About Us

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Casey Shockey, President

Our Story

Chief Engineering was established in 2018 by two professional engineers who saw a need to enhance traditional engineering processes. Now, the Chief Engineering team is comprised of more than twenty people — designers, engineers, and support staff — who work together to deliver high-quality deliverables quicker and more accurately than the competition.

Our customers have grown along with our team since we began operations. We are proud to call several of the world’s largest companies our clients. We have served clients in the pulp and paper, pharmaceutical, chemical, petrochemical, food, energy, cosmetics, and agricultural industries, among many others.

At Chief Engineering, we strive to provide best-in-class services and deliverables to all our customers, no matter the size, and we value opportunities to find innovative solutions by using cutting-edge technology. Our technology portfolio sets us apart from other engineering firms. The ongoing investment we make in metrology equipment, visualization tools, powerful processors, and the leading engineering software allows us to perform highly accurate engineering in less time, which creates safer and more efficient operations for our customers.

Our Values

Our values drive our business. We commit to safety in the workplace and in every aspect of our projects. We are honest with our clients and each other. We stay curious and open-minded, respecting and considering others’ ideas and opinions. We innovate often — for the betterment of our team and our customers — and are proactive in our engineering and our communications.

Our goal is to turn our clients’ visions into a reality, and we have a proven track record of making it happen across multiple industries. How can we help you achieve yours?

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WORKING AT CHIEF ENGINEERING

Choose a career that makes a positive impact in the world. Working at Chief Engineering means you’re making a difference by using innovative technologies to improve industrial processes and environments faster and more accurately than ever before.

OUR BENEFITS AT A GLANCE

Health Insurance Plans

Your health insurance is a valuable benefit that we’re always striving to enhance. Chief Engineering employees enjoy medical, pharmaceutical, dental and vision plans that are affordable and flexible.

 

  • Eligibility starts on first day of the month following your start date
  • Low monthly premiums
  • Free telemedicine visits
  • Options to cover eligible family members
Life Insurance

 

Life can be unpredictable. We offer multiple insurance programs to offer you peace of mind.

 

  • Chief Engineering-paid life insurance for employees
  • Accidental Death & Dismemberment insurance for employees
  • Additional life insurance options for employees and eligible dependents
  • Long-term disability insurance
  • Short-term disability insurance
    Retirement Benefits

    Planning for retirement and how your can achieve your financial goals? Chief Engineering provides several benefits to help prepare you for retirement.

     

    • Employee contributions: Begin contributing in just 90 days after your start date.
    • Employer contributions: Start receiving contributions from Chief Engineering as soon as you’re eligible to begin contributing to your 401K (90 days).
    • Auto-enroll feature helps you save on your own from 90 days after your hire date. You can view and adjust your portfolio any time.
    Personal and Family Benefits

    We offer programs and resources to support you and your family both at work and at home.

     

    • Mental and emotional health services
    • Paid parental leave
    • Online and telephone resources for work/life balance
    Professional Growth

    We recognize that a highly educated workforce is essential to helping our clients achieve their dreams. Our team has many opportunities to learn and grow.

     

    • Tuition assistance for undergraduate and graduate degrees for full-time employees after their one-year anniversary
    • Professional development
    • Specialized training programs

    CURRENT OPPORTUNITIES

    CIVIL STRUCTURAL ENGINEER

    We are seeking a structural engineer to design and verify structures for various engineering projects in major manufacturing environments. In this role, you will spend time in our office and at clients’ facilities for assessments and observations.

    The structural engineer is expected to be detail-oriented, creative, and possess strong problem-solving skills. This person must create highly accurate designs to ensure the safety and physical integrity of buildings and other large structures.

    Responsibilities

    • Design, assess, and verify new and existing structures
    • Measure loads and pressures caused by environmental or human influence
    • Follow safety guidelines and regulations
    • Choose appropriate materials based on structural specifications
    • Prepare and allocate budgets
    • Track and report on project progress
    • Collaborate with clients, contractors, designers, and project managers

    Requirements and skills

    • Previous experience as a structural engineer or similar field
    • Excellent knowledge of construction methods and regulations
    • Hands-on experience with relevant design software (Autodesk, RISA, or other structural engineering softwares)
    • Good communication ability (both written and verbal)
    • Experience with steel structures is considered a plus
    • Degree in Civil Engineering; a Master’s degree is a plus
    • PE licensure is required
    • Member of trade associations is a plus

    Please send resumes and cover letters to careers@chiefengineering.us. 

     

     

    Chemical/Piping Designer/Drafter

    The process/chemical engineering drafter is responsible for developing digital designs and drawings. As the computer-aided design operator, the drafter will prepare and produce models based on client specifications and communicates with the Project Engineer through all phases of the project.

