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NAME

Tim Geiser, MSc, P.E.

ROLE

Engineer

LOCATION

Chicago

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My name is

Tim Geiser

I’m an engineer that specializes in designing mechanical systems for mission critical buildings and infrastructure. This page exists so I can share what I find interesting in all things related to engineering and open source software.

The views expressed here are mine alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of my employer.

Professional Engineer

Licensed Professional Engineer in five US States.

National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying record holder.

Designer

Expert user of Revit, AutoCAD, and Navisworks.

Proficient user of Excel, Python, and Command-line interface in Windows & Linux.

Experienced

Fourteen years’ experience providing mechanical engineering services.

Education

Bachelor's of Science
Mechanical Engineering
University of Minnesota

Master's of Science
Building Services Engineering
London South Bank University

Services

Projects

  • 2006 - 2007, Mechanical Engineer-In-Training at Leo A Daly
    Designed mechanical and plumbing systems in the retail, office, military, and industrial sectors for one of the top ten largest Architecture/Engineering firms in the United States. Focused on the deployment and training of Autodesk's Revit MEP design software.
    2006
  • 2008 - 2009, Mechanical Design Engineer at Red Engineering Design
    Designed Mechanical, Electrical, and Plumbing (MEP) systems that consume minimal amounts of energy, without sacrificing comfort. Specialized in the deployment AutoCAD MEP, which designs 3D MEP systems.
    2008
  • 2010 - 2015, Senior Mechanical Engineer at MWH
    Designed mechanical and electrical systems for the Panama Canal Third Set of Locks project. Delivered the company’s first project using Revit and Navisworks software.
    2010
  • 2015 - 2017, Project Engineer at Epstein
    Designed central plant cooling and heating systems for a Fortune 500 client and several medium to small businesses. Designed mechanical systems at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center expansion in New York City (for both the new transformer building and truck marshalling ramp).
    2015
  • 2017 - 2021, Senior Project Engineer | Mechanical at ESD
    Designing highly resilient cooling systems for hyperscale data centers for a Fortune 500 client. Solving constructability issues raised by the client, contractors, other engineers, architects, and equipment manufacturers.
    2017

Skills

Design (Revit & Bluebeam)
95%

Spreadsheets (Excel & Google Sheets)
90%

Soft skills (Punctual, Creative, Mentor, Conflict Resolution & Workflow Management)
90%
Programming (Python, Git, Bash, MySQL & PHP)
70%

Frontend (JavaScript, HTML & CSS)
60%