Donald W. Anderson, PE

Donald W. Anderson, PE

Engineering Executive, Program Manager, Construction Management and Support, Business Development/Process Leader

Yorktown, Virginia (Norfolk, Virginia Area)
Civil Engineering

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Donald W. Anderson, PE's Overview

  • Assistant VP-Division Manager at Alion Science & Technology
  • Asst VP/Division Manager at Alion (cont)
  • General Engineering Supervisor/Senior Structural Engineer at NAVFAC Atlantic
  • General Engineer at NAVFAC HQ Navy-Marine-Corp
  • Engineering Department Manager/Chief Asst to VP-Division Mngr at Gibbs & Cox, Inc.
  • Senior Structural Engineer at Newport News Shipbuilding

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Donald W. Anderson, PE's Summary

Licensed Professional Structural Engineer (VA)
NHI Certified InService Bridge Inspector/Team Leader (2006)
2005 Graduate of competitive, highly respected 3 yr Leadership Development Initiative Program at NAVFAC Atlantic.

Diverse background including
- shipbuilding/marine design
- heavy industrial construction support
- shock and vibrations design and analysis
- NAVY shock design
- Tall tower design/analysis (NAVY 1000' LF Comm Antenna, Iceland)- See
- Jet Engine Test Cell design
- Aircraft Hangar designs
- Various design/testing partnerships with major universities
(wind induced vortex design/jet engine test cell
- AEC structural design- building, water/sewage treatment
facility design, communication facilities, power generation
facilities (21 yrs- NAVFAC)
- IT Support Group Management/Supervision
- CADD Management
- Lead Engineer/Program Management
- Engineering Dept Management
- Engineering/Design Executive Division & Operations
- Marketing/QA/Customer Support
- Interdiciplinary/International Team Leadership
- Business/Engineering process innovator


Business Processes
Executive/Operations Management
Business Development
Customer Support
Multi-disciplined, Multi-national Team Mgmt
Structural Engineering, Buildings/Civil Structures, Wind, Seismic, Tall Towers, Dynamic Analysis, Special & Heavy Industrial Design, Highway Structures
Subject Matter Expert (SME)- CAD Technologies/Management, Electronic Design Deliverables, Digital Signature Processes
Web Portal Design Contributor
Technical Procedures/Guidelines

Donald W. Anderson, PE's Experience

Assistant VP-Division Manager

Alion Science & Technology

Privately Held; 1001-5000 employees; Defense & Space industry

July 2007April 2010 (2 years 10 months)

Engineering Executive/Technical Senior Manager-
Business development, operations management- responsible for budgetary and fiscal policy, P&L, staffing, technical, facility, and programmatic issues related to running a 60 man major $12.5M technical engineering/design division/operation. Leadership role in customer support, bid proposals, marketing, client relations, building technical alliances, partnering efforts, and other opportunity management (marketing) efforts, both domestic and international.

Marine and Industy Engineering and Production Support Services to Shipbuilders, Government Agencies (DoE) and Commercial/industrial plants...detail engineering and design production (2D plans/specs)- 3D modeling

Asst VP/Division Manager

Alion (cont)

Privately Held; 1001-5000 employees; Defense & Space industry

July 2007April 2010 (2 years 10 months)

Led operations, business development, and programmatic management for the 60 staff Detail Design
Division. Annual budget of $12.5M. Reported directly to the Group Manager (Sr VP) and Operations Manager (VP).
* Led the most profitable Division in FY08. Maintained 17-23% quarterly revenues.
* Procured-deploying new, updated technology.
* Managed office expansion and marketing strategy; planned, designed, and implemented Division Office relocation in January 2009. This included budgets/finances, market research and real estate plans, final facility space arrangements, construction management of office build-out, and associated procurement (furnishings, IT networks, security systems and electronics, computer hardware/network, infrastructure and power wiring, new software, and moving services).
* Developed marketing base to include commercial customers.
* Improved communications internally/externally-built new trust relationships.
* Re-trained staff in latest and most marketable state-of-the art technologies and services including 3D Modeling, CNC production drawings, 2D modular design services, engineering software application, and CAD updates.
* Enhanced financial reporting processes.
* Improved production by developing better monitoring of individual staff performance.
* Managed development of QA program (leading to ISO 9000 Certification).
* Program and technical lead for the following projects
o High Speed Magnetic Spectrometer Support Structure Finite Element Design/Analysis, 3D modeling and 2D Reference Design Submittal for DoE at Jefferson Labs
o Development of Offshore (Alternative Electric) power plant detail design, 3D systems and structural modeling, preliminary structural engineering, construction and installation program management, cost estimates and proposal for final submittal to the DoE (venture capital partnering effort).

General Engineering Supervisor/Senior Structural Engineer

NAVFAC Atlantic

August 1985October 2006 (21 years 3 months)

- Design Division IT Support Group Manager
- Structural Design Engineer
- CADD Management
- SME role for several initiatives for NAVFAC Headquarters
(related to electronic document processes, digital signature
technology, CAD technologies)
- Graduate of 3 Yr (Competitve) Leadership Development Initiative
(2005 Cadre)

General Engineer

NAVFAC HQ Navy-Marine-Corp

January 2001January 2002 (1 year 1 month)

Intranet (NMCI) Applications SME
* Member of NAVFAC HQ NMCI-AutoDesk Solutions Team
* NMCI Application Rationalization Manager, NAVLANT Design Division
* Member, CAD/GIS Technology Center Design-Construction Field Working Group
* Provided leadership to EDD Working Group in development of core standards for
Electronic Design Deliverables, CAD standardization, and Electronic solicitation models.
Partnered/collaborated on integrated digital signature solutions with AutoDesk and Adobe.; * Developed and lead team to produce and implemented first NAVFAC CAD Standards
* Managed software and hardware procurements/budgets/installations/training.

Engineering Department Manager/Chief Asst to VP-Division Mngr

Gibbs & Cox, Inc.

Privately Held; 201-500 employees; Maritime industry

August 1979August 1985 (6 years 1 month)

- multi-discipline structural/mechanical engineering department
- structural shock/vibration design/analysis-major
- detailed system piping design/pressure drop analysis/system
balancing/hangar support design-analysis-shock
- program management/budgets/recruitment/evaluation/mentoring

Senior Structural Engineer

Newport News Shipbuilding

March 1969August 1979 (10 years 6 months)

Youngest engineer promoted to Senior Engineer
Shock and vibration design/analysis- SSN 688 Submarine program
Construction support engineer (wrote several instructions with computer programs/field jigs and measurements for best reactor and other major equipment/assembly installs)
Lead Design Agent for follow yards

Donald W. Anderson, PE's Skills & Expertise

  1. CAD
  2. Leadership
  3. Engineering
  4. Team Leadership
  5. Program Management
  6. Executive Management
  7. P&L Management
  8. P&L Responsibility
  9. Marketing Communications
  10. Negotiation
  11. Recruiting
  12. Performance Management
  13. Performance Improvement
  14. Process Improvement
  15. IT Management
  16. Finite Element Analysis

Donald W. Anderson, PE's Education

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

BS in Civil Engineering, Structural


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