    Responsibilities:

    • Drafting plans/drawings for construction for various clients in chemical and manufacturing/industrial environments
    • Create models, drawings, calculations, weight estimates, and supporting documentation in collaboration with the Project Engineer and Sr. Engineer
    • Check design work of layouts, including form, fit, function, materials, specification callouts, geometrics, dimensioning, and other information as directed
    • Utilize computer-aided design in Autodesk products such as Autodesk Inventor and Revit
    • Document all client and regulatory specifications
    • Work closely with the Project Engineer to ensure that his or her design is clearly communicated on the drawings
    • Travel as needed to gather field data

    Required Qualifications:

    • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience in engineering, or experience plus an associate degree or relevant technical degree in drafting or design
    • Minimum of 3 years drafting/design experience
    • Experience with API, NFPA, and ASME codes and standards
    • Able to read and interpret documents such as customer blueprints, codes, specifications, and government standards
    • Experience in AutoCAD Plant3D
    • Proficient in Autodesk Inventor/AutoCAD/Revit (any combination thereof)
    • Drafting experience in heavy industrial and manufacturing environments is considered a plus, but not required
    • Ability to communicate in a clear and concise fashion — both written and verbal
    • Experience working on multidisciplinary design and construction projects

    Preferred Qualifications:

    · Exceptional proficiency in Autodesk Revit and Inventor software
    · Professional Piping Designer (PPD) Certification
    · Previous chemical and/or petrochemical drafting engineering experience

    Please send resumes and cover letters to careers@chiefengineering.us.

     

     

     

     

    Chemical/Process Engineer

    We are looking for a Chemical/Process Engineer III who will perform engineering in all project phases of process design, including conceptual design, feasibility studies, detail engineering, and plant commissioning for chemical and petrochemical clients. In this role, you will collaborate with both internal and external stakeholders to ensure our deliverables meet the highest possible standards.

    Responsibilities include:

    • Creating and updating update process flow diagrams and P&IDs in accordance with drafting standards, preparing calculations as required for the design of process systems
    • Review and recommend process equipment and material selection
    • Coordinate test programs for feasibility studies
    • Communicate and build relationships with current and potential clients
    • Work activities include running process simulations, preparing heat and material balances, developing PFDs and P&IDs, preparing equipment data sheets and equipment lists, and developing operating cost estimates

    Requirements:

    • Bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering
    • Minimum of five years of progressive experience
    • Ability to communicate in a clear and concise fashion — both written and verbal
    • Candidate should be able to travel occasionally
    • AutoCAD Plant 3D, Ansys, & Scanning experience is a plus
    • Must have passed the Fundamentals of Engineering examination and received Engineer in Training certification. Preference will be given to licensed professional engineers
    • Previous chemical and/or petrochemical engineering experience
    • Experience working on multidisciplinary design and construction projects

    Responsibilities:

    • Drafting plans/drawings for construction for various clients in chemical and manufacturing/industrial environments
    • Create models, drawings, calculations, weight estimates, and supporting documentation in collaboration with the Project Engineer and Sr. Engineer
    • Check design work of layouts, including form, fit, function, materials, specification callouts, geometrics, dimensioning, and other information as directed
    • Utilize computer-aided design in Autodesk products such as Autodesk Inventor and Revit
    • Document all client and regulatory specifications
    • Work closely with the Project Engineer to ensure that his or her design is clearly communicated on the drawings
    • Travel as needed to gather field data

    Required Qualifications:

    • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience in engineering, or experience plus an associate degree or relevant technical degree in drafting or design
    • Minimum of 3 years drafting/design experience
    • Experience with API, NFPA, and ASME codes and standards
    • Able to read and interpret documents such as customer blueprints, codes, specifications, and government standards
    • Experience in AutoCAD Plant3D
    • Proficient in Autodesk Inventor/AutoCAD/Revit (any combination thereof)
    • Drafting experience in heavy industrial and manufacturing environments is considered a plus, but not required
    • Ability to communicate in a clear and concise fashion — both written and verbal
    • Experience working on multidisciplinary design and construction projects

    Preferred Qualifications:

    · Exceptional proficiency in Autodesk Revit and Inventor software
    · Professional Piping Designer (PPD) Certification
    · Previous chemical and/or petrochemical drafting engineering experience

    Please send resumes and cover letters to careers@chiefengineering.us.

    Our Team of Experts

    Casey Shockey

    Casey Shockey, PE

    President and Founder

    Chad Williamson

    Michael Ramsey, PE

    Engineering Manager

    John Whitely

    John Whitely

    Design Manager

    Alex Shockey

    Alex Shockey

    Head of HR and Marketing

    Rick Kriz

    Craig Baker

    Mechanical Designer, Design Quality Lead

    Kerei Bakhytkhanuly

    Kerei Bakhytkhanuly, EIT

    Design Engineer

    Rick Kriz

    Bobby Holland

    Construction Manager

    Kirill Safrin

    Lara Hipp

    Engineering Support

    Kirill Safrin

    Matt Hipp

    Mechanical Designer

    Rick Kriz

    Bobby Kelley

    Mechanical Designer

    Kirill Safrin

    Kirill Safrin, PE

    Project Engineer

    Kirill Safrin

    Jimmy Sanford

    Mechanical Designer

    Rick Kriz

    Olivia Foster

    Human Resources Specialist

    Kirill Safrin

    Dylan Story, EIT

    Project Engineer

    Brock Ealey

    Mechanical Designer

    Casey Shockey

    Casey Shockey, P.E.

    President

    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, Graham, and Max.

    Ready to get started? Let’s talk.