Paul Dearing Sweeney, PE

Registered/Licensed Professional Engineer in Connecticut


Riverside Engineering, llc
New London, CT
Fall 2015 – Present

Riverside Engineering, llc is a consulting engineering business offering services in crane and rigging expert witness/litigation support, crane and rigging accident investigation, work place safety, crane and rigging lift plan preparation, and independent third-party lift/move plan review with Professional Engineer approval. Other services provided include engineering and consulting services, and expert witness/litigation support for below-the-hook lifting devices, forklifts, transportation equipment, and aerial manlifts.

Adjunct Professor of Physics
University of New Haven
West Haven, CT
2001 – Present

Adjunct Professor of Mathematics
Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts
Old Lyme, CT
2017 – Present


University of New Haven
West Haven, CT
BS – Mechanical Engineering

Previous Employment:

Manager, Lifting and Handling Equipment
General Dynamics Electric Boat
Groton, CT
Winter 2011 – Summer 2015

Directly responsible for every aspect of the Electric Boat crane program, including overall lifting and handling safety, crane and rigging engineering, crane and rigging accident investigation, managing a 3.8 million dollar budget, manpower planning for over 30 subordinates, project management, customer interface, procurement, long- and short-range planning, scheduling, contract administration, capital projects, environmental compliance, critical OSHA and Navy compliance and recordkeeping, audit preparation, administration, and training. Responsibilities focused on the maintenance, repair, testing, inspection, and certification of Electric Boat’s 250+ cranes and nuclear rigging equipment in compliance with all state and federal laws, applicable codes and standards, and U.S. Navy requirements.

Supervisor, Crane and Rigging Engineering and Crane/Nuclear Rigging Test and Certification
General Dynamics Electric Boat
Winter 1990 – Winter 2011

Technical engineering oversight for the safety, repair, maintenance, modification, overhaul, inspection, quality control, testing, and certification of Electric Boat’s cranes and nuclear lifting and rigging equipment, as well as aerial manlifts, nuclear trailers/transportation equipment, and forklifts. Responsibilities included crane and rigging accident investigation, engineering oversight and direction, compliance with laws/codes/standards/contractual requirements, procurement, long- and short-range planning, scheduling, budgeting, contract administration, environmental compliance, critical recordkeeping, audit preparation, troubleshooting, personnel administration, and training.


Paul Sweeney, PE  |  Riverside Engineering, llc  |  860-303-8750  |
Harris Place Suite 415, 165 State Street, New London, CT 06320