Civil/Structural Engineer, Nuclear Services Group (NSG)
Office: Fort Worth, TX
Time with ENERCON: 5 years in Baton Rouge Office, 7 months in Fort Worth office
Brian often acts as the Lead Responsible Engineer on a variety of projects. He is also responsible for a team of civil/structural engineers and ensures their productivity and quality standards.
What is your vision for your role?
I envision my role as one that can contribute to the success of the company in a variety of ways. That includes managing the completion of a project with high quality, mentoring younger engineers to develop new technical skills and incorporate lessons learned and being an example on how to live out our Defining Excellence principles.
What is something many people may not know about you?
I took my 4-year old daughter to see Frozen 2 last year, which somehow won us a 7-night Disney cruise to Alaska. It was subsequently postponed due to COVID-19 (what odds…). I’m also a black belt in Wadō-ryū style of karate, but I’m about 20 years out of practice.
What makes ENERCON different from other places you’ve worked?
ENERCON has a great focus on quality and engagement of senior engineers and SMEs to maintain high quality products. Since we work in such a demanding environment serving nuclear clients, it’s great that we can reach out and use our resources to find the answers we need.
What’s the most unusual/surprising thing you’ve encountered in your job?
I was surprised at just how much effort it takes to design/construct simple things like doors, stairs, and even light bulbs at a nuclear power plant, but that shows how much rigor and attention to detail is required at nuclear facilities! On the other hand, I’m getting to design/evaluate things that I wouldn’t be able to anywhere else, like designing a structure to stop a tornado missile travelling hundreds of miles an hour!
I was surprised at just how detailed the process is to design and implement projects due to how much rigor and attention to detail is required at nuclear facilities! I have also been a part of projects that you wouldn’t perform anywhere else, like designing a structure to stop a tornado missile travelling hundreds of miles an hour!