2015 Engineering Leader Under 40: Bryant Jackson, 28
Bryant Jackson, 28
Systems Engineer/Task Manager, Leidos Engineering; Walled Lake, Mich.
BS Electrical Engineering Technology, Michigan Technological University
Jackson is an eager, capable young professional who has quickly risen at Leidos because of his outstanding talent and aptitude. His ambition is apparent to all that work with him. Jackson enjoys a challenge and volunteers for new and difficult responsibilities, resulting in him quickly becoming a leader within Leidos as a systems engineer and project manager. He is willing to tackle any task, running straight toward a problem to find the solution. Jackson was hired at Leidos immediately following his graduation from college in 2010. He immediately started to take on additional responsibilities, even outside the expectations of his managers. He is most proud of his work at a casting facility in Toluca, Mexico—a very difficult project that he encountered in his career. He started as the lead project engineer, responsible for the design, implementation, and commissioning of a new utility control system to be tied into an energy management system. Jackson then volunteered for the large-scale systems integration work and spent a large amount of time in Mexico to ensure the project’s success. When the prime contractor left, Jackson stepped up in the middle of the job to take over, finishing the work and seeing the project through to successful completion. As a result, he is currently the main point of contact for the majority of this customer’s projects. Jackson spends his time away from work with his wife and their 5-month-old daughter. He also volunteers for philanthropic walks and is active in other similar events.