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Brian Rudie

Vice President of Structural Engineering

Executive Summary & Candidate Overview

Brian possesses over 30 years of experience in structural engineering, with a focus on complex projects ranging from bridges and transportation-related structures to offshore floating platforms. As Vice President of Structural Engineering at WSP USA, he has led numerous high-profile projects, demonstrating proficiency in project management, design oversight, and client relations. Brian's expertise extends to offshore structures, where he has served as Discipline Lead Engineer for major FPSO, semi-submersible, and TLP projects at SBM Offshore USA, Inc.

Accomplishments and Key Performance Indicators (KPIs)

Brian has played key roles in the design, analysis, and execution of various projects, including pump stations, overhead steel sign structures, bridges, and offshore floating platforms. His responsibilities have ranged from serving as Engineer of Record for critical infrastructure projects to leading structural engineering disciplines for multi-billion-dollar FPSO conversions. Brian's leadership and technical skills have resulted in successful project completions within budget and schedule constraints, earning him recognition for his contributions to the field.

Location and Travel
  • Open to: On-site roles.

  • Remote Roles: Willing to consider opportunities based on specific position requirements.

  • Compensation Seeking: Open to discussing compensation details upon scheduling a meeting.

  • Position Seeking: Seeking leadership roles in structural engineering and project management, focusing on challenging projects in the transportation or offshore sectors.

Work Experience
  1. Vice President, Structural Engineering - WSP USA (November 2020 – Present)

    • Led structural engineering projects across various sectors, including transportation, energy, and healthcare.

    • Served as Engineer of Record for critical infrastructure projects and developed software for post-tensioned pier design.

  2. Principal Engineer, Structural Hull - SBM Offshore USA, Inc. (October 2009 – October 2020)

    • Led the Structural Hull discipline for major offshore floating projects, including FPSOs, semi-submersibles, and TLPs.

    • Managed design basis development, analysis methodology, and structural specifications for multi-billion-dollar projects.

  3. Principal Structural Engineer - Friede & Goldman, Ltd (February 2007 – October 2009)

    • Conducted finite element analysis (FEA) for mobile offshore drilling units, obtaining class approval from ABS.

    • Developed ANSYS macros and Mathcad programs to facilitate analysis and design tasks.

  4. Lead Bridge Design Engineer - Wheeler Consolidated (April 2000 – February 2007)

    • Designed and produced steel truss pedestrian bridges, developed custom software for bridge design, and estimated production costs.

  5. Senior Engineer - Minnesota Department of Transportation (April 1992 – April 2000)

    • Oversaw the funding of county and city bridge projects, conducted consultant plan review, and designed pre-stressed concrete bridges.

  • Master of Science in Structural Engineering from the University of Minnesota, Institute of Technology (March 1994 – February 1997)

  • Bachelor of Civil Engineering with distinction from the University of Minnesota, Institute of Technology (September 1990 – March 1992)

  • Major in Civil Engineering from South Dakota State University (September 1987 – May 1990)

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