal Services), Richland, Washington: Project/Mechanical Engineer, 6/1998-2/2002.

Mr. Boehnke was responsible for the integration of radioactive materials packaging with operations on the Hanford Site requiring interface across multiple organizations and disciplines. He developed Safety Analysis Reports for Packaging (SARP), operation requirements, designs, and fabrication specifications for shipping and storage containers to transport waste from radiological facilities. The SARPs were developed and the packages were shipped meeting the requirements of state and federal regulations. He also implemented modification of several SARPs, including the Multi-Canister Overpack (MCO) Cask on the Hanford Site. He designed packaging components using welding and fabrication methods in accordance with American Welding Society, American Society of Mechanical Engineers, and U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Design Criteria. He successfully managed a project for Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL). This project produced a SARP for the PNNL-designed Shielded Shipping/Storage Package meeting the customer-required schedule and budget. Parsons Infrastructure & Technology Group, Inc., Richland, Washington: Mechanical Engineer, 1/1996-6/1998. Mr. Boehnke provided mechanical engineering field support, system evaluations, and prepared design basis documentation for K Basins. He developed engineering changes for mechanical plant modifications. Projects included potable water system upgrades and modifications, plant chiller deactivation/removal, and crane/monorail system modifications. He completed a failure analysis of the K Basin drain valves. He supported startup of the Waste Receiving and Processing (WRAP) facility, including remote handling systems commissioning.

He developed the conceptual design to modify the 324 building Radioactive Liquid Waste System in support of facility deactivation. He was responsible for developing plans for the following systems as part of the 324 and 327 facilities deactivation plans: HVAC, piped utilities, sanitary sewer, process sewer, alarms and monitors, fire detection and suppression, electrical, and telecommunications. He implemented the plant labeling and indexing system to uniquely identify and provide historical data on plant components. This data base system is used by the plant computer-controlled data management system and in the operating and maintenance procedures for unique identification and to provide cross-references, component relationships, and trending data. Westinghouse Hanford Company, Richland, Washington: Advanced Engineer, 6/1991-1/1996. Mr. Boehnke performed Auger and Vapor characterization sampling field work within the Tank Waste Remediation System (TWRS). He provided field-engineering support for characterization of radioactive waste stored in waste tanks. He was responsible for engineering design changes to sampling equipment, trouble-shooting processes and equipment within the tank farms, designing and implementing plant improvement projects, and inspecting sampling equipment.

He completed designs, modifications, and installations of mechanical equipment including remotely operated equipment required to support safe shutdown and deactivation of the Plutonium Uranium Extraction (PUREX) Facility. He evaluated process system requirements for mechanical equipment components, hoisting and rigging equipment, and piping systems for compliance with applicable federal, state, and local regulations. He designed piping modifications for chemical transfers and flushes. He performed stress analyses on lifting devices and structural components. He was the team lead for several mechanical designs, plant modifications, and HVAC modifications.

He developed work packages for the repair, modification, and maintenance of mechanical and electrical fire protection equipment for the Hanford Fire Department. He verified fire protection equipment data on over 200 buildings for developing site-wide testing and maintenance procedures. He developed the testing and maintenance database program to comply with National Fire Protection Association and local requirements. He assisted in design verifications and modifications of fire protection equipment and systems.

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