Khanh Phan joins Brindley Engineering as Vice President of Project Services

Apr 10, 2024 | Stories & News | 2 comments

Brindley Engineering to expand Gulf Coast presence and Capital Projects work.

LISLE, IL April 8, 2024 —Brindley Engineering, one of Chicago’s world-class engineering firms in capital and maintenance projects, reliability initiatives, and construction solutions, announced the addition of Mr. Khanh Phan – an industry expert with a proven track record of success – as VP of Project Services to help the company expand its presence in the US Gulf Coast and beyond, as well as broaden Brindley’s Capital Project capabilities. This is an important milestone for the talent and growth story of Brindley Engineering (BE), an innovative, tech-forward engineering firm founded with a vision to provide the highest level of service and client experience in the industry.

“Process industries such as downstream oil and gas, chemicals, and the emerging renewable fuels markets are undergoing considerable change with ever-tightening constraints, generating a need for sound project execution and reliability-focused

Khan Phan VP of engineering project services

firms to help keep programs safe, functional and innovative,” said Tom Brindley, founder and CEO of Brindley Engineering. “Many plants are finding it hard to keep up with the demand of new projects, and maintenance and reliability issues in their facilities, and BE is well positioned for these types of work. With the addition of Khanh, we will quickly scale and execute larger, complex projects and programs in the Gulf Coast and beyond.”

Khanh brings 30+ years of experience to Brindley Engineering and will immediately build a team with extensive industry experience allowing Brindley Engineering to execute larger and more complex projects throughout the US. This is a tremendous opportunity for clients and BE alike to grow and excel. “BE is known for creative engineering solutions that simplify complex capital and maintenance projects, reliability initiatives, and construction solutions,” said Khanh. “We will blend this creativity with proven project execution experience to deliver to our clients best-in-class Project execution.”

Khanh is drawn to Brindley for the culture, work ethic, and potential for expansion and diversification in services. “My immediate goals are making sure that the team has what they need to be successful, continuously promote relationship building internally and externally and work hard to be the industry leader and innovator by staying ahead of new technologies and processes,” said Khanh.

“We spend a significant amount of our time at work. The people that we work with become a part of our extended family. BE promotes a mutually respectful work environment that builds strong relationships.”

Brindley Engineering is known for strong company culture. They have been recognized as a Great Places to Work for three consecutive years and looks for people to join the team who will contribute and grow the already positive work environment. Khanh has a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Texas A&M University and lives in Houston. Fun fact: he is a 3-time – and soon to be – 4-time grandpa!

About Brindley Engineering

Headquartered in Lisle, IL, Brindley Engineering was founded by President Tom Brindley, P.E., in 2004. After years in the field, Brindley saw a growing need to improve reliability and decrease overall infrastructure life cycle costs. Brindley Engineering analyzes, designs, and advises on the challenges of aging, mission-critical infrastructure for capital and maintenance projects, reliability initiatives, and construction solutions. Brindley Engineering services clients in a variety of industries including Oil & Gas Extraction and Pre-Processing (Upstream), Pipelines and Terminals (Midstream), Petroleum Refining (Downstream), Gas Processing, Chemical Plants, Steel Mills, Petrochemical Plants, Power Plants, Pharmaceutical, Manufacturing, Water Treatment.  

Brindley Engineering values people, culture, respect, and commitment. You’ll often hear us say “BE Together,” which means we share values about culture, diversity of thought, family, flexibility, hard work, leadership, and mutual respect. We support each other in an environment where everyone matters. To learn more:

Contact: Mark Manalad
Phone: 630.796.2528


  1. John T Seery

    Congratulations Khanh !!
    Tom has a great company, with your
    experience you too should have a great future?

    • Brindley Engineering

      Thank you, John! We appreciate your kind words. We feel extremely fortunate to have Khanh be part of our team!


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