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Bethany Springer

Mechanical Systems Engineer

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Mechanical Systems Engineer  
Bechtel, April 2014 to Present, Reston, Virginia United States
(Mechanical Design/ Applied Research)
I am presently reconfirming calculations and P&IDs pertinent to the Breathing Service Air (BSA) system in the High Level Waste Facility (HLW) for the Waste Treatment Plant (WTP) project located in Washington state. The goal of this project is to responsibly dispose of nuclear waste generated generated on this site in conjunction with the US Department of Energy (DOE).

Mechanical Engineer  
Parsons, August 2011 to April 2014, Washington, District of Columbia United States
(Project Management for Engineers)
I worked on mechanical engineering design tasks affiliated with the new Dulles Metro Station of the multi-billion dollar Silver Line project and various renovation projects under the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA). The majority of the mechanical work included sizing HVAC and plumbing components by determining the required capacities of the spaces under review. Software that was being utilized on these projects includes Revit, Trane TRACE 700, and AutoCAD. Previously, I served in the field on the construction management team at the 100-year old Capitol Power Plant, Architect of the Capitol (AOC). The Refrigeration Plant Revitalization (RPR) project coincides with a Cogeneration project to improve energy efficiency and reduce pollutant emissions. I was directly involved in the federal procurement, submittal review, RFI review, cost estimation, and change order processes. I also oversaw administrative processes, shadowed inspectors, and interfaced directly with the Government and mechanical Contractor. I was the engineer on a General Services Administration Special Projects Division (GSA SPD) project that involved the electrical metering of 12 US Border Stations. Once installed, data was collected and analyzed to determine an appropriate sizing standard for emergency generators. I was involved in proposal development, federal correspondence, electrical surveys (required an HSPD-12 security clearance), installations, and project data analysis reports. States visited include ND, MI, VT, CA, AZ, ME, and TX. On the Earthquake Report Project, I compiled Facility Condition Assessments (FCAs) into a professional, historical report. This project developed in response to the inspections of AOC property after the earthquake in Washington, DC on August 23, 2011. The consolidation document included data, graphics, and tables to visually summarize and highlight the most significant damages.

Application Engineering Intern  
Danfoss, June 2010 to January 2011, Baltimore, Maryland United States
(Heating, Ventilating and Air-Conditioning)
I cross-referenced the competition’s pressure controls, thermostats, and compressors to Danfoss parts to improve sales in the US aftermarket. During this internship, I selected Danfoss products based on cooling capacity and compressor protection capabilities using on the job, acquired knowledge of the refrigeration industry and AC units. In addition, I collaborated with Danfoss’s Marketing Consultant and Application Engineering Manager to increase Danfoss’s American consumer base.

Research Intern  
Robotics, Automation, Manipulation and Sensing Laboratory, UMD, June 2009 to June 2010, College Park, Maryland United States
(Medical Robotics)
Using C++, I helped control the movement and data collection of a robot used to model and simulate needle-soft tissue interaction. I was then acknowledged in the final research paper for my support on this project. Later, I designed a system to characterize catheter balloons used for common bile duct stone extraction with a fellow research intern and the guidance of Dr. Jaydev Desai.


George Washington Univ  
Master of Business Administration, Business Administration, Project Management Concentration, Aug, 2013 to Jan, 2016

University of Maryland, College Park  
Bachelor Of Science, Mechanical Engineering, Aug, 2007 to May, 2011
Cum Laude Mechanical Engineering with Honors UMD Honors Program President's Cup Award


Waste Treatment and Immobilization Plant Project  by  Department of Energy (DOE)    

Refrigeration Plant Revitalization Project  by  Architect of the Capitol (AOC)    

Emergency Generators  by  General Services Administration (GSA), Customs and Border Patrol (CBP)    
September, 2011 - March, 2013

Earthquake Evaluation Report  by  Architect of the Capitol (AOC)    
November, 2011 - May, 2012


  • EIT
    NCEES (40401)
    February 2011
  • CMIT
    May 2013
  • ENV SP
    December 2013