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Christopher P. Tullmann

Cape Elizabeth, Maine



Ideal Job

Product Design

I spend my time outside in the woods whenever possible. It would be ideal to be able to combine my love of the outdoors with my job. Designing the gear would allow me to do stay with the engineering background and create the items I automatically design in my head. Designs started for a full suspension Mt. Bike, Alpine Ski's, Climbing Gear, Backpacking, and clothing; all while running the WPI Outing Club and organizing different trips every weekend. Since then I have been working on aftermarket vehicle modifications with a few friends. Some items completed, others still in the design phase.

Past Work Experience

VHB, Inc. Boston, MA.



Modern Continental Construction Company Cambridge, MA.


Kleven Staffing


Mystic Valley Wheelworks


Progress Software Corporation

Sep,2001-April,2003 - Civil Engineer http://www.vhb.com/ts.html

  • Commuter Transportation Restoration and Extensions – Rail RoadTrack and Drainage Design, Bus Stations, Parking structures and lots, Environmental Impacts, Mitigation, Construction Staging.
  • Mass Highway Central Artery/Tunnel Project (Big Dig): Roadway Design, Construction Sequencing, Traffic Engineering, Cost Estimates and Quantities, Specifications, and Final Contract Documents. Follow up for bid phase and construction phase.

Jan, 1999-Aug,2001 - Civil Engineer http://www.moderncontinental.com

  • Central Artery/Tunnel Projects C19E1 and C19E7: Largest contractor on Central Artery (Big Dig). Construction Staging and Design-build. Construction Traffic Manager for two contracts. Coordination of project planning/work phasing with CA/T staff, Boston and Cambridge municipal government and neighborhood groups to update and mitigate project impacts. Project/Expense tracking with field trades and sub-contractors. Detailed CAD design and work with Survey Crews.

1996-1998 – Temporary Office Help –Part time/Summer

  • Customer service for ADP; Human Resources for SAP America; Lead Qualification for Nordblum Company; General Assistant to the VP of Applied Recycling.

1995-1997 – Shipping and Receiving Manager –Part time/Summer http://www.wheelworks.com -

  • Integrated a computerized database system for inventory control of large bike shop. Shipping and Receiving for the 3 stores and warehouse.

1993 - Product Testing –Part time/Summer

  • Documentation of problems from beta testing of software, verified solutions implemented. Worked with programmers and management to meet needs of customers.

Software Programs

AutoCAD 2000 with Land Development, Mircostation with Inroads, MS Office, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Some use of Photoshop and Dreamweaver


VHB Center for Education

Worcester Polytechnic Institute




National Outdoor Leadership School

9.5 CEU’s: Courses in Travel Demand Modeling, Traffic Signal Engineering, Site Engineering, Construction Cost Estimating, Railroad Design, Environmental Impacts of Roads and Highways, Bikeway Planning and Design.

1998, BS - with distinction - Civil Engineering. Concentration in Environmental Engineering and Engineering Design.

Senior Thesis; Coastal Morphology at University of Delft, The Netherlands.

Independent Research Project; Botanical garden inventory and mapping analysis using GIS and database integration, and instituted Business Plan for fund raising. Lankaster Botanical Gardens, Cartago, Costa Rica.

Products Designed while at WPI – Mt. bikeparts and full suspension frame. Alpine skis for "Physics of Alpine Skiing" class. Climbing gear. Pack for technical daytrips or light overnight use. More recently I've been working with a few others on some suspension and expedition modifications to Land Rovers.

Semester program in Patagonia, Chile – Environmental Studies, Environmental Economics, Leadership Training, Wilderness First Aid, and Minimum Impact Skills.


Present Organizations




Vermont Expedition Society: Board of Directors, Secretary, founding member. www.vtxs.org ; BSROA: Vice President and Webmaster. www.bsroa.org ; New ENgland Mountain Bike Association: member www.nemba.org ; Appalachian Mountain Club: member www.outdoors.org ; Access Fund: member www.accessfund.org


President of Outing Club, wpioc ; Mountain Bike Mgr. for WPI Cycling Club. began membership to AMC, NEMBA, and Access Fund.

Additional Interests: Travel, Skiing, Mt. Biking, Climbing, Backpacking, Mountaineering, Adventure Racing