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We provide you with a full suite of MEP/structural engineering services based on an implementation-first approach. You get quality deliverables that meet your schedule and budget needs.
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Your success hinges on exceptional talent. Our engineering experience and technology allow for a seamless implementation of your vision. At Chief Engineering, we strive to provide:
Detailed and actionable deliverables based on cutting-edge technology.
Engineers who quickly adapt to any changes before a problem emerges.
A team of responsive engineers that are eager to work through every scenario with you.
Projects that meet your schedule and budget.
Whether you need additional engineering capacity or your current engineering vendor isn’t cutting it, we can help.
Get everything you need to implement your project.
Our professional engineers provide turn-key mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and structural services to meet your company’s needs.
The revolutionary way to collect data quickly and accurately, our 3D scanning portfolio includes terrestrial, aerial, and detailed-object metrology.
From concept to completion and everything in between, our team utilizes state-of-the-art engineering technology to deliver the best designs in the business.
We have strategic partnerships and a unique vendor vetting process that allow us to provide services from project start to completion.
Companies That Trust Chief Engineering
Chief Engineering is at the intersection of expertise, creativity, and technology.
Our team works alongside our clients to understand their goals and help them achieve their visions, no matter the complexity. We look at every viable option to determine the best path forward, utilizing game-changing technology — including 3D scanners, powerful engineering workstations, and virtual and augmented reality — to explore every possibility. In the end, our customers have actionable plans that can help turn their vision into a reality.
Casey Shockey, PE
President and Founder
Kirill Safrin, EIT
Kerei Bakhytkhanuly, EIT
Casey Shockey is the President & Founder of Chief Engineering PLLC and a professional mechanical engineer (HVAC-R). Casey has numerous years of experience in managing project teams, as well as designing mechanical systems and detailed HVAC specifications.
Born in Wichita, KS, and raised in the suburbs of Nashville and Memphis, Casey and his family now reside in Germantown, TN, just a few miles east of the Chief Engineering offices. His love for engineering, entrepreneurship, and all things mechanical began at a young age. Inspired by his grandfathers and great-grandfathers who all owned small businesses, he quickly followed in their footsteps, creating a lawn business in fifth grade that grew into a large operation by the time he graduated high school. In college he started and managed a tailgating business before founding his own engineering firm.
Casey attended the University of Mississippi where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering. Shortly after, he earned his Professional Engineering License (PE) in Mechanical Engineering—HVAC and Refrigeration. He remains involved at the university by serving on the School of Engineering’s mechanical engineering board of advisors and mentoring future mechanical engineers.
He began his engineering career as a robot programmer, then moved on to designing and fabricating specialty ground support vehicles for the aviation industry. He worked for several years as a project engineer designing process systems for major manufacturing environments before creating Chief Engineering in 2018.
Shockey dedicates time to helping other Memphis-area entrepreneurs grow and sustain their businesses through ongoing peer-to-peer coaching. He is an advocate for aspiring engineers, frequently speaking to students from the elementary to college level about opportunities in engineering. Casey is an avid barbecue enthusiast and fly fisherman. He also enjoys restoring antique cars with his family. He and his wife, Alex, have three sons: John (9), Graham (4), and Max (2).
Kirill Safrin, a project engineer who joined Chief Engineering in December 2020, brings experience in heavy industrial design, fluid dynamics, engineering simulation, and 3D scanning to the team’s portfolio.
Shortly after moving to Mississippi from St. Petersburg, Russia, Kirill began his college education at Northwest Mississippi Community College where he played soccer and earned his associate’s degree. He then continued his education at Mississippi State University, earning his bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering. During his time at Mississippi State, Kirill worked on engineering projects such as a Rapid Compression Expansion Machine (RCEM) and a corresponding Direct Injector Driver System. He is currently pursuing his master’s degree in mechanical engineering at the University of Texas-Tyler. As a graduate research assistant, he worked on research projects ranging from a six-degree-of-freedom robotic arm to computational fluid dynamics.
Kirill is certified as an Engineer in Training (EIT), is skilled in 3D CAD modeling in SolidWorks and Autodesk Inventor, is a SolidWorks Certified Associate in Mechanical Design (CSWA), and is proficient in finite element analysis (FEA) and computational fluid dynamics (CFD) using ANSYS. Among his many projects at Chief Engineering, Kirill has served as the lead engineer for a major industrial capacity expansion project — one of the largest projects completed by the team.
Kirill has designed some of the fastest workstations the world, which power our 3D scanning operations and have been ranked among the Top 5 in the world for processing speeds. Away from the office, he enjoys playing soccer or cheering for his soccer team back home, Zenit.
Kerei Bakhytkhanuly first joined Chief Engineering as an intern in 2020 and was promoted to Design Engineer in January 2021. Kerei brings to the team experience in both structural and mechanical designs among many other engineering skills.
After living in Kazakhstan until the age of 18, he began researching American universities with engineering programs. Mississippi State University, which has a reputable engineering program, offered him the most opportunities with a combination of scholarships and internship availability.
As a research assistant at Mississippi State, Kerei spent countless hours in the Autonomous System Research Laboratory (ASRL) where he worked on projects such as a Spherical Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (SUAV) and a Robust Radiation Mapping System for UAVs. Outside of his studies, he completed a mechanical engineering co-op with Hunter Fan Company in Memphis, TN, where he gained experience operating Fortus 3D printing, Creo, and LabView. In 2020, Kerei graduated from MSU with a Bachelor of Science in Aerospace Engineering.
Kerei is a certified FAA Part 107 UAS Pilot and Lean Six Sigma Green Belt (LSSGB). He has CAD proficiency in Autodesk Inventor, SolidWorks, Creo Parametric, and AutoCAD. He is Chief Engineering’s lead detailed-object 3D scanning engineer, having completed Creaform training in HandySCAN, VX Model, and VX Inspect.
Kerei is especially talented at structural and mechanical engineering design. He is fluent in English and Russian and knowledgeable in both German and Spanish. In his free time, Kerei enjoys working out, playing soccer, and cheering for his favorite soccer team, Barcelona.
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