Brian Johnson

Director of Engineering / Project Executive / Life Science

Brian Johnson

What’s your secret talent that no one knows about?
Jump rope.

Who, living or dead, would you like to eat dinner with the most? And why?
Ulysses S. Grant and my old man are two people with whom I would enjoy having dinner. The things I could learn from both would be very valuable teachings to pay forward.

What is your favorite project you worked on, and why?
The NR-1 modernization project. It was a highly technical job and had a great team executing it. The NR-1 had a strong history and a technological marvel of the original construction.

How did you get into construction?
In the merchant marine, I spent a significant amount of time in the shipyards overseeing the construction and modernization of seagoing vessels. It was a natural transition to process and technology construction projects from there. As I said to one of my first land-based construction clients, “whether it floats on water or floats on land, I will get it done right the first time, every time.”

What is one thing on your bucket list, and will you accomplish it?
Ride a bull. Yes, even if I am 70 and break a hip. I’ll put it all in 8 seconds.

What is the craziest thing you’ve ever done?
One of the craziest things I have ever done was to jump from a crane height during a“swim call” at 40 degrees north, 40 degrees west in the middle of the North Atlantic. Water was hard on impact, but surprisingly not too cold and refreshing.

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