Jacob D. Browning

Consultant / P.E. / Salt Lake City


Mr. Browning is an engineering graduate of the University of Utah with a B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering and is a licensed professional engineer in the State of Utah. His professional experience includes fire protection, HVAC, refrigeration, chemical process piping, oil sands processing, heavy industrial, mining, and national defense.   His experience and industry knowledge covers over 12 years in areas of design, engineering, procurement, engineering management, project and construction management, scheduling, cost estimating, and budget control.

Mr. Browning has managed multi-disciplined engineering teams in the design and construction of new capital projects as well as the re-vamping and renovating of various commercial and industrial projects. His has been the engineer of record for many complex EPC (engineering, procurement, and construction) assignments both in international and domestic locations for various mining projects including mining and processing of copper, molybdenum, gold, silver, phosphate, phosphoric acid, and oil sands. Mr. Browning has designed fire protection systems for State and Federal Government facilities in the United States, as well as privately owned facilities around the world.  Mr. Browning is fluent in Spanish and experienced in conveying complex engineering and technical concepts to both English and Spanish speaking audiences.

Representative Engagements

  • Mechanical system and component failure analysis
  • Inspection of residential, commercial, and industrial machinery to determine cause and extent of damage
  • Inspection and evaluation of equipment following a water loss:
    • Residential and commercial plumbing systems
    • Fire sprinkler systems
    • Appliances (water heaters, dishwashers, washing machines, humidifiers)
  • Assist Fire Investigators in determining mechanical causation of structure and vehicle fire

Education and Registrations

  • B.S. - Mechanical Engineering – University of Utah
  • Registered Professional Engineer - Utah
  • NCEES Record Holder
  • Member - American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air-Conditioning Engineers
  • Member - Society of Fire Protection Engineers
  • Member/Director at Large - International Council on Systems Engineers
  • Board Member and Vice Chair - Utah Engineers Council