Darren Nelson is a Systems Engineering Manager at NAVSEA, the engineering arm of the US Navy.

He now designs large ships as a mechanical engineer, but previously worked at Dogfish Head brewery and before that in engineering consulting projects including the Panama Canal.

In this episode of the Accidental Engineer, Darren shares:

  • how government and private consulting jobs are different
  • why building rapport with your operators & mechanics is key to being an effective engineer
  • what was the worst on-site disaster Darren experienced as a field engineer


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Darren Nelson, Systems Engineering Manager @ NAVSEA