Nexus Engineering Group Hires Senior Staff Engineer to Further Project Health and Safety Capabilities

Howard Thompson, Senior Staff EngineerHoward Thompson will oversee project health and safety functions and contribute to project delivery for clients.

Cleveland, OH – Nexus Engineering Group announces the hiring of Howard Thompson as senior staff engineer. Thompson will support the firm’s project management team and take responsibility for expanding and enhancing project health and safety services capabilities and their integration with the Nexus project delivery process.

Health and safety are integral parts of projects from conception through design, construction, and operation. Nexus applies a fundamental approach to engineering design with the objective of reducing risk. This approach seeks to eliminate or reduce hazards at the source, in contrast to risk-reduction strategies that add layers of protection to reduce the likelihood or consequences of unplanned events. These design features are typically permanent and inseparable from the process.

Project health and safety do not end during the design stage. The goal is to incorporate a life cycle process to facilitate safe project development, construction, and operation as well as the prevention of incidents that may result in injury, mishap, or property damage. Continued investment in this area and integration with available tools and technology are geared toward improved and predictable performance by clients executing small- and mid-sized projects.

“We understand the critical importance of both occupational and process safety at our client sites,” said Marianne Corrao, Executive VP and co-founder of Nexus Engineering Group. “We focus on integrating inherently safer design concepts and process safety in our design work to deliver projects that meet our customer’s requirements for safe and reliable operations. Howard Thompson’s experience with project development and health and safety reinforces our capabilities in this area.”

“I am excited to be a part of the Nexus team and look forward to helping the company continue to grow,” said Howard Thompson. “Health and safety is a primary focus at Nexus, and it shows by where we invest our energy and efforts.”

Thompson, a professional engineer, holds a B.S. in chemical engineering. He’s held various and progressing roles over a 40-year career in the refining industry with experience in process engineering, project and construction management, procurement, project and process safety management, risk management, and operation management systems.

About Nexus Engineering Group LLC

Nexus Engineering Group LLC, headquartered in Cleveland, and with offices in Maumee, Ohio, and Houston, is a full-service, independent engineering firm focused on supporting clients’ specific project goals from concept to startup. Since 2005, clients have recognized Nexus as the engineering firm of choice in the refining, petroleum midstream, chemical, manufacturing and utilities industries.

With more than 120 professionals on staff, Nexus is made up of experienced process, instrumentation and controls, civil, structural, electrical, mechanical, and piping professionals with decades of hands-on conceptual and detailed system design and construction and project management experience.

Nexus delivers project designs that reduce overall risks resulting in safer work environments. By utilizing state-of-the-art software and innovative design tools, Nexus consistently meets client project and investment requirements. Get to know us and you will agree that Nexus is not your typical engineering firm – “We think differently.”

